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.”
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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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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”