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Joe Biden’s Stale Postmodernism

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia Powerline
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Earlier today, John wrote about the accusation that Joe Biden touched Lucy Flores inappropriately when he campaigned for her back in 2014. I want to focus on the statement Biden’s team put out in response.

Thomas Sowell On The Ricochet Podcast: Sweet Sowell Music (7:48)

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Ricochet
Friday, March 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses the reissue of his classic book Discrimination and Disparities  as well as the rise of socialism, reparations, and more. 

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Discriminating By Race

by John Yoovia City-Journal
Friday, March 29, 2019

New York City has a serious problem with its schools. It’s not the high failure rates, low test scores, or deteriorating buildings. Instead, mayor Bill de Blasio and chancellor of education Richard Carranza believe, it’s that the best city schools—the specialized or magnet high schools—have too many students of the wrong race and too few of the right ones. Stuyvesant High School, widely considered the city’s most selective public high school, this month offered just seven seats out of 895 to black students. 


Can The Federal Government Rescue Campus Free Speech?

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, March 31, 2019

The well-documented inability of American colleges and universities to reverse the several-decades-long curtailment of free speech on campus is a matter of considerable public interest. Whether the federal government is capable of producing effective reform is another question. President Trump seems to believe Washington is up to the task.


John Yoo: Trump Suggests FBI, DOJ Investigate Jussie Smollett Case

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo weighs in on the Jussie Smollett case and State Attorney for Cook County, Illinois, Kim Foxx recusing herself.
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Reasonable Disagreements: As Baseball Winds Up, Mueller Winds Down

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Did the Mueller investigation reach a good conclusion? Will we ever see a full Mueller Report — and should we?

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The Pacific Century: Niall Ferguson On The Coming Cold War With China

interview with Michael R. Auslin, Niall Ferguson, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hoover fellow and historian Niall Ferguson on China, Trump, and Trade.


A California Woman On The Democratic Ticket? If Not, It Won’t Be Because The State’s A Liability

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, March 28, 2019

After the 2016 election and too many columns declaring the near-certainty of a Hillary Clinton presidency, I vowed to abstain from the prediction business.

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Race-Blind Or Discriminatory? NYC’s Plan To Diversify Elite High Schools Becomes Latest Fodder For Advocates Seeking Supreme Court Rollback On Affirmative Action

quoting John Yoovia The 74 Million
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Speaking at a suit-and-tie gathering at the Harvard Club in midtown Manhattan, attorney John Yoo offered a message to New York City’s mayor and schools chancellor that could only be described as cocky: Thank you. Yoo was grateful for city officials, he said, for presenting “a case that’s going to be so easy for us to win.”


Victor Davis Hanson: Are Single Family Homes Racist? (1:03:30)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Stacy on the Right (American Family Radio)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his recent book The Case for Trump.


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