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
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