THE DEBATE

May 05, 2021

Ban Critical Race Theory Now

We, as a nation, must not address the legacy of institutional racism by institutionalizing a new form of racism in our schools.
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The Republican Push to Ban Critical Race Theory Reveals an Ugly Truth

Those who decry critical race theory's impact in the classroom would do well to ask why they are so threatened by people of color being allowed to have their say, a welcome change after a long history of inequality. They might not like what they find.
April 28, 2021

It's Time to Get Rid of Qualified Immunity

Like most discussions on the national stage, the debate around qualified immunity is spit-roasted in partisanship, with some Republican politicians hesitant to make waves.
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April 21, 2021
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April 08, 2021

Georgia's New Voting Law Is Racist

Republicans act like the new Georgia voting bill isn't racist, just because the bill doesn't explicitly say, "we want fewer people of color to vote." But that's exactly what it is designed to do, and as history shows, they probably know it.
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March 24, 2021
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March 17, 2021

Your Check Bounced, America. Reparations Is Just Us Trying to Cash It.

"We've come to our nation's capital to cash a check," King declared, arguing that in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the Founding Fathers "were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir."
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Contra Reparations

The goal of those pushing reparations is not to heal the wounds of the past, but to leverage them in perpetuity in order to punish their enemies.
March 10, 2021
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February 23, 2021

How Can Racism Be Fixed by Race-Neutral Measures?

Doing the work together requires submission of white power to the direction and self-interests of Black people and other people of color equitably. Then, corporate promises will have the power to become more than lip service.
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February 16, 2021

China's Genocide Olympics

No one wants to mix sport with politics, but everyone has an obligation to not support rape, murder, mass detainment and slavery.
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Don't Boycott Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics

At some point, you simply have to conclude that the best planning assumption is that the Chinese regime is going to be around for a considerable period.
February 09, 2021
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February 03, 2021
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January 22, 2021
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Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Will Make Things Worse

If current borrowers have their debt canceled, it will lead incoming students to expect that theirs will also be forgiven. There are superior alternatives Congress can pursue.
January 12, 2021

Media Have Every Right to Cancel Trump

Having lost the presidency, the Senate majority and now major platforms for disseminating lies and calls to violence, Trump World, or what's left of it, automatically shifted into self-pitying snowflake mode.
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December 23, 2020
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December 09, 2020
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A Defense of Zombie Conservatism

The truth is that the fusionist project is alive and well, and it will likely remain so for the foreseeable future.
November 23, 2020

Should Trump Concede? Yes

The longer both the president and his party remain trapped in a conspiracy scenario, the more likely they are to paint themselves into a corner from which there is no escape.
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Should Trump Concede? Not Yet

We don't stand for intimidation or take orders from journalists in this country. We believe in following through with the prescribed procedures of a free and fair election in full, until all parties are satisfied.
November 16, 2020
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October 29, 2020

Reform Section 230 Now

Something is wrong, and it looks like there is finally momentum to use legislation to bring these arrogant tech behemoths to heel.
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Leave Section 230 Alone

Critics of Big Tech are keen to put Section 230 in their crosshairs, when the more likely target of their proposals would be the First Amendment itself.
October 20, 2020

The Transgender Threat to Women's Sports

The only other option comes with too steep a price. To force young women to compete with male-bodied athletes will bring about the collapse of women's sports.
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Transgender Athletes Do Not Threaten Women's Sports

The IOC, and other sporting bodies that take the IOC's lead, should continue to assess on a case-by-case basis, and perhaps draw up firmer guidelines where necessary. But there is a bigger picture, a deeper ethos to consider.
October 12, 2020
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On Supreme Court Nominations, All that Counts is the Constitution

Don't let anyone tell you this issue is governed by other legal provisions, vague "norms" or historical "precedents" such as the so-called "Biden Rule." There are only two principles that apply, both rooted in Article II of the Constitution.