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
Ray Haynes: Why Republicans Should Support the Popular Vote The Right - “In the battleground states, since 2000, Republicans have won the popular vote four out of six times. In fact, Donald Trump—in 2020—won the battleground states by over 2.1 million votes.” Henri Mattila 1/19/2021
Kevin Williamson: How to Improve the Lot of Those Left Behind The Right - “And he wrote this very famous novel called Infinite Jest, which he described as a very sad book about the pursuit of happiness. And so, I think in some ways, I’ve written a very sad book about the pursuit of happiness as well.” Thomas Koenig 1/9/2021
Alfie Bown: Where Politics and Gaming Meet The Left - “I think there’s great potential in video games. In some ways, they are the primary space in which the culture wars are now being fought.” Al Binns 1/8/2021
Thomas Ricks: Politics, as Seen from Aristotle to Trump The Left - “And so I remembered from college: When you’re facing a problem that seems deeply puzzling, go back to fundamentals, go to first principles. So I took Aristotle’s Politics off my shelf, my old college copy, and reread it in the context of the election of Donald Trump.” Thomas Koenig 1/7/2021
H. R. McMaster: How He Sees China, and the World The Center - “And so I think we have to resist the tendency to try to define a new administration’s foreign policy mainly as an opposition to the administration that came before it.” Thomas Koenig 12/30/2020
David Gurfein: Advocating on Behalf of Accused American Service Members The Right - “The UCMJ has some key aspects to it which do not afford military personnel the same degree of presumption of innocence that you’d see in a civilian court.” Asher Ellis 12/30/2020
Bill Vitek: In Pursuit of Better Agriculture (and a Better Society) The Left - “The way we farm and the way we think are connected—that’s our premise.” Olivia Malloy 12/20/2020