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
Kids and the Coronavirus: Unintended Consequences Two Years Later The Center - “So, we have been living in two pandemics, but only one has dominated our public health discussions.” Stefanie M. Meyer 3/12/2022
Ukraine and “The Fog of War” The Center - “Amid the memes and rhetoric, there has been much in the way of propaganda, unverifiable information, and outright lies that seem, at times, not to be appreciated for what they are.” Carlos Miguel del Callar 3/7/2022
What Whoopi Goldberg Got Wrong about the Holocaust—and Why It Matters The Center - “Only days before Goldberg made her ill-informed comments, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) changed its definition of racism to ‘The marginalization and/or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people.'” Gerfried Ambrosch 2/5/2022
No to Money for Hostages The Center - “When I was imprisoned in Iran, I made it clear to the Swiss ambassador to let the Trump administration know not to offer any money in exchange for my release.” Michael White 2/4/2022
If the Pendulum Doesn’t Swing Back The Center - “The implication is that culture and politics can be thought of as the bob of a pendulum swinging back and forth mechanically between the political left and the right, and that, at the moment, we are simply at the leftward amplitude of such a process.” Charles Pincourt 2/3/2022
When It Comes to Medical Aid-in-Dying, We Must Protect the Vulnerable The Center - “Many such persons will have internalized the idea that they constitute an inconvenient and expensive burden on loved ones, as well as the healthcare system. Legalizing MAID risks reinforcing that message.” Tanner Matthews 1/10/2022
Why I Oppose the JCPOA The Center - “As a former political hostage in Iran, I oppose the efforts to revive the current agreement as it stands. I will explain my reasoning and what I believe is the best path forward.” Michael White 12/16/2021
How the National Popular Vote Protects the Electoral College The Right - “Importantly, this state-based reform preserves and protects the Electoral College by having state legislatures determine the manner and method by which presidential elections are run and administered.” Saul Anuzis 10/29/2021
A Question for Frances Haugen: Who Decides? The Center - “The question, however, remains: Would politically motivated government officials make better decisions than executives at these companies, and would these decisions be fairly applied to all users?” Mike Matthys 10/18/2021
It’s Time to Move Away from Outward Markers of Jewish Belonging  The Center - “One thing I chose not to do was circumcise my child. While many of my secular compatriots still feel an affinity for this practice as a ‘tribal marking,’ I find it intellectually and ethically difficult to defend.” Rebecca Wald 10/8/2021