The cost-of-living crisis reaches breaking point
Economic strife exacerbated by the war in Ukraine could present new trials and tribulations for world leaders as they seek closure to the conflict.
Democracies have a history of prosecuting their presidents
As the U.S. faces claims of becoming a "banana republic," history shows established Democracies have had no qualms with indicting their leaders in the past.
There's Good News on the Anti-Populist Front—No Really!
The 2010s were the decade of populism. From 2018-2020, the world's three largest democracies (India, the United States, and Brazil) were each governed by a populist leader, and of approximately 90 democracies around the world, as many as 20 in 2012 and 2013 were led by populists.
Why Does the GOP Elite Hate Its Own Base?
The GOP elite's scorn for its own voters has, at this point, been a long time in the making.
Republicans: Our Future Is Not With Free Markets But With the Working Class
For all the attention that Rubio and company rightly received, too few of their Republican colleagues joined them to secure paid leave for rail workers.
Still Against the 'Dead Consensus'
The Republican Party is now a working-class party, whether or not its own elites accept that fact.
Is Bolsonaro's defeat an omen for Trump in 2024? Don't be so sure
Was the Brazilian president's election defeat a sign that the right-wing populist movement is starting to wane?
Lula Exposes Weak Point in American Foreign Policy
Under the Biden administration the Monroe Doctrine appears to have been turned on its head.
Global Elites: 'No Money, No Problems'
Society's major institutions have been largely, if not entirely, coopted.
How to Avoid Populism 2.0 and the Robot Revolution
Cutting-edge tools like artificial intelligence (AI), big data, advanced robotics, nanotechnology, and more have potential to improve lives and help solve the world's biggest problems. But if governments cannot also harness them in ways that strengthen the democratic process, the global trend of populists with zero-sum ideologies being catapulted to office may soon become much worse.
Globalism is dead—and Democracy Killed It
Italians were required to see themselves as Europeans first, and to accept unelected bureaucrats in Brussels.
Yes, America Should Save the World—From its Own Elites
A clear-eyed look at America's international "soft power" makes immediately apparent how un-American it is.
Why American Elites Failed to Build a Nation in Afghanistan
Our elites failed to build nations in Iraq and Afghanistan while, at the same time, their own nation is falling apart on their watch.
Working Americans are Speaking. Are Politicians Listening?
Partisans of the Right and Left need to recognize the distance between their favored narratives and the problems that keep working-class Americans up at night.
After Its Populist Moment, The GOP Returns to Old Orthodoxies
The Republican Party is emerging from its cocoon of populist rhetoric a changed animal—just not one that anyone needs or wants.
Brexit Still Offers Hope to the American Right
When the Brexit result came through five years ago, everything changed—and I believe it had a huge impact on America.
Separating Trump from Trumpism is Key to the GOP's Future
Since his November loss, no one worked harder to get rid of Donald Trump than Donald Trump. Right up until the end, he was his own worst enemy.
The GameStop Saga Proves Populism is Here to Stay
A common view is that these authority figures look after their own interests only. This feeling has been especially strong since the 2008 financial crisis.
American Elites Seek To Rig the Game
Across all facets of American society, the Left increasingly plays the game by one set of rules, and the "deplorable" Right plays by a different set of rules.
Despite January 6, Trump Leaves a Legacy of Trust with Voters
Trump has often joked that he kept more promises than he made, but there is a sense of truth in this wisecrack.
Fiscal Hawks No More: The GOP Shift To Common Good Conservatism Has Begun
Whether the GOP opposition is led in the upcoming years by President Trump or one of the party's next generation of conservative leaders like Senator Hawley, its future lies in a populist program.
Debate: Has the Trump Presidency Changed the Future of Conservatism?
R.R. Reno, editor of First Things, debates Charles C.W. Cooke, editor of National Review Online.
Nationalism and Populism Are the GOP's Future
Times have changed. As is often the case in human affairs, yesterday's solutions give birth to today's problems.
There's No Stopping America's Political Realignment
The beauty of an unfolding political realignment in which so much is in flux is that there may well be more Venn diagram overlap than meets the eye.
A Warning From Europe: Trump May Be Leaving, but Right-Wing Populism Is Not
People who write off the Trump presidency as an aberration or a blip are perhaps missing the true direction of the Republican Party and the American right.
Populism is the GOP's Path to Future Victories
Many in the party feared that Trump would trash conservatism. But his four years in government proved the contrary.
Democratic National Convention: Populist Rhetoric to Hide Socialist Plans
The Democratic Party's true allegiances are not difficult to figure out.
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Debate: Does the Private Equity Industry Create Substantial Social Value?
University of Chicago Law School Professor M. Todd Henderson debates American Compass Executive Director Oren Cass.
Private Equity Captures Rather Than Creates Value
The private equity industry fails in its broader obligation to create value for society.