Friendships as Pathways to Upward Income Mobility

“For example, if poor children grew up in a neighborhood where 70% of their friends were wealthy, their future income on average will increase by 20%, similar to the effect of going to a four-year college.”

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Salman Rushdie: The Antithesis to Moral Cowardice

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Leading by example, Rushdie refuses to be intimidated into silence.”

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When It Comes to Iran, Say “No” to Appeasement

(Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

“Without an enemy to demonize, the Islamic Republic would have to answer for its many and grave failures.”

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Peter Buxtun, the Hero of Tuskegee, 50 Years On

(The National Archives)

“In later interviews, Buxtun would shrug off the accolades he later received for his whistleblowing. ‘I don’t want to be embarrassed by an oversupply of compliments. I am who I am,’ he would tell bioethicist Carl Elliott in 2017.”

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The Acute Danger of Iran’s Belligerence

“Our collective inability to push back against such a hateful worldview by holding Tehran accountable for the terror it is has funded and weaponized could soon prove to be a costly mistake.”

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If the Horseshoe Fits: Illiberalism Across the Political Spectrum

While far-right ideologues make no secret of their illiberalism, their counterparts on the Left tend to cloak theirs in the language of equality.”

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On Finland’s Memorandum with Turkey

“Finns should decide their own fate. Their pact with Turkey signals the opposite.”

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Like in Ukraine, We Must Recognize Iranians’ Right to Resistance

(AFP)

“Political leaders in the United States are increasingly recognizing the vitality and capabilities of the Iranian resistance movement and are looking for ways to empower it.”

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The Great American School Tragedy: The Coronavirus and Students

So while parents are generally satisfied with what schools did under trying and unprecedented circumstances, they have good reason to be worried about the pandemic’s effects on their children’s academic and emotional well-being.”

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Narrative Ethics: A Modest Proposal

(Tim Reckmann)

“I wryly refer to the universal adoption of narrative ethics as a ‘modest proposal’ because while telling stories is a fundamental part of human nature, telling stories in perfectly ethical ways is, unfortunately, too often alien to our nature.”

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On “The Diversity Paradox”

(Ron Chenoy)

“Similarly, while professional hockey is considered to have an under-representation problem, the same is not considered true for the National Football League or National Basketball Association, in which African Americans are very over-represented.”

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Why the Left Is Accepting Finnish NATO Membership

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With that said, however, as a country with a 70-year commitment to welfarism, it would not be desirable to substitute this for Russia’s brand of plutocratic capitalism.”

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When Anti-Israel Bias Finds Its Way into Coverage Choices

(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Our media’s acceptance of anti-Semitic narratives is eroding Israel’s standing in the world and, in turn, the nation’s ability to defend itself against an enemy that has long ago broken its borders and used its very liberalism against it.”

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The Term Woke Is Losing Its Punch

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“It was a linguistic indication that revolutionary consciousness had made ‘the long march through the institutions.'”

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The Pandemic Is a Chaos Narrative 

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“Chaos narratives, however, defy our narrative expectations. There is no order, sense, or logical chronology but, instead, suffering without an apparent purpose or meaning.”

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