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The effects of ideas on the 2003 invasion of Iraq

Recently, a report surfaced that Senator Rand Paul claimed Vice President Dick Cheney pushed the Bush administration towards the 2003 invasion of Iraq because...

by John Radcliffe


Liberty and equality in America

There is perhaps no more well known line in the lexicon of famous American phrases than “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

by Drew Ricciardone

Plato, markets and


To make sense of Plato’s Republic, there are at least two central ideas that need to be understood. The first is that, for Plato, the art of creating a state—or, ...

by Russell Bogue


Of civic virtue and


Too often, it seems as though the central question of today’s political thinkers is one of the ingredients of political demise and the dissolution of political order. ...

by Ian T. Robertson

Focusing on the


In today’s day and age, it seems that the educational focus is entirely on women. The news is filled with stories about schools’ new STEM initiatives, the...

by Robin Tiberio

Raising the walls of the


Within the past two decades, social media has become an increasingly ubiquitous component in the creation and expression of individual identities...

by Eric Leimkuhler

NEW: Mr. Jefferson

Defending freedom of religion

The First Amendment and its assertion of religious freedom in particular have long been interpreted as the cornerstone of our most cherished rights...

NEW: Mr. Madison

Weighing the interest of the state

The First Amendment is perhaps the most frequently evoked right in the entire Constitution. Whether the subject is campaign finance or animal sacrifice...

NEW: Mr. Hamilton

Supporting a liberal society

The much maligned Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been dragged through the proverbial constitutional mud time and time again...


NEW: Issue No. 4

Fortress America

A discussion of American counterterrorism and national security policy with Dr. James Carafano  Associate Professor Gerard Alexander

Issue No. 3

Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker

An exclusive interview with Ryan C. Crocker, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq and career officer in the United States Foreign Service...

Issue No. 1:

Thank you for spying

Dean Philip Zelikow, Director of the 9/11 Commission, and Professor Frederick Hitz, former CIA officer, discuss the U.S. security establishment...

Speaker's Corner
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