• Of Citizens and Covenants


    Our society is characterized by great freedom: by ever-growing personal autonomy, a loosening of social and civic bonds, and a diminishing of cultural and religious value systems. But have these things made us more free, more enlightened? Perhaps not. As David Brooks writes in a Wednesday column,

    The liberation of the individual was supposed to lead to mass empowerment. But it turns out that people can effectively pursue their goals only when they know who they are — when they have firm identities. READ MORE...

  • Introducing the Open Source Policy Center


    The Open Source Policy Center, which was formally launched this week, celebrates an open source approach to making policy analysis transparent, accessible, and collaborative.

    Wikipedia’s content and the Android phone software are examples of the open source philosophy. Open sourcing policy analysis means that the public is empowered to contribute its skills, expertise, and passion to make  government better.

    Open sourcing policy analysis means that the public is empowered to contribute its skills, expertise, and passion to make government better. READ MORE...

  • The first steps to sustainable school choice in Maryland


    Last week, the Maryland General Assembly put the finishing touches on its budget. One of the key provisions was $5 million in grant money for low-income students to attend private schools. While this is a win for school choice, state lawmakers have much left to do to make school choice widely available in the Old Line State.

    Advocates of the measure point to the fact that this budgetary provision allows low-income students to attend private schools, opening educational options for students who live in under-performing public school districts. These students are no longer dependent on geographic location for the quality of their education and the most elemental factor in school choice — choosing the neighborhood and school district in which one lives — is off-set. READ MORE...

  • Norway Stands to Jail Muslim Migrants If They Commit Crimes Or Make “Groundless” Asylum Claims


    Norway is one of the last countries that I would have anticipated would support a law like this. However, during times that try men’s souls is when you sometimes find out more about people and in this case, societies than you knew or suspected before.

    Norway still has a long way to go in terms of getting itself right morally speaking. However, this is a good move, especially since as the Norwegian Immigration Minister, Ms. Sylvi Lishaug, notes, 90% of all “migrants” who have come to Norway have “disappeared” and are nowhere to be found. READ MORE...

  • How the Republican race could end


    Even before Ted Cruz thrashed Donald Trump in Wisconsin, there was incessant buzz in political circles about the possibility of a contested convention in Cleveland. Since Wisconsin, the buzz has ramped up substantially, consuming hundreds of hours of bloviation on cable news networks. I’ve been gratified to see that, after months of effort by me and others, the term “brokered convention” has largely been dropped. There will be no brokers in Cleveland capable of delivering the nomination.

    Now, at last, some of our best analysts are weighing in with plausible scenarios, including Francis Wilkinson and Josh Putnam. Here are my own scenarios for what might happen next: READ MORE...

  • NYC Giving $10 MILLION to Bigoted Pro-Jihad Hatemonger Linda Sarsour


    The media adores the Islamic supremacist bigot and rabid anti-semite, Linda Sarsour. The Times did a puff piece on this annihilationist some time ago — what they’re puffing is anyone’s guess. I was surprised a quote of mine actually made it into the piece: Sarsour is an “anti-Semitic Islamic supremacist who wields her religion like a club.”

    It is an outrage that this hater is receiving taxpayer dollars. Who makes those calls?

    I debated this hatemonger here:

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  • NYC Giving $10 MILLION to Bigoted Pro-Jihad Hatemonger Linda Sarsour


    The media adores the Islamic supremacist bigot and rabid anti-semite, Linda Sarsour. The Times did a puff piece on this annihilationist some time ago — what they’re puffing is anyone’s guess. I was surprised a quote of mine actually made it into the piece: Sarsour is an “anti-Semitic Islamic supremacist who wields her religion like a club.”

    It is an outrage that this hater is receiving taxpayer dollars. Who makes those calls?

    I debated this hatemonger here:

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