Prof. Randy Barnett Joins Erich Prince to Discuss “Con Law” The Right - “You can’t take politics out of the judicial process because judges are human.” Erich J. Prince 1/19/2019
Edward Said: Bad Scholar and Bad Character The Right - “Changing the meanings of previously understood words is what ideologues do.” Henry George 1/15/2019
First Days in Congress: Speaking with Rep. Denver Riggleman The Right - “I had an old chief master sergeant tell me that when you first enter a job, you should keep your mouth shut for three months…So I have a lot to learn.” Connor Mustakas 1/8/2019
What Howard Zinn Forgets The Right - “No one people, nation or culture has a monopoly on the shadows of human nature. Historians influenced by Zinn and the story he tells should try to remember this.” Henry George 12/13/2018
A Response to Matthew Pinna: The Market Is Not Top-Down The Right - “The mere fact that ‘girl’ scooters exist proves that girls tend to have different preferences than boys when making consumer decisions.” Lucas Gigliozzi 12/3/2018
Analysis: Why Is Iowa a Purple State? The Right - What factors make Iowa in play for both Republicans and Democrats? Matthew Pinna 12/1/2018
From UC Berkeley to Washington, Radicalism Prevails The Right - “In a democracy like ours, perception is reality, and the predictable outcome at Berkeley (and other places) was groupthink and radicalization because a fact-based discourse failed to materialize.” Pieter Sittler 11/25/2018
Is Steven Pinker Wrong About Violence Declining? The Right - “In many parts of the world, the anarchy came, and those like Pinker who insist otherwise should reflect on whether their claims really reflect reality, or whether they are simply bromides used by those thought-leaders who see the horror and turn away, looking to statistics as consolation against the tragedy.“ Henry George 11/15/2018
New Jersey Should Not Be Funding Local Journalism The Right - “I agree that without local news, communities suffer from a dearth of necessary information, but this bill opens up way more problems than it fixes.” Matthew Pinna 11/14/2018
Let Them Speak: Censoring Controversial Speakers Gets Us Nowhere The Right - “If a speaker from the alt-right attracts listeners, it is useless to rush to block him. The better approach is to engage in deep thinking to determine why so many people are willing to follow these messages.” Kambiz Tavana 11/8/2018
Mobs, Jobs, and the Need for a National Gang Prosecution Law The Right - “Putting Georgia gang membership calculations into chilling context, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Bobby Christine imparted, ‘Think about that. At its height, ISIS probably didn’t have 35,000 members.'” Vic Reynolds and Michael Scott Carlson 11/1/2018
Jordan Peterson, Women, and Who Really Makes 80% of Consumer Decisions The Right - “The debate about gender and the market can’t be won with a single sentence—or with a single disputed statistic like the 80% figure. It is a nuanced discussion.” Matthew Pinna 10/22/2018
Where the Alt-Right Really Comes From The Right - “As Ross Douthat says, you may have hated the religious Right but wait until you see the post-religious Right.”  Henry George 10/19/2018
My Time in the Senate: An Interview with Saxby Chambliss The Right - “Any bill that’s passed by 100% Republicans and no Democrats or 100% Democrats and no Republicans is not the best piece of legislation that could have been forged.” Erich J. Prince 10/15/2018
Are Hispanics White? The Answer Has Sweeping Political Implications The Right - “For those of us nerdy enough to frequent the annals of the U.S. Census, it was a jarring thing to hear that Puerto Rico is 70 percent white, according to its own inhabitants!” Eddie Ferrara 10/5/2018
A Review of Yoram Hazony’s “The Virtue of Nationalism” The Right - “David Ben-Gurion, on the other hand, embodies the opposite view to that of the EU. Auschwitz was possible because there was one nation not in existence: Israel.” Henry George 10/2/2018
Interview: Bitcoin Expert Jeffrey Tucker The Right - “I was multitasking, and as one person came up to ask a question, I almost hit send on a $20,000 transaction. It was a scary moment, because if it happened there is no way to cancel it, and you have to say, ‘Listen, good friend, can you send it back to me?'” Hans Riess 9/26/2018
Winning the Sanctuary City Debate Through Passage of a National Gang Prosecution Law The Right - “Most Americans would be astonished to discover that, despite the devastating size, scope, and magnitude of gang crime, no federal statutory framework specifically designed to prosecute gangs exists.” Vic Reynolds and Michael Scott Carlson 9/19/2018
“Canada in Decay” is True to Western Liberal Values: A Rejoinder The Right - The final exchange in the debate between Professor Ricardo Duchesne and Professor Matt McManus over the book Canada in Decay and Canadian immigration policies. Ricardo Duchesne 9/7/2018
