Required Reading – July 25

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Solomon Wisenberg: Mueller should be asked these 25 questions when he testifies

“Democratic politicians obviously believe that if the people can only be made privy to the allegedly awful obstructive acts engaged in by President Trump, they will rise up in anger and demand his ouster through impeachment and removal. I do not believe this is going to happen and I believe most Americans have a fair sense of what the Mueller report found: First, Trump and his campaign did not criminally conspire or coordinate with Russia or Russians to win the presidential election by hacking computers, running phony Facebook ads, or otherwise interfering with the electoral process. And second, Trump does not like being investigated and has often reacted in disturbing ways, but he did not clearly obstruct justice and cannot be prosecuted for that anyway. Here are 25 questions I would like Republican House members to ask Mueller.”

Read more at Fox News.

Berrien: DOJ Starts Antitrust Review Of Major Tech Companies Including Google, Facebook, Apple

“Attorney General William Barr is spearheading the effort, which is expected to penetrate more deeply into the companies’ practices than the intentions of the Federal Trade Commission. Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim stated, ‘Without the discipline of meaningful market-based competition, digital platforms may act in ways that are not responsive to consumer demands. The department’s antitrust review will explore these important issues.'”

Read more at Daily Wire.

Zeiser: Mizzou Ignored Donor’s Conservative Intent, Lawsuit Asserts

“Mizzou’s latest challenge comes in the form of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by Hillsdale College, a conservative institution in rural Michigan. In 2002, the university received a $5 million bequest from financier Sherlock Hibbs. A 1926 graduate of Mizzou, Hibbs intended for his grant to fund six professorships at the Trulaske College of Business to be filled by devotees of free market economics. In order to ensure the money was spent as he intended, Hibbs included in his will a unique enforcement provision. Mizzou would be required to certify every four years to the satisfaction of Hillsdale College that each professorship had been filled by ‘a dedicated and articulate disciple of the Ludwig von Mises (Austrian) School of Economics.’ The remaining funds would revert to Hillsdale in the event that this requirement was not met. […]  Hillsdale’s suit is helmed by Jay Nixon, former Democratic governor of Missouri and a Mizzou grad himself. ‘I believe both from my time as governor and my time as [Missouri] attorney general that donor intent is important. It’s especially important when folks are as specific as Mr. Hibbs was,’ Nixon told me. ‘Missouri University never embraced Mr. Hibbs’ intent, and consequently students aren’t getting the exposure to intellectual philosophies necessary for broad-based education.’ The smoking gun for Nixon’s claim comes in the form of internal Mizzou documents obtained during the discovery process. According  to handwritten notes from . . .”

Read more at Real Clear Politics.

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