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March 31, 2024

Can Local Journalism Be Saved?

…$5 million. Blue Engine’s head of growth, David Grant, notes that 90 percent of such sites run on less than $1 million. This isn’t to suggest that the national-scale effort…

March 19, 2024

Conservatives Distrust Higher Ed—But Still Need Degrees

Ideological opposition to “woke” colleges and universities could harm conservatives and rural communities. American’s faith in our colleges and universities has seen a marked decline in recent years, with the percentage of…

March 14, 2024

The “No Excuses” Model Is Due for a Renaissance

…critics and recapturing what the phrase meant in its original coinage. David Whitman captured the mindset well in his 2008 Fordham Institute book Sweating the Small Stuff: a belief that “disorder, not…

March 14, 2024

On the Front Porch with Brent Orrell and Tony Pipa: A Conversation with Carol Graham

…through investing in public services and the arts. Following this discussion, the event ended with a Q&A. —David Veldran Event Materials Carol Graham: The Power of Hope: How the Science of…

March 1, 2024

How the Children’s Bureau Lost Its Way

…development. David Kelly, a key official at the Children’s Bureau in the Trump administration, argued, “We need to let go of the system that was designed to rescue children, and…

February 29, 2024

The Age of Uncertainty—and Opportunity: Work in the Age of AI

Abstract The question of how artificial intelligence will affect jobs, skills, and the future of work is open-ended, and answers have been uncertain and contradictory. As AI has advanced, forecasts…

February 20, 2024

The New Right’s Attack on Markets Is as Ignorant as the Old Left’s

In The Next American Economy (2022), Samuel Gregg provides a refreshing defense of free markets, emphasizing the need to frame the case for economic liberty within a broader narrative about America’s values…

February 15, 2024

Sacred Sex

…crippled by his porn use, unlike his fellow Peach Stater David.  In this ivory tower tale, you know which man is the “Christian” before you’re even told: David. In fact,…

February 13, 2024

The Awfulness of Elite Hypocrisy on Marriage

…of marriage and frequently praising the alternatives to it. As David Leonhardt, a columnist at The New York Times, observed, “I think that my half of the political spectrum—the left half—too often dismisses the…

February 7, 2024

To Save Local Journalism, Update The Public Broadcasting Act

…this came in the form of fears from the staff of the Baltimore Sun that its new owners, David Smith and Armstrong Willliams, would turn what was once H.L. Mencken’s…