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The Case for Old Ideas

Published on March 25th, 2015

  New ideas, rooted in scientific understanding, did help bring societies through the turbulence of industrialization. But the reformers who made the biggest differences — the ones who worked in the slums and with the displaced, [&hellip... Read More



What If You Live in a Bad City?

Published on March 6th, 2015

  This is something I’ve thought about a lot. And it applies to living in a “bad” town or rural area, as well. What if you live in a place that is ugly, broken-down, dangerous, bereft of [&hellip... Read More



Republican Diversity: Blacks Need Not Apply

Published on December 19th, 2014

  Unlike the Republican National Committee (RNC), our national party apparatus, most of the 50 state party committees are stuck in the 1960s when it comes to the Black community. Exhibit A for this was the [&hellip... Read More



How Bruce Rauner could transform the GOP

Published on December 17th, 2014

Congratulations, Governor Rauner. Having earned barely 50% of the vote, you are about to become Illinois’ first Republican Governor in more than a decade. That’s the good news for the Illinois GOP…all of it. Here’s the [&hellip... Read More



Patrick G. Eddington: Confronting Our Dark Era

Published on December 17th, 2014

  After a multi-year odyssey marked by almost nonstop partisan bickering, CIA employees hacking into Senate Intelligence Committee computers, and former Bush administration officials launching a pre-emptive public counterattack against the committee’s report, we finally have a summary [&hellip... Read More



A Republican agenda that could win nationally

Published on November 14th, 2014

The dull, purblind folly of the very rich men; their greed and arrogance…and the corruption in business and politics, have tended to produce a very unhealthy condition of excitement and irritation in the popular mind which [&hellip... Read More

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