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EPPC Briefly: October 2, 2014

October 2, 2014


October 2, 2014 EPPC Briefly: How November’s Election Will Shape Federal Courts 
Featured Publication: The Senate and the Courts

Over the past six years, explains EPPC President Ed Whelan in the Weekly Standard, “President Obama has enjoyed remarkable success in his project to remake the federal courts in his own ideological image.” The outcome of this November’s Senate elections will determine whether “the floodgates will open even wider,” or whether “the project of restoring the courts to their proper role can resume.”

Memorial to Waste

In the debacle over the Eisenhower memorial, “the greatness of an American hero is being lost,” observes EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen.

EPPC Senior Fellow Bruce Cole was appointed by President Obama last year to serve on the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, and has worked diligently to ensure that the design of the memorial is, as he puts it in this essay, “something worthy of our 34th president.”)

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New Publications:

George Weigel on Pope Benedict XVI, Regensburg, and the Future of Islam

EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel talks with an Italian news outlet about the challenges of “religious freedom and the relationship between religious and political authority.”

Why Hillary’s Alinsky Letters Matter

The recently unearthed correspondence between a young Hillary Clinton and radical socialist Saul Alinsky ought to remind Americans that despite her centrist guise, “Hillary’s deepest sympathies have always been on the left,” writes EPPC Senior Fellow Stanley Kurtz.

Why is the Middle East Failing? Because There Are Too Many Young Men, and No Women

EPPC Senior Fellow Roger Scruton assesses the challenge of radical Islam and how the West might “confront this super-abundance of young men in the grip of puritanical self-righteousness.”

The Real ‘Party of the Rich’

With so many opportunities to “seize upon the cronyism and corporatism” of Democrats, Republicans should not be content to rest easy, argues EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen.

A Pessimistic Case for Hope

EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin encourages fellow traditionalists that “we are by no means destined to defeat, and by persisting in the struggle we make room for another generation to rise and thrive and seek to embody the good.”

Barack’s World

EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner worries that, in spite of how difficult it will be to defeat ISIS, “Mr. Obama persists in living in a world of make-believe.”

Reforming the Budget Process

In National Affairs, EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta explains that the modern federal budget process is “not well suited to helping us deal with the most daunting and significant fiscal problems the federal government now faces,” and analyzes some possible solutions.

 

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