Ray Haynes: Why Republicans Should Support the Popular Vote

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“In the battleground states, since 2000, Republicans have won the popular vote four out of six times. In fact, Donald Trump—in 2020—won the battleground states by over 2.1 million votes.”

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Kevin Williamson: How to Improve the Lot of Those Left Behind

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“And he wrote this very famous novel called Infinite Jest, which he described as a very sad book about the pursuit of happiness. And so, I think in some ways, I’ve written a very sad book about the pursuit of happiness as well.”

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Alfie Bown: Where Politics and Gaming Meet

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I think there’s great potential in video games. In some ways, they are the primary space in which the culture wars are now being fought.”

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Thomas Ricks: Politics, as Seen from Aristotle to Trump

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“And so I remembered from college: When you’re facing a problem that seems deeply puzzling, go back to fundamentals, go to first principles. So I took Aristotle’s Politics off my shelf, my old college copy, and reread it in the context of the election of Donald Trump.”

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H. R. McMaster: How He Sees China, and the World

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And so I think we have to resist the tendency to try to define a new administration’s foreign policy mainly as an opposition to the administration that came before it.”

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David Gurfein: Advocating on Behalf of Accused American Service Members

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The UCMJ has some key aspects to it which do not afford military personnel the same degree of presumption of innocence that you’d see in a civilian court.”

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Bill Vitek: In Pursuit of Better Agriculture (and a Better Society)

The way we farm and the way we think are connected—that’s our premise.”

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Rep.-elect Carolyn Bourdeaux: Why She Ran, and Hope for the Future

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“One of the big issues was health care reform; my own parents struggled with the cost of prescription medications, using up all of their discretionary income to pay for my father’s insulin and other medications.”

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Mayor Justin Elicker: Lessons from New Haven, CT

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“It’s clear that so many cities are going through a lot of the same challenges that New Haven is facing right now.”

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Grant McCracken: Why We Need to Bring Back Honor

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I studied Elizabethan England as a graduate student. It was a society governed by ideas of honor, and I thought, ‘Wow. Maybe some of those ideas could be returned to usefulness.'”

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Does Understanding the American Project Begin with William Penn?

He was the first to negotiate with Native Americans as a Christian, keeping the Christian-Quaker pacifist traditions in his negotiations. He actually regarded the Native Americans as equals…”

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Congressman-elect Burgess Owens on Issues to Tackle in Office

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“Al Davis used to say, ‘Just win, baby.’ And I tell you that’s what Americans do best. Once we wake up, once we’re engaged, once we know that our culture is at risk, we come together and start communicating. Across-party lines, Democrats and Republicans start to talk, and we rise.”

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Is the American Economy Significantly Different than Europeans Think?

“Do you realize how strange it is that professionals can move around Europe more freely than they can in the U.S.? And that overall, Alabama has more autonomy over its regulations than France does?” 

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Rep. Denver Riggleman: Reflecting on His Two Years in D.C.

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“And I’ll have to say this: This was the worst job I ever had, but it was one of the best things I’ve ever done.”

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Interview: Running for Congress as a Communist

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“I offer an alternative to liberal-style capitalism or conservative-style capitalism. Both are neoliberal at the end of the day.”

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