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Vanity Fair and the College Admissions Scandal

For Kay Hymowitz, the college admissions is an American version of Vanity Fair. What does it say about us?

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Elizabeth Warren Panders for Support with Idea to Blow Up the Electoral College

The Electoral College recognizes that ALL STATES MATTER.

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Public Power, Private Gain: Issues in Third-Party Litigation Finance

States and the District represent the interests of their own citizens and should be careful to require that any lawyer or law firm they work with is careful to avoid conflict of interests – especially those which can easily arise from third-party financing.

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DOJ Calls For Dismissal of NYC's Climate Lawsuit

The City of New York is one of a number of states and municipalities seeking massive damages on the grounds that large energy companies should be held liable for creating a public nuisance – the “national and international phenomenon of global warming.”

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Gov. Bevin's Bad Advice on Vaccines

Vaccines bring both practical and health benefits. Governor Bevin should consider these facts before discouraging people from getting their children the Chicken Pox Vaccine.

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Some Good News for the Humanities

Mark Bauerlein has a terrific piece over at City Journal on two programs to promote studying the humanities in college headlined "Wisdom First, Job Skills Second."

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Two Truths and a Lie: Vaping

Can you identify which of the following is NOT true about E-cigarettes?...

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OpEd

Public Schools Are No Longer a Foundation of America's Republic

Via The Daily Caller

by Inez Feltscher Stepman

Education was never meant to be values-neutral, and recent decades have shown that the public schools are indeed aggressively teaching a set of values to the almost 90 percent of American kids who travel through their halls. They’re just not the small-r republican values Jefferson had in mind...

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The Renewal Schools Disaster

Via Commentary Magazine

by Naomi Schaefer Riley

An epic $773 million failure in New York City...

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The Biggest Higher Education Scam Isn't Hollywood Fraud, It's Academia Itself

Via The Federalist

by Inez Feltscher Stepman

The justifications for propping up universities, which often act as little more than elite sorting mechanisms as well as left-wing indoctrination centers, are growing thin...

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Seen But Not Heard

Via City Journal

by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Child-welfare agencies generally know when kids are in dangerous home situations, but all too often, they lack the will to remove them...

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Senators Ernst and Lee Introduce Conservative Earned-Leave Bill

Via National Review

by Carrie L. Lukas

Today, Senators Mike Lee and Joni Ernst are introducing the Child Rearing and Development Leave Empowerment (CRADLE) Act...

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TV

The Electoral College Matters, and Here's Why • The Evening Edit

Relationship With China at a Stand Still as Their Market Falls • After the Bell

Media Mob Blames Trump for Horror in New Zealand • Fox and Friends First

Radio

When We Should Have Drawn the Line with Russia, And How We Should Respond Now • Secure Freedom Radio • Listen >>>

What Can States Do To Stop Outbreaks Due To Anti-Vaxxers? • The Lars Larson Show • Listen >>>

Child Stands Up to Anti-Vaxx Parents And Gets Himself Vaccinated • Steve Gruber Radio • Listen >>>

Mentions

Illinois’ Invest in Kids Program Should be Expanded, Not Phased Out

Via Heartland Institute

by Vicki E. Alger

In this Heartland Policy Brief, Vicki Alger, senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and research fellow at the Independent Institute and Heartland Policy Analyst Tim Benson detail the prevalence of bullying, harassment, and assault taking place in America’s public schools and the difficulties for parents in moving their child from an unsafe school.

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Kirsten Gillibrand is making paid family leave a defining issue in her 2020 run

Via Vox

by Hadley Heath

Will it be treated as a “big idea?”...

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Hadley Heath Manning ’10 on openness in political conversations

Via Morehead-Cain

by Hadley Heath

Hadley says that, for her, an important part of that intentionality is staying open to hearing viewpoints that contradict with her own.

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