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Patriotism, Protest, and Pigskins

Published by D. Michael Johnston
on Wednesday 27 September 2017

Our banner, the Stars and Stripes, is heavily symbolic in its appearance, but even more so in its representation of our nation and our ideals.

"Taxation" Shouldn't Be A Dirty Word

Published by Andrew Newman
on Monday 10 July 2017

Why conservatives should be pushing for more public goods in the United States. 

America the Exceptional

Published by Micah Ables
on Tuesday 4 July 2017

America is exceptional - not because we are perfect or inherently better than others, but because we are good.

I Think I Know How To Explain To You That You Should Care About Other People

Published by Zachary Koenen
on Friday 30 June 2017

A response to the Huffington Post, with a few notes on empathy.

The Backfire Effect: Rejecting Reality

Published by D. Michael Johnston
on Wednesday 28 June 2017

Why do we reject evidence that disagrees with our existing beliefs? It's not closed-mindedness: it's our brain protecting us from harm. We can overcome our natural response with effort. 

Hacking Development: Funding 2.0

Published by Wolf Hindrichs
on Monday 26 June 2017

Cities and states are outpacing national governments when it comes to climate change legislation. In order to stay relevant, development banks must look at financing subnational projects without the support of parent governments.

The Founders Knew Best: Forget Term Limits, Let's Talk Gerrymandering

Published by Jimmy Byrn
on Friday 23 June 2017

Calls for a term limits amendment have increased recently, but is it what the founders intended? The answer is no, and legislative efforts should instead focus on the ills of gerrymandering.

How to Lose an Election You Should Win: Plus How to Lose Again and Again

Published by David Douglas
on Wednesday 21 June 2017

By shirking responsibilites for their 2016 general election losses, the Democratic Party fails to address issues within the party. If they do not learn from their mistakes and create bold new campaign strategies, they will continue to lose.

NATO Members Owe Money. To Themselves - Not the US

Published by Micah Ables
on Monday 19 June 2017

President Trump is correct in drawing attention to NATO members’ chronically underfunded militaries. However, he is categorically incorrect in suggesting that Alliance members owe the US for services rendered.

Stepping on Rakes: The Role of the Media in the Era of Trump

Published by Samuel Wharton
on Friday 16 June 2017

The role of the press in our Republic is honest and impartial reporting, designed to hold government to account. In the era of Trump, the press has abandoned its duties in favor of narrative journalism, which damages them more than Trump.