Jordan Peterson and Living with My Disability The Right - This article is more personal. I have some experience with Peterson’s description of suffering, and I believe that what he says is right. Henry George 9/2/2018
A Reply to Matt McManus’s Review of “Canada In Decay” The Right - “How do we explain, then, the fact that the liberal nations that fought Nazism, Australia, Canada, and the United States, had immigration policies aimed at preserving their ethnic heritage? Should we call European nations with liberal constitutions racist if their populations vote for immigration restriction…” Ricardo Duchesne 8/28/2018
Why I Object to a “Left vs. Right” Political Spectrum The Right - “The left, in all its myriad forms, is unified by a utopian vision and end goal. Meanwhile, ‘the right’ has no such vision and is made of many disparate groups who do not share end goals beyond a general opposition to the left.” Neema Parvini 8/27/2018
What They Don’t Tell You about Jeremy Corbyn The Right - “Since the days of his childhood, Corbyn has been able to engage in his socialist and New Left fantasies, insulated from the catastrophic consequences when they are put into practice.” Henry George 8/23/2018
Jordan Peterson Deserves a Closer Reading Than the Media Gives Him The Right - “With that mindset, no wonder we feel bitter, absurd, and helpless. Even though we are living in great times, it is hard to see it.” Kambiz Tavana 8/20/2018
Lessons for 2018: An Interview with Gov. Pat McCrory The Right - “In fact, one of my best training grounds was being a basketball referee. That taught me how to make tough decisions under tough circumstances where you already knew you were going to make half the people mad most of the time.” Erich J. Prince 8/16/2018
Everyday Economics: A Discussion with Professor Charity-Joy Acchiardo The Right - “We try to take away the value judgments because economics is not designed to make a value judgment—that’s not the tools that we have in this discipline.” Nigel Thompson 8/10/2018
Turning the Page in Brazil: An Interview with Priscila Chammas The Right - “The vast majority of  political parties in Brazil have no ideology whatsoever. They are crony parties who trade political and economic favors, and they do so with those who offer more, regardless of principles or values.” Erich J. Prince 8/9/2018
Why I Am No Longer a Brexit “Remainer” The Right - “Those who proclaim their concern for the poor in the abstract nearly always find that they hate what the poor believe in when confronted with it.” Henry George 8/6/2018
When It Comes to the Environment, Don’t Let the “Perfect Become the Enemy of the Good” The Right - “There won’t always be a happy marriage between impactful environmentalism and progressive values. For environmental groups to weather the political storm, they’ll have to be able to tap sources of support from outside the left.” Eddie Ferrara 8/4/2018
What Dave Rubin Gets Wrong The Right - Henry George takes aim at today’s popularization of so-called “Classical Liberalism,” a movement that fails to appreciate that, for true conservatives, economic priorities are always subservient to ensuring social order. Henry George 8/2/2018
British Politics is Degraded and Divisive The Right - “Trump’s visit saw him declare Britain to be in chaos (it is), that the current Brexit wasn’t what people voted for (it isn’t, and never would be), and that Boris Johnson would make a great prime minister.” Henry George 7/20/2018
Political Philosophy for 2018: Talking with Prof. Christopher Freiman The Right - “…Politicians are regular people who should not be expected to be more moral in their political lives than their economic lives. If we have this assumption that people in politics are no better than people in markets, this leads to a lot less confidence that political solutions will be any better than market solutions.” Nigel Thompson 7/9/2018
All the Fake News That’s Fit to Print The Right - “This means that fact-checking is the fake solution to the real problem of fake news. It helps debunk the simple hoaxes, but it only adds undeserved gravitas to fake political narratives and metanarratives.” Stuart Doyle 7/7/2018
Do Poverty, Inequality, and Mobility Have a lot in Common? Not Really. The Right - “Despite the stellar success of ordinary people lifting themselves out of poverty through production and access to a stable market, the income inequality narrative has come to dominate our current public policy discourse, especially in the United States.” Gonzalo Schwarz 7/5/2018
Friedman’s Take on Corporate Social Responsibility is Brilliant and Elegant—But Obsolete The Right - Milton Friedman’s argument that corporations refrain from engaging themselves in social and political issues is compelling. But his argument likely doesn’t apply in today’s world, a world where “social consciousness” actually drives business. Eddie Ferrara 6/30/2018
