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.” Kambiz Tavana 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.” Kambiz Tavana 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
Sen. David Perdue: Making Washington More Results-Oriented The Right - “We need to go back to what the Founding Fathers and Mothers had in mind: a citizen-legislator—somebody that comes here, tries to get results, and then goes home and lets the next person try.” Erich J. Prince 7/16/2019
Letter: In Reply to McManus—Misunderstanding Brexit The Right - “These are the facts and historical context that any fair-minded and rational critic should consider before lambasting the majority of Brits who chose to forgo membership in the European Union.” Clive Pinder 7/14/2019
Jordan Peterson: A Libertarian Reading The Right - “In a few hundred pages of personal anecdotes, lessons from history, and psychological expertise, Jordan Peterson offers strategies for the individual to rise and face life’s hardships, and to find meaning in the fight for personal betterment.” Logan Chipkin 7/8/2019
In Support of a Federal Anti-Gang Law The Right - “A functioning federal gang prosecution law patterned after Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act would provide a direct legal outlet for FBI’s ‘increased focus’ on gangs.” James Callaway 6/27/2019
Review: “Big Business” by Tyler Cowen The Right - “Pulling from history, economic data, and even psychology, Dr. Cowen explains why the anti-business sentiment is mistaken, how it originated, and what we should do about it.” Logan Chipkin 6/23/2019
Georgia Life Act Has a Pulse, and It Beats Steady The Right - “The larger issues with H.B. 481, such as the constitutionality of the timeframe for an abortion, the extent to which the law imposes an undue burden on a mother, or the attribution of personhood to an unborn fetus, have regrettably been conflated with false claims about mothers receiving abortions being prosecuted under Georgia law.” Bill Black 6/18/2019
Economic Inequality Is a Red Herring The Right - “There’s nothing wrong with working for minimum wage, just as there’s nothing wrong with being unable to touch your toes— but if you wish to make more money, you must gain valuable skills, experience, and perhaps start stretching.” Shaun Cammack 6/17/2019
Godzilla and Environmental Pessimism The Right - “But like his philosophical cousins before him, Godzilla cannot exist because the ideas upon which he is based are incorrect. He cannot exist because pessimism is false.” Tom Hyde 6/15/2019
Georgia DA: Personhood Critics and the Heartbeat Bill The Right - “Various Democratic District Attorneys in Georgia have recreated what the civil rights laws defeated, choosing political expedience over personhood.” John S. Melvin 5/24/2019
Climate Change Makes a Thanos of Us All The Right - “We need a philosophy of problem-solving, not problem-avoidance. And yes, while stalling techniques are useful, their primary function is to give us more time to create active solutions, not avoid them all together.” Tom Hyde 5/22/2019
What Ben Shapiro Gets Right The Right - “Shapiro’s book is a well-written and, at times, moving defense of Western Civilization.” Henry George 5/20/2019
Steven Strogatz’s “Infinite Powers”: Science Is a Story of People The Right - “Because we tend only to see the final product of an intellectual endeavor, it is easy to forget that even titans such as Archimedes cannot know the final answer before they get their hands dirty with the problem at hand.” Logan Chipkin 5/14/2019
Op-ed: Ronald Sullivan and the Case for Due Process of Law The Right - “This is not about defending Ronald Sullivan or any one individual; it is about affirming the right for lawyers to defend their clients without facing condemnation in their personal and professional lives.” Julio Araujo 5/14/2019
Stop Crying “Imperialism”; a Solution Is Needed in Venezuela The Right - “To blame American imperialism, as some do, is to dismiss Maduro’s responsibility and to close our eyes to another socialist catastrophe.” Julio Araujo 5/6/2019
Is Trump Right on China? The Right - “It’s time to rethink our trade relationship with China, and so far, President Trump has taken the appropriate measures to set it right.” Matthew Mai 5/2/2019
Camille Paglia and How We Debate Social Issues The Right - “To dismiss topics that are being discussed by college students is a terrible political strategy. The left has professionalized gathering new supporters with questionable narratives—and classical liberals remain inert. We need to change that.” Julio Araujo 5/1/2019
Understanding Hitler’s Worldview (Part II) The Right - “The risk in our increasingly polarized and tribally divided times is that these societies —ours among them—are thrashing around in a sea of hopeless liquid modernity and risk coming apart in a storm of violence.” Henry George 4/28/2019
Interview with Former Rep. Tom Davis: Can Earmarks Fix Congress? The Right - “In my district, I wasn’t just Tom Davis—I was ‘Mr. Woodrow Wilson Bridge.’ I was the guy who closed Morton and got 3,000 acres donated to the county. Those were the kinds of tangible efforts where people may not like my party, but they saw some redeeming qualities in me to keep me around.” Erich J. Prince 4/26/2019
What Notre Dame Says about Civilization The Right - “The destruction of Notre Dame has shaken our complacent belief in the permanence of things and the ability for our culture to last without care and cultivation. It reveals and reminds us that life is a fragile thing, and even the strongest bastions dedicated to the eternal can still be brought down.” Henry George 4/17/2019
Understanding Hitler’s Worldview (Part I) The Right - “[Werner Catel] called for the continuation of the Nazi program of involuntary euthanasia, saying, “…We are not talking about humans here, but rather beings that were merely procreated by humans and that will never themselves become humans endowed with reason or a soul.” Henry George 4/15/2019
While the Media Talks “Varsity Blues,” Eerily Quiet on Gangs The Right - “It is high time for media sources and critics to alike engage in serious introspection on their seemingly universal reticence—some might say outright resistance—to responsibly report and comment on gangs.” John Melvin and Michael Carlson 4/12/2019
Interview: One-on-One with Congressman Jody Hice The Right - “There’s not a single one of us who has not made mistakes in our lives, and we have a number of people who were in jails and prisons that made mistakes that they regret.” Erich J. Prince 4/2/2019
Pinna: Ocasio-Cortez on the Road The Right - “In the face of all of this evidence, let’s give Cortez another shot and ask one more question: why does it even matter if she was hypocritical? Aside from her being an elected official that people are supposed to trust, it’s because she made it matter.” Matthew Pinna 3/8/2019
Jordan Peterson and Christianity (Part II): Culture and Immortality The Right - “In our lifetimes, many populations in Europe will age and shrink drastically due to their lack of belief in the possibility of transcending death, a belief that undergirds culture.” Henry George 3/2/2019
The Future of Political “Gotcha” Moments The Right - “The nail in a candidate’s political coffin, if not hammered in during their impromptu improv session, can also be found after the fact in what generally ends up being the ‘meatier’ section: the Q&A.” Matthew Pinna 2/22/2019
In Further Defense of Nations: A Response to McManus The Right - “As such, quiet gratitude rather than arrogant pride is, I believe, the right attitude to take towards the idea of the nation.” Henry George 2/13/2019
Jordan Peterson and Christianity: Doctrine and Truth (Part I) The Right - “Like Pelagius, Peterson thinks we can achieve salvation through our own efforts of will, without the grace of God. Like the aforementioned Gnostics, Peterson repeatedly argues that we each have a spark of the divine in us, so can manifest the divine here and now in our damned world of suffering.” Henry George 2/10/2019
Nemeth: If “Fascism” Comes, Will It Come from the Left? The Right - “While perhaps progressive values are well-intentioned, their tactics have been disastrous and have threatened all of our freedoms, not to mention undermining core American ideas like due process.” Mitchell Nemeth 2/9/2019