What Netflix’s Caligula Teaches Us about Trump and His Critics The Right - “If we are willing to be mildly skeptical of a historian who wrote about an emperor removed by one century, then we should also be skeptical of psychiatrists who are too eager to diagnose Mr. Trump with some mental disorder.” Gabriel Andrade 5/18/2019
Op-ed: Ronald Sullivan and the Case for Due Process of Law The Right - “This is not about defending Ronald Sullivan or any one individual; it is about affirming the right for lawyers to defend their clients without facing condemnation in their personal and professional lives.” Julio Araujo 5/14/2019
A Mexican Perspective: The Three Options for Venezuela The Left - “I know several Latin American brothers and sisters who have fled their country. Some were born in the era of Chavismo and have not known anything new, until now.” Veronica Lira Ortiz 5/11/2019
Mercenaries Actually Have a Long History in Venezuela The Right - “As monstrous as the Blackwater plan may seem, we must not lose sight of the fact that Maduro is the only real employer of mercenaries in Venezuela, and that his 19th century heroes were doing the same thing.” Gabriel Andrade 5/8/2019
Stop Crying “Imperialism”; a Solution Is Needed in Venezuela The Right - “To blame American imperialism, as some do, is to dismiss Maduro’s responsibility and to close our eyes to another socialist catastrophe.” Julio Araujo 5/6/2019
Is Trump Right on China? The Right - “It’s time to rethink our trade relationship with China, and so far, President Trump has taken the appropriate measures to set it right.” Matthew Mai 5/2/2019
Camille Paglia and How We Debate Social Issues The Right - “To dismiss topics that are being discussed by college students is a terrible political strategy. The left has professionalized gathering new supporters with questionable narratives—and classical liberals remain inert. We need to change that.” Julio Araujo 5/1/2019
While the Media Talks “Varsity Blues,” Eerily Quiet on Gangs The Right - “It is high time for media sources and critics to alike engage in serious introspection on their seemingly universal reticence—some might say outright resistance—to responsibly report and comment on gangs.” John Melvin and Michael Carlson 4/12/2019
A 30-Year-Old Trial Still Speaks Volumes about Castro The Right - “While Eastern Europeans were celebrating the arrival of democracy in 1989, Cuba went through one of its darkest episodes.” Gabriel Andrade 4/10/2019
When the Lights Go Out in Venezuela The Right - “Socialists frequently tell us that in their ideal system, private property of the common man is to be respected; only major industries are to be seized…Well, that is exactly what socialism did in Venezuela, and it has not been pretty.” Gabriel Andrade 3/21/2019
Pinna: Ocasio-Cortez on the Road The Right - “In the face of all of this evidence, let’s give Cortez another shot and ask one more question: why does it even matter if she was hypocritical? Aside from her being an elected official that people are supposed to trust, it’s because she made it matter.” Matthew Pinna 3/8/2019
When Debating the Border, Let’s Remember Gangs The Center - “With well over one million gang members criminally operating in the United States…Terms like ‘occupation’ come to mind.” John Melvin and Michael Carlson 2/24/2019
The Future of Political “Gotcha” Moments The Right - “The nail in a candidate’s political coffin, if not hammered in during their impromptu improv session, can also be found after the fact in what generally ends up being the ‘meatier’ section: the Q&A.” Matthew Pinna 2/22/2019
Nemeth: If “Fascism” Comes, Will It Come from the Left? The Right - “While perhaps progressive values are well-intentioned, their tactics have been disastrous and have threatened all of our freedoms, not to mention undermining core American ideas like due process.” Mitchell Nemeth 2/9/2019
Does Anti-Semitism Run Concurrent with the BDS Movement? The Right - “I can tell you that many protesters who advocate for ‘Palestine’ would find themselves not so welcome in its territories. The outspoken feminists at the National Women’s Studies Association who endorse BDS and attack the Jewish state would not be so loud on the streets of Hebron.” Race Hochdorf 2/5/2019
Pinna: A Partial Defense of Standardized Testing The Right - “Real change has to be made with how standardized testing companies operate, but at its core, the standardized test is an excellent resource for universities and shouldn’t be removed.” Matthew Pinna 1/23/2019
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