Carl Schmitt, Liberalism, and Post-Modern Conservatism The Left - “The practice of politics is always a form of violence, whether literal or figurative, as different groups of friends and enemies attempt to overcome one another and seize control of the state.” Matt McManus 6/18/2018
Investigative Journalism Today: New Mexico’s Scott Armstrong The Center - “Rather than going for the stories that are most easily obtained, which are also often the ones people want to leak, you ask yourself what is going to be permanent.” Nigel Thompson 6/17/2018
Literature Meets Identity Politics: Lionel Shriver vs. Penguin-Random House The Right - “Writers should be judged first by the quality of the content of their prose, not their identity. If we forget this, then the world of literature will be much poorer, and with the loss of this source of consolation, so will we all.” Henry George 6/16/2018
Interview: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer of Seton Hall Dorm Fire The Center - “It was critically important to me then, and it’s still critically important to me now that I do not take advantage of the subject of any photograph…for my benefits or for my agenda. We saw some really tough things, and it could have become gratuitous.” Erich J. Prince 6/14/2018
Colorado Today: An Interview with Gov. Hickenlooper The Left - “The negative ads we’ve kind of moved into, starting in the nineties, have gotten worse and worse. You never see businesses do attack ads, right? If Coke did an attack ad against Pepsi, Pepsi would have to attack Coke…. You could suppress down an entire product category.” Erich J. Prince 6/14/2018
Glitz: The Problem Goes Deeper than the Cake The Left - “When it comes down to it, most of us realize the cake a Christian baker refuses to bake for a gay couple isn’t just a cake—it stands for so much more.” Henry Glitz 6/14/2018
Licensing: From Barber Shops to Interior Designers, Restricting the Flow of Labor The Right - Thinking about opening a barber shop, what do you do? If your answer was something other than, “Find out how to obtain the state’s permission,” you’re in for a surprise. Eddie Ferrara 6/10/2018
Part Two: The Argument Against Jordan Peterson The Left - “My suspicion is that many of Peterson’s readers feel an affinity to the advice he offers and so don’t look to question his political commitments that deeply. This is problematic because it leads to deep inconsistencies in doctrine that, if applied as stated, would lead to a rather unusual politics.” Matt McManus 6/8/2018
FEMA Director during Katrina: How Prepared Are We for Disaster The Right - “When you think about what we have here—FedEx, UPS, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club—you’ve got all of these places that have networks that can be used to do distribution…I truly see the private sector as part of the first responder network.” Erich J. Prince 6/7/2018
Does Loneliness Give Rise to Totalitarianism? The Right - “What prepares men for totalitarian domination…is the fact that loneliness, once a borderline experience usually suffered in certain marginal social conditions like old age, has become an everyday experience of the ever-growing masses of our century.” Henry George 6/6/2018
Interview: the Man Who Photographed Tiananmen Square The Center - “To tell you the truth, I am drawn to these dangerous events even though they scare the hell out of me. I am sure a shrink would have a field day with that…I guess there is an adrenaline rush in trying to capture images under dangerous situations and making it out alive.” Erich J. Prince 6/5/2018