Civil Liberties Still Matter, Even During a Pandemic The Right - “However, reconceptualizing fundamental rights is a serious matter. As such, we must guard against measures such as these continuing to shape our civic life, politics, and economies—even long after this pandemic has passed.” Jean Vilbert 4/15/2020
Watching William F. Buckley and James Baldwin at Columbia The Right - “At age 55, I was the oldest in my class of about 20 students, and most of my classmates were between the ages of 18 and 21.” Tony D. Senatore 4/10/2020
In Reply to McManus: Harping on Income Inequality Ignores the Data The Right - “The Economist noted: ‘Just as ideas about inequality have completed their march from the Academy to the frontlines of politics, researchers have begun to look again. And some are wondering whether inequality has risen as much as claimed—or, by some measures, at all.'” Richard W. Burcik 4/10/2020
Why Demographics Are Not Destiny The Right - “Both the Left and the Right are wrong that demographics are fundamental to the political future of America (or of any other society). Demographics are not destiny.” Logan Chipkin 4/3/2020
How Libertarians View the Coronavirus Crisis The Right - “For those of us who don’t want to go fully off-grid but concern ourselves with the expansion of the state, what might a pandemic response look like?” Eddie Ferrara 4/1/2020
Understanding the Viciousness of Jordan Peterson’s Critics The Right - “McManus and Hamilton have each written exceedingly unfair reviews of Jim Proser’s recent book Savage Messiah: How Dr. Jordan Peterson Is Saving Western Civilization.” Kevin Turner 3/24/2020
The A.I. Challenge to the Free World The Right - “Stephen Hawking, the renowned British physicist, brilliantly summarized the main problems associated with AI: ‘Whereas the short-term impact of AI depends on who controls it, the long-term impact depends on whether it can be controlled at all.'” Sukhayl Niyazov 3/22/2020
Erdoğan and Taking Advantage of Europe’s “Pathological Altruism” The Right - “For them, the feelings of guilt over Europe’s past seemed to require inviting in the world to redeem Europe of its sins. Erdoğan is playing on this fear by referring to the Greeks as Nazis, attempting to destabilize the collective psyche of the European leadership.” Henry George 3/19/2020
Interview: “Savage Messiah: How Dr. Jordan Peterson Is Saving Western Civilization” The Right - “I was surprised at the depth of their depravity in attacking this innocent academic. He also provoked quite a bit of outrage by refusing to be silenced by them—and thank God for that.” Kevin Turner 3/14/2020
Why the “New Socialist Man” Runs into Trouble The Right - “The knowledge encoded in the profit/loss system that emerges in a free market cannot be recovered by a socialist Leviathan.” Logan Chipkin 3/9/2020
Interview: “Trump Wins in 2020: (With the Popular Vote)” The Right - “So over the holidays, I’ve visited several people in the Black community, and they have been very impressed with what they see Trump do.” Erich J. Prince 3/7/2020
Jordan Peterson, at His Core, Teaches Personal Responsibility The Right - “…for all of those who continue to maintain that Jordan Peterson is problematic because of something one of his followers somewhere did, keep in mind that—above all else—Jordan Peterson is a proponent of individuals taking responsibility for their own lives.” Kevin Turner 2/27/2020
The Travesty of Comparing Jordan Peterson to Hitler The Right - “Not only ought Gabriel Andrade resist implying there are parallels to be found by Peterson and Hitler, but he also should keep in mind how many lives have been positively changed thanks to his ideas.” Tony D. Senatore 2/24/2020
“People of Color” Do Not Exist The Right - “Looking at the highest income Americans by ethnicity, we likewise find a hodgepodge of people of many colors, with peoples largely from East and South Asia, Europe, and the Middle East at the top.” Alexander Zubatov 2/17/2020
The “Orthodox Conservatives” and the Essence of British Conservatism The Right - “Orthodox Conservatism believes that the culture we have is held in trust—and that it is particular to us and our shared history; it is distinctive, not exclusive and is open to those who wish to join.” Henry George 2/14/2020
The All Too Brief Life of the Father of Thermodynamics The Right - “This ability to deliver scientific progress amid a sea of errors is more common in the history of science than one might expect.” Logan Chipkin 2/12/2020
I Have a Suggestion for My Fellow Black Americans—This Black History Month The Right - “By allowing this ball and chain of victimhood to stay attached to us (and having this mentality that everyone and everything is racist), we are doing ourselves and our ancestors no favors.” Solomon Green 2/10/2020
