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Civil Society
With the Anti-Trumpers in New York

This weekend’s anti-Trump protest in New York featured a fair amount of anti-police and anti-free speech rhetoric from the protest leaders. Even so, the course of wisdom is not simply to criticize the protests, but to swell the anti-Trump cause.

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State of the Union
The Seven Habits of Highly Depolarizing People

How to make friends and influence people on the other side of the aisle.

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2016 And Beyond
Trump’s America

What’s most significant about Trump isn’t his success, but our collective failure.

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State of the Union
Why Polarization Matters

Polarization is more our problem than our politicians’. The success of the nation requires that we, the people, overcome it.

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Lincoln v. Obergefell

If you are seeking out conflict and polarization for the sake of doctrinal purity, Lincoln is not the champion for you.

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What Would Lincoln Do?

Ever since his death, politicians and activists have recruited him for their pet causes. It’s time to leave Lincoln alone.

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The Ties That Used to Bind
Wanna Bet?

Control the vocabulary of a public policy debate, and you control the debate.

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