When the Lights Go Out in Venezuela The Right - “Socialists frequently tell us that in their ideal system, private property of the common man is to be respected; only major industries are to be seized…Well, that is exactly what socialism did in Venezuela, and it has not been pretty.” Gabriel Andrade 3/21/2019
Pinna: Ocasio-Cortez on the Road The Right - “In the face of all of this evidence, let’s give Cortez another shot and ask one more question: why does it even matter if she was hypocritical? Aside from her being an elected official that people are supposed to trust, it’s because she made it matter.” Matthew Pinna 3/8/2019
When Debating the Border, Let’s Remember Gangs The Center - “With well over one million gang members criminally operating in the United States…Terms like ‘occupation’ come to mind.” John Melvin and Michael Carlson 2/24/2019
The Future of Political “Gotcha” Moments The Right - “The nail in a candidate’s political coffin, if not hammered in during their impromptu improv session, can also be found after the fact in what generally ends up being the ‘meatier’ section: the Q&A.” Matthew Pinna 2/22/2019
Nemeth: If “Fascism” Comes, Will It Come from the Left? The Right - “While perhaps progressive values are well-intentioned, their tactics have been disastrous and have threatened all of our freedoms, not to mention undermining core American ideas like due process.” Mitchell Nemeth 2/9/2019
Does Anti-Semitism Run Concurrent with the BDS Movement? The Right - “I can tell you that many protesters who advocate for ‘Palestine’ would find themselves not so welcome in its territories. The outspoken feminists at the National Women’s Studies Association who endorse BDS and attack the Jewish state would not be so loud on the streets of Hebron.” Race Hochdorf 2/5/2019
Pinna: A Partial Defense of Standardized Testing The Right - “Real change has to be made with how standardized testing companies operate, but at its core, the standardized test is an excellent resource for universities and shouldn’t be removed.” Matthew Pinna 1/23/2019
One and Done? Studying the First Step Act’s Lone Anti-Gang Restriction The Center - “Will the First Step Act protect against the release of gang members?” James Callaway 1/19/2019
Should Congress Revise Federal Laws Against Lying? The Center - “When Justice Ginsburg reviewed his case, her concurring opinion warned that the federal false statements statute arms government agents with authority to generate felonies.” Ronald L. Carlson 1/2/2019
The First Step Act Doesn’t Do Enough about Gangs The Center - “Communities do not have ‘gang problems.’ America has a gang crisis.” James Callaway 1/1/2019
A Response to Matthew Pinna: The Market Is Not Top-Down The Right - “The mere fact that ‘girl’ scooters exist proves that girls tend to have different preferences than boys when making consumer decisions.” Lucas Gigliozzi 12/3/2018
Trump’s Real Victory Is Redefining the Republican Party The Center - “Johnson understood that winning an election was much less important than winning a party. Elected offices came and went every couple of years; parties were institutions anchored in place by their coalitions and organizers.” Christopher England 11/27/2018
From UC Berkeley to Washington, Radicalism Prevails The Right - “In a democracy like ours, perception is reality, and the predictable outcome at Berkeley (and other places) was groupthink and radicalization because a fact-based discourse failed to materialize.” Pieter Sittler 11/25/2018
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