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Maryland Sex Ed Could Soon Teach “Yes Means Yes”

The latest development in a swift and ongoing cultural revolution.

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The Death Penalty Stays Alive

Voters in three states delivered a sharp rebuke to anti-death penalty forces in last week’s elections.

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Déjà Vu in California

In more ways than one, 2016 feels like a funhouse mirror re-run of the 1990s.

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Is ‘Yes Means Yes’ Unstoppable?

State legislatures across the country are moving to formally adopt a version of the sexual consent policies that, just 23 years ago, made Antioch College a national laughing stock.

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Everything Old Is New Again

Liberal Southern cities and conservative Southern states are in the midst of a series of pitched political battles. While the issues defining this conflict are new, the conflict itself is not.

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Religious Liberty in America: The Next Chapter

Unilateral disarmament in the culture wars is impossible when the left is on offense.

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Chinese Embryo Experiment Creates Big Blacklash

Chinese scientists are facing a big backlash for an unethical experiment that edited the DNA of embryos—a historical first. The controversy over DNA modification will be one of our biggest debates in coming decades.

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The mental act of looking at something is a critical component of conscience. This perhaps helps us understand why certain front lines in the culture war are shifting and others are not.

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The Well Runs Dry for “War on Women” Rhetoric

Despite the prominent role culture war issues are playing in some midterm campaigns, voters care far more about the economy and health care than about gay marriage or abortion. Politicians or pundits who pretend otherwise are missing the mood of the electorate.

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American Sex and the Middle East

We Americans talk about sex publicly all the time these days, but it rarely dawns on America’s cultural warriors that foreigners overhear these conversations. The consequences are not always trivial.

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retirement crisis

Young Americans expect to lean more heavily on Social Security when they retire. But the system is underfunded.

Hail Shale

Give shale the credit it’s due this holiday weekend.

Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.


We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

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