Articles

Reclaiming Democratic Capitalism
The Claremont Institute
June 18, 2012

Workers of the world—invest!

Come Home, Trent Lott: All is Forgiven
No Left Turns
May 3, 2012

It's good to see this sign that enlightened thinkers are reaching a consensus: Pretending to be offended by some public figure's ancient remark in order to end that figure's career is a contemptible tactic.

The Meanings of Mobility
The Family in America
March 21, 2012

The alternative to recapturing the social patterns and standards that characterized America as recently as the 1970s is to acquiesce in becoming a nation where stable, two-parent families are the norm in the top two quintiles and the exception everywhere else.

The Crisis Hits Close to Home
No Left Turn
March 9, 2012

Timothy Noah's new book, The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It, should be available around the time the author, a New Republic columnist, deposits the first paycheck signed by his new boss, a 28-year-old with a net worth in excess of $700 million.

Affirmative Action Returns to the Front Page
No Left Turn
February 24, 2012

This week's news that the Supreme Court will hear a case on policies to increase the number of black and Hispanic students enrolled at public universities in Texas reanimates the affirmative action debate, just in time for America to decide whether to elect its first black president to a second term. Our friend Joel Mathis forcefully expresses several pro-affirmative action arguments.

Sensible Fanaticism
No Left Turn
February 11, 2012

The Republicans who negotiated with them had no incentive to make liberalism more coherent, candid, or successful, but inadvertently offered them just that opportunity. Their failure reveals that liberals are more interested in painting themselves into an even tighter corner than in finding a way out of it.

Enough Already
The Claremont Institute
February 8, 2012

A welfare state we can live with.

Civil Liberties Betrayed?
No Left Turn
January 4, 2012

Joel Mathis has had it with Barack Obama. Mathis voted for Obama to end torture, Guantanamo detentions, and warrantless wiretapping. Not only has the Obama administration tabled those agenda items, but the president's decision to sign the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week was, for Mathis, "the final betrayal."

Rated R-17 For Graphic Violence
No Left Turn
December 14, 2011

I'm sorry, but how seriously can we take advice from the writing team of Blood and Gore?

Osawatomie's Dichotomies
No Left Turn
December 9, 2011

Near the conclusion of his big speech in Kansas this week, President Obama praised business leaders who understand "their obligations don't just end with their shareholders." The president singled out Marvin Windows and Doors, based in Warroad, Minnesota, for not laying off a single employee during the recession, and choosing instead to cut the pay and perks of both workers and management.