ON-Lion Letter

Entries for March 2015

Hoover Institution holds conference on role of executive power and discretion under rule of law
In March, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University held a day-and-a-half conference on the role of executive power and discretion under the rule ...

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<i>Education Next</i> special issue, conference revisit Moynihan Report 50 years later
"Fifty years ago the U.S. Department of Labor issued a report, titled 'The Negro Family:  The Case for National Action,' that identified a surpri...

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William D. Gairdner's <i>The Great Divide</i>, new from Encounter Books, aims to deepen civil conversation
The contention of William D. Gairdner's The Great Divide:  Why Liberals and Conservatives Will Never, Ever Agree, new from Encounter Books, is th...

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Michael Rubin's Encounter paperback details perils of engaging rogue regimes
The world has never been as dangerous as it is now.  Rogue regimes -- governments and groups that eschew diplomatic normality, sponsor terrorism,...

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<i>Sharpton:  A Demagogue's Rise</i>, by NLPC's Carl F. Horowitz, chronicles how a street hustler became powerful and respectable -- and indicts a political culture
In August 2014, a white police officer shot Michael Brown, a black 18-year old in Ferguson, Mo. -- triggering nationwide protests and riots.  Iro...

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For Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, Monterey scholars examine how destruction of cultural heritage funds terrorism
"Antiquities trafficking in the Middle East is nothing new, and even trafficking to fund terrorism has its precedents," begins an article in the Febru...

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Goldwater Institute study finds state licensing requirements hurt low-income entrepreneurs
According to a February report from the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, states with lower barriers to entry into occupations have higher rates of entr...

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NRI's Andrew C. McCarthy recommends restoring the Bush Doctrine -- with one addendum
"It is often said that we lack a strategy for defeating our enemies," writes Andrew C. McCarthy in an online article for National Review in ...

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Center for Neighborhood Enterprise awarded major grant to fight poverty in 17 cities in Kansas
In February, the State of Kansas awarded a one-year, $314,000 grant to the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) in Washington, D.C., to help low-i...

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Repeal disastrous Obamacare employer mandate, recommends PRI's Sally Pipes
The employer mandate contained in the Affordable Care Act is a "disaster" for Americans and must be repealed, according to health-care policy expert S...

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