History (page 3)

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    Bitter-Sweet Thoughts About Apollo 11

    I think Tamara Winter speaks for a lot of us in this tweet: My advice? Forget the bitterness, and just enjoy, and marvel, at what the Apollo team accomplished. One way to do that is to read One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew…
    Jon Guze, July 17, 2019
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    National Review editor takes on those who disrespect American flag

    One gets a good sense of how National Review‘s Rich Lowry responds to those who fail to respect the American flag. His column on the topic carries the headline “Men Literally Died for that Flag, You Idiots.” The American flag’s place in our culture is beginning to look…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that charter schools are likely to play a role in the ongoing Leandro school funding lawsuit. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why America’s revolutionary principles need constant care.
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2019
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    Focusing on reparations

    Michael Tanner‘s latest National Review Online column delves into the debate over reparations linked to slavery. [E]ven if one could make a legitimate moral case for reparations, implementation would pose extraordinary problems to which none of the Democratic candidates appear to have given any thought. In fact, the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2019
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    Against ‘Justice Democrats’

    David Marcus of the Federalist offers an unusual comparison between a group he labels “Justice” Democrats and neoconservatives. Neoconservatives, who were in many ways the dominant foreign policy manufacturers of the 1970s through the 2000s, never had much of a popular constituency. There were never tens of millions…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2019
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    Baby Boomers Indicted

    In a previous blogpost, I cited Economist Lyman Stone’s American Enterprise Institute paper, Red, White, and Gray. In a summary published today at the Atlantic, Stone draws some harsh conclusions about my generation: The political ascendancy of the Boomers brought with it tightening control and…
    Jon Guze, June 24, 2019
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    Biden and the segregationists

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist explores Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s history working with segregationist senators. … [T]he historic record shows Biden was far more than merely “civil” with segregationists. His early interactions can be more accurately described as obsequious. Biden hadn’t negotiated with political rivals to push…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2019
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    Hamilton and today’s debt

    Jim Grant argues in the latest Barron’s that the nation’s first Treasury secretary would object to the current state of federal government debt. Nobody cares about the deteriorating federal finances, but who doesn’t adore Hamilton? Logically, you can hardly ignore the deficit, while paying as much as $1,691…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2019