EPPC Briefly: The Immigration Middle Ground

August 14, 2014


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The Immigration Middle Ground

The possibility that President Obama will take unilateral action to legalize millions of people who have illegally entered the United States has “raised the prospect of a constitutional crisis alongside the border crisis, and made immigration all the more central in our politics,” observe EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin and co-author Reihan Salam.

An approach to immigration reform designed to “address the problems of our immigration system and the needs of the country,” the authors argue, “would constitute a real middle ground between the cosmopolitans and the populists.”

Back to School: When Mr. Reuter Becomes ‘Ms. Reuter’

This summer, the principal of a Washington, D.C., elementary school informed parents of students that a teacher at the school had declared himself transgender and henceforth wished to be regarded as female. As EPPC Fellow Mary Rice Hasson explains, the principal’s “guidelines” provide “a case study of how LGBT activists are foisting ideological conformity on America’s school children, re-educating them in gender and sexuality according to queer theory.”

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Toward a Conservative Policy on Climate Change

By dogmatically asserting that climate change poses no serious threat, too many conservatives have removed themselves from the debate about how to hedge our bets sensibly. In this essay from EPPC’s journal The New Atlantis, Lee Lane discusses ways to reduce the risks posed by climate change while minimizing the economic impact.

Is History Really Over?

Contra Francis Fukuyama, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel argues that “democracy and the free economy are not machines that can run by themselves,” and instead depend on a “certain critical mass of citizens, living certain habits of mind and heart.”

“The Tide of War is Receding,” “We Don’t Do Stupid [Stuff],” and Other Myths

EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner compiles an extensive catalog of President Obama’s proclamations on foreign policy, “to measure what he said he’d do against what he has actually done and what has come to pass.”

The Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Canard

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency is a main cause of “Palestinian intransigence on accepting a two-state solution to their predicament,” concludes EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen.

The GOP Needs Realistic Expectations for Governing from Congress

Regardless of the outcome of this fall’s congressional elections, writes EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta, Republicans should focus on “preparing and advancing conservative reforms that have the potential to resonate broadly with middle-class and working-class Americans.”

Ronald Reagan: Cold Warrior and Nuclear Abolitionist

EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel makes the case that President Reagan’s “sophisticated grasp of the communist system and its irreformability” was key to America’s victory in the Cold War.

Why Grief Can Exist Alongside Hope

Reflecting on a friend’s faith in the midst of suffering, EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner observes: “This world is surely a vale of tears. But it can also pre-shadow the glories and joy that awaits us.”


“The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?”

EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen took part in a recent Cato Institute discussion exploring the future of the Republican Party. Click here for video and audio files of the event.


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