Is it Fair To Call Antifa ‘The Real Fascists’? The Center They hope to attach to Antifa the same stigma as is attached to fascism. William Mann 8/19/2017
The Danger of Donating Clothes The Center While charity is often considered the highest virtue, donating used clothes has the power to destroy the economies of developing nations. Rohan Batlanki 8/18/2017
Love Is The Answer To Hate The Center We have completely lost our way and forgotten basic morals in our battle against hate. Matthew Jacobs 8/17/2017
In Defense of Free Speech The Center “Private sector freedom of speech has limits, nevertheless, the spirit of the First Amendment remains essential to a flourishing, free society.” Mitchell Nemeth 8/16/2017
Is Foreign Aid Actually Effective? The Center Foreign aid has lifted millions of people out of poverty and tremendously improved diplomatic relations around the world. Elisa Moore 8/13/2017
The United States is No Longer a Government “Of the People” The Center Businessmen, career politicians, and lawyers are incapable of effectively representing the interests of all Americans. Adam Barsouk 8/11/2017
The Solution To Health Care That Nobody Is Talking About The Center Subsidizing preventative medicine would be more cost effective than what politicians are proposing. Mitchell Nemeth 8/11/2017
Bridging the Divide in America The Center Culture is the hallmark of a society, and until we can agree on how to reform our culture, unifying the country will be impossible. Michael Desantis 8/8/2017
Merion West Interviews Zoltan Istvan, Candidate for Governor of CA The Center Transhumanist and libertarian, Zoltan Istvan, discusses his vision for the state of California and why he believes he should be its governor. Staff 8/7/2017
The New President of India The Center The President of the Indian Economic Trade Organization offers a primer on India’s new President.  Asif Iqbal 8/6/2017
Why I Can Beat Ted Cruz – An Interview with Stefano de Stefano The Center Merion West’s Alex Baltzegar sits down with the man primarying Ted Cruz for his seat in the Senate. Staff 8/4/2017
A Government of Individuals The Center The Federalist Party makes the case for individualism as the solution to a gridlocked two-party system. Suni Leinart 8/2/2017
The Mooch is Loose The Center It seemed that Scaramucci could turn this thing around, until late that night when it was revealed that the White House’s savior was getting a divorce. Joel Gillison 8/1/2017
Why We Need Social Capitalism The Center The world is 120 times better off today than in 1800 as a result of capitalism. But is there still work to be done? Mitchell Nemeth 8/1/2017
We Can (And Should) Legislate Morality The Center We can legislate morality. We do it all the time. Connor Mighell 7/27/2017
Conservatives Should Oppose Trump’s Transgender Ban The Center To deny someone the right to serve their country in this capacity is downright despicable. Joel Gillison 7/27/2017
Introducing a New Saudi Prince The Center When it comes to this charming new prince, could there be more to the story than meets the eye? Pranav Prakash 7/26/2017
The Age of Tribalism The Center  Unquestioning loyalty to party and a culture of groupthink have come to dominate. Tyler Olson 7/21/2017
The First Woman to Win Math’s Highest Award Dies at 40  The Center “A genius? Yes. But also a daughter, a mother and a wife.” Kamyar Yazdani 7/19/2017
Keep Money in Politics  The Center Despite its critics, money in politics is a good thing. Campaign ads, especially negative ones, help voters make better-informed decisions. Connor Mighell 7/19/2017
Chicago’s New Education Plan Falls Short The Center Does Chicago’s well-intentioned new graduation rule miss the point? Cassie Kuhn 7/16/2017
India and Pakistan, If Worst Came to Worst The Center A major conflict between Pakistan and India should be avoided at all costs. Parthav Shergill 7/16/2017
Yes, Mr. President, Foreign Intelligence Is Different The Center Former Congressman Bob Barr’s take on our current intelligence climate. Congressman Bob Barr 7/15/2017
North Korea: The Iron Curtain of Our Generation The Center Can we do anything about the horrific human rights violations in North Korea? Alexa Boncimino 7/13/2017
Saving Money By Cutting Police Pensions Doesn’t Add Up The Center Police pensions should not be used as a bargaining chip.  Rohan Batlanki 7/13/2017
The Truth about Opioids The Center Combating an opioid epidemic of this scale is no small task, but there are solutions. Huan Tri Nguyen 7/12/2017
In Defense of Two Parties The Center Although it may be a pastime to bash the two-party system, it is probably better than any of the alternatives. Henry Glitz 7/11/2017
Should We Worry About North Korea’s Latest Missile Test? The Center In a time of increased uncertainty in the Korean Peninsula, North Korea’s recent missile tests are unsettling, to say the least. Adarsh Venkataraman 7/7/2017
Being a Pro-Life Atheist The Center Non-religious people have every reason to join the fight to end abortion. Jonathan Reed 7/6/2017
The Law Comes Before Personal Preference The Center However the Justices may feel about an executive order’s morality ought to be ultimately irrelevant in their job. Rohan Batlanki 7/3/2017
A Limited Central Government Is Compatible with Community Living The Center A limited federal government does not preclude active local governments and close-knit communities. Deborah Wiseman 7/1/2017
When CEOs Get Booted from Their Own Companies The Center Just because you founded the company does not guarantee that you can continue to lead it once outside investors come in. Arin Gerald 6/26/2017
