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America Must Fight For Global Industry Leadership Again

After decades of looking away as America’s supply chains migrated overseas, policymakers are finally facing the reality that dependence on foreign producers has weakened America’s resilience, security, and economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh spotlight on this failure, leaving the nation unacceptably exposed, our capacity depleted, and our essential workers turning to China…

Experts Disgraced Themselves By Prioritizing Woke Politics Over Public Health

COVID-19 has taken more than 98,000 American lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a tragic tally. And yet, so far it rates as a relatively mild contagion, along the lines of the 1968 flu virus, which killed 100,000 in the United States, or the 1957-1958 virus, which killed 116,000. In both…

To Find Coherence, America Needs A Liberal Education

There is a weird sensation when we see someone else’s social media feed. We are struck by the unfamiliar faces and conversations, facts, and fictions, even if we think we know the person well. What we think of as a shared reality begins to look more like a shared fragmentation, a world in which we…

Pandemic Endangers American Political Activity, Self-Governance

April 22, 2020 7:32 PM ET The impact that COVID-19 has had on American public life over the past two months has been extraordinary. Millions of workers have lost their jobs or are furloughed without pay. Many of those able to work from home struggle to do so while also attending to the education of…

A Win For Health And Hope: Saving Lives From Coronavirus Through The Internet

Is the internet a cesspool of conspiracy and fake news? Yes. Is the internet a wellspring of truth and wisdom? Yes, it’s that, too. Obviously, the internet can be both at the same time. After all, cyberspace contains multitudes, even infinities. And we’re seeing a diversity of thought — not all good, but more good…

The Coronavirus Crisis: Lessons From Past Mobilizations Should Guide Us In The Future

No doubt, when this coronavirus crisis is over, a national commission of inquiry will be created. That’s what happened in the wake of previous debacles and tragedies, such as Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy assassination and 9/11. We can expect — and should demand — a thoroughgoing assessment of what federal, state and local governments did…

President Trump’s Effort To Shake Up The Federal Reserve

February 21, 2020 5:03 PM ET There is more to President Donald Trump’s monetary policy than political self-interest. If the president simply wanted low rates and to ease the regulatory burden of the Federal Reserve, he could achieve these outcomes without much resistance. However, Trump also wants to disrupt the Fed’s ruling monetary clique. To…

Open Borders May End The Welfare State, But The Social Cost Isn’t Worth It 

February 20, 2020 6:05 PM ET Mass migration undermines the welfare state, which open border advocates love to point out to conservatives and uninitiated libertarians. But social cohesion isn’t guaranteed, even if a society is free of the government dole. Multiple studies find racial or ethnic diversity isn’t much of a strength when it comes…

Here’s A Look At One Ohio Town Where The Manufacturing Jobs Are Coming Back

January 17, 2020 4:47 PM ET Thirty miles west of Cleveland along the Lake Erie shoreline sits a town named Lorain, Ohio. Famous for being the birthplace of Toni Morrison, Lorain was once a bustling steel town that drew people from all over the country for manufacturing work. Even the high school football team was…

LORD: Donald Trump’s Country Party

January 14, 2020 5:13 PM ET The book was called “The Future of the Republican Party.” Published in late 1964, following the landslide defeat of Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, that year’s Republican presidential nominee, the book was written by Robert J. Donovan. Donovan, who died in 2003, was the Washington bureau chief for the Los…
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