New Jersey Should Not Be Funding Local Journalism The Right - “I agree that without local news, communities suffer from a dearth of necessary information, but this bill opens up way more problems than it fixes.” Matthew Pinna 11/14/2018
Let Them Speak: Censoring Controversial Speakers Gets Us Nowhere The Right - “If a speaker from the alt-right attracts listeners, it is useless to rush to block him. The better approach is to engage in deep thinking to determine why so many people are willing to follow these messages.” Kambiz Tavana 11/8/2018
U.S. Attorney: A Plan to Curb the Opioid Epidemic The Center - “Through persistent and coordinated action by federal, state, and local authorities, together with the assistance of medical professionals and other leaders in our community, we can put a stop to the spread of opioids and their wake of destruction.” Bobby L. Christine 11/7/2018
Anderson Cooper Is Wrong; Journalists Should Vote Too The Center - “I hope that on Tuesday, Anderson Cooper—and all journalists wrestling with the same question—show up to the polls.” Matthew Pinna 11/6/2018
Mobs, Jobs, and the Need for a National Gang Prosecution Law The Right - “Putting Georgia gang membership calculations into chilling context, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Bobby Christine imparted, ‘Think about that. At its height, ISIS probably didn’t have 35,000 members.'” Vic Reynolds and Michael Scott Carlson 11/1/2018
Jordan Peterson, Women, and Who Really Makes 80% of Consumer Decisions The Right - “The debate about gender and the market can’t be won with a single sentence—or with a single disputed statistic like the 80% figure. It is a nuanced discussion.” Matthew Pinna 10/22/2018
Feminists of the West, Women Are Hurting in the Middle East The Center - Instead of worrying about “manspreading” or subtle displays of sexism, feminists in the West need to focus on major problems affecting women in the world, like being shot going to school or female genital mutilation. Yasmine Mohammed 10/16/2018
Are Hispanics White? The Answer Has Sweeping Political Implications The Right - “For those of us nerdy enough to frequent the annals of the U.S. Census, it was a jarring thing to hear that Puerto Rico is 70 percent white, according to its own inhabitants!” Eddie Ferrara 10/5/2018
When Facebook Spills Blood The Center - “There is no debate about whether social media might fuel genocidal violence. It already has. The question is how best to meet our moral responsibility.” Matt Salisbury 9/25/2018
Winning the Sanctuary City Debate Through Passage of a National Gang Prosecution Law The Right - “Most Americans would be astonished to discover that, despite the devastating size, scope, and magnitude of gang crime, no federal statutory framework specifically designed to prosecute gangs exists.” Vic Reynolds and Michael Scott Carlson 9/19/2018
Georgia Attorney General: It’s Time to Stand Up to Gangs The Center - “In America, nearly half of all violent crimes are gang-related.” Chris Carr 9/17/2018
How Attorneys May Attack Future Mueller Prosecutions The Center - “Rarely do media reports focus on the political leanings of prosecutors, investigators, or witnesses. It is, however, often a highly relevant consideration in cases where selective prosecution claims are made.” Vic Reynolds and Michael Scott Carlson 8/31/2018
Jordan Peterson Deserves a Closer Reading Than the Media Gives Him The Right - “With that mindset, no wonder we feel bitter, absurd, and helpless. Even though we are living in great times, it is hard to see it.” Kambiz Tavana 8/20/2018
“Extra Time” in School Is Just Another Way the Wealthy Game the System The Left - Families with money are using doctors and psychologists to get their kids a leg up, at the expense of those playing by the rules. Luke Egan 8/5/2018
When It Comes to the Environment, Don’t Let the “Perfect Become the Enemy of the Good” The Right - “There won’t always be a happy marriage between impactful environmentalism and progressive values. For environmental groups to weather the political storm, they’ll have to be able to tap sources of support from outside the left.” Eddie Ferrara 8/4/2018
Manchin Needs to Vote His Conscience, Regardless of What That Means for November The Left - “Signs point to another yes vote from Manchin. Yet, for all this posturing, voting out of fear of losing an election is not any more morally commendable than being whipped.” Vaughn Campbell 8/1/2018