Politics

Platitudes

Let’s Give The Platitudes Surrounding Terrorism A Rest by David Harsanyi. Following the terrorist attack in Manchester that left at least 22 people dead and dozens injured, most of them children, President Donald Trump referred to terrorists as “evil losers […]

Battlespace

The Return of Marco Polo’s World and the U. S. Military Response by Robert D. Kaplan. The supercontinent is becoming one fluid, comprehensible unit of trade and conflict, as the Westphalian system of states weakens and older, imperial legacies – […]

Works

Terrorism Persists Because It Works by Alan M. Dershowitz. Every time a horrendous terrorist attack victimizes innocent victims we wring our hands and promise to increase security and take other necessary preventive measures. But we fail to recognize how friends […]

Murder

Enabling Murder by Bruce Bawer. Western politicians worry more about being called “Islamophobic” than they do about stopping jihadist slaughter. More.

Impeachment

What Is the Impeachment Power For? by Keith Whittington. The power to impeach officers of the United State government is one of the gravest powers entrusted to Congress in the U.S. Constitution. The power is far-ranging and flexible, laying at […]

Symposium

The Closing of the American Mind Thirty Years Later: A Symposium by Nathan Schlueter. All is not well in America—or in the University. Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind offers a profound and compelling diagnosis of the common […]

Unit 180

North Korea’s Unit 180, the Cyber Warfare Cell That Worries the West by Ju-min Park and James Pearson. North Korea’s main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most […]

Unions

Lone Star Lilliput by Mark Pulliam. Texas is a fast-growing right-to-work state with a robust economy. Only 4 percent of the workforce in Texas belongs to a labor union, less than half the national average. Therefore, the common perception is […]

Spending

Jerry Brown Plays the ‘Frugal Adult’ While Quietly Spending by Carson Bruno. It’s budget time again in Sacramento. And as is his wont, Governor Jerry Brown has attempted to signal a tone of frugality. While announcing the May Revise last […]

TDS

All This Impeachment Talk Is Pure Trump Derangement Syndrome by Nick Gillespie. That man in the White House is vulgar, disrespectul, maybe even dangerous. So what? More.

Research

Pew Research by Jeff Sharlet. To understand the political power of evangelicals, we must look beyond the pulpits. More.

Failure

Failure to Thrive by Stephen Eide. Since the 1960s, America has faced an epidemic of serious mental illness that represents a shameful chapter in social policymaking. Hundreds of billions spent on “mental health” programs have left many untreated, fated to […]

Fantasies

The Media Elite Is Indulging Dangerous Fantasies About Removing Trump From Office by John Daniel Davidson. Ross Douthat argues in The New York Times that the cabinet and Congress should remove Trump from office. It’s a reckless argument for undermining […]

Lecture

“Powerlessness and the Politics of Blame” Martha C. Nussbaum The Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts See here.

Politeness

Democracy Needs Politeness by Steven Bullock. Autocrats shouted, cursed, and bullied, while American revolutionaries used politeness as a tool of radical politics. More.

History

“Fake History” is More Dangerous Than “Fake News” by William Jeynes. Donald Trump and others have complained a great deal about the pervasiveness of “fake news.” What is less commonly spoken about is that for decades professors have also taught […]

Civil War

The Cold Civil War by Angelo M. Codevilla. As the Ancients remind us, the statesman’s primary concern must be the good of his own nation. In revolutionary times especially, thoughts, words, and deeds about international affairs must be subordinated to […]

Combat

Life and Combat for Republicans at Berkeley by Thomas Fuller. On this famously liberal campus, it is easy to dismiss Berkeley Republicans as an oxymoron. Being a Republican at the University of California, Berkeley, is hard, conservative students say, a […]

Battleground

A New Battleground Over Political Correctness: Duke Divinity School by Anemona Hartocollis. The email read like one that could easily be circulating at any American college in 2017: a professor at Duke Divinity School urged her colleagues to attend a […]

Unexamined

Even Prominent Conservatives Have Socialism Hiding Inside Their Heads by Robert Tracinski. It turns out the problem isn’t the socialism in our economics. It’s the unexamined collectivist assumptions inside our heads. More.