When It Comes to Iran, Say “No” to Appeasement The Center - “Without an enemy to demonize, the Islamic Republic would have to answer for its many and grave failures.” Catherine Perez-Shakdam 8/3/2022
Peter Buxtun, the Hero of Tuskegee, 50 Years On The Right - “In later interviews, Buxtun would shrug off the accolades he later received for his whistleblowing. ‘I don’t want to be embarrassed by an oversupply of compliments. I am who I am,’ he would tell bioethicist Carl Elliott in 2017.” Erich J. Prince 7/25/2022
The Acute Danger of Iran’s Belligerence The Center - “Our collective inability to push back against such a hateful worldview by holding Tehran accountable for the terror it is has funded and weaponized could soon prove to be a costly mistake.” Catherine Perez-Shakdam 7/14/2022
If the Horseshoe Fits: Illiberalism Across the Political Spectrum The Center - “While far-right ideologues make no secret of their illiberalism, their counterparts on the Left tend to cloak theirs in the language of equality.” Gerfried Ambrosch 7/10/2022
On Finland’s Memorandum with Turkey The Left - “Finns should decide their own fate. Their pact with Turkey signals the opposite.” Mike Watson 6/30/2022
Like in Ukraine, We Must Recognize Iranians’ Right to Resistance The Center - “Political leaders in the United States are increasingly recognizing the vitality and capabilities of the Iranian resistance movement and are looking for ways to empower it.” Kazem Gholami 6/7/2022
The Great American School Tragedy: The Coronavirus and Students The Center - “So while parents are generally satisfied with what schools did under trying and unprecedented circumstances, they have good reason to be worried about the pandemic’s effects on their children’s academic and emotional well-being.” Bruno V. Manno 5/31/2022
Narrative Ethics: A Modest Proposal The Center - “I wryly refer to the universal adoption of narrative ethics as a ‘modest proposal’ because while telling stories is a fundamental part of human nature, telling stories in perfectly ethical ways is, unfortunately, too often alien to our nature.” Isabelle Breier 5/25/2022
On “The Diversity Paradox” The Center - “Similarly, while professional hockey is considered to have an under-representation problem, the same is not considered true for the National Football League or National Basketball Association, in which African Americans are very over-represented.” Charles Pincourt 5/19/2022
Why the Left Is Accepting Finnish NATO Membership The Left - “With that said, however, as a country with a 70-year commitment to welfarism, it would not be desirable to substitute this for Russia’s brand of plutocratic capitalism.” Mike Watson 5/18/2022
When Anti-Israel Bias Finds Its Way into Coverage Choices The Center - “Our media’s acceptance of anti-Semitic narratives is eroding Israel’s standing in the world and, in turn, the nation’s ability to defend itself against an enemy that has long ago broken its borders and used its very liberalism against it.” Catherine Perez-Shakdam 5/11/2022
The Term Woke Is Losing Its Punch The Right - “It was a linguistic indication that revolutionary consciousness had made ‘the long march through the institutions.'” Barney Quick 4/30/2022
The Pandemic Is a Chaos Narrative  The Center - “Chaos narratives, however, defy our narrative expectations. There is no order, sense, or logical chronology but, instead, suffering without an apparent purpose or meaning.” Isabelle Breier 4/29/2022
Do David Brooks and the New Right Share Common Threads? The Left - “The general public—and not the elite—is, in fact, the primary obstacle to the New Right’s political project.” Ahmed Ahmed 4/19/2022
Why Putin’s Russia and Xi’s China Are Cozy Bedfellows The Center - “Why is there this close bond? Why does China do nothing in response to President Putin’s bloodlust?” John Tuttle 4/18/2022
Nuclear Iran—Why the Islamic Republic Is Not the Actor We Think It Is The Center - “As the only Western journalist allowed to enter Iran prior to its presidential elections back in 2017, I followed then-candidate Ebrahim Raisi on the campaign trail. Whatever illusions I had about Iran and its ambitions melted under the sheer brutality of his war rhetoric.” Catherine Perez-Shakdam 3/30/2022