Interview with Nassir Ghaemi: Can Mental Illness Make More Effective Politicians? The Center - “One of the basic concepts I had was that if there are some benefits to having some depression manic symptoms; the corollary is that there are some limitations to being normal and mentally healthy.” Erich J. Prince 11/17/2018

 

 

Is Steven Pinker Wrong About Violence Declining? The Right - “In many parts of the world, the anarchy came, and those like Pinker who insist otherwise should reflect on whether their claims really reflect reality, or whether they are simply bromides used by those thought-leaders who see the horror and turn away, looking to statistics as consolation against the tragedy.“ Henry George 11/15/2018
New Jersey Should Not Be Funding Local Journalism The Right - “I agree that without local news, communities suffer from a dearth of necessary information, but this bill opens up way more problems than it fixes.” Matthew Pinna 11/14/2018
Book Review: “Fashionable Nonsense” 20 Years Later The Left - “Moreover, this also implies postmodern writers should be far more modest and careful when criticizing the virtues of science and reason, since it is not clear that they fully appreciate what it is that scientists actually do and believe.” Matt McManus 11/13/2018
Let Them Speak: Censoring Controversial Speakers Gets Us Nowhere The Right - “If a speaker from the alt-right attracts listeners, it is useless to rush to block him. The better approach is to engage in deep thinking to determine why so many people are willing to follow these messages.” Kambiz Tavana 11/8/2018
U.S. Attorney: A Plan to Curb the Opioid Epidemic The Center - “Through persistent and coordinated action by federal, state, and local authorities, together with the assistance of medical professionals and other leaders in our community, we can put a stop to the spread of opioids and their wake of destruction.” Bobby L. Christine 11/7/2018
Anderson Cooper Is Wrong; Journalists Should Vote Too The Center - “I hope that on Tuesday, Anderson Cooper—and all journalists wrestling with the same question—show up to the polls.” Matthew Pinna 11/6/2018
Why the Left Needs to Think About Religion (And Other Big Questions) The Left - “The political right has long been better at playing the Nietzschian game of values than the political left.” Matt McManus 11/2/2018
Mobs, Jobs, and the Need for a National Gang Prosecution Law The Right - “Putting Georgia gang membership calculations into chilling context, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Bobby Christine imparted, ‘Think about that. At its height, ISIS probably didn’t have 35,000 members.'” Vic Reynolds and Michael Scott Carlson 11/1/2018
This Former Drug User Is Committed to Helping Others Get Clean The Center - “People are going to use, so let’s teach them how to use and limit the use correctly. This limits the damage and harm they can do to themselves until they reach a path of recovery.” Connor Mustakas 10/26/2018
Can Carl Schmitt Explain How We Got from the Cold War to Trump? The Center - After the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States and the West lost their common foreign enemy. Would the sense of rivalry that characterized these tensions abroad then turn inwards, once no common enemy remained? Paul Krause 10/24/2018
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