On “The Diversity Paradox” The Center - “Similarly, while professional hockey is considered to have an under-representation problem, the same is not considered true for the National Football League or National Basketball Association, in which African Americans are very over-represented.” Charles Pincourt 5/19/2022
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Why the Left Is Accepting Finnish NATO Membership The Left - “With that said, however, as a country with a 70-year commitment to welfarism, it would not be desirable to substitute this for Russia’s brand of plutocratic capitalism.” Mike Watson 5/18/2022
Review: “Saving Yellowstone” by Megan Kate Nelson Criticism - “Much like the United States itself, the story of Yellowstone is one of tragedy and hope, defiance and cut-throat ambition, beauty and terror, charity and callousness.” Paul Krause 5/15/2022
Review: “Don’t Burn This Country” by Dave Rubin The Right - “This book undoubtedly represents an evolution in Rubin’s thinking, and contrary to those who accuse him of changing to suit others, changing one’s mind on philosophical beliefs is not automatically a disqualification.” Henry George 5/12/2022
When Anti-Israel Bias Finds Its Way into Coverage Choices The Center - “Our media’s acceptance of anti-Semitic narratives is eroding Israel’s standing in the world and, in turn, the nation’s ability to defend itself against an enemy that has long ago broken its borders and used its very liberalism against it.” Catherine Perez-Shakdam 5/11/2022
To Win Wars, Cut the U.S. Defense Budget The Center - “It is time to slash the United States defense budget. The money wasted on weapon systems designed to win last century’s wars is staggering, as are the opportunity costs.” Sean McFate 5/9/2022
“Father Stu”: A Story of Hardship and Redemption Criticism - “One of the spiritual overtones present in Father Stu is one important to Christian teaching: the merit of suffering. The Christ-like endurance of suffering is particularly embodied in Long himself.” John Tuttle 5/4/2022
Harris Poll’s Will Johnson: Why Polling Still Matters The Center - “At the end of the day, it’s a pretty simple business that we’re in: We want to understand culture, we want to understand consumers’ thinking, and we’re just trying to answer why’s.” Erich J. Prince 5/3/2022
The Term Woke Is Losing Its Punch The Right - “It was a linguistic indication that revolutionary consciousness had made ‘the long march through the institutions.'” Barney Quick 4/30/2022
The Pandemic Is a Chaos Narrative  The Center - “Chaos narratives, however, defy our narrative expectations. There is no order, sense, or logical chronology but, instead, suffering without an apparent purpose or meaning.” Isabelle Breier 4/29/2022
The River Walk Poetry - “They bring us here, to a place/Elsewhere, where there is no motion” Harold Jones 4/24/2022
Woke Culture Isn’t Nihilistic The Left - “If the woke activists who are willing to wake up at 5:00 am to march for racial justice are nihilistic, they sure seem to find nihilism plenty meaningful and inspiring.”  Matt McManus 4/23/2022
Do David Brooks and the New Right Share Common Threads? The Left - “The general public—and not the elite—is, in fact, the primary obstacle to the New Right’s political project.” Ahmed Ahmed 4/19/2022
Why Putin’s Russia and Xi’s China Are Cozy Bedfellows The Center - “Why is there this close bond? Why does China do nothing in response to President Putin’s bloodlust?” John Tuttle 4/18/2022
The Many Problems with Race Reparations in the United States (Part Two) The Center - “The analyses attempting to quantify reparations, cited above, will likely encounter strong and ongoing resistance, if only based on the price tag alone.” Jonathan Church 4/16/2022