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The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America - Podcast

Practice Groups Podcast
Arthur C. Brooks August 13, 2015

In The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America, American Enterprise Institute’s Arthur Brooks declares that it’s time for a new conservative movement — one where fighting poverty, promoting equal opportunity, celebrating earned success, and valuing spiritual enlightenment are embraced as universal goals. A movement with a positive agenda to help people lead happier, more satisfying lives. A movement that can speak to voters’ hearts as well as their minds and reunite the country. Capitalism has been the greatest tool to draw people out of poverty around the world. Yet here in America, the conservatives who champion this system are viewed as callous and disinterested in helping the poor. And, ironically, while American-style free enterprise has been changing the developing world, decades of ineffective government policy in the US have left our own “war on poverty” stagnate. Brooks identifies some new canons of conservative thought. Among them are rebuilding human capital to help people succeed, maintaining fiscal conservatism while making “peace” with a safety net for the truly indigent, reforming education, and fighting for entrepreneurship — not for the wealthy, but for those at the very bottom of the income distribution. Mr. Brooks discussed his latest book and answered audience questions on this Teleforum call.

The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America

Practice Groups Teleforum
Arthur C. Brooks August 12, 2015

In The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America, American Enterprise Institute’s Arthur Brooks declares that it’s time for a new conservative movement — one where fighting poverty, promoting equal opportunity, celebrating earned success, and valuing spiritual enlightenment are embraced as universal goals. A movement with a positive agenda to help people lead happier, more satisfying lives. A movement that can speak to voters’ hearts as well as their minds and reunite the country. Capitalism has been the greatest tool to draw people out of poverty around the world. Yet here in America, the conservatives who champion this system are viewed as callous and disinterested in helping the poor. And, ironically, while American-style free enterprise has been changing the developing world, decades of ineffective government policy in the US have left our own “war on poverty” stagnate. Brooks identifies some new canons of conservative thought. Among them are rebuilding human capital to help people succeed, maintaining fiscal conservatism while making “peace” with a safety net for the truly indigent, reforming education, and fighting for entrepreneurship — not for the wealthy, but for those at the very bottom of the income distribution. Mr. Brooks will discuss his latest book and answer audience questions on this Teleforum call.

The Story: A Reporter's Journey - Podcast

Practice Groups Podcast
Judith Miller, Arthur Herman July 17, 2015

In her book, The Story: A Reporter's Journey, former New York Times reporter Judith Miller describes going to jail to protect her sources in the investigation of the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame over a decade ago. Her book catalogs new information that raises questions about the investigation. Bestselling author Arthur Herman led our discussion with the author.

  • Judith Miller, Author, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Dr. Arthur L. Herman, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

2015 Annual Supreme Court Round Up - Event Audio/Video

Washington, DC Lawyers Chapter
Miguel Estrada, Douglas R. Cox July 13, 2015

On July 10, 2015, Miguel Estrada of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP delivered the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

Featuring:

  • Mr. Miguel Estrada, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Introduction: Mr. Douglas R. Cox, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC

2015 Annual Supreme Court Round Up

Washington, DC Lawyers Chapter
Miguel Estrada July 10, 2015

Join us on July 10 as Miguel A. Estrada of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP delivers the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.  The cost for this event is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. [Register now!]

The Story: A Reporter's Journey

Practice Groups Teleforum
Arthur Herman, Judith Miller July 08, 2015

In her book, The Story: A Reporter's Journey, former New York Times reporter Judith Miller describes going to jail to protect her sources in the investigation of the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame over a decade ago. Her book catalogs new information that raises questions about the investigation. Bestselling author Arthur Herman will lead our discussion with the author.

  • Judith Miller, Author, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Dr. Arthur L. Herman, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Liberty Month and American Exceptionalism - Podcast

Practice Groups Podcast
Michael S. Lee July 02, 2015

During the month of July, the Federalist Society will be celebrating Liberty Month. Our campaign is dedicated to public education and media awareness of the many pressing legal issues that affect the freedom of Americans. The Liberty Month program will include a daily spadea (half-page) insert in the Washington Times. Each insert will feature articles that discuss a specific court case or legal principle. To help kick-off liberty month, we welcomed Senator Mike Lee, who spoke about American Exceptionalism.

  • Hon. Michael S. Lee, United States Senate

Supreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. - Podcast

Civil Rights Practice Group Podcast
William Consovoy, Ralph W. Kasarda July 02, 2015

On June 25, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision that the Wall Street Journal has characterized as a "Disastrous Misreading of the Fair Housing Act," ruling that disparate-impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. The consensus of court-watchers predicted an opposite holding. Is the Court’s decision a broad endorsement of the government’s use of disparate impact theory? Our experts discussed the implications of the decision.

  • William Consovoy, Partner, Consovoy McCarthy PLLC
  • Ralph W. Kasarda, Staff Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation

Liberty Month and American Exceptionalism

Practice Groups Teleforum
Michael S. Lee July 02, 2015

During the month of July, the Federalist Society will be celebrating Liberty Month. Our campaign is dedicated to public education and media awareness of the many pressing legal issues that affect the freedom of Americans. The Liberty Month program will include a daily spadea (half-page) insert in the Washington Times. Each insert will feature articles that discuss a specific court case or legal principle. To help kick-off liberty month, we welcome Senator Mike Lee, who will speak about American Exceptionalism.

  • Hon. Michael S. Lee, United States Senate

Supreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.

Civil Rights Practice Group Courthouse Steps Teleforum
William Consovoy, Ralph W. Kasarda July 01, 2015

On June 25, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision that the Wall Street Journal has characterized as a "Disastrous Misreading of the Fair Housing Act," ruling that disparate-impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. The consensus of court-watchers predicted an opposite holding. Is the Court’s decision a broad endorsement of the government’s use of disparate impact theory? Our experts will discuss the implications of the decision.

  • William Consovoy, Partner, Consovoy McCarthy PLLC
  • Ralph W. Kasarda, Staff Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation