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Immigration Without Assimilation Is Just Invasion

June 4, 2021

To begin to fix immigration, we must agree the American identity is worth preserving and then work to build an immigration system that nourishes it. Can Washington discuss immigration without devolving into a debate about racism? If we lay down our Twitter weapons, perhaps we could discuss what kind of immigration we need. Should we […]

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Conservatives struggle against new liberal orthodoxy

June 4, 2021

As America becomes more secular and pluralistic, conservatives are fighting a rearguard battle to protect their rights to speak, worship, and participate in the public square. Some have suggested that conservatives isolate themselves, promising not to offend if left alone. At the same time, ascendant liberals are seizing the opportunity to consolidate their hold on […]

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Biden’s Trojan Horse

May 5, 2021

Biden promised normalcy, but he is trying to restructure nearly every aspect of American society and the economy as part of the progressives’ moral crusade. Biden’s third run for the White House was successful because of who he is not. He won the primary by not being Bernie Sanders and the general by not being […]

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Fundamentalist Liberals Are Making COVID Worse

May 3, 2021

As increasingly secular liberals find more and more meaning in politics, they are becoming increasingly fundamentalist. Liberals are adopting the same rigid approach they decry in others, refusing to compromise, consider alternative viewpoints, or even view their beliefs as falsifiable. Importing this religious fervor into policy debates renders liberals incapable of considering proportionality, cost-benefit analyses, […]

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This isn’t your parents’ Democratic Party

April 18, 2021

Joe Biden projects a calm, moderate demeanor. He is aided by a lifetime spent in Washington, an acquiescent media, and the marked contrast with Donald Trump’s volatility. While Trump’s outsize personality attracted constant media attention and caused his critics and admirers to overestimate the significance of his policies, Biden’s aides have adopted an intentionally understated […]

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Covid Provides a Rare Chance to Transform Public Education

April 10, 2021

In post-Katrina New Orleans, Louisiana built a system that serves the needs of students, not adults. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought into focus a stark choice: Will we respond to the enormous disruption of schools by rethinking education, or will we double down on an outdated industrial-age system created to prepare kids for the last […]