But in a lot of ways, libertarians can rest happily knowing that their ideas are winning, even if their candidates are not. Continue reading A Political Future for Libertarians? Not Likely.
Ideological purity makes for better campaign slogans than successful governing strategy. Continue reading In Defense of the Center
It’s not clear that public education deserves the full-throated support it recently received from Democrats. Continue reading What’s Up with U.S. Public Education?
The US Census both causes and reacts to changes in perception of racial identification. Continue reading Racial Gerrymandering (The Other Type)
The past election cycle displayed plenty of desire to fight, but sadly little inclination for debate. Continue reading The Lost Art of Debate
Less political choice means worse politicians. Continue reading The Political Impoverishment of America
Two leaked letters between staff and administrators at the Smith College School for Social Work have led to mass student protests of perceived institutional racism. Professors alleged that admissions staff were doing a disservice–particularly to minority students–by admitting unprepared students … Continue reading Smith College Protests: Beneath Outrage, Statistical Confusion
Given the historically unpopular candidates presented to us, 2016 should be the year Americans are encouraged to expand our political horizons. Instead, people interested in a non-binary choice this election face a litany of derisions and insistences that their political … Continue reading No, Voting Third Party Isn’t a Waste
The votes are counted and Britain has officially decided to leave the EU. Experts and elites on both sides of the Atlantic are roiling over the decision and predicting a sort of Valyrian Doom unfolding. Before we lose our heads, … Continue reading Brexit Doesn’t Have to Spell Disaster
Starting on January first of next year, the City of Philadelphia plans to impose a “soda tax” of 1.5 cents per ounce. The new law—already set to be challenged in court—has proved highly controversial, even within the political left where … Continue reading The Hidden Cost of Public Health