“Three Big Ideas” to Transform How We Think The Right - “In fact, I can think of three ideas that are so deep, so potentially useful, and so paradigm-shifting that widespread acceptance of even one of them would transform civilization for the better.” Logan Chipkin 2/5/2020
The Predicament of Contemporary Academia The Right - “As a result, liberal arts education has been dragged down into the world that it previously resisted, subjugating honest intellectual inquiry to cheap ideological attachments and the profanities of political activity.” Nate Hochman 2/3/2020
Reflections of an Ivy League Guy Sleeping Outside for His First Trump Rally The Right - “It is a lot harder to vilify a man for whom 10,000 people will make a pilgrimage for only the chance to see him. I can say—despite my complaints—that I am proud and honored to have been among them.” An Ivy League PhD Student 1/30/2020
John Horvat: Social Media, Jordan Peterson, and “Returning to Order” The Right - “I’ve read Peterson’s Twelves Rules for Life, and it has some points that I agree with. But I don’t think he goes far enough.” Kevin Turner 1/30/2020
John Kenneth Galbraith’s Newest “Crisis of American Democracy” The Right - “What should concern us now, however, is an emergent threat: the risk of a ‘tyranny of the minority,’ powered further by artificial intelligence (AI).” Sukhayl Niyazov 1/28/2020
When Criminal Justice Reform Goes Too Far The Right - “While bettering the criminal justice system is always laudable, measures that benefit criminal gangs run afoul of every principle for which our government stands.” Bill Black 1/27/2020
I Didn’t Vote for Trump But Strongly Oppose His Impeachment The Right - “However, now—after seeing how he has been treated by Democrats since he was elected—he will have my vote in 2020.” Kevin Turner 1/25/2020
Before the March for Life, a Word to the Wise The Right - “If the legal pro-lifer really wants to reduce the number of abortions, he or she has no choice but to argue for why abortion is wrong, why a culture in which abortion is frowned upon is superior…” Logan Chipkin 1/22/2020
Killing of Soleimani Presents Opportunities, Not Just Challenges The Right - “…it can be argued that the challenges emanating from this sequence of events have the potential to be turned into golden opportunities to clip the Islamic regime’s wings in the Middle East and beyond.” Sirvan Karimi 1/15/2020
Enough Empathy: The Case for Punching Down The Right - “…because heedless empathy for the worst among us is currently leading us on the downward-sloping path to mediocrity and beyond.” Alexander Zubatov 1/14/2020
Why the World Should Thank Trump for Killing Soleimani The Right - “In the event that one is not overly familiar with the past forty years of Iranian history, I will explain what I mean; Iran—over the past four decades—has perfected a playbook of deceit that is so effective that nearly anyone has the potential of falling for it.” Kevin Turner 1/8/2020
As a Father to Two Special Needs Children—Weighing-in on Greta The Right - “What is particularly insidious here is that not only is the victim a child, but, on top of that, it is a special needs child.” Kevin Turner 1/3/2020
Reflecting on the Start of a New Decade (and the Wisdom of Augustine) The Right - “I must admit that as for many others, the last ten years were neither a singular triumph nor an unmitigated disaster. There were joys and sadnesses, the melody of life soaring high and crashing low. No one finds heaven on earth.” Henry George 1/1/2020
Harold Macmillan, Roger Scruton, and Putting the U.K. Election in Context The Right - “As Matthew Goodwin has repeatedly written, it is easier for the Conservatives to move slightly left on economic issues than it is for Labour to move right on cultural issues.” Henry George 12/14/2019
The Best Argument For Jordan Peterson: My Friend, Fred The Right - “But again, this aside, Jordan Peterson’s lessons of personal responsibility and taking charge of one’s life are actually helping people, which brings me to my friend, Fred.” Tony D. Senatore 12/4/2019
Why Everyone Is Talking about Josh Hawley The Right - “Hawley talks again and again about the importance of community and criticizes those on both sides of the political aisle who pay fealty to an individualism that puts the self-creating individual at the summit of what constitutes the good.“ Henry George 12/2/2019
Actually, Bernie Sanders, Billionaires Should Exist The Right - “To deny the billionaires of today the aspiration to earn as much as they do (let alone the right), we deny the possibility for everyone else to earn it tomorrow.” Tom Hyde 12/1/2019
