Young Americans Could Benefit From Conscription, Now More Than Ever Aman Majmudar Op-Ed - “Although it might not have been glamorous, my time in the military helped me through challenges that currently burden many young Americans.” 1/5/2024
When They’ll Do Anything to Stop Him Tony D. Senatore Op-Ed - “Although the Biden administration and his State Department are rightfully quick to denounce the persecution of Navalny and how Russia conducts its elections, there are many parallels between the Navalny saga and what is happening in the United States as we approach the 2024 United States presidential election.” 1/4/2024
Thomas Friedman Is at It Again Walter E. Block and Alan G. Futerman The Right - “What is certain, however, is that part two of this degradation will occur in the not too distant future, and part three some time after that, if this advice of this New York Times columnist is followed.” 12/31/2023
Against Michelle Wu’s Anti-Market Real Estate Proposal Walter E. Block The Right - “If Chairman Wu were in power when Henry Ford was ruining the blacksmith, horse training and saddle making industries, she would have taxed the latter and subsidized the former. How about when computers took out the typewriter, carbon paper, and correction fluid (Wite-Out) industries?” 12/21/2023
What Elon Musk and Bill Gates Might Have in Common Peter Clarke The Center - “Musk still seems to have his wits about him when managing his other companies, when speaking on longform podcasts, or when staying conveniently on message with regard to China. So what is it about X that is specifically causing Musk to lose his composure and his business sense?” 12/8/2023
Geert Wilders: Yet Another Warning to the Center Gerfried Ambrosch The Center - “Many Europeans are waking up to the failures of multiculturalism and open-border policies and are demanding action. If the parties of the center left and center right continue to fail on this front, someone else will step in.” 11/29/2023
The Failure of Multiculturalism Noel Yaxley The Center - “We have a broken immigration system. Despite saying the right thing, [Suella] Braverman did not take much action to stop it. She ought to be judged similarly to what economists would call a revealed preference. In other words, actions speak louder than words.” 11/24/2023
When a Different Standard of Morality Applies to the “Oppressed” Charles Pincourt The Center - “The woke ideology does not merely advocate for redistribution of resources, but it also calls for (or at least allows for) different moral obligations according to one’s identity. This means that so-called oppressors are bound by a different morality than so-called oppressed identities.” 11/20/2023
In Reply to Beckeld: What Is “the West” Nowadays? Paul Gottfried The Right - “Where I may disagree most emphatically with Beckeld is in his idealization of the ‘West,’ which is supposedly currently at war with barbarous ‘non-Western enemies.’ From my perspective, much of what we see in the impassioned pro-Hamas protests represents where Western civilization has moved in the last hundred years or more.” 11/14/2023
What Karl Marx Can Teach Us about Abortion Guzi He The Right - “What better way to avoid paying for maternity leave, family health insurance, and other perks than to make sure that one’s employees never have children?” 11/2/2023
The Media’s Blood Libel of Israel Henry George The Right - “All of this could have been uncovered with measured reporting and a skepticism that avoids trusting the word of the baby-murdering terror group, Hamas.” 10/20/2023
How Jesse Singal Became the Symbol of Polarization on the Left Peter Clarke The Center - “Whether or not Singal is wrong in his conclusions does not matter. He dared to question the truisms, the sacred cows, and that brands him irredeemably transphobic.” 10/17/2023
Barbarians in Our Midst Gerfried Ambrosch The Center - “It is safe to say that the Muslims who have been spouting anti-Semitic hatred and propaganda on our streets in recent days were socialized in a culture whose values are irreconcilably at odds with ours—a parallel society that sees itself not as part of Western civilization but in opposition to it.” 10/13/2023
Black Lives Matter’s Shameful Response to the Attacks on Israel Tony D. Senatore The Right - “Meanwhile, the silence of companies such as Ben and Jerry’s that claim to support injustice is deafening. Clearly, when the issue of state-sponsored violence against the nation of Israel is in question, silence is an option…” 10/12/2023
Mourning for Palestinians and Israelis—and the Possibility of Peace Ended Yasmine Mohammed The Center - “After witnessing the events of the past few days, I admit that part of me is relieved that [my father] died before he had to watch Hamas take away his lifelong dream, slaughtering both it and Israeli civilians on video for the entire world to see.” 10/11/2023
As the Violence Escalates, We Mustn’t Forget the Role of Iran Catherine Perez-Shakdam The Right - “The disturbing element here is not just the escalation but the advanced level of military precision demonstrated by Hamas—an unnerving signal that Iran’s influence is looming larger than ever.” 10/10/2023
War in Israel, War in the West Henry George The Right - “This is not Israel’s 9/11. It is not even Israel’s Pearl Harbor. It is worse by an order of magnitude. The closest parallel is the Rape of Nanking.” 10/9/2023
