A Calculation Debate for the 21st Century
A fervent discussion about economic systems engulfed some economists’ hearts and minds a century ago. Popularly known as the “socialist calculation debate,” this multi-decade discourse was really an argument about the efficiency outcomes of different resource...
Legally Elsewhere: The Unpredictable Due Process Protections Accorded to Arriving Immigrants at America’s Border
At any moment, tens of thousands of arriving immigrants are imprisoned within the United States without constitutional due process protection. Though held in immigration detention centers deep in the United States interior, these individuals—who arrive at America’s border seeking asylum from violence and persecution in their homelands—are viewed as legally outside of the United States for the purposes of due process protection because of a legal doctrine described by scholars as the “entry fiction.”
The Drama of Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health
It is nearly impossible to be neutral on the issue of abortion, but the heart of this case is about keeping personal decisions close to the people and ensuring the proper exercise of judicial power.
The U.S. Reports High Levels of Religious Optimism. Is It Real?
The trends that we see betray a religious optimism of ideals rather than practice.
I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure.
My early education taught me what to think. In high school, I learned how to think. In college, I learned not to think at all. Picture this: someone publishes an op-ed that makes you grind your teeth and create a sizzling jab ready to launch, because you must stand up...
Perseverance in Persecution: The Valentine Legacy
Valentine’s story of protection, preservation, and faithfulness to the end should be a poignant reminder for modern Christians. Tolerance does not mean acceptance when it comes at the expense of Scripture and God’s clear commands. Refusing to accept social tyranny will have real consequences — the Christian should not be surprised at this. Finally, the actions of faithful Christians are not limited to their own community. In some cases, such as Valentine’s, they led to the birth of one the most formidable ideological forces in the Western world. This transformation wasn’t merely architected by grand figures in hubs of social power; sometimes, it was guided by a simple bishop in an evil empire who refused to bow to the forces of evil.
It’s Complicated Between the U.S. and Turkey
Not all allies can be long-term allies. Former years of unified strategy in the War Against Terror era are long gone. Approaching is Turkey’s decoupling from the West. Once considered a valuable ally to the U.S., Turkey no longer represents liberal democratic ideals...
The Power of The Nation State is Falling – and That’s a Good Thing
In such uncertain times, cities promise resiliency. Unhindered by national-level paralysis, cities delve into the creative and pragmatic, forging workable and flexible solutions on their own terms.
Warning Signs: US Family Policy and China’s Tragic Legacy
Though the gruesome history of Chinese family policy sounds unthinkable to Americans, we must be aware of our own trends and fight to protect the dignity of children and families. Our lawmakers, churches, workplaces, and communities need to heed the warnings of a government who tried its hand at playing God and is facing tragic consequences. For the sake of all of us, we must welcome all life.