Interview with Charles Wheelan: Let’s Get More Independents in American Politics The Center - “You cited the race between Romney and Obama and that the Independents seemed to choose one or the other. My question for the political scientists would be: ‘Who was the Independent in that race?'” Erich J. Prince 5/28/2018
A Brief Critique of Originalist Constitutional Histories The Left - The problem for originalists is that there is little truth or historical validity to their argument, which amounts to just a feel-good story of the Constitution’s natural legitimacy. Matt McManus 5/23/2018
I Support Affirmative Action, Even Though It May Hurt Me The Left - “As a person of Indian heritage, I’m willing to lower my odds in November’s game of chance if it makes the admissions process, as a whole, more inclusive.” Parthav Shergill 5/22/2018
Misunderstanding Terrorism in Europe The Right - Everywhere is becoming like Israel in the need to take security measures that encroach further and further into daily life. One would not be surprised if Israelis did not feel a sense of schadenfreude; after all, those who criticized Israel as a police state now indulge in the same practices. Henry George 5/21/2018
Interview with Bush Sr. Speechwriter: From Barbara Bush to the Tea Party The Right - “The Bush period and the approaches we took then, in many respects, are directly related to an era of American politics that came and went.” Erich J. Prince 5/19/2018
On Marxism, Post-Modernism, and “Cultural Marxism” The Center - The attempt to conflate Marxism and post-modernism under the label of “cultural Marxism” is, at the very least, highly problematic. Matt McManus 5/18/2018
Leisure: When It Becomes an Unexpected Curse The Center - “It’s what Irving Babbitt meant when he wrote that happiness is to be found in work if at all. Or why John Adams would write that he was happiest on days he felt most purposeful.” Erich J. Prince 5/17/2018
An Interview with David Shafer: His Vision for Georgia The Right - “People behave themselves for one of two reasons: love of God, or fear of punishment. There’s not much that politicians can do about the former, but the latter is in our wheelhouse.” Erich J. Prince 5/14/2018
Interview with Yaron Brook: Why Ayn Rand Still Matters The Right - “I really don’t see the Republican Party standing for a real free market or getting the government out of our lives on the domestic front. I don’t see them…proposing winding down the welfare state.” Alex Baltzegar 5/12/2018
Interview: Jay Bahadur, the Man who Chronicled the Somali Pirates The Center - “My point was always, ‘Look, this is the hook.’ Piracy is the hook, if you want to get people interested in Somalia’s problems and the region’s problems; you’re not going to get them to read a World Food Programme treatise.” Erich J. Prince 5/10/2018
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