George Orwell: from Hell to Salvation The Center - “Leaving behind a bucolic past, the engine of modernity has nature on the run as it speeds towards an uncertain future.” Chris Augusta 9/22/2020

 

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Science: Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea The Center - “It bears to repeat, however, that our genes do not directly decide the actions we take in life—as fatalism would like one to believe. They are not the means to our destiny but, rather, are the keys to our hypothetical reality.” Alessandro van den Berg 9/21/2020
The Grift That Keeps on Grifting: the Troubling Issue on Campus The Center - “One of the most common questions posed by those trying to fight this is: What can we do to stop this? As someone who works in education and higher learning, I can provide three potential options…” Carson Babich 9/20/2020
“Systemic Racism”: a Popular Illusion  The Right - “These slavery and race theorists are correct about the existence of the stain but wrong about it being indelible.” Jim Proser 9/19/2020
Rep. Susan Wild’s Bipartisan Initiative for Pandemic-related Child Care News - “For Rep. Wild, this bill might also provide a foundation for downstream economic normalization; if child care is more accessible, the argument goes, then it becomes less burdensome for parents to return to work, seek out new potential employment, or continue their own education.” Erich J. Prince 9/18/2020
Do Americans Vote Too Much? The Center - The United States does not have low voter turnout; Americans actually are asked to vote too much, and this hurts our democracy. Thomas Brown 9/18/2020
Identity Politics and the Death of Moral Imagination The Right - “The problem—as has been said so many times before—is that identity politics takes a kernel of truth about embodied human experience and pushes it to its destructive conclusion.” Henry George 9/17/2020
Bob Woodward and “Citizen Trump” The Right - “President Trump was acting as the United States’ cheerleader, his Republican supporters argue. He was derelict in his duty to protect the American public, charge his Democratic opponents.” Robert Orlando 9/16/2020
Searching for Common Meaning in the Age of Polarization  The Center - “It is not between Red and Blue states; it is a battle about whether there is meaning outside of politics.” Gonzalo Schwarz and Clay Routledge 9/16/2020
When the Press Is Just as Guilty of “Election Interference” The Right - “As for now, journalists of Goldberg’s type are simply in the electoral interference business; and they just so happen to be doing it from within the United States’ own borders and from beneath the mastheads of once-respected magazines.” Tony D. Senatore 9/15/2020
Preview: “A Critical Legal Examination of Liberalism and Liberal Rights” The Left - “While we may be cursed to live in interesting times, this presents an opportunity to rethink some of our basic assumptions about the democratic politics of liberal states…” Matt McManus 9/15/2020
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