ON-Lion Letter

Entries for May 2015

Manhattan Institute report, <i>Shale 2.0</i>, examines technology and coming big-data revolution in America's shale oil fields
"With petroleum prices down 50 percent over the past year, many analysts and pundits are predicting the end of America's shale oil boom," begins a May...

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Robert Curry's <i>Common Sense Nation</i>, from Encounter, re-introduces political ideas of Founders -- in their own words
"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that...

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James Madison Program at Princeton University holds conference on law and culture of liberty
What is the relationship among law, culture, and human freedom?  Is freedom to be found primarily where law is kept to a minimum and culture is t...

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Encounter book by Barry Latzer examines rise and fall of violent crime in postwar America
A compelling case can be made that violent crime, especially in the period after the late 1960s, was one of the most-significant domestic issues in th...

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American Veterans Center's National Memorial Day Parade commemorates 70th anniversary of victory in World War II
On Memorial Day the American Veterans Center held its National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.  The event was featured celebrities, singe...

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Bradley Fellowship Program gathering evaluates century of progressivism
In May, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America's Founding Principles and History held a three-day gath...

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Facing intense pressure, IRS drops civil-forfeiture case against small-business owner in North Carolina
Two months ago, Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve West told Lyndon McLellan, the owner of L&M Convenience Mart in Fairmont, N.C., that any attempt to ...

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In <i>Children of Monsters</i>, from Encounter, Jay Nordlinger asks what it's like to be the son or daughter of a dictator
What's it like to be the son or daughter of a dictator?  A monster on the Stalin level?  What's it like to bear a name synonymous with oppre...

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<i>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel</i> highlights Walnut Way Conservation Corp.'s efforts to stop violence in city
The Walnut Way Conservation Corp. is revitalizing Milwaukee's Lindsay Heights neighborhood through economic ventures and civic-engagement programs and...

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Tod Lindberg's <i>The Heroic Heart</i>, from Encounter, explores what it means to be a hero
Tod Lindberg's The Heroic Heart:  Greatness Ancient and Modern, forthcoming from Encounter Books, explores and answers the question of what it me...

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