Bernie Sanders: a Hypocrite? The Center - “He must not antagonize millionaires, but, rather, he must acknowledge that voluntarily giving away wealth is hard to do even while you know that inequality is a problem; and precisely for that reason, we need taxes.” Gabriel Andrade 2/18/2020
The Nordic Model is Achievable (Without Going to Extremes) The Left - “After all, the disagreement between the authors of The Times piece and the author of the Jacobin piece is only even made possible by the fact that the Finnish system does not easily conform to either model.” Mike Watson 2/13/2020
I Have a Suggestion for My Fellow Black Americans—This Black History Month The Right - “By allowing this ball and chain of victimhood to stay attached to us (and having this mentality that everyone and everything is racist), we are doing ourselves and our ancestors no favors.” Solomon Green 2/10/2020
I Was Born in Venezuela, so I Have Something to Say about Bernie Sanders The Center - “With the benefit of hindsight, we know that many lives could have been spared in bloody revolutions, if only these reformers were taken more seriously.” Gabriel Andrade 2/9/2020
Reflections of an Ivy League Guy Sleeping Outside for His First Trump Rally The Right - “It is a lot harder to vilify a man for whom 10,000 people will make a pilgrimage for only the chance to see him. I can say—despite my complaints—that I am proud and honored to have been among them.” An Ivy League PhD Student 1/30/2020
The Holocaust Mustn’t Be Used as a Political Talking Point The Center - “Some in Israel, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have been manipulative enough to claim that activists protesting against settlements in the West Bank were akin to Nazi architects of genocide.” Gabriel Andrade 1/30/2020
John Kenneth Galbraith’s Newest “Crisis of American Democracy” The Right - “What should concern us now, however, is an emergent threat: the risk of a ‘tyranny of the minority,’ powered further by artificial intelligence (AI).” Sukhayl Niyazov 1/28/2020
Three Simple Rules for Discussing Politics The Center - “I would also add that it is best to avoid the tendency toward what I would call know-betterism, where we take the role of a parental figure trying to guide our political opponents to the light.” Samuel Kronen 1/27/2020
When Criminal Justice Reform Goes Too Far The Right - “While bettering the criminal justice system is always laudable, measures that benefit criminal gangs run afoul of every principle for which our government stands.” Bill Black 1/27/2020
Coronavirus Outbreak Must Not Morph into Anti-Chinese Stereotyping The Center - “Yes, China could do better in terms of public hygiene. But, moral panic over the foods the Chinese eat is more about cultural prejudices than anything else.” Gabriel Andrade 1/26/2020
I Didn’t Vote for Trump But Strongly Oppose His Impeachment The Right - “However, now—after seeing how he has been treated by Democrats since he was elected—he will have my vote in 2020.” Kambiz Tavana 1/25/2020
Why Progressives Should Not Pin Their Hopes on Impeachment The Left - “So while I think it is important that the impeachment trial proceed, it is far more key for progressives to vest in political and social movements that target the underlying problems.” Matt McManus 1/23/2020
Before the March for Life, a Word to the Wise The Right - “If the legal pro-lifer really wants to reduce the number of abortions, he or she has no choice but to argue for why abortion is wrong, why a culture in which abortion is frowned upon is superior…” Logan Chipkin 1/22/2020
For Trump 2020, There’s More to the Story than Just the Stock Market The Center - “But basing a campaign strategy on acceptable headline economic numbers while some parts of the nation are already in a recession is nothing short of tone deaf.” Pieter Sittler 1/21/2020
“Megxit” and America’s Exportation of Identity Politics The Center - “American cultural imperialism is not just about McDonald’s or Disney; America also exports identity politics.” Gabriel Andrade 1/14/2020
Writing about Jordan Peterson for the First Time The Center - “Nevertheless, The Rise of Jordan Peterson comes to me as a relief. Prior to Peterson, the position of the hip professor loved by college students (with all sorts of memes and merchandises using his image), was occupied by Slavoj Žižek.” Gabriel Andrade 1/9/2020
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