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‘Good’ vs ‘Bad’ Nationalism in Asia

September 23, 2019

Developments in India, Japan, and Hong Kong provide significant lessons for the intensive debate between those who view nationalism as inherently jingoistic and those who hold that nationalism can be civic.

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Facial Recognition Meets the Fourth Amendment Test

September 22, 2019

There may be no way to address the overarching fears all new surveillance technologies raise; however, major concerns can be addressed without slowing the use of facial recognition.

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Gun Control: Campaigning vs. Legislating

September 15, 2019

Much attention has been paid recently to the policy differences between moderate and progressive Democrats.

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How the European Union Lost Its Luster

September 14, 2019

Brexit is often depicted as driven by a wave of right-wing nationalism.

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America Should Debate Politics the Way Successful Couples Argue

September 10, 2019

A funny thing happened when I was road-testing the message of my new book, Reclaiming Patriotism, on a group of elected officials in a Washington, D.C. suburb.

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A Necessary Litmus Test Every Democratic Presidential Candidate Should Take

August 04, 2019

The Left has set several litmus tests for presidential candidates, to help sort the true progressives from the moderate liberals.

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Appeasing Iran Will Fail

August 02, 2019

On July 19, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran ordered a British oil tanker to change course and enter Iran’s territorial waters. The British tanker was escorted by a British frigate.

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Don't Ban Facial Recognition

July 25, 2019

At approximately 2:50 p.m. on April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded close to the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding another 250.

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The Apollo Project Question No One Dares Ask: Was It Worth It?

July 22, 2019

The current celebrations of Project Apollo’s achievements highlight how slowly nations learn from experience.

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Allow Offensive Speech --- Curb Abusive Speech?

July 12, 2019

Free speech can be limited. The Founding Fathers did not give it the high standing many liberals accord it.

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How Will Iran Respond to the Threat of Force?

June 25, 2019

Iran is following the playbook that Russia drew upon in Ukraine and China employed in the Spratly Islands.

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The Pound of Flesh, a Communitarian Principle

June 24, 2019

(Starting on Page 423) When deliberating culturally sensitive topics, both sides often feel that they are concerned with absolutes and that the other side has neither moral nor legal foot to stand

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Is Joe Biden His Own Worst Enemy?

May 19, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the current Democratic presidential front runner, has had plenty of opportunities to prepare himself for the last campaign of his political life.

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The European Union Must Speed Up or Slow Down

May 05, 2019

The conventional wisdom correctly points to the rise of European skeptics, those who opposed ever-increasing integration of the twenty-eight European Union member nations into one community.

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Could Reparations Help Close the American Racial Divide?

April 22, 2019

As a Jewish child who escaped Nazi Germany, and whose extended family perished in the concentration camps, I got a check from the German government.