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Let’s Hear It for the Red Cross

The American Red Cross was founded in 1881 by Civil War nurse Clara Barton. It was the first U.S. relief organization and established its effectiveness with responses to the Great Thumb Fire of 1881 and the Johnstown Flood in 1889.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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The Dystopian Present

In August, your humble Scrapbook noted an alarming New York magazine article about how the world of teenage novels is now rife with “culture cops, monitoring their peers across multiple platforms for violations.” The bar for political correctness in young adult (YA) fiction has only gotten higher.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com …

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Founding Folios

Attention all history buffs and antiquarian booksellers: The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, a recently founded center at Arizona State University, is in the market for great books relevant to American political philosophy and civics.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Blowback

The attic where I write is stifling for half of the Washington, D.C., year. But in the autumn, breezes gust through the open windows and so do the sounds of our neighborhood—children chatting on their way to school, a barking dog, the squeak of the mailbox across the street being …

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Entitled Nation

There are fewer and fewer economic principles on which Democrats and Republicans can agree, and any point of consilience will surely be forgotten as some momentary partisan need overwhelms reason and sense.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Taking the Wrong Side

"Do we want Iran to have a nuclear weapon or not?" asks Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in a video making its way around the Internet.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Showdown in Arizona

Scottsdale, Ariz. After the cocktail hour ends and the club music fades out in the Camelback Inn ballroom, Senator Jeff Flake takes the stage at the Arizona Tech Summit.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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