Sean Spicer: The Steele Dossier and “Radical Nation” The Right - “I got the call on January 10th [2017] from CNN and then BuzzFeed about them running with this hoax. I pointed out at the time that it was wrong. I could demonstrably prove it was wrong. And yet, they stuck by it…” Erich J. Prince 11/26/2021
Anne Kim: The AP Exam and the Standardized Testing Debate The Left - “I think the downside of going test-optional, the downside of ignoring what assessments tell you, means that you might end up ignoring the underlying structural problems and never fixing the inequities.” Erich J. Prince 11/5/2021
Fixing California’s Housing Crisis: An Interview with Nolan Gray The Center - “To understand how land use regulation can help save California from the dystopian future it is currently facing, I spoke with Nolan Gray, an urban planner and outspoken land use policy wonk.” Peter Clarke 8/26/2021
Kay Hymowitz: The Devaluation of Higher Education The Center - “This brings in the status issue again, doesn’t it? Because there are so many careers that people just wouldn’t consider because how would they tell their friends?” Erich J. Prince 7/28/2021
Edward J. Watts: Dissecting the Rhetoric of Decline The Center - “But one of the dangers is it’s very easy when there is change that makes someone uncomfortable to immediately say that this is a society that’s in decline and to blame somebody for causing it.” Johanna Leo 7/22/2021
Kai Whiting: Clearing up Misconceptions about Stoicism The Center - “The other fans that have a dangerously inaccurate idea about what it means to be Stoic are the ‘Broics.'” Johanna Leo 7/12/2021
Gov. Brian Kemp: How to Stand up to Corporate Pressure The Right - “We lost the All-Star Game, but I think we won the battle because that fight has moved to other states now because we are on the right side of this issue, and we push back so hard.” Erich J. Prince 6/9/2021
Mary Harrington: Family Formation in the 2020s The Right - “The long-term problem there is that if your feminism becomes associated with anti-natalism, sooner or later it’s going to trigger a backlash, and that backlash is not going to look very nice for women.” Erich J. Prince 5/28/2021
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Immigration, Islam, and Christopher Hitchens The Center - “What I have found in the book is strong enough to suggest that there is a correlation between mass migration from Muslim-majority countries and the increase in sexual violence.” Vahaken Mouradian 5/16/2021
Antje Ellermann: What Drives a Country’s Openness to Immigration The Center - “Interest group pressure typically opens up immigration.” Mark Hecht 4/29/2021
Elena Thérèse-Rose: Making Catholicism Shareable (Especially on the Web) The Right - “Secondly, I’d say good advice is to gain familiarity with the saints and to perhaps gain some friends among the saints because often they are the best examples.” Erich J. Prince 4/11/2021
Nicholas Kristof Discusses “Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope” The Left - “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.” Thomas Koenig 2/28/2021
Robert Orlando: Bending Genre in Filmmaking The Center - “If you look through the films, it’s a propaganda machine, where identity politics is always featured. There’s no space there for just a common universal story, which is the appeal to human frailty or common ground.” Kathryn Kuhlman 2/26/2021
David French Talks “Divided We Fall” The Right - “Well, the first paragraph basically says it all. It begins with ‘The continued unity of the United States of America cannot be guaranteed.'” Thomas Koenig 2/17/2021
Wes Jackson: How to Respect One’s Tools The Left - “I’m Robert Jensen. I’ll be your guide into the restless and relentless mind of Wes Jackson. I first bumped into Wes’ work more than three decades ago, and his ideas have had a profound influence on my thinking about society and ecology.” Robert Jensen 2/15/2021
Jonathan Church: Getting to the Bottom of the Robin DiAngelo Craze The Center - “I go through a whole analysis of that and why—statistically speaking—you’re basically making a very broad statement about white people in general based on one observation in one Jeopardy! episode.” Erich J. Prince 2/1/2021