ON-Lion Letter

Entries for April 2015

Bradley Prize recipient George Will defends free speech at William F. Buckley, Jr. Program's First Annual Disinvitation Dinner
At college and university campuses across the country, students are objecting to invitations to visiting speakers with whom they disagree and demandin...

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Glenn Harlan Reynolds' Encounter book explains how American education has collapsed, and how it can be rebuilt
For decades, the U.S. invested ever-growing fortunes into its antiquated K-12 education system in exchange for steadily worse outcomes.  At the s...

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Acton Institute screens <i>Poverty, Inc.</i> at Milwaukee's historic Oriental Theatre
In April, the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty sponsored a special, pre-release screening of its documentary film Poverty, I...

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<i>Disinherited</i>, from Encounter Books, tells how Washington is betraying America's young
Tens of millions of Americans are between the ages of 18 and 30.  These Americans, known as millennials, are, or soon will be, entering the workf...

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David Weekley to receive 2015 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership
The Philanthropy Roundtable in Washington, D.C., has announced the selection of David Weekley as the 2015 recipient of the William E. Simon Prize for ...

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City Year Milwaukee participates in Global Youth Service Day with project at Clarke Street School
On an April Saturday, City Year Milwaukee and 150 community volunteers joined young people around the world in celebrating Global Youth Service D...

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Foundation for Defense of Democracies' Washington Forum examines wars of Islamic world, America's response to them
In mid-April, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) in Washington, D.C., held its annual Washington Forum, "Wars of the Islamic World: ...

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Freedom Foundation documents effects of Washington State's high minimum wage as unions press for increase to $15
As labor activists rallied to increase Washington State's minimum wage to $15, new research from the Freedom Foundation in Olympia, Wash., has uncover...

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CBS News covers cop and ex-con joining forces at Milwaukee's Community Warehouse
"They were the bitterest of enemies," begins an April "On the Road" report by Steve Hartman for the CBS Evening News.  "For more than a decade, o...

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Manhattan Institute's Scott Winship urges reform of disability insurance in <i>National Affairs</i>
"In late 2016, right around the time we elect the 45th president of the United States, we are due for our first entitlement crisis in two decades," be...

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