Review: Jamal Greene’s “How Rights Went Wrong”

“Greene uses abortion jurisprudence as a real-world example of how American law’s approach to rights has gone wrong—and has helped split us up into warring tribes competing for a zero-sum rights pie.”

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Everybody’s Getting the Filibuster—and the Senate—All Wrong

(Anna Moneymaker)

But let us be clear: It is not fair to claim that the filibuster is a ‘relic of Jim Crow,’ either.”

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Age Quod Agis

(Tyrone Turner/WAMU)

“From Saint Ignatius, this short phrase’s message is straightforward yet powerful: Do what you are doing.”

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Is Joe Biden the Future of Liberalism? Let’s Hope So

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“Will the Democrats prove captive to cultural grievance, identity politics, anti-racism, and the like? Or will they throw their lot in with Biden-style moderates…”

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Let’s Make the Founders Less Unique

(Bill O’Leary/AP)

“If our halls of power are rife with mini Aaron Burrs, what does that say about us?”

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Nicholas Kristof Discusses “Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope”

“One of the reasons our anti-poverty efforts in America don’t do better is we start too late. We need to help kids early on.”

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James Madison, Greg Weiner, and What to Do about the Filibuster

“Patience ‘is the central constitutional virtue—and it is, by all signs, a lost one.'”

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When Reading about Abraham Lincoln, in 2021

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“As historian James Oakes writes in his new book, The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and the Antislavery Constitution, the Republican Party was once home to a tight union of moral principle and constitutionalism.”

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David French Talks “Divided We Fall”

“Well, the first paragraph basically says it all. It begins with ‘The continued unity of the United States of America cannot be guaranteed.'”

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The Foe We Need Is the Foe We Have

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At a time when we are losing a grip on the fundamentals of the American Experiment, a powerful foe has arisen that stands in direct opposition to those fundamentals.”

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What Is the Intellectual’s Duty to Society?

“In his new book, Hope & Scorn: Eggheads, Experts, and Elites in American Politics, historian Michael J. Brown adeptly probes questions such as these as he delves into ‘the uncertain role of intellectuals in a democracy.'”

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Francis Fukuyama: Making Identity Politics Work

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“One of the core conclusions of Fukuyama’s Identity is that identity politics—the ‘demand for [political] recognition of one’s identity,’ whether that be a racial, ethnic, religious, or national identity—is here to stay.”

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In Response to a Worthy Critic

(Noah Berger)

“I will close here by thanking Senatore for his thoughtful critique of my review. I hope that this response convinces him that my ‘sweeping statements and feel-good-isms’ are not wholly without merit!”

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“After Trump”

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In what ways can we further immunize our governing institutions from the political malaise of today and tomorrow?”

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What Ails Us?

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The loss of faith in America, its promises, and its constitutional and democratic ideals augurs not only American decline, but American collapse.”

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