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Republicans: Our Future Is Not With Free Markets. It’s With the Working Class 

Progressives were surprised, confused, and frustrated by Senator Marco Rubio last week. “I definitely didn’t have Marco Rubio being more pro worker than Joe Biden on my 2022 bingo card,” one tweeted. “UGH, UGH, UGH…When Read more…

Myth-Busting Silicon Valley

American Compass’s Wells King argues that Silicon Valley’s founder myth has things backward, misunderstanding the source of the regime’s power and flattering its worst instincts.

Liz Truss, Supply-Side Crush

American Compass executive director Oren Cass discusses Liz Truss’s disastrous time as prime minister and the irrational response from supply-siders.

Skills Gaps Will Force Companies to Do Right by Their Compatriots

Employers who profited from cheap foreign labour cannot now gripe at having to train local workers, writes American Compass executive director Oren Cass.

An Early Conservative Victory in the War on Big Tech

American Compass research director Wells King discusses a promising conservative bill to rein in Big Tech’s monopoly power.

Where Have All the Young Men Gone?

The question of who would pursue non-college pathways, if they were offered, is one that has bedeviled education reform debates for decades.

The American Camry

Wells King and Dan Vaughn, Jr. on how Reagan showed it was possible to wrangle foreign manufacturers to the U.S.

Our Politics Needs a Pro-Family Policy Agenda

American Compass research director Wells King joins a statement in support of building a truly pro-family policy agenda.

Liberty and Tariffs for All

Free international trade is not a vital tenet of liberty in the American tradition; it was adopted, in Burtka’s words, “for the worst reasons and delivered the worst results.”

The Successful Policy That