Review: Jamal Greene’s “How Rights Went Wrong” The Center - “Greene uses abortion jurisprudence as a real-world example of how American law’s approach to rights has gone wrong—and has helped split us up into warring tribes competing for a zero-sum rights pie.” Thomas Koenig 4/10/2021
Why We’ve Committed Ourselves to Fighting Online Censorship The Center - “We believe this question of censorship is a non-partisan concern that will deeply affect the ability of our country to achieve fairness and progress going forward.” Mike Matthys 4/9/2021
DEI: a Trojan Horse for Critical Social Justice in Science The Center - “As a result, the time has come for scientists to place themselves on the right side of history and reject Critical Social Justice in science as well as its Trojan Horse, DEI as it is currently justified and conceived.” Charles Pincourt 4/8/2021
Preparing for the Work Only Humans Can Do The Center - “Merisotis has written extensively about higher education and the future of work, but Human Work is a departure from much of his past writing.” Peter Clarke 4/7/2021
Growing Up with the Intellectual Dark Web The Center - “It was around that time that I, a decidedly aimless and apathetic 15-year-old, would stumble upon a still somewhat blossoming The Rubin Report, along with The Joe Rogan Experience and Sam Harris’ podcast Making Sense.” Jordan Stout 4/6/2021
Where Race and Language Meet The Center - “Dropping one term in favor of another will not, by itself, solve any great problem, but it can make finding a solution a bit more likely.” Michael D. Purzycki 4/3/2021
Understanding the Mind of a Rioter The Center - “This tendency to equate nuanced thinking and nonviolence with a lack of political conviction is typical of radicals.” Gerfried Ambrosch 4/1/2021
When They Say Abortion and Capital Punishment Are One and the Same The Center - “One cannot help but wonder if this is little more than a tactic adopted by supporters of abortion to seek to discredit pro-life activists by implying that their entire worldview rests on a contradiction.” Erich J. Prince 3/31/2021
Everybody’s Getting the Filibuster—and the Senate—All Wrong The Center - “But let us be clear: It is not fair to claim that the filibuster is a ‘relic of Jim Crow,’ either.” Thomas Koenig 3/31/2021
Rialpolitik: The New Iranian Dealmakers The Center - “Policy towards Iran must be suited not to religious ideologues who happen to be flush with petrocash but, rather, to racketeers who happen to be religious ideologues.” Vahaken Mouradian 3/30/2021
The Civic Moment The Center - “Instead, we should follow President Biden and Gorman’s lead and frame our political debate and public discourse within an overarching language of civic virtue.” David Civil 3/30/2021
Age Quod Agis The Center - “From Saint Ignatius, this short phrase’s message is straightforward yet powerful: Do what you are doing.” Thomas Koenig 3/28/2021
Is Joe Biden the Future of Liberalism? Let’s Hope So The Center - “Will the Democrats prove captive to cultural grievance, identity politics, anti-racism, and the like? Or will they throw their lot in with Biden-style moderates…” Thomas Koenig 3/24/2021
Flexible Government Is Good Government The Center - “When to allow discretion on the part of public servants is not an easy question to answer.” Michael D. Purzycki 3/21/2021
Is Gen Z Really So Different? The Center - “Coming of age in the 1990s, the state of the world seemed every bit as dire to me as it does to many ‘Zoomers.'” Gerfried Ambrosch 3/19/2021
Local Decision-Makers and Keeping Kids Active During the Pandemic The Center - “Yet, paradoxically, it appears as a nation that our collective response to the pandemic has exacerbated the pre-existing epidemic of physical inactivity amid efforts to protect people’s health.” Stefanie Meyer and Collin Webster 3/17/2021