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by | Nov 1, 2022

Unless you have obsessively followed the midterm tracking polls in an effort to divine which party will control a majority in the U.S. Senate next year, you have probably never heard of the following people: Erik Gerhardt, Jeremy Kauffman, Chase…

by | Jun 21, 2022

With Roe v. Wade apparently teetering at the legal brink, the Libertarian Party (LP) has dropped its pro-abortion stance. Backers of the measure, members of the Mises Caucus, who seized control from the LP old guard, said they intended to eliminate a…

by | Jan 6, 2022

Christopher DeMuth, the respected public policy analyst, has emerged in recent months as the presiding figure of the national conservatism movement. He says that he has chosen to move on from fusionism, which has informed American conservatism for more than…

by | Nov 13, 2021

I was lucky enough to see the beginnings of modern American conservatism in New York after a visit to my university by the new movement’s prime mover William F. Buckley Jr. — and a bit later by becoming mesmerized by…

by | Nov 2, 2020

I thought it was the last straw. As someone who typically votes Libertarian but was considering voting for President Trump, when Trump retweeted an insane conspiracy theory that Osama bin Laden is alive and that the Obama administration had Seal…

by | Dec 27, 2019

It’s increasingly difficult to distinguish the views of the new “national conservatives” from those held by “democratic socialists” when it comes to government regulation of the economy and social media platforms. Both groups are upset at the outcomes that a…

by | Jul 9, 2018

Incredibles 2 is a blast. It’s more grown-up than its predecessor. Characters struggle with their own challenges, but all of our main characters emerge more lovable and their changes are fully positive. The plot is fun, the villain interesting, and…

by | Mar 22, 2018

Duke historian Nancy MacLean made waves in 2017 with her book Democracy in Chains, a fantastical conspiracy drama that recasts James Buchanan, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in economics, as a crypto-segregationist bent on undermining American democracy. The problem,…

by | Jan 11, 2018

Some bad ideas — and bad politicians — just won’t go away. Former California Republican Assembly leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley, who was pressured to leave his top leadership post after signing on to Gov. Jerry Brown’s 10-year extension…

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