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  • The Role Of Family And Community During The Lockdown

    06/04/2020 12:15:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 4, 2020 | Allyson Schuster
    With many businesses and public places still shut down and families forced into constant contact with no where to go, Americans have never experienced such a degree of simultaneous separation and togetherness, the effects of which indicate truths useful for understanding the value and role of families and communities. To further understand the state of American communities, The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) hosted a webinar Monday on “Family and Community Amid the Lockdown.” AEI Resident Fellow and Washington Examiner Senior Political Columnist Timothy P. Carney moderated a discussion between David Brooks of The New York Times and Isabel V. Sawhill...
  • Yale Computer Scientist David Gelernter Abandons Darwinism

    08/25/2019 2:15:58 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 128 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/22/19 | Tom Ciccotta
    Renowned Yale computer scientist David Gelernter claims that he is abandoning Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Gelernter, who formerly served as a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, published a column earlier this year detailing his move away from evolutionary theory. The column, which was titled “Giving Up Darwin,” provides Gelernter’s arguments against Darwinism. Darwin’s theory predicts that new life forms evolve gradually from old ones in a constantly branching, spreading tree of life. Those brave new Cambrian creatures must therefore have had Precambrian predecessors, similar but not quite as fancy and sophisticated. They could not have all blown out...
  • Neocons Blast Bush's Inaction On 'Spy' Affair

    09/09/2004 10:46:31 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 13 replies · 644+ views
    Forward ^ | 9-9-2004 | MARC PERELMAN
    In an indication of their growing estrangement with the Bush administration, neoconservatives are slamming the White House for failing to stop what they describe as an antisemitic campaign to marginalize them being conducted by the CIA and the State Department. This view was outlined in a memo circulating among neoconservative foreign policy analysts in Washington. Obtained by the Forward, the memo criticizes the White House for not refuting press reports on the FBI's investigation of Pentagon analyst Lawrence Franklin that suggest wrongdoing on the part of Jewish officials at the Defense Department. "If there is any truth to any of...
  • Conservative think tanker comes out as a woman, shares love of 'wine, gender fluidity and BDSM'

    10/13/2018 10:14:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 13, 2018 | Allison Elyse Gualtieri
    A longtime foreign policy expert and conservative scholar is re-introducing herself to Washington. Giselle Donnelly is publicly acknowledging her gender identity after a career built as Thomas Donnelly, according to a report in the Washington Post. Donnelly, who spent decades hiding her gender and years in self-reflection, is now living openly as a trans woman. The 65-year-old is a resident fellow in defense and security studies at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, has been supportive of her transition. AEI executives said that Donnelly is the same person with the same principles that had always made her a...
  • Symposium: Proving Saddam’s WMDs

    07/28/2006 5:43:42 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 27 replies · 1,147+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 28 July 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    Despite the antiwar Left's favorite mantra about how Bush lied regarding WMDs in Iraq, the evidence now proves there were WMDs after all. According to recent announcement made by Senator Rick Santorum and Rep. Peter Hoekstra , approximately 500 weapons munitions, containing degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent, have been discovered in Iraq since 2003. Saddam, therefore, had the means to put WMDs into terrorists' hands. So what is the primary significance of these revelations? And why are these developments not front page news in our media? Where are all of Bush's critics who called him a liar? Where are...
  • Despite differences, GOP should defend Soros in Hungary

    08/27/2017 10:59:16 AM PDT · by WatchungEagle · 53 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | April 17, 2017 | Dalibor Rohac, Jeffrey Gedmin
    "The first-order, existential challenge to democracy in Eastern Europe is coming from leaders such as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán — once, incidentally, a recipient of a Soros scholarship — who mistake their substantial popular mandate for a free pass to crack down on dissenting voices. Under Orbán’s leadership, Hungary’s democratic bona fides have declined in recent years, according to Freedom House."
  • The Hate Group That Incited the Middlebury Melee [SPLC]

    03/20/2017 2:48:38 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Carl Cannon
    (Skip) Dees also started a nonprofit, which he named the Southern Poverty Law Center...He lives in luxury with his fifth wife and still runs the SPLC, which has used the mail-order model to amass a fortune. Its product line is an unusual one: For the past 47 years, Morris Dees has been selling fear and hate. (Skip) Today, the center boasts a treasury of more than $300 million, the richest civil rights group in the country. But with the Ku Klux Klan literally out of business, how was the SPLC able to frighten people into still donating? That’s where the...
  • HBCUS @AEI

    06/02/2017 11:37:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 2, 2017 | Leonard Robinson
    On Friday, May 27, leaders from historically black colleges (HBCUs) and organizations which support them gathered in Washington, DC at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) for a panel discussion entitled, "Historically black colleges and the road ahead." AEI Resident Fellow and former President of Black Alliance for Educational Options in the United States, Gerard Robinson, moderated the discussion. Robinson, a Howard University alum, led the panel with a simple question, "…where would America be without HBCUs." Participants on the panel were Lezli Baskerville, President and CEO of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO);Michael Lomax, President of...
  • Understanding the Angry Mob at Middlebury That Gave Me a Concussion

    03/13/2017 10:17:45 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 56 replies
    The Slimes ^ | MARCH 13, 2017 | Allison Stanger
    There’s nothing like a little violence to focus the mind. I am the Middlebury College professor who ended up with whiplash and a concussion for having the audacity to engage with the ideas of Charles Murray, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Though he is someone with whom I disagree, I welcomed the opportunity to moderate a talk with him on campus on March 2 because several of my students asked me to do so. They know I am a Democrat, but the college courses I teach are nonpartisan. As I wrote on Facebook immediately after the incident, this...
  • Media says we´re in a jobs boom -- we´re not

