ON-Lion Letter

Entries for March 2016

<i>The Unquiet Frontier</i>, by Jakub J. Grygiel and A. Wess Mitchell, examines rising rivals, vulnerable allies, and crisis of American power
From the Baltic to the South China Sea, newly assertive authoritarian states sense an opportunity to resurrect old empires or build new ones at Americ...

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Caroline D. Bradley Scholars gather for 2016 Bradley Seminar to celebrate academic excellence
The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) hosted the 2016 Bradley Seminar in Pasadena, California, on March 18-20.  The seminar brought tog...

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Students in Wisconsin's parental-choice programs score higher on state and national tests
In March, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released test-score data from Spring 2015 showing that students in parental-choice prog...

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MARRI's Patrick Fagan tells <i>Salvo</i> about Marripedia's launch and why marriage matters
Patrick Fagan is the founder and director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI).  Once a practicing psychologist, he moved into...

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Bipartisan push for higher taxes is trouble for Wisconsin companies, according to Brett Healy and Patrick Gleason
"[W]hat seems to be bringing the two parties together lately is a misguided desire to raise taxes on capital gains, particularly capital gains earned ...

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<i>The Black Book of the American Left</i>, out in paperback from Encounter, collects writings of David Horowitz
David Horowitz spent the first part of his life in the world of the Communist-progressive left, a politics he inherited from his mother and father, an...

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ALEC and ACCE offer state and local policymakers resources to prevent future Flint crises
"As Flint officials handle the water crisis sickening town residents, state and local lawmakers should take a closer look at their own water supply an...

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Capital Research Center's <i>Organization Trends</i> shows how Obamacare leads trade groups to fight for bigger place at trough
Obamacare was originally passed into law with the help of payoffs to industries in health care.  Now the law's machinery encourages each part of ...

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School Choice Wisconsin wants private and charter schools in Milwaukee to know "vacant-schools" law is in effect
Wisconsin's new "vacant-schools" law is now officially in effect.  Under the law, certain Milwaukee Public Schools buildings are deemed eligible ...

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<i>Education for Upward Mobility</i> examines what role schools can play in helping people enter middle class
Education for Upward Mobility, edited by Michael J. Petrilli, seeks answers to a fundamental question, perhaps one of the most-important questions in ...

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