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  • “You can take the girl out of East Germany, but you can’t take the East Germany out of the girl.”

    Mark Steyn’s classic assessment of Angela Merkel, quoted by Glenn Reynolds in response to the news that Germany has begun testing facial recognition technology for use a train stations and airports. (Glenn gets in a good jab of his own, “Your pixels, please.”)…
    Jon Guze, December 16, 2017, 43 words
  • Putting the Mueller Investigation in Perspective

    At the Washington Post, former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy provides a balanced summary: As he explores possible Trump campaign collusion in Russia’s election interference, is special counsel Robert S. Mueller III running an impartial investigation? … In Mueller’s case, there are various grounds…
    Jon Guze, December 15, 2017, 620 words
  • The Trump administration’s Hippocratic approach to regulation

    Eliminating all this unnecessary red tape is one of the biggest accomplishments of the Trump administration so far.
    Jon Sanders, December 15, 2017, 475 words
  • Academic reform for insiders

    Anthony Hennen writes for the Martin Center about the close ties of various groups pursuing higher education reform. “Reform” is an appealing word, suggesting change intended for the better. It is frequently used in discussions of higher education. Critics, especially conservative ones, point out visible cracks in the Ivory…
    Mitch Kokai, December 15, 2017, 247 words
  • The tension between markets and morality

    Roger Scruton finds conservative thought on a “teeter totter” between those like Margaret Thatcher who, as he writes in his 2014 book, How to Be a Conservative, “when pressed for arguments…leaned too readily on market economics and ignored the deeper roots of conservatism in the theory and practice…
    Joseph Coletti, December 15, 2017, 138 words
  • High Point still wants Guilford County support for downtown stadium…

    High Point Enterprise reports: City representatives say they haven’t withdrawn their request to the Guilford County Board of Commissioners for assistance in funding the downtown stadium. Commissioner Skip Alston said this week that the board halted its consideration of the city’s request because High Point was going to finance…
    Sam Hieb, December 15, 2017, 220 words
  • Shocker! Chinese want to export communism

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details the Chinese government’s efforts to export its repressive form of government to other parts of the world. China’s Communist Party is engaged in sophisticated global influence operations using money to buy supporters and deceive foreign audiences about Beijing’s rights abuses,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 15, 2017, 230 words
  • Trump, Nixon, and the media

    Conrad Black explains for National Review Online readers why mainstream media outlets’ treatment of President Trump reminds him of events from 45-50 years ago. In this season of frenzied liberal assault on the incumbent president and the almost uniform view of the long-standing bipartisan political elite of the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 15, 2017, 312 words
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