The Case for Free Vaccines The Right - “In the meantime, perhaps given their impressive track record, free-to-consumer vaccines are something we can all get behind.” Eddie Ferrara 8/1/2020
Creating an Ethos of Individualism in China The Right - “Although China exhibits authoritarian characteristics, this, by no means, presupposes that liberty is incompatible with its people’s worldview.” Dan Mikhaylov 7/28/2020
Freedom Requires Courage The Right - “But now, being made ‘uncomfortable’ or being associated with unpopular company is sufficient reason to abandon principle.” Aaron Tao 7/27/2020
We Need Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Now More Than Ever The Right - “We must first understand this socialist culture of the woke who seek to control what we think, what we say, and how we live. We must believe—like Solzhenitsyn did—that the truth can defeat them.” Jim Proser 7/16/2020
The Harper’s Letter: When the Boring Becomes Incendiary The Center - “Since the response to the letter was far from boring, two things can be asserted. First, a growing minority no longer believes free speech to be valuable. Secondly, those who do believe in free speech no longer believe that it is fully operational. Gabriel Scorgie 7/15/2020
The Shadow of Progress The Right - “In a worldview that prizes purity above progress, the flawed and erroneous are stains to be expunged. Their remembrance is not only deplorable but damning by association.” Tom Hyde 7/12/2020
Synecdoche, New York and Synecdoche, Croatia The Center - “Something very similar—and, only slightly less surreal—is currently happening in the Republic of Croatia.” Matija Štahan 7/11/2020
The Unimaginative Hysteria of Umair Haque The Right - “Never mind that it is the Trump administration standing up for Uyghur Muslims, actual victims of genocide, by imposing sanctions on CPC officials this past week.” Tony D. Senatore 7/10/2020
The Dangers of Politicizing the Coronavirus The Center - “It is not often that everyone in the country faces the same towering life-and-death challenge all at once, which is why we should drop the cheap partisan smears and start talking honestly about the greatest threat we have confronted in a generation.” Matt Johnson 7/5/2020
Anti-Racism Demonstrations That Are Just Too Much The Center - “Those doing things like reenacting a slave raid may have noble intentions, but they are sending the wrong message.” Gabriel Andrade 7/3/2020
When Censorship Is Outsourced to the Private Sector The Right - “Our commitment to the rights of others to express themselves, even if they hold heinous beliefs, is something uniquely American, and it is perhaps the finest piece of our cultural heritage.” Eddie Ferrara 7/2/2020
Notes on Change and “First World Problems” The Left - “And as the COVID-19 crisis that has changed seemingly everything shows, en masse unemployment and distrust of the federal government is now a “first world reality.”” Andrew Joseph Pegoda 6/29/2020
Liberate the Other Half: Empowering the “Back Row” of America The Center - “Rather than cracking down on higher-income Americans, it is past time to liberate the other half.” Ben Wilterdink 6/23/2020
Parallels Between the Coronavirus and Refugee Crises The Left - “This is a perfect example of why a global problem needs a single multilateral response, and not various contradictory unilateral responses.” Gwyneth Bernier 6/22/2020
How Mexico’s Drug Cartels Have Exploited the Pandemic The Left - “In Mexico, the most effective influencers are either politicians or drug lords.” Verónica Lira Ortiz and Guillermo Tamayo 6/19/2020
Why People Hate Jordan Peterson So Much The Right - “Peterson continued, ‘So the Soviets really implemented and perfected the idea of class and ethnicity based guilt, and it’s a very bad road to walk down, and it’s something that we’re very much engaged in at the moment.'”   Jim Proser 6/14/2020
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