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
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
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
The Victim Culture Produces No Winners: Heather Mac Donald’s Take The Right - “But instead, universities have been captured by a destructive ideology of victimhood that insists that to be a female or a minority on an American college campus is to be the target of endless, nonstop oppression.” Erich J. Prince 5/31/2018
Free Speech on Campus (and Elsewhere): An Interview with Eugene Volokh The Right - “Let’s say somebody is solidly in favor of abortion rights. She feels very strongly. Okay? But how can she learn to persuade anyone on the issue if she never even hears the other side of the argument?” Erich J. Prince 5/30/2018
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
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
Mark Harris Just Won the Primary. Here’s His Jan. Interview with Merion West The Right - “An activist court is what is creating the chaos we now have. Today, we have judges who have put them themselves in the place of a king, and they are trying to rule as kings.” Michael DeSantis 5/8/2018
Interview with Stephen Halbrook: The Supreme Court and Guns The Right - A woman, who had a Pennsylvania carry permit, gets arrested in New Jersey, not knowing that they don’t issue carry permits—and certainly not to out-of-state residents. Erich J. Prince 5/1/2018
Is College Still Worth It? No Easy Answers to a Simple Question The Right - Professor Caplan thinks students are wise to the true value of a degree, which could help to explain why almost no student ever audits a class and why students spend only about 14 hours per week studying, down from 24 hours per week in 1961. Eddie Ferrara 4/24/2018
Cory Booker’s Critics from the Left Are Missing the Point The Right - The cost of a Senate seat, after all, averaged $10,476,451 during the 2012 elections. With that steep of cost, can we expect anything other than politicians sometimes having to speak out of both sides of their mouths?  Ronald McIntire 4/22/2018
The British Far-Left, a Culture Acquiescing to Anti-Semitism The Right - Israel deserves criticism like any state, but its castigation on the Left (and elsewhere) goes way beyond that. Israel is now the world’s demonic Jew, subject to the calumnies and libels Jews have faced throughout history. Henry George 4/18/2018
The Conflict over Character Education: Faith Schools in Britain The Right - In the UK recently, there has been concern over the growth in private and unregistered faith schools. Henry George 4/10/2018
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