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30th Anniversary Gala with George F. Will - May 31st, 2023

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    George Will Dinner

    One of the serious thinkers for whom I have had great respect for many years is George Will, perhaps America’s leading voice for thoughtful conservatism, tinged with libertarianism. Here’s a quote from his book The Conservative Sensibility that impressed me.

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    Property Rights Victories

    On May 25 the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two really remarkable rulings in cases brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation. In Sackett v. EPA, the Court significantly narrowed the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act authority.

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    School choice Advances

    The Reason foundation’s Christian Barnard published an encouraging story on school choice advances in six states.

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    Nevada Murder and the Death Penalty

    Here’s a really distressing news report. “A Nevada man was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of a 27-year-old man in 2021 who was tortured, shot and forced to walk off a cliff, the Nye County District Attorney’s office confirmed to Fox News Digital. 

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