Jonathan Haidt, Steven Pinker, and the Utilitarian Road to Nowhere The Right - “American social psychologist Jonathan Haidt in his book The Righteous Mind has determined six fundamental human values: fairness, liberty, hierarchy, care, loyalty, and sanctity. But utilitarian thinkers have reduced people’s values to just care and equality.” Sukhayl Niyazov 11/25/2019
Getting a Tattoo: Often an Unwise Decision The Right - “This past Mother’s Day, in a survey of over 3,000 mothers who had tattoos, 51% of them said if they had to choose between removing a bad tattoo and receiving a new piece of jewelry (of equal value) as a gift, they would choose tattoo removal.” Solomon Green 11/5/2019
The Real Dividing Line in Our Culture Wars The Right - “The dividing line in the culture war is not individualism vs. collectivism but, rather, peace vs. aggression. What are you willing to do to peaceful people, if they group in ways that you dislike?” Logan Chipkin 11/2/2019
What Socialists and Creationists Have in Common The Right - “[W]hile you see the products and services provided for you by the government, you are forever blind to the benefits that would have been provided by those same resources had the government not confiscated them…” Logan Chipkin 10/28/2019
“Woke Capitalism” Needs to Wake Up to the Truth about China The Right - “As Jim Geraghty writes, rather than importing our values, China is exporting its repression into our societies on the back of mass industrial theft and espionage.” Henry George 10/11/2019
As a Columbia Grad, I Oppose This Latest On-Campus Activism The Right - “It seems, unfortunately, today that there are far too few who are willing to defend Columbia University’s heritage, which so many now take for granted. “ Tony D. Senatore 10/5/2019
Rep. Denver Riggleman: Bringing Internet to Rural Areas The Right - “If you have to take your kids and you have to go into a parking lot of a library in order to do homework, that is not something that they want to have to deal with.” Erich J. Prince 10/2/2019
What’s Next for British Conservatism? The Right - “While material prosperity should be a priority, it shouldn’t be the only priority. Simply possessing the latest consumer goods won’t provide a meaningful life that comes from a sense of dignity, purpose and responsibility rooted in community.” Henry George 9/24/2019
Conservative Media Falls Short in Covering Gang Crime The Right - “There are white gangs, Asian gangs, black gangs, Hispanic gangs, and gangs of all nationalities. To focus only on illegal immigrant gang members, as many conservatives do, is to take the easy way out.” Bill Black 9/19/2019
Standing Up for Dave Chappelle The Right - “Comedy is one of the world’s oldest arts because it appeals to our common, imperfect humanity: we all have flaws, and the best thing we can do about such a tragedy is to laugh about it.” Matthew Pinna 9/16/2019
The Case Against Reparations The Right - “Our justice system—and accompanying moral philosophies—wouldn’t dream of punishing people for the crimes of others, so why should our public policy?” Solomon Green 9/15/2019
Georgia’s AG: Fighting Gangs and Human Trafficking The Right - “Like [how] the Southern District of New York became the hub for financial crimes, the Northern District of Georgia has become a hub for online financial crimes and cybersecurity because it all runs through our network.” Erich J. Prince 8/28/2019
Jordan Peterson: An Antidote to the Frightening Wave of Socialism The Right - “But, fortunately, there is an antidote to Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist wave and its underlying mindsets: it is the hard work and dedication that Jordan Peterson so importantly describes.” Kevin Turner 8/25/2019
Black America Won’t Be Saved at the Ballot Box The Right - “As a young black man from Southern California watching the systemic problems ailing my community, I believe that repairing our community must come from within, and the impetus is upon us to repair our culture before it’s too late.” Solomon Green 8/24/2019
Gov. Brian Kemp: His Approach for Georgia The Right - “And things like rural broadband, having quality health care, just a good quality of life, good ability to get a great education—whether it’s going into a technical field college or university setting. We had a lot of different options for folks, and we’re slowly moving the needle.” Erich J. Prince 8/23/2019
America Is Too Lenient on Gang Violence The Right - “Much to my dismay, conservative media journalists have conflated political stances against illegal immigration with criminal gang activity.” Bill Black 7/17/2019