Here’s What Senate Republicans Want to Do with Healthcare The Center Can Republican leadership get both the Senate’s conservative and moderate wings behind its new healthcare plan? Joel Gillison 6/23/2017
Singapore: A Great Economy But No Free Speech The Center Does Singapore’s lack of civil liberties have a relationship to its economic success? Avneesh Moghe 6/23/2017
Michelle Carter Deserved Her Sentence The Center The only so-called “freedom” an American citizen will lose from this verdict is the previously-unchallenged freedom to try your hardest to make those who love you die. Cassie Kuhn 6/22/2017
South Carolina’s Newcomer to Congress The Center Here’s what you need to know about Ralph Norman, the winner of the June 20th special election in South Carolina. Andrew Paul 6/22/2017
Did You Know Jefferson Davis Has a “Presidential Library” in Mississippi? The Center Every President since Herbert Hoover has received an official, federally-funded presidential library. The only President of the Confederacy now has one too. But it’s supported by the State of Mississippi instead. Staff 6/21/2017
Decorum Is a Thing of the Past, Even in the Senate The Center Nowadays even senators are stooping to freely using profanity. Joel Gillison 6/20/2017
Let’s Return to Split-Ticket Voting and Divided Government The Center Maybe obstructionism and gridlock aren’t as bad as you think. Connor Mighell 6/19/2017
What Do The UK Election Results Mean For Brexit and America? The Center Will the results of the UK’s recent election trigger havoc for the American economy or will it foster more cooperation between two of the largest democracies in the world? Pranav Prakash 6/18/2017
ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Is Reported to Have Been Killed The Center Russia reports that the leader of ISIS has been killed, although there is good reason to be suspicious of this claim. Nikhil Sridhar 6/16/2017
GOP Rep. Steve Scalise Shot at Baseball Game The Center What happened to Steve Scalise, House Majority Whip earlier this week? Sarah Smith 6/14/2017
Otto Is Coming Home The Center More than one year later, Otto Warmbier is freed from North Korea. But has he been in a coma the entire time? Alex Baltzegar 6/14/2017
Education Is Lagging in America. Is It Because of Bad Schools or Bad Kids? The Center Who’s to blame for America’s struggling education system? Is it the schools or the students themselves? Joel Gillison 6/13/2017
Analysis: The Qatar Imbroglio The Center Is there more to the situation in Qatar than immediately meets the eye? Pranav Prakash 6/10/2017
Recap: Mr. Comey’s June 8th Testimony The Center Did former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony earlier today put the Russia issue to rest? Alex Baltzegar 6/8/2017
Harvard Memes Incident Is a Lesson for All of Us The Center To loosely quote Babe Ruth from the movie The Sandlot, “Heroes get remembered, but screenshots never die.” Tyler Olson 6/8/2017
A Brief History of Christopher Wray The Center What’s most important to know about the President’s nominee for FBI Director? Dev Pant 6/8/2017
What is the Most Dangerous Global Hotspot? North Korea or the South China Sea? The Center Analysis: Where is the likelihood of a nuclear confrontation greater? North Korea or the South China Sea? Pranav Prakash 6/7/2017
Centrist Former Member of Congress: We Need More Moderate Voters to Reduce Polarization The Center Centrist Democrat Jason Altmire (D-Pa) outlines his vision for a less polarized future in which moderate voters participate more in primaries to ensure that fewer hardliners make it to Congress. Congressman Jason Altmire 6/6/2017
Doubling Down on Infrastructure: President Trump and Air Traffic Control The Center What can we expect from the President’s plan to privatize air traffic control? Alex Baltzegar 6/6/2017
Terrorism Cannot Become an Excuse for Creating a Police State The Center As scary as terrorism is, a war on civil liberties in the name of catching terrorists is not the answer. Tyler Olson 6/5/2017
Al Gore Condemns Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Agreement The Center The former Vice President and environmental activist has harsh words for President Trump. Dev Pant 6/4/2017
Remembering Jimmy Piersall, a Success Story in Overcoming Mental Illness The Center Jimmy Piersall triumphed over mental illness to pursue a successful career as a MLB player and then broadcaster. Alex Baltzegar 6/4/2017
CEOs of Many Non-Profits are Making Millions The Center Before you next donate to a charity, see how the organization chooses to spend its money. Arin Gerald 5/31/2017
A Plea for Solidarity in a Polarized, Divided America The Center Look no further than the vastly different television shows Americans watch in the Heartland vs. the Northeast to see how culturally divided the United States has become. America has been divided before, but can we build unity now in the age of Trump? Christian Aponte 5/30/2017
Is India Really the “Rape Capital of the World”? The Center Sexual assault is indeed a problem in India, but is rape actually more common in India than in the West? Social pressures, however, are a big factor in whether or not rapes are reported. Pranav Prakash 5/28/2017
What Was Orlando Like Before Disney World? The Center How did the construction of Walt Disney World transform a Central Florida swamp into one of the world’s major economic hubs? Ashley Wang 5/27/2017
An Interview with Dave Rubin: We need to Listen to One Another The Center Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report discusses the left’s opposition to free speech, polarization, third party candidates, and finding common ground in an interview with Merion West. Staff 5/25/2017