Luke Phillips
2016
Donald Trump Is Not Benjamin Disraeli

Disraeli sought to bring Britain into the future; Trump seeks to restore a golden past.

America in the 21st Century
Where Are the Whigs (When We Need Them)?

A key political tradition that helped build this country and guide its great statesmen deserves a revival.

Blue For Who?
The Cost of a Minimum Wage Raise

Already LA’s minimum wage increase is threatening to suppress jobs and push companies out of the city. Some policies—even well-intentioned ones—tend not to work, and a high minimum wage is one of them.

Missing Moderates
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Rockefeller Republican Redemption?

Moderate Republicans have failed to thrive in part because over the past half-century they haven’t built a political and intellectual infrastructure to match the conservative wing of the party.

Yet Another Kick To Malthus
The Case of the Incredible Expanding Tomatoes

Scientists have discovered how to make super-fruit. Thomas Malthus is rolling over in his grave.

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Hugging the News Cycle
Setting Sun

President Trump now has the option to levy import tariffs on solar panels that caused “serious injury” to U.S. producers.

the new culture wars

The policy that set in motion a fierce culture war over young people, sex, and the meaning of consent is no more.

Rogue Nations

Trump’s simultaneous confrontation of Pyongyang and Tehran could have unintended consequences.

Pricing Carbon

Interest in cap and trade has waxed—not waned—after Trump’s decision to pull out of Paris.

Spanish Secession

The EU is walking a fine line as it uneasily backs Spain’s clampdown on Catalan separatists.

Examining the Energiewende

On the heels of news that Berlin will fall short of an emissions target, a new study says Germany will miss a renewable energy consumption goal.

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