Who Was Carl Schmitt? The Left - “As just another political theology—albeit an especially vulgar one—liberalism would, paradoxically, be put into contexts where it abandoned a commitment to rights for the sake of protecting itself.” Matt McManus 1/29/2020
John Kenneth Galbraith’s Newest “Crisis of American Democracy” The Right - “What should concern us now, however, is an emergent threat: the risk of a ‘tyranny of the minority,’ powered further by artificial intelligence (AI).” Sukhayl Niyazov 1/28/2020
Dear Jordan Peterson Fans, Try to Actually Be More Like Him The Center - “Peterson is neither sacrosanct nor untouchable. He would agree with that statement himself.” Alessandro van den Berg 1/28/2020
Three Simple Rules for Discussing Politics The Center - “I would also add that it is best to avoid the tendency toward what I would call know-betterism, where we take the role of a parental figure trying to guide our political opponents to the light.” Samuel Kronen 1/27/2020
When Criminal Justice Reform Goes Too Far The Right - “While bettering the criminal justice system is always laudable, measures that benefit criminal gangs run afoul of every principle for which our government stands.” Bill Black 1/27/2020
Coronavirus Outbreak Must Not Morph into Anti-Chinese Stereotyping The Center - “Yes, China could do better in terms of public hygiene. But, moral panic over the foods the Chinese eat is more about cultural prejudices than anything else.” Gabriel Andrade 1/26/2020
Nietzschean Thirst The Center - “Those known as ‘the rabble,’ whom Zarathustra describes as fit only to be slaves, ultimately dwell within every human soul. It is that lowly thing in each of us which must be pitilessly overcome.” Brandon Tucker 1/26/2020
I Didn’t Vote for Trump But Strongly Oppose His Impeachment The Right - “However, now—after seeing how he has been treated by Democrats since he was elected—he will have my vote in 2020.” Kambiz Tavana 1/25/2020
Why Progressives Should Not Pin Their Hopes on Impeachment The Left - “So while I think it is important that the impeachment trial proceed, it is far more key for progressives to vest in political and social movements that target the underlying problems.” Matt McManus 1/23/2020
Before the March for Life, a Word to the Wise The Right - “If the legal pro-lifer really wants to reduce the number of abortions, he or she has no choice but to argue for why abortion is wrong, why a culture in which abortion is frowned upon is superior…” Logan Chipkin 1/22/2020
For Trump 2020, There’s More to the Story than Just the Stock Market The Center - “But basing a campaign strategy on acceptable headline economic numbers while some parts of the nation are already in a recession is nothing short of tone deaf.” Pieter Sittler 1/21/2020