“Extra Time” in School Is Just Another Way the Wealthy Game the System The Left - Families with money are using doctors and psychologists to get their kids a leg up, at the expense of those playing by the rules. Luke Egan 8/5/2018
When It Comes to the Environment, Don’t Let the “Perfect Become the Enemy of the Good” The Right - “There won’t always be a happy marriage between impactful environmentalism and progressive values. For environmental groups to weather the political storm, they’ll have to be able to tap sources of support from outside the left.” Eddie Ferrara 8/4/2018
Manchin Needs to Vote His Conscience, Regardless of What That Means for November The Left - “Signs point to another yes vote from Manchin. Yet, for all this posturing, voting out of fear of losing an election is not any more morally commendable than being whipped.” Vaughn Campbell 8/1/2018
Prince: The Biggest Problem When It Comes to Polarization The Center - “As Mayor Koch used to say: ‘If you agree with me on 9 out of 12 issues, vote for me. If you agree with me on 12 out of 12 issues, see a psychiatrist.'” Erich J. Prince 7/27/2018
The Troubling Effort to Silence Animal Rights Activists The Left - Last year, The Intercept published an article following the dollars, tracing a link between campaign contributions by big agriculture and laws meant to silence animal rights activists. But what’s happened since? Grace Eppinger and Grace Hylinski 7/23/2018
Do Poverty, Inequality, and Mobility Have a lot in Common? Not Really. The Right - “Despite the stellar success of ordinary people lifting themselves out of poverty through production and access to a stable market, the income inequality narrative has come to dominate our current public policy discourse, especially in the United States.” Gonzalo Schwarz 7/5/2018
What a Recent Supreme Court Ruling Means for Employment Law The Center - “As with all matters legislative, right now our partisan polarization stands in the way. But hope springs eternal that our better angels, and our ability to compromise—on this and other matters, will eventually return.” Weyman T. Johnson 7/2/2018
Friedman’s Take on Corporate Social Responsibility is Brilliant and Elegant—But Obsolete The Right - Milton Friedman’s argument that corporations refrain from engaging themselves in social and political issues is compelling. But his argument likely doesn’t apply in today’s world, a world where “social consciousness” actually drives business. Eddie Ferrara 6/30/2018
The Left-Leaning Media Is Following the Money. Not the Issues that Matter The Left - “As newscasters reported in painstaking detail about the intricacies of a politician’s body language or outfit, 3.2 million Americans lost health insurance in 2017. Only 39 percent of Americans can afford a $1k emergency. And 41 million Americans are hungry.” Grace Eppinger 6/25/2018
The Real Questions You Should Ask Your Economics Professor The Right - “Students are commonly told that Jesus was amenable to socialism because he favored the sharing of wealth. But in fact, he taught personal responsibility, voluntary charity, and doing good from the heart, not from someone else’s wallet.” Lawrence W. Reed 6/23/2018
Glitz: The Problem Goes Deeper than the Cake The Left - “When it comes down to it, most of us realize the cake a Christian baker refuses to bake for a gay couple isn’t just a cake—it stands for so much more.” Henry Glitz 6/14/2018
Licensing: From Barber Shops to Interior Designers, Restricting the Flow of Labor The Right - Thinking about opening a barber shop, what do you do? If your answer was something other than, “Find out how to obtain the state’s permission,” you’re in for a surprise. Eddie Ferrara 6/10/2018
I Support Affirmative Action, Even Though It May Hurt Me The Left - “As a person of Indian heritage, I’m willing to lower my odds in November’s game of chance if it makes the admissions process, as a whole, more inclusive.” Parthav Shergill 5/22/2018
Is College Still Worth It? No Easy Answers to a Simple Question The Right - Professor Caplan thinks students are wise to the true value of a degree, which could help to explain why almost no student ever audits a class and why students spend only about 14 hours per week studying, down from 24 hours per week in 1961. Eddie Ferrara 4/24/2018
Cory Booker’s Critics from the Left Are Missing the Point The Right - The cost of a Senate seat, after all, averaged $10,476,451 during the 2012 elections. With that steep of cost, can we expect anything other than politicians sometimes having to speak out of both sides of their mouths?  Ronald McIntire 4/22/2018
The Conflict over Character Education: Faith Schools in Britain The Right - In the UK recently, there has been concern over the growth in private and unregistered faith schools. Henry George 4/10/2018