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
The British Far-Left, A Culture Acquiescing to Anti-Semitism The Right - Israel deserves criticism like any state, but its castigation on the Left (and elsewhere) goes way beyond that. Israel is now the world’s demonic Jew, subject to the calumnies and libels Jews have faced throughout history. Henry George 4/18/2018
The Conflict over Character Education: Faith Schools in Britain The Right - In the UK recently, there has been concern over the growth in private and unregistered faith schools. Henry George 4/10/2018
From Prague Spring to Now: An Interview with Larry Reed The Right - “By and large, as people mature and learn about how the real world works, they tend to become more pro-liberty. I know a lot more former socialists than I know former libertarians.” Erich J. Prince 4/3/2018
Returning to a Less Fragmented America The Right - According to a Pew report, millennials, more than any other generation, are both averse to organized religion and distrustful of other people. Addison Merryman 4/1/2018
Congressman Jody Hice: Religious Liberty and Good Business are Benefits of Republican Majority The Right - In a one-on-one interview with Merion West, Georgia Congressman Jody Hice explains how his background as a Christian pastor informs his worldview, his bill to address the taxpayer burden of former presidents’ pensions, and a possible solution to easing division in a polarized America. Michael DeSantis 3/29/2018
Nixon Staffer: The Similarities Between Watergate and Mueller The Right - “Normally you have separation of powers, and you have supervision, but with special prosecutors you don’t have very much supervision. That’s the great danger.” Erich J. Prince 3/27/2018
Children Have the Right to Protest, But Leave Voting to the Adults The Right - In our society, whatever is important is what we don’t let children do. They can’t buy property, take out loans, consent to medical procedures (with the glaring exception of abortion), or rent a car. Varad Mehta 3/23/2018
A Defense of the Lonely Senator from Kentucky The Right - The Republican Party has been quick to turn against Senator Rand Paul, the only remaining principled conservative left in the Senate. Is this it for the Grand Old Party? Aidan Mattis 3/22/2018
Why This Retired Fighter Pilot Wants to Be a U.S. Senator The Right - My father was a blue collar worker. He was about to buy his first car: a Cadillac. Instead, he gave me the money to go to the school. Michael DeSantis 3/19/2018
Freedom of Speech? Meet the British Border The Right - Lauren Southern’s unjust arrest is a threat to freedom of speech and philosophy. This is an example of how the UK Border Force’s efforts to keep citizens safe are misguided. Henry George 3/18/2018
How Consistently Enforcing Laws Can Remedy Mass Incarceration The Right - Discriminatory laws aren’t the cause behind mass incarceration. Laws in general are not enforced as much as they should be, and people have lost respect for the justice system. Alex Baltzegar 3/15/2018
Why a “Blue Apron” Food Policy Makes No Economic Sense The Right - Economist Levi Russell explains why the proposed restructuring of the largest food assistance program will end up costing more than its probable worth. Levi Russell 3/9/2018
What Government Oppression Really Looks Like: An Interview with Michael Malice The Right - On how Americans talk about their political opponents: “I am delighted by our continued polarization and the fact that each side is unable to communicate with the other.” Alex Baltzegar 3/7/2018
Ben Carson’s Dining Room Set Is the Tip of the IcebergBen Carson The Right - The HUD Secretary’s outrageous spending on tableware is causing an uproar because of how relatable it is — not its cost. Eddie Ferrara 3/7/2018
Is President Trump Really the Worst President in American History? The Right - Why a poll comparing ratings given to the current Commander Chief and his predecessors is inaccurate. Aidan Mattis 3/5/2018
Three Free Speech Myths The Right - Steve Simpson’s guide on how not to defend free speech. Steve Simpson 3/3/2018
The Winter Olympics was a Show of Great Unity and Healthy Patriotism The Right - The Winter Olympics encourage a healthy feeling of patriotism that does not unleash the tiger of unthinking nationalism. Henry George 2/28/2018
The Breakdown of American Culture: An Interview with Prof. Amy Wax The Right - On the current trend towards drug liberalization: “Everybody I know who functions at a high level in society is fairly reliable and trustworthy. My husband is an oncologist, and I can tell you that hardworking cancer doctors don’t spend their free time getting high.” Erich J. Prince 2/27/2018
From Super Bowl Champion to Conservative Thinker: An Interview with Burgess Owens The Right - “These players are heroes to many young black boys. Sadly, now they see their heroes disrespecting the flag and our country. It’s a terrible message to send.” Henri Mattila 2/26/2018
Libertarians Are Going Nowhere, But Their Ideas Are The Right - In many ways, libertarians can rest happily knowing that their ideas are winning, even if their candidates are not. Eddie Ferrara 2/25/2018
School Walkouts Solve Nothing The Right - We are trusting a population that cannot vote in our society to lead informed debate on one of the nation’s most complex policy issues. Joel Gillison 2/24/2018
On Minimum Wage, Progressive Conservatives Miss the Mark The Right - Concerning the Ontarian minimum wage, the lesser of two bad ideas is still a bad idea. James Paron 2/21/2018
Interview: Businessman John Kingston is Running for Senate The Right - If you like the “get it down,” boot-skewered style of Charlie Baker, you should send me to Washington. But if you like the divisive, polarizing approach of Senator Warren, by all means, re-elect her. Michael DeSantis 2/18/2018
We Don’t Value Life Anymore The Right - We as a nation, numb to the sting of death, have lost sight of the wonders of life. Joel Gillison 2/16/2018
What Being “Tough on Drugs” Should Really Mean The Right - Honest criticism of current drug policy should not justify a culture of permissiveness about drug abuse. Christopher Baldacci 2/13/2018
Interview: Actor Antonio Sabàto Is Running for Congress The Right - “I came to this country from another country, and I struggled. I used to dream about coming to this country as a child, and I probably love this country more than many people who were born here.” Erich J. Prince 2/10/2018
The History of Conservatism at Harvard College The Right - Conservatism has a long history at one of America’s oldest, most prestigious colleges. Liam Warner 2/7/2018
In Defense of the Koch Brothers The Right - For the Koch brothers, an ideal government would support gay marriage, freedom of speech, balancing the budget, and capitalism. Aidan Mattis 2/5/2018
Mandatory Labeling of GMOs Does More Harm Than Good The Right - Giving government agencies free reign to establish whatever labeling requirements they wish may create more problems than it resolves. Levi Russell 2/4/2018
Free Speech is Scary. The Solution: Speak Up The Right - The parade of world leaders through the streets of central Paris made a mockery of the dead cartoonists; some of those who linked arms did all they could to suppress freedom of expression in their own countries. Henry George 2/3/2018
Interview: Former Clinton Administration Official on Why He Became a Republican The Right - “Rising tides lift all boats, whether they’re white, black, brown, yellow, immigrant, or any other American.” Henri Mattila 1/26/2018
Interview: Small Business Owner and Sec. of State Brian Kemp The Right - “I know that you can’t completely run government like a company, but you can bring in business principles and processes.” Henri Mattila 1/22/2018