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“We’re America, damn it!”
So proclaimed the famously “low-energy” Jeb Bush at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars hall Friday morning. That rallying cry, Bush said, is how past generations have greeted the challenges America has faced, and it embodies the spirit he says he wants to reignite in the country. “We have to restore America’s greatness by fixing the things that make it hard for people to rise up in this country,” Bush said.
Hosted by Michael Graham.11:00 AM, Aug 28, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on Hillary's decline and The Donald's rise.
3:08 PM, Aug 29, 2015 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
A savvy friend who's held elective office emails:
Those are somewhat amazing stories in the Post, Politico, & CNN about how strong Clinton is and how hard it would be for Biden to win the nomination. Note: they largely quote Clinton supporters and use her talking points.
Each story is written as if the email and trust issues have not emerged, or as if Sanders isn't running very close to her in early states.
If I were Biden I'd be cheered by the lengths to which Clinton is going to discourage him.
12:01 AM, Aug 29, 2015 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
Warren Buffett had it right, “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” Peer through the fog of commentary on recent share price gyrations and you can see the unclothed figures of Chinese president Xi Jinping and his fellow managers of the Chinese economy, the very one that in recent years has been providing about half of global economic growth even though it accounts for only about 15% of world output.
4:56 PM, Aug 28, 2015 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Speaking to cadets at the Citadel today, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker criticized the "Obama-Clinton" foreign policy and called for deploying greater resources to defeat the Islamic State.
After cataloguing Hillary Clinton's failed "reset" in Russia, "pivot" to China, and intervention in Libya, Walker declared that "everywhere in the world Hillary Clinton has touched is more messed up now than before she and the president took office."
Never miss breakfast, especially if you're a teacher.3:15 PM, Aug 28, 2015 • By JIM SWIFT
New Jersey's kids, like all kids, are our future. And in many places, it takes a village to raise those children, complete with teachers' unions.
An excerpt from Jonathan V. Last's free weekly newsletter.2:05 PM, Aug 28, 2015 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
Let's check in with the big 2016 news from last week: Jim Gilmore? He gone. From the CNN debate, that is. I expect he'll be formally gone from the race soon and whoever manages to scoop up his support will be in the driver's seat to Cleveland.
11:45 AM, Aug 28, 2015 • By PHILIP TERZIAN
Now that President Obama has returned from his two-week summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard—
7:45 AM, Aug 28, 2015 • By JERYL BIER
In apparent retaliation for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's statements critical of Planned Parenthood, the Democratic party has launched an attack on crisis pregnancy centers.
Sep 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
There was a memorable instance of multiculturalism last week that The Scrapbook heartily commends to readers. Google for the touching video of the ceremony at the Elysée Palace in which the president of France, François Hollande, pins the Legion of Honor ribbons on Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek Skarlatos—the three young Americans who risked their lives to disarm and subdue a terrorist gunman on the high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris—while giving each of them a very formal French bisou on both cheeks.
Sep 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
Duke University has managed to court controversy before the school year even begins. Over the summer, the school assigned all incoming freshmen to read Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. (Note: “Graphic novel” is the preferred descriptor for upscale comic books.) Naturally, Fun Home is a lesbian coming-of-age story.
Another time for choosing.Sep 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48 • By RYAN STREETER
Whatever the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, the summer of 2015 will be remembered as the summer of Trump and Sanders. The other candidates, especially the Republicans, could learn a lesson from the two renegades, who have figured out how to capitalize on the fact that America is in a funk even as its economy improves.
You can’t keep regulating the workplace without killing jobs.Sep 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48 • By ANDREW B. WILSON
Twenty-one years ago, Fortune boldly declared “The End of the JOB.” Thanks to rapid advances in technology, people had been freed from the tyranny of the nine-to-five workplace. Now they could set their own hours and schedules, do without constant oversight and supervision, and concentrate on a more powerful objective: not just “doing their jobs,” but finding better and more innovative ways of “doing what needs to be done.”
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