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Here’s How to Defeat Obamacare

As Congress battles over fiscal issues in the months ahead, can conservatives agree on an effective approach to fight Obamacare? In the Weekly Standard, EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta (with co-author Jeffrey H. Anderson) makes the case that the most strategically sound goal for Republicans on Capitol Hill, “for substantive and political reasons,” is to “delay as much of Obamacare as possible.”

Syria and the Red Line

In “The Frightening Truth About Syria’s WMDs,” EPPC Senior Fellow Stanley Kurtz argues that President Obama “drew his red line in the wrong place” and that the “risk of chemical-weapons proliferation has now significantly increased.”

Breaking Down “Breaking Bad”

The hit television series Breaking Bad has just begun its final set of eight episodes. In an essay for EPPC’s New Atlantis journal, EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman explores the show as a tale of an Enlightenment figure whose confrontation with mortality thrusts him into a world of pre-Enlightenment values.

Do Elephants Have Souls?

In EPPC’s New Atlantis journal, senior editor Caitrin Nicol explores the biology and history of that most bewitching and impressive creature of all, the elephant, in her widely-acclaimed article “Do Elephants Have Souls?”

The Obamacare Fiasco

In “Delaying Obamacare,” EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin explains that the Obama administration’s announcement last week of a one-year delay in the implementation of the employer mandate shows that the White House sees that “the wheels are coming off the bus.”

The Evolution of Human Nature

Several essays in the latest issue of EPPC’s journal The New Atlantis examine the efforts by scientists and philosophers to find Darwinian explanations for human nature and society.

President Obama and the Media

The various scandals engulfing the Obama administration “have the potential to deal a devastating blow” to “progressive ideology,” writes EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner in the Weekly Standard, “which is why journalists will downplay these stories as much as they can.”

Immigration and Assimilation

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS Acculturation Without Assimilation The Boston Marathon bombers “are but extreme examples of a far wider breakdown in America’s system of assimilation,” warns EPPC Senior Fellow Stanley Kurtz in National Review. “We ought not to be mulling amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants before putting that system back in order.” Read more>> Reforming Immigration […]

EPPC Briefly: Roger Scruton on the Meaning of Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher “believed in [Britain] and its institutions, and saw them as the embodiment of social affections nurtured and stored over centuries,” explains EPPC Senior Fellow Roger Scruton in the Times of London. “Family, civil association, the Christian religion and the common law were all integrated into her ideal of freedom under the law.”

EPPC Briefly: Reality and Public Policy

In a National Affairs essay adapted from his 12th William E. Simon Lecture, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel exposes the destructive effects of contemporary Gnosticism and of its central tenet that “all is plastic and malleable in the human condition.”