What Popular Culture Gets Wrong about “El Chapo” The Center - “Almost one hundred years after his death, Villa’s image enjoys the allure of a romantic Robin Hood in Latin American imagination.” Gabriel Andrade 7/22/2019
America Is Too Lenient on Gang Violence The Right - “Much to my dismay, conservative media journalists have conflated political stances against illegal immigration with criminal gang activity.” Bill Black 7/17/2019
The Downsides of Subsidizing Sports The Center - “If history is any guide, subsidies (not just in sports, but in all spheres of economic life) do not usually work.” Gabriel Andrade 7/15/2019
On Brexit: In Reply to Clive Pinder The Left - “Given Pinder’s distaste for academia, I don’t imagine he would be fond of this kind of Platonic utopia.” Matt McManus 7/14/2019
Letter: In Reply to McManus—Misunderstanding Brexit The Right - “These are the facts and historical context that any fair-minded and rational critic should consider before lambasting the majority of Brits who chose to forgo membership in the European Union.” Clive Pinder 7/14/2019
NATO: 70 Years On The Left - “Hence, NATO should devise a strategy to address President Trump’s visions about the alliance in order to maintain (as much as possible) its stability.” Luz Paola García 7/11/2019
“Ban the Box” Falls Short of Its Goals The Left - “While BTB is the most visible approach to signal support for reintegration, it is perhaps not the most effective way to bring about substantial criminal justice reform and truly help ex-felons build a new life.” Eva Hong 7/10/2019
Social Democracy and Capitalism: A Reply To Richard Burcik The Left - “If capitalism doesn’t work for us all, it doesn’t work at all.” Matt McManus 7/7/2019
Letter to the Editor: In Reply to McManus—Markets Are the Better Way The Right - “Each day, I read an almost endless array of pro-socialist and anti-capitalist articles in a variety of newspapers, magazines, and web sites. Then I ask myself: ‘How could so many bright, well-informed authors be so apparently unaware of the actual realities concerning the history of socialism?'” Richard W. Burcik 7/2/2019
In Support of a Federal Anti-Gang Law The Right - “A functioning federal gang prosecution law patterned after Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act would provide a direct legal outlet for FBI’s ‘increased focus’ on gangs.” James Callaway 6/27/2019
Was the Supreme Court Missing the Big Picture When It Comes to Tech? The Left - “Private companies like Facebook and Twitter are the focal points of more political debate now than any physical space controlled by the government.” Henry Glitz 6/23/2019
Trump’s Tariffs: Did Mexico Have a Choice? The Left - “This may sound as if Mexico were evil and did not want to help others, but this is not the case. If we become a safe third country, we would be biting off more than we can chew by condemning migrants to hellish conditions—mainly due to organized crime and lack of resources—and becoming the U.S. backyard.” Veronica Lira Ortiz 6/21/2019
Why Canada Needs to Ditch the First-Past-the-Post System The Left - “Democratic legitimacy should not be a partisan issue; we, as Canadians, should all be taking this opportunity to discern how to make the country a more inclusive and participatory place.” Matt McManus 6/19/2019
Georgia Life Act Has a Pulse, and It Beats Steady The Right - “The larger issues with H.B. 481, such as the constitutionality of the timeframe for an abortion, the extent to which the law imposes an undue burden on a mother, or the attribution of personhood to an unborn fetus, have regrettably been conflated with false claims about mothers receiving abortions being prosecuted under Georgia law.” Bill Black 6/18/2019
Economic Inequality Is a Red Herring The Right - “There’s nothing wrong with working for minimum wage, just as there’s nothing wrong with being unable to touch your toes— but if you wish to make more money, you must gain valuable skills, experience, and perhaps start stretching.” Shaun Cammack 6/17/2019
A Reasoned Approach to the Abortion Wars The Center - “Nobody can say with confidence exactly what a court will do. What is visible from our analysis is that it is likely not a slam dunk either way.” Ronald L. Carlson 6/8/2019
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