Ben Sasse Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Is Back

Congressional Republicans hope to pass legislation protecting infants who survive abortion procedures.

Reclaiming Constitutional Prerogatives

The debate over the president’s emergency declaration is not about Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump but about Congress and the presidency—and seen in those terms, there is no excuse for the president’s power grab.

Why Are Americans So Sad?

So-called diseases of despair have hit record rates nationwide, and the disintegration of the family may be one big reason why.

Tribes of the Lonely

Senator Ben Sasse’s new book Them: Why We Hate Each Other — and How to Heal is not so much a lament for a bygone era as an attempt to diagnose and repair what has led us to this moment of spittle-flecked rage.

Summertime Is Puppy Time

“Have any big plans for the summer?” people sometimes ask by way of small talk. I reply literally: “Yes, housetraining a new puppy.”

What We Are For — An American Cultural Catechism

A brief cultural catechism of America’s first principles — a presentation not just of what we are against but of what we are for.

Reviving the Senate

A lot of the attention of people who worry about congressional dysfunction has been focused on the House in recent years—for some good reasons and some bad ones. But if the problem is that Congress ultimately isn’t legislating, or isn’t acting to assert itself in the constitutional system, the Senate has surely been the bigger obstacle.