Politics

Challenge

National Sovereignty and the Challenge of Immigration by Samuel Gregg. The idea of national sovereignty is indispensable to any coherent discussion of immigration policy. More.

Unity

Pursuing Unity: Race and the American Story by S. Adam Seagrave. The primary cause of American disintegration is not the proliferation of sources of division, but rather the absence of sources of unity to counterbalance and contextualize them. The racial […]

Diversity

Diversity Includes Intellectual Diversity by Glenn Geher. Diversity Includes Intellectual Diversity. More. Related: The Google Memo: Four Scientists Respond by Quillette Magazine. See here.

Prepare

Okay, Google: How Do You Prepare A Country For Totalitarianism? by Robert Tracinski. To be ready for dictatorship, people have to embrace its habits and practices voluntarily, or at least show little resistance. Google is doing its part. More.

Solve?

Why the Left Can’t Solve Global Warming by Shikha Dalmia. Greens are more interested on assigning blame than looking for fixes. More.

MacLean

More on Nancy MacLean by Marian L. Tupy. I realize that I am a bit late to this party and that many of Nancy MacLean’s strange claims and factual errors have already been exposed and debunked by people much more […]

WEL

A Song of Ice and Fire by Eric Kurlander. World Ice Theory and the supernatural imaginary of the Third Reich. More.

Bully

A Demagogic Bully by Mark Pulliam. The Southern Poverty Law Center demonizes respectable political opponents as “hate groups”—and keeps its coffers bulging. More.

Censorship

Silicon Valley Censorship by Sam Westrop. Google’s latest project is an application called Perspective, which, as Wired reports, brings the tech company “a step closer to its goal of helping to foster troll-free discussion online, and filtering out the abusive […]

Future

The Future of American Civil Religion by Daniel Strand. Whatever you think of American civil religion, Protestantism was the fuel that made it go. When you lose the fuel, you lose the benefits that have accrued to American society because […]

Culture

2017 Index of Culture and Opportunity: The Social and Economic Trends that Shape America by The Heritage Foundation. The 2017 Index of Culture and Opportunity evaluates a range of factors needed to sustain freedom and opportunity in America. Through charts […]

Gutting

Gutting of Oversight Bill Puts Kibosh on Police Reform in California by Steven Greenhut. Assembly Bill 284 had little chance of passage because it dealt with an actual problem and was getting pushback from some muscular lobbies. More.

Downward

The American Left’s Downward Spiral by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. I have returned. From Europe, that is, and I hope I met with no Russian undercover agents while there. The soi-disant liberals are in a snit about the Russians. Supposedly, […]

Chains?

Who Wants to Put Democracy in Chains? by Ilya Somin. In her badly flawed book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, historian Nancy MacLean gets many, many things wrong about the history […]

Reconciliation

Closing the Meaning Gap: Toward a Reconciliation of Communitarianism and Libertarianism by Rachel Lu. Libertarian insights may be able to help communitarians close the meaning gap and build communities that matter. More.

Deplorables

Can Democrats Make Nice with Deplorables? by Kay S. Hymowitz. A few prominent liberal writers venture outside of the partisan bunker. More.

Dysfunction

Taxation Without Reformation by Steven Malanga. Illinois finally gets a budget, without addressing its fiscal dysfunction. More.

Crisis

The Crisis of Liberty in the West by Ryan Anderson. The West faces a deep crisis of liberty. Full human flourishing is hindered by the dawning collapse of civil society and by crony capitalism and cultural cronyism. Natural law arguments, […]

Hysteria

Pittsburgh, Not Paris: Explaining the Climate Hysteria by Peter Wood. When President Trump announced his exit from the Paris Climate Accord, the usual suspects responded with their usual agitation and doomsaying. How can so many people subscribe to an idea—and […]

Gadfly

Can Jonathan Haidt Calm the Culture Wars? by Evan R. Goldstein. For the next hour, Haidt roams the stage, TED-talk style (he’s delivered four), and explains what he calls “the new moral culture spreading on many college campuses.” It is […]