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Volume 22, Issue 44: November 11, 2020

By Ronald L. Trowbridge (The Hill, 11/3/20)
Joe Biden promised that, if elected president, he would establish a bipartisan commission to make recommendations for the Supreme Court. Whatever reforms such a committee may propose, the nation’s highest court will always have a controlling political bias. READ MORE »



By John C. Goodman and Ed Haislmaier (National Review, 10/8/20)
Joe Biden has called for a “public option” that would compete against private health insurers. Experience shows, however, that government-sponsored plans can’t offer lower premiums unless the regulatory playing field is tilted against private insurers. READ MORE »



By Richard K. Vedder (Forbes, 11/2/20)
The 2020 presidential campaigns almost completely neglected any mention of higher education. One reason may be the increasingly negative attitudes of Americans toward colleges and universities. READ MORE »



By William J. Watkins, Jr. (Chronicles, 10/1/20)
President Abraham Lincoln stated that our nation’s founders had been “dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Activists who once were content to topple statues of Confederate heroes are now demanding that Lincoln suffer the same fate. READ MORE »



By Alvaro Vargas Llosa (Merion West, 10/16/20)
Is it necessary to know the details of a writer’s life if one is to understand his work? In the case of Nobel laureate novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, the answer may be that no biography is capable of explaining all the mysteries that helped make him such a unique voice in world literature. READ MORE »





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