Task Forces and Working Groups
Task Forces and Working Groups
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virtues of a free society
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Boyd and Jill Smith Task Force on Virtues of a Free Society: Op-eds and Articles

January 10, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

Will Independents Vote GOP In 2012?

Survey data show it would be a mistake to assume that dissatisfaction with President Obama will translate into votes for GOP nominee...
December 9, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

Boot Camp For Citizens

As we learn more about the American political tradition, we may see a shared commitment to freedom and equality behind partisan disputes...
December 1, 2011 | Policy Review

Gordon Wood's America

Peter Berkowitz on The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States by Gordon Wood...
December 1, 2011 | Policy Review

No Thanks to Gratitude

Struggling to keep national memory and appreciation alive...
November 20, 2011 | Politico

Can economy wait til 2012 election?

2013 could begin a transformative period in American policy making...That will be then. This is now. And, for now, don’t expect much in way of legislation that could seriously address our real and mounting economic problems...
November 9, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

Do Americans Favor a Flat Tax?

Support for a single rate isn't high, but there's a big group of undecideds up for grabs...
November 5, 2011 | Real Clear Politics

God and Man at Yale Turns 60

That students have felt the need and had the opportunity to increase exposure to conservative ideas on campus is a tribute to the intellectual and political movement Buckley launched...
November 4, 2011 | Commentary

Optimistic or Pessimistic About America

On the whole, I am optimistic about America’s future. But I do not take “optimistic” to mean that things are bound to get better, or even that they have a tendency to do so...
November 4, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

Sinister Times And What to Do

Threats have multiplied with the growth of the modern state, staggering military firepower and terrorists' access to lethal technology...
October 27, 2011 | Commentary

Optimistic or Pessimistic About America

There is no sadder sight than an American pessimist...What, then, is one to think of opinion polls today showing that, by a margin of almost 4 to 1 (77 percent to 20 percent), the public considers the nation to be on the “wrong track”...?