The Many Casualties of Hazing The Right - “They were given a choice to participate, and they ultimately decided it was worth risking their life, health, individuality, and future for a chance to be a part of a group of people who ultimately couldn’t care less about them.” Solomon Green 5/15/2023
How Do They Still Have Jobs? The Center - “By any normal definition of the role of a Cabinet member, Secretary Mayorkas would have either resigned voluntarily or have had his resignation requested by the President.” Erich J. Prince 5/11/2023
How Ideological Addiction Drives Extremism and Undermines Civil Discourse The Center - “It is made even more dangerous because unlike other addictions, which are widely accepted as harmful, ideological addiction is being constantly fueled by irresponsible members of the political class, the press, and many on social media.” Emily Bashah and Paul E. Johnson 5/10/2023
Democrats’ Endless Anti-Institutionalism The Center - “However, it has now become clear that once in power, Democrats, with a few notable exceptions, have largely sought to remove any impediment to realizing their agenda regardless of how time-honored or important a given tradition might be.” Erich J. Prince 5/4/2023
The Stale Defeatism of the “Chomsky/Carlin Thesis” The Right - “While criticizing the United States, Chomsky, Senator Bernie Sanders, those at outlets such as The Grayzone, and some of my friends have defended the likes of Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro.” Tony D. Senatore 4/27/2023
Gen Z and a New Relationship to Work The Center - “In the long term, it is likely that the workplace will diversify and, in turn, settle into four or five different buckets on a continuum from traditional and non-traditional, with less representation at the extremes.” Grant Brenner 4/26/2023
K-12 Domestic Realists Chart an Agenda to Go Beyond Education’s Culture Wars The Center - “K-12 education’s collective illusions divert attention away from the dogged fact that most Americans, including policymakers and young people, agree on important K-12 issues.“ Bruno V. Manno 4/19/2023
Elon Musk’s Bad Take on Longevity The Center - “Zoltan Istvan, an advocate for life extension, has observed in his longevity writings that each human mind is a unique library of information. Every time a person dies, it is like losing the Library of Alexandria.” Peter Clarke 4/4/2023
A Government Is More Than Capable of Addressing Multiple Crises At Once The Center - “So, to be clear, I largely favor reducing the power of the very federal government being discussed in this piece, but that is quite different from arguing that, at its current scope and scale, it is somehow incapable of addressing multiple priorities at once.” Erich J. Prince 3/20/2023
Boris Johnson’s Most Fundamental Failure: Immigration The Right - “After all, one of the major reasons for the Conservatives’ 2019 election landslide victory was due to [Johnson’s] populist rhetoric regarding mass immigration, including the Conservatives’ promise that ‘overall numbers will come down.'” Edward Howard 3/10/2023
Internet Censorship: Democrats, Remember You Could Be Out of Power One Day The Center - “The mainstream media has largely ignored the unsettling censorship tactics of the Biden administration, and Democrats—all the while—clearly cannot imagine a future Republican administration following this administration’s lead and censoring content that does not support the new administration’s political narrative or agenda.” Mike Matthys 3/7/2023
A Happy Retirement: A High Bar for High Achievers The Center - “I had lost my ambition and with it my identity. Without CEO status, who was I? If I was not leading a company, what was my purpose? How would I find contentment without that all-encompassing fixation on achievement?” Laura Black 3/6/2023
Who Will Fix a Broken Internet Landscape Before It’s Too Late? The Right - “Despite the enormous improvements that technology has contributed to the human condition, if we do not choose to fix the way the Internet works, there remains the potential for a digital Pearl Harbor-type event.” Thomas P. Vartanian 3/5/2023
How a “National Divorce” Could Actually Unite Americans The Right - “Far from giving up on the American project, national divorce aims to renew and deepen our ability to live in harmony together.” Joseph (Jake) Klein 3/2/2023
In Reply to Robert Jensen: The Folly of the Nazi Comparison The Right - “In fact, most Southerners did not own slaves; nor were Union soldiers, most of whom were drafted, fighting for the woke ideals of Jensen or the Southern Poverty Law Center.” Paul Gottfried 2/17/2023
Republicans Should Stop Pandering about Charter Schools The Right - “I have no idea why Republicans and the GOP media fall over themselves rallying to the cause of those who hate them and who would never vote for them, no matter what.” Paul Gottfried 2/9/2023