    12/08/2016 7:03:48 PM PST · by 198ml · 45 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/8/16 | Staff
    We keep reading in the media that the job market is on fire, that we´re near full employment. But it´s a sad truth that the monthly jobs report doesn´t really reflect what´s going on in our hobbled economy. As everyone knows by now, the jobs data for November show a decline from 4.9% to a 4.6% unemployment rate, as businesses created 178,000 new payroll jobs. What could be better? While we applaud these improvements, they mask deeper problems with the U.S. job market.
  • Education is so far left, it can’t really see the right

    11/22/2016 12:30:17 PM PST · by OddLane · 19 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | November 18, 2016 | Frederick M. Hess
    The past week has been extraordinary in the most literal sense. As I’ve sat on panels, talked to reporters, and huddled with folks trying to make sense of things, I’ve been struck by how differently things appear to me than to the vast majority of folks in and around education. What’s going on? A couple things, I suspect. But the biggest one is that, when I’m trying to explain the world of education to people who don’t work in or around education, I frequently wind up telling them, “You need to understand that the center in education is two standard...
  • State Attorney General Climate Change Investigations are Unconstitutional

    01/28/2016 6:11:36 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 27, 2016 | Hans Bader
    Should government officials be able to cut off donations to groups because they employ people disparaged as "climate change deniers," even if the group in question is a think tank that studies a wide range of topics, only a few of which relate to climate change at all, and the "denial" in question includes telling politically inconvenient truths about the cost of proposed climate change legislation? Only a single-issue zealot with ideological blinders and a contempt for the First Amendment would think so. But that hasn't stopped New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and California Attorney General Kamala Harris investigating...
  • Education Press Trumped

    11/17/2016 9:53:23 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 16, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Before the election, we reported on the education establishment's befuddlement over the nascent political career of our president-elect. Since the election, we have seen college students acting out in response to the results, mostly in cities that Hillary Clinton carried. Yet if professors and students are still going through various stages of grief, the media which covers them, other than us, is still missing its deadlines. For example, in the issue they put out before the election, The Chronicle of Higher Education featured historians, sociologists and psychologists trying to unravel the Trump phenomenon. They're probably still working on it. "I...
  • Our 'pursuit of happiness' is burdened: Big Government is dashing away with the American Dream.

    07/04/2010 4:18:00 AM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 7/3/10 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    On July 4, we celebrate the great day that our Founders proclaimed Americans' "unalienable rights" to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." This Independence Day, however, many Americans are expressing concern that the system of limited government bequeathed by our Founders is under attack. If the policy course being set in Washington, D.C., continues, the viability of the Founders' vision -- and the American Dream it spawned -- may be in doubt. In a new book, Arthur Brooks -- president of the American Enterprise Institute -- explains that we're witnessing a clash of visions that will determine America's future...
  • Obama at Poverty Forum on ‘Capitalist Types Who Are Reading Ayn Rand & Think Everybody Are Moochers’

    05/12/2015 8:19:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | May 12, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama said today that the incidents with police in Baltimore and Ferguson, along with “a growing awareness of inequality in our society,” can turn attention back to poverty in America and bridge “ideological divides that have prevented us from making progress.” At the Georgetown University panel on poverty, Obama name-dropped Ayn Rand and acknowledged he may speak differently to a black audience. Panelists joining the president were American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks, Harvard professor Robert Putnam, and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. “The stereotype is that you’ve got folks on the left who just want to pour more...
  • HuffPo’s Grim: 54 Private Jets at Meeting to Stop Trump

    03/09/2016 6:21:23 AM PST · by rktman · 65 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/9/2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Huffington Post reporter Ryan Grim told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Tuesday that “something like 54 private jets” had arrived at an elite meeting of tech CEOs, GOP party insiders and big donors set on stopping Donald Trump before he wins the Republican nomination. Grim broke the story (link: ): Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering. The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner...
  • Huffington Post: At Secretive Meeting, Tech CEOs And Top Republicans Commiserate, Plot To Stop Trump

    03/07/2016 8:21:06 PM PST · by GeaugaRepublican · 333 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/07/2016 | Ryan Grim,
    "Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute's annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering. The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to receive 2015 AEI Irving Kristol Award

    09/21/2015 7:53:57 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    AEI ^ | 2 hours ago
    Washington, DC (September 22, 2015) — American Enterprise Institute (AEI) president Arthur C. Brooks announced today that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will receive the 2015 Irving Kristol Award on November 9, 2015, in Washington, DC. The annual award, AEI’s highest honor, is given to individuals who have made exceptional practical and intellectual contributions to improve government policy, social welfare, or political understanding. The winner is selected by AEI’s Council of Academic Advisers. The award ceremony and dinner will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Currently in his fourth term, Prime Minister Netanyahu will share his...
  • Know What the GOP Establishment Thinks of You

    09/02/2015 8:02:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 64 replies
    http://theblacksphere.net ^ | September 1, 2015 | George Hewes
    For many years now grassroots conservatives have grumbled that the Republican establishment in Washington views them with contempt. Rarely has that contempt been displayed as brazenly as it was on this week’s episode of Fox News Sunday. During the show’s panel discussion, columnist George Will and Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute in particular showed how GOP bigwigs view their base. Will started the banter by suggesting that the popularity of insurgent GOP candidates was tantamount to “primal scream” psychotherapy where voters are venting their frustrations by backing political newcomers over their more traditional rivals. Brooks seconded Will’s thesis...
  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...