Synecdoche, New York and Synecdoche, Croatia The Center - “Something very similar—and, only slightly less surreal—is currently happening in the Republic of Croatia.” Matija Štahan 7/11/2020
The Unimaginative Hysteria of Umair Haque The Right - “Never mind that it is the Trump administration standing up for Uyghur Muslims, actual victims of genocide, by imposing sanctions on CPC officials this past week.” Tony D. Senatore 7/10/2020
The Dangers of Politicizing the Coronavirus The Center - “It is not often that everyone in the country faces the same towering life-and-death challenge all at once, which is why we should drop the cheap partisan smears and start talking honestly about the greatest threat we have confronted in a generation.” Matt Johnson 7/5/2020
Anti-Racism Demonstrations That Are Just Too Much The Center - “Those doing things like reenacting a slave raid may have noble intentions, but they are sending the wrong message.” Gabriel Andrade 7/3/2020
When Censorship Is Outsourced to the Private Sector The Right - “Our commitment to the rights of others to express themselves, even if they hold heinous beliefs, is something uniquely American, and it is perhaps the finest piece of our cultural heritage.” Eddie Ferrara 7/2/2020
Notes on Change and “First World Problems” The Left - “And as the COVID-19 crisis that has changed seemingly everything shows, en masse unemployment and distrust of the federal government is now a “first world reality.”” Andrew Joseph Pegoda 6/29/2020
Liberate the Other Half: Empowering the “Back Row” of America The Center - “Rather than cracking down on higher-income Americans, it is past time to liberate the other half.” Ben Wilterdink 6/23/2020
Parallels Between the Coronavirus and Refugee Crises The Left - “This is a perfect example of why a global problem needs a single multilateral response, and not various contradictory unilateral responses.” Gwyneth Bernier 6/22/2020
How Mexico’s Drug Cartels Have Exploited the Pandemic The Left - “In Mexico, the most effective influencers are either politicians or drug lords.” Verónica Lira Ortiz and Guillermo Tamayo 6/19/2020
Why People Hate Jordan Peterson So Much The Right - “Peterson continued, ‘So the Soviets really implemented and perfected the idea of class and ethnicity based guilt, and it’s a very bad road to walk down, and it’s something that we’re very much engaged in at the moment.'”   Jim Proser 6/14/2020
Where Is Spike Lee? The Center - “Lee has already proven that he is one of the greatest film directors of all time; now is his time to prove that he is also a responsible influencer upon society at large.” Gabriel Andrade 6/8/2020
The Cultural Imperialism of Protest The Center - “Yet I see it more as yet another form of cultural imperialism. It takes an American victim to be brutalized in order for the whole world to come out and protest.” Gabriel Andrade 6/6/2020
Colin Kaepernick and a False Dichotomy The Center - “It probably also guarantees he will not be standing anytime soon, given that these are highly charged social issues which are deeply complex and are probably not going to be ‘fixed’ in the foreseeable future.” Jonathan Church 6/6/2020
Mattis Biographer: Why General Mattis Is Wrong The Right - “Wouldn’t a simple statement of solidarity with the protestors and his personal commitment to help heal the nation be the right use of the General’s reputation and leadership?” Jim Proser 6/4/2020
Joe Biden Only Ostensibly “Has a Plan” for Everything The Left - “The Left needs a candidate who really believes in its preferred policies and is not just giving lip service in an attempt to gain its votes.” Teddy Duncan Jr. 6/4/2020
Republicans Do Still Buy Sneakers The Left - “And so, in an age of divisive politics, Nike had suddenly found a way to embrace and commodify protest; they would have a free marketing base like no other…” Al Binns and Chris Cawkwell 6/3/2020
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