Kevin Williamson: How to Improve the Lot of Those Left Behind The Right - “And he wrote this very famous novel called Infinite Jest, which he described as a very sad book about the pursuit of happiness. And so, I think in some ways, I’ve written a very sad book about the pursuit of happiness as well.” Thomas Koenig 1/9/2021
Yoram Hazony’s “NatConTalk”: Enlarging the Conservative Conversation The Right - “NatConTalk is a recent entrant into the conservative conversation, or what remains of such under the hegemony of social media, our contemporary digital coliseum.” Henry George 1/3/2021
David Gurfein: Advocating on Behalf of Accused American Service Members The Right - “The UCMJ has some key aspects to it which do not afford military personnel the same degree of presumption of innocence that you’d see in a civilian court.” Asher Ellis 12/30/2020
Endlessly Misunderstanding Marcus Garvey The Right - “Moreover, as an avid reader of self-help books and prolific advocate for the prosperity gospel, Garvey would find demands for a black agenda to be insulting.” Lipton Matthews 12/16/2020
The Irrationality of Rationalism The Right - “This condition, Epidermolysis bullosa, with which I was diagnosed after birth, is as painful as described. Singer’s language is compassionate, but what he advocates for is infanticide.” Henry George 12/14/2020
The Real Appeal of Jordan Peterson The Right - “Peterson is a man of conviction in an oasis of compromise; therefore, he is perfectly poised to fill the gap in a world crying out for certainty.” Lipton Matthews 12/10/2020
Reconsidering How We Argue for Capitalism The Right - “To improve the reputation of capitalism, libertarians must remind naysayers that it is a moral system based on freedom and voluntary participation.” Lipton Matthews 12/7/2020
America Was Founded in “Brotherly Love”—Not Slavery The Right - “All of these Lenape ideas are documented in Penn and Tamanend’s treaties and would later find their way into the Constitution of the United States.” Jim Proser 12/6/2020
Is Racism Holding Back African Americans? The Right - “Presently, cultural explanations for success are unfashionable, though deeper introspection reveals that culture cannot be discounted.” Lipton Matthews 12/2/2020
In Reply to Tim Wise: America’s Past on Race Should Not Be Oversimplified The Right - “The toxic consequences of drawing a crude line between America’s past and the state of our modern institutions cannot be understated.” J. Edward Britton 11/28/2020
Does Understanding the American Project Begin with William Penn? The Right - “He was the first to negotiate with Native Americans as a Christian, keeping the Christian-Quaker pacifist traditions in his negotiations. He actually regarded the Native Americans as equals…” Olivia Malloy 11/27/2020
Congressman-elect Burgess Owens on Issues to Tackle in Office The Right - “Al Davis used to say, ‘Just win, baby.’ And I tell you that’s what Americans do best. Once we wake up, once we’re engaged, once we know that our culture is at risk, we come together and start communicating. Across-party lines, Democrats and Republicans start to talk, and we rise.” Henri Mattila 11/25/2020
Jordan Peterson Biographer on Why People Hate Him So Much The Right - “One can readily see why someone who has committed any part of his life to fighting ‘white privilege’ today would resent Peterson personally.” Jim Proser 11/25/2020
What the Winning Conservative Coalition Looks Like The Right - “Those who work with ideas increasingly vote for the Democrats, while those who work in physical reality with their hands or machinery increasingly vote Republican.” Henry George 11/16/2020
How Biden Did It The Right - “The Economist’s less-than-ringing endorsement of the former Vice President—resignedly titled, ‘Why it has to be Biden’—typifies the sentiment.” Eddie Ferrara 11/8/2020
What the Gospel Story Can Tell Us about Identity Politics The Right - “From this vantage point, it would be difficult to imagine a more intersectional person than Jesus.” Gregory Everett 11/1/2020