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Freedom Isn't Free

by Markos Kounalakisvia Anthem Press
Friday, December 10, 2021

Freedom Isn’t Free takes an analytical look at political, economic, social and moral trade-offs in a world in flux. Highly readable, the volume’s collected foreign affairs essays are wide-ranging and engaging—from manageable regional issues to dramatic geopolitical tensions—presented not as distant complexities, but as relatable events.

Analysis and Commentary

The Best And Worst Metro Areas For School Quality May Surprise You

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Way back in the pre-pandemic Before Times, one of America’s more consistent and pernicious long-term trends was the growing domination of so-called “superstar cities.” 

Analysis and Commentary

Our Muddled Politics Of Abortion

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Duplicity, hypocrisy, and heated rhetoric dominate the issue.


Woke Got What It Wanted—And Then What?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Of the collapse of the woke appeal, perhaps we could say, “It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of zealots.”


As Kamala Harris Struggles, It’s Not a Failure to Communicate

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Maybe you haven’t seen the movie Cool Hand Luke, but chances are you’ve heard its most famous line: “What we’ve got here is . . . failure to communicate.”


The Supreme Court’s Chance To Rein In The Regulatory State

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The doctrine of Chevron deference is at stake in an otherwise obscure case the justices heard last week.

Co-Author: Mario Loyola


The Future Of The Republican Party: 2022, 2024, And Beyond

by David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina, Douglas Riversvia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Examining the deepening impact of party identification on US elections, this essay uses data from recent surveys of American voters to compare self-identified Democrats and Republicans with the median voter on a range of issues. Taking this information, it considers the future of the Republican Party in the upcoming 2022 and 2024 elections and addresses the potential effect of a Trump endorsement on any Republican candidate.

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The Road To—And From—Roe

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Abortion Case’s Weak Analytical Foundations Render It Vulnerable in the High Court.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Ship Of State Looks Like The Titanic

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Thursday, December 2, 2021

The “ship of state” metaphor first appears in the works of the late 7th century BC poet Alcaeus. An aristocrat from the important Greek city of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Alcaeus’s metaphor of a ship endangered by a storm represents the political upheavals caused by a succession of tyrants vying for control of the city––the surges and waves of civic violence, political turmoil, and tyranny that have damaged the ship’s hull, sails, and tackle, and threaten to sink it.


Third Worldizing America

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Our elites, like the Third World rich, have mastered ignoring—and navigating around—the misery of others in their midst.


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