Should Congress Revise Federal Laws Against Lying? The Center - “When Justice Ginsburg reviewed his case, her concurring opinion warned that the federal false statements statute arms government agents with authority to generate felonies.” Ronald L. Carlson 1/2/2019
The First Step Act Doesn’t Do Enough about Gangs The Center - “Communities do not have ‘gang problems.’ America has a gang crisis.” James Callaway 1/1/2019
Editor’s Choice: The Best Articles of 2018 The Center - A look back at our editor’s choices for our favorite Merion West articles of 2018. Erich J. Prince 12/31/2018
Editor’s Choice: The Best Interviews of 2018 The Center - A look back at our editor’s choices for our favorite Merion West interviews of 2018. Erich J. Prince 12/28/2018
Why Edmund Burke Would Oppose Originalism The Center - “Burke’s place in the American conservative pantheon is peculiar if not paradoxical.” Paul Krause 12/19/2018
Progress and Poverty at Amazon HQ2 The Center - “As has sometimes been noted, one can buy a castle in some parts of Europe for less than a modest condo in San Francisco.” Christopher England 12/15/2018
The Case for Humanity (Part III) The Left - “Rather than emphasizing abstract duty like Kant—or God, as Kierkegaard did—Nussbaum maintains that we become who we are through the people we interact with and the projects we are capable of pursuing.” Matt McManus 12/14/2018
What Howard Zinn Forgets The Right - “No one people, nation or culture has a monopoly on the shadows of human nature. Historians influenced by Zinn and the story he tells should try to remember this.” Henry George 12/13/2018
A Reply to Matt McManus: The Last Man The Center - “There appear then to be two kinds of people: those who presume history has ended and those who do not presume history has ended.” Chris Augusta 12/5/2018
The Case for Humanity (Part II) The Left - “And this is the rub of Kant’s political critique of nationalist-type arguments. If the nationalist allows too much deviation from the shared identity of the nation, then his society risks becoming one of liberal individuals.” Matt McManus 12/4/2018