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The Strange Case Of The Campus Cry-Bully

by Victor Davis Hansonmentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Are students today brave reformers or fragile hothouse campus plants?

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Last Chance For America? Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The worst political blunder of all time, according to scientist Freeman Dyson, was the decision of the emperor of China in 1433 to cut off his country from the outside world. In the wake of that decision, China lost its position in the forefront of human achievements and fell behind, over the centuries, to become a Third World country.

Lee Ohanian
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Interview With Lee Ohanian

interview with Lee Ohanianvia Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis hosted its 40th Annual Fall Conference on Oct. 15-16, 2015. David Andolfatto, a vice president and economist with the St. Louis Fed’s Research division, sat down with each of the conference presenters and discussed their work in plain English. 

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Strategika: “ISIS And Islam,” With Raymond Ibrahim

interview with Raymond Ibrahimvia Strategika
Friday, February 26, 2016

Raymond Ibrahim explains how Islamic history and theology have influenced the development of ISIS.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Log Cabin Candidates

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Which presidential candidate was born the poorest? Whose log cabin birthplace was the most ramshackle? Hillary and Bill Clinton are worth well over $100 million, largely due to years of leveraging their government service to pull in astronomical speaking and consulting fees from Wall Street, foreign investors and big banks.

Analysis and Commentary

Premium Increase Insurance

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Marginal Revolution and the Wall Street Journal both pass on a great quote from Warren Buffett: It’s understandable that the sponsor of the proxy proposal believes Berkshire is especially threatened by climate change because we are a huge insurer, covering all sorts of risks

The Flat Tax by Hoover fellows Robert Hall and Alvin Rabushka
Analysis and Commentary

Promoting The 15% Flat Tax In Italy

by Alvin Rabushkavia Flat Tax
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Armando Siri discusses the 15% flat tax in Italy.

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Whalen: GOP Establishment Can Still Defeat Trump Ticket

interview with Bill Whalenvia NBC Bay Area News
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses a nuclear option for stopping Trump.

Interviews

Jonathan Mitchell: A Post-Scalia Court On Abortion

interview with Jonathan Mitchellvia WBUR
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Jonathan Mitchell discusses the cases before the Supreme Court and the possible outcomes without Scalia.

In the News
In the News

Open Letter On Donald Trump From GOP National Security Leaders

mentioning Kori Schakevia War on the Rocks
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

We the undersigned, members of the Republican national security community, represent a broad spectrum of opinion on America’s role in the world and what is necessary to keep us safe and prosperous. We have disagreed with one another on many issues, including the Iraq war and intervention in Syria. But we are united in our opposition to a Donald Trump presidency.

In the News

City Upon A Hill: Bond Referendum Funds State

quoting Thomas J. Sargentvia The Technician
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

In Monday’s Technician, Mr. Chase McLamb’s piece titled “Vote against the bond” encouraged North Carolina residents to vote down the bond referendum that could bring $2 billion of funds to the state. Part of the raised money will go into public schools, including NC State.

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Super Tuesday Solidifies Clinton, Trump Leads, Harvard Affiliates Say

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Harvard Crimson
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Several Harvard professors said they believe the Democratic and Republican nominees are likely finalized following Super Tuesday: former Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton and businessman Donald J. Trump.

In the News

Opinion: ‘Elected’ School Boards And The Dangerous Illusion Of Democracy

quoting Terry M. Moevia The Seventy Four
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

William Phillis, the director of a lobbying group for Ohio’s school systems, recently stated in his daily email blast: “Our public school district is operated in accordance with federal, state and local regulations by citizens elected by the community....Traditional public schools epitomize the way democracy should work.” 

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How Could The Presidential Transition Affect ESSA Implementation?

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Education Week
Thursday, March 3, 2016

With the Every Student Succeeds Act now on the books, is the outcome of the presidential election still relevant when it comes to the main federal K-12 law? Yes, absolutely, as we wrote in this previous post.