The Real Questions You Should Ask Your Economics Professor The Right - “Students are commonly told that Jesus was amenable to socialism because he favored the sharing of wealth. But in fact, he taught personal responsibility, voluntary charity, and doing good from the heart, not from someone else’s wallet.” Lawrence W. Reed 6/23/2018
Literature Meets Identity Politics: Lionel Shriver vs. Penguin-Random House The Right - “Writers should be judged first by the quality of the content of their prose, not their identity. If we forget this, then the world of literature will be much poorer, and with the loss of this source of consolation, so will we all.” Henry George 6/16/2018
Licensing: From Barber Shops to Interior Designers, Restricting the Flow of Labor The Right - Thinking about opening a barber shop, what do you do? If your answer was something other than, “Find out how to obtain the state’s permission,” you’re in for a surprise. Eddie Ferrara 6/10/2018
FEMA Director during Katrina: How Prepared Are We for Disaster? The Right - “When you think about what we have here—FedEx, UPS, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club—you’ve got all these places that have networks that can be used to do distribution…I truly see the private sector as part of the first responder network.” Erich J. Prince 6/7/2018
Does Loneliness Give Rise to Totalitarianism? The Right - “What prepares men for totalitarian domination…is the fact that loneliness, once a borderline experience usually suffered in certain marginal social conditions like old age, has become an everyday experience of the ever-growing masses of our century.” Henry George 6/6/2018
The Victim Culture Produces No Winners: Heather Mac Donald’s Take The Right - “But instead, universities have been captured by a destructive ideology of victimhood that insists that to be a female or a minority on an American college campus is to be the target of endless, nonstop oppression.” Erich J. Prince 5/31/2018
Free Speech on Campus (and Elsewhere): An Interview with Eugene Volokh The Right - “Let’s say somebody is solidly in favor of abortion rights. She feels very strongly. Okay? But how can she learn to persuade anyone on the issue if she never even hears the other side of the argument?” Erich J. Prince 5/30/2018
Misunderstanding Terrorism in Europe The Right - Everywhere is becoming like Israel in the need to take security measures that encroach further and further into daily life. One would not be surprised if Israelis did not feel a sense of schadenfreude; after all, those who criticized Israel as a police state now indulge in the same practices. Henry George 5/21/2018
Interview with Bush Sr. Speechwriter: From Barbara Bush to the Tea Party The Right - “The Bush period and the approaches we took then, in many respects, are directly related to an era of American politics that came and went.” Erich J. Prince 5/19/2018
An Interview with David Shafer: His Vision for Georgia The Right - “People behave themselves for one of two reasons: love of God, or fear of punishment. There’s not much that politicians can do about the former, but the latter is in our wheelhouse.” Erich J. Prince 5/14/2018
Interview with Yaron Brook: Why Ayn Rand Still Matters The Right - “I really don’t see the Republican Party standing for a real free market or getting the government out of our lives on the domestic front. I don’t see them…proposing winding down the welfare state.” Alex Baltzegar 5/12/2018
Mark Harris Just Won the Primary. Here’s his Jan. Interview with Merion West The Right - “An activist court is what is creating the chaos we now have. Today, we have judges who have put them themselves in the place of a king, and they are trying to rule as kings.” Michael DeSantis 5/8/2018
Interview with Stephen Halbrook: The Supreme Court and Guns The Right - A woman, who had a Pennsylvania carry permit, gets arrested in New Jersey, not knowing that they don’t issue carry permits—and certainly not to out-of-state residents. Erich J. Prince 5/1/2018
Is College Still Worth It? No Easy Answers to a Simple Question The Right - Professor Caplan thinks students are wise to the true value of a degree, which could help to explain why almost no student ever audits a class and why students spend only about 14 hours per week studying, down from 24 hours per week in 1961. Eddie Ferrara 4/24/2018
Cory Booker’s Critics from the Left Are Missing the Point The Right - The cost of a Senate seat, after all, averaged $10,476,451 during the 2012 elections. With that steep of cost, can we expect anything other than politicians sometimes having to speak out of both sides of their mouths?  Ronald McIntire 4/22/2018