Iran Invades Israel Through Hamas Henry George The Right - “But one thing is absolutely clear: This is war, not just a terror attack. This is war not just by Hamas on Israel, but by Iran—through Hamas—on Israel.” 10/7/2023
The Collapse of the Kabul Foreign Aid Bazaar Julian Spencer-Churchill The Center - “The stated North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) objective in Afghanistan was nation-building, but what was created instead, over 20 years, and fell in days, was a heavily garrisoned foreign aid bazaar.” 10/7/2023
Understanding Americans’ Rampant Dissatisfaction with Healthcare Henry Buchwald The Center - “As a patient, I do not want to hold hands with a robot and confide my health problems to a faceless entity. As a doctor, a patient, and a human being, I reject the currently shattered doctor-patient relationship.” 9/28/2023
On the Incoherence of “Decolonizing” the Academy Jon Mills The Center - “Ideological pressure and political conformity in the workplace, professional organizations, industry, and public institutional life are so pervasive that identity politics has all but ruined social tolerance, meritocracy, and the pursuit of excellence.” 9/26/2023
A Practical Approach to Career Education for K-12 Students Bruno V. Manno The Center - “America’s K-12 schools typically provide little information to young people on potential careers. They also generally do not provide work experiences that help them understand practical pathways to jobs and careers.” 9/6/2023
Checking in on “Woke Europe” Gerfried Ambrosch The Center - “Like the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, continental Europe would, therefore, do well to dial down the moralizing rhetoric associated with wokeness and return to the enlightened pragmatism, cultural liberalism, and scientific curiosity that gave us the modern world.” 8/25/2023
Aliens and America’s Crisis in Meaning Peter Clarke The Center - “What gives? Why are people so eager to believe wild tales despite a lack of hard, clear evidence?” 8/20/2023
The Atheist Movement Has One Job Peter Clarke The Center - “This is the atheist movement’s one job: to help people navigate the world and find meaning, purpose, and community in a society that has long depended on a god-belief for these ends.” 7/27/2023
Could AI Become Angry at Humans for Causing Environmental Destruction? Zoltan Istvan The Center - “With artificial general intelligence (AGI) likely just decades away, there is an urgent need to consider the extent of environmental harm we are causing. AGI will likely question if humans are good stewards of the planet and quickly come to the conclusion that we are not.” 7/10/2023
Why “Longtermism” Needs Anti-Aging Science to Succeed Peter Clarke The Center - “Assuming anti-aging science shows results, then all of those hypothetical people living way off in the distant future may include some of us. And if that is the case, then people alive today have a practical, personal reason to care how our current actions impact the future.” 7/6/2023
Is the “Convenience Economy” Worth the Pain It Can Inflict? Noel Yaxley The Center - “We live in a world where every conceivable product or service is instantly accessible.” 6/26/2023
Stop Fearing the Best-Case Scenario with Artificial Intelligence Peter Clarke The Center - “What receives less attention but is equally consequential is the extreme scenario in which AI saves all of humanity by making us immortal. Just as we are unprepared for life-destroying AI, we are equally unprepared for our AI savior.” 6/23/2023
The Ever Tenuous Coalition That Is the Left Paul Gottfried The Right - “What makes this conflict noteworthy is that it reveals stress lines within the coalition of today’s Left, a coalition that often seems held together more by what it hates than by strong bonds of friendship.” 6/6/2023
The Many Casualties of Hazing Solomon Green The Right - “They were given a choice to participate, and they ultimately decided it was worth risking their life, health, individuality, and future for a chance to be a part of a group of people who ultimately couldn’t care less about them.” 5/15/2023
How Do They Still Have Jobs? Erich J. Prince The Center - “By any normal definition of the role of a Cabinet member, Secretary Mayorkas would have either resigned voluntarily or have had his resignation requested by the President.” 5/11/2023
How Ideological Addiction Drives Extremism and Undermines Civil Discourse Emily Bashah and Paul E. Johnson The Center - “It is made even more dangerous because unlike other addictions, which are widely accepted as harmful, ideological addiction is being constantly fueled by irresponsible members of the political class, the press, and many on social media.” 5/10/2023
Democrats’ Endless Anti-Institutionalism Erich J. Prince The Center - “However, it has now become clear that once in power, Democrats, with a few notable exceptions, have largely sought to remove any impediment to realizing their agenda regardless of how time-honored or important a given tradition might be.” 5/4/2023
The Stale Defeatism of the “Chomsky/Carlin Thesis” Tony D. Senatore The Right - “While criticizing the United States, Chomsky, Senator Bernie Sanders, those at outlets such as The Grayzone, and some of my friends have defended the likes of Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro.” 4/27/2023