Harris Poll’s Will Johnson: Why Polling Still Matters

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At the end of the day, it’s a pretty simple business that we’re in: We want to understand culture, we want to understand consumers’ thinking, and we’re just trying to answer why’s.”

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Stephen Hicks: Lessons from the Canadian Trucker Protest

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“Every generation, we need to learn and relearn how thin the line can be between having a basically liberal society and a basically authoritarian society.”

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Peter Boghossian: On the Purpose of Education

“It’s not that there’s anything wrong with debate. In fact, debate, in certain circumstances, can be good, but we can often solve the problems…through conversation.”

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Sean Spicer: The Steele Dossier and “Radical Nation”

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I got the call on January 10th [2017] from CNN and then BuzzFeed about them running with this hoax. I pointed out at the time that it was wrong. I could demonstrably prove it was wrong. And yet, they stuck by it…”

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Anne Kim: The AP Exam and the Standardized Testing Debate

“I think the downside of going test-optional, the downside of ignoring what assessments tell you, means that you might end up ignoring the underlying structural problems and never fixing the inequities.”

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Kay Hymowitz: The Devaluation of Higher Education

This brings in the status issue again, doesn’t it? Because there are so many careers that people just wouldn’t consider because how would they tell their friends?”

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Gov. Brian Kemp: How to Stand up to Corporate Pressure

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“We lost the All-Star Game, but I think we won the battle because that fight has moved to other states now because we are on the right side of this issue, and we push back so hard.”

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Immigration, Islam, and Christopher Hitchens

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Interview on Islam, Immigration and Christopher Hitchens

What I have found in the book is strong enough to suggest that there is a correlation between mass migration from Muslim-majority countries and the increase in sexual violence.”

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Antje Ellermann: What Drives a Country’s Openness to Immigration

“Interest group pressure typically opens up immigration.”

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David French Talks “Divided We Fall”

“Well, the first paragraph basically says it all. It begins with ‘The continued unity of the United States of America cannot be guaranteed.'”

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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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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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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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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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