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
Editor’s Choice: The Best Articles of 2018 The Center - A look back at our editor’s choices for our favorite Merion West articles of 2018. Erich J. Prince 12/31/2018
Editor’s Choice: The Best Interviews of 2018 The Center - A look back at our editor’s choices for our favorite Merion West interviews of 2018. Erich J. Prince 12/28/2018
Why Edmund Burke Would Oppose Originalism The Center - “Burke’s place in the American conservative pantheon is peculiar if not paradoxical.” Paul Krause 12/19/2018
Progress and Poverty at Amazon HQ2 The Center - “As has sometimes been noted, one can buy a castle in some parts of Europe for less than a modest condo in San Francisco.” Christopher England 12/15/2018
A Reply to Matt McManus: The Last Man The Center - “There appear then to be two kinds of people: those who presume history has ended and those who do not presume history has ended.” Chris Augusta 12/5/2018
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
What Can Machiavelli Teach Us About the Midterms? The Center - “For it is through political conflict that greater representation is born, more interests come to the table, and the expansion and development of liberty and order comes about.” Paul Krause 11/26/2018
Interview with Nassir Ghaemi: Can Mental Illness Make More Effective Politicians? The Center - “One of the basic concepts I had was that if there are some benefits to having some depression manic symptoms; the corollary is that there are some limitations to being normal and mentally healthy.” Erich J. Prince 11/17/2018
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
Anderson Cooper Is Wrong; Journalists Should Vote Too The Center - “I hope that on Tuesday, Anderson Cooper—and all journalists wrestling with the same question—show up to the polls.” Matthew Pinna 11/6/2018
This Former Drug User Is Committed to Helping Others Get Clean The Center - “People are going to use, so let’s teach them how to use and limit the use correctly. This limits the damage and harm they can do to themselves until they reach a path of recovery.” Connor Mustakas 10/26/2018
Can Carl Schmitt Explain How We Got from the Cold War to Trump? The Center - After the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States and the West lost their common foreign enemy. Would the sense of rivalry that characterized these tensions abroad then turn inwards, once no common enemy remained? Paul Krause 10/24/2018
Feminists of the West, Women Are Hurting in the Middle East The Center - Instead of worrying about “manspreading” or subtle displays of sexism, feminists in the West need to focus on major problems affecting women in the world, like being shot going to school or female genital mutilation. Yasmine Mohammed 10/16/2018
When Facebook Spills Blood The Center - “There is no debate about whether social media might fuel genocidal violence. It already has. The question is how best to meet our moral responsibility.” Matt Salisbury 9/25/2018