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Vaping Crisis Is Crisis Of Choice

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Sand Mountain Reporter
Friday, September 27, 2019

The first death potentially linked to vaping was reported Aug. 23. A month later, the number of deaths grew to nine. That’s nine fatalities out of the estimated 14 million Americans who report using e-cigarettes. Over the same amount of time, an estimated 7,333 people died from alcohol related incidents, 5,850 from prescription drug overdoses and 25 from falling off of a ladder, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest yearly statistics.

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What I Learned From Listening To Americans Deliberate

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, September 27, 2019
We don’t need a new crisis over presidential abuse of power to reveal how badly polarized and degraded our politics have become. Before Watergate, majorities of the American public trusted the federal government “to do what is right,” and as recently as the early 2000s, you could find at least four in ten Americans expressing that confidence. Over the last decade, that number has hovered at or below 20 percent.
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Who Is To Blame For Polarization In America?

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia St. Louis Jewish Light
Friday, September 27, 2019

It has been commonly observed that polarization in America has increased greatly in recent years. It is hard to disagree, given the rancorous political discourse we witness on a daily basis between the two major political parties, not to mention among many friends and neighbors. However, it is useful to remind ourselves that the current polarization is not completely new or unprecedented in scale.

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Press Release: Washington Examiner Launches New Podcast With Ricochet Audio Network

with Peter M. Robinsonvia The Washington Examiner
Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Washington Examiner is excited to announce that we’re joining forces with the Ricochet Audio Network on a new podcast.

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James Mattis: Constitution Is 'Hearty Document' That Can Hold Against The Country's 'Turmoil'

quoting General Jim Mattisvia The Washington Examiner
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis said amid the looming cloud of impeachment, the country will be able to survive because of how the Founding Fathers designed the Constitution.
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Jim Mattis And The Duty Of Reserve

featuring General Jim Mattisvia The Atlantic
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Before serving and then resigning as secretary of defense in the Trump administration, Jim Mattis was a general in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Interviews

Jonathan Rodden: Why Cities Are Less Powerful In U.S. National Politics

interview with Jonathan Roddenvia City Lab
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jonathan Rodden discusses his book Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide, as well as the origins of America’s urban-rural political divide and how economic geography shapes elections

Interviews

Niall Ferguson: “One Should Never Decouple Ideas From The Network Structures That Propagate Them.”

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Conditiohumana.io
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his book The Square and the Tower, which traces the influence of non-hierarchical networks as well as how they have taken on a new life in the 21st century.

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How Climate Policies Hurt The Poor

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, September 26, 2019

The world is in great danger of spending scarce resources on climate policies that hurt rather than help its poorest people. Governments should instead focus on growth-enhancing measures such as trade liberalization, which provide a pathway to increased welfare and greater equality.

Interviews

City Talks: Jonathan Rodden On The Deep Roots Of The Urban-Rural Political Divide

interview with Jonathan Roddenvia Centre for Cities
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jonathan Rodden discusses his book Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide, as well as the origins of America’s urban-rural political divide and how economic geography shapes elections – both in the USA and beyond.

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