Antje Ellermann: What Drives a Country’s Openness to Immigration

“Interest group pressure typically opens up immigration.”

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The Facebook Oversight Board: How to Make It Actually Work

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Accordingly, we believe that Facebook could streamline its appeals process by following the guidelines suggested above.”

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Independent Wealth: a Prerequisite for Speaking Up?

“This point deserves all the more consideration today, at a time in recent history that has become uniquely critical of concentrated wealth, both of the inherited and earned variety.”

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A Big, Bad Word

But the thinking man ought to deploy le mot juste—the precise term—because of the heartburn it gives petty tyranny, as all truths reliably do.”

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Review: John Boehner’s “On the House”

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“On the House does not provide a clear answer, but, if one reads carefully, one might find that Boehner’s short-term pessimism and long-term optimism are both warranted.”

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A Brief History of Nothing (Part IV): Wars of the Spirit

“Lewis observes that young people are no longer being taught to experience a unity with greater powers but, rather, to accept themselves as separated from greater reality.”

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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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Why We’ve Committed Ourselves to Fighting Online Censorship

We believe this question of censorship is a non-partisan concern that will deeply affect the ability of our country to achieve fairness and progress going forward.”

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DEI: a Trojan Horse for Critical Social Justice in Science

“As a result, the time has come for scientists to place themselves on the right side of history and reject Critical Social Justice in science as well as its Trojan Horse, DEI as it is currently justified and conceived.”

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Preparing for the Work Only Humans Can Do

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“Merisotis has written extensively about higher education and the future of work, but Human Work is a departure from much of his past writing.”

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Growing Up with the Intellectual Dark Web

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“It was around that time that I, a decidedly aimless and apathetic 15-year-old, would stumble upon a still somewhat blossoming The Rubin Report, along with The Joe Rogan Experience and Sam Harris’ podcast Making Sense.”

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Where Race and Language Meet

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Dropping one term in favor of another will not, by itself, solve any great problem, but it can make finding a solution a bit more likely.”

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Understanding the Mind of a Rioter

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This tendency to equate nuanced thinking and nonviolence with a lack of political conviction is typical of radicals.”

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When They Say Abortion and Capital Punishment Are One and the Same

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One cannot help but wonder if this is little more than a tactic adopted by supporters of abortion to seek to discredit pro-life activists by implying that their entire worldview rests on a contradiction.”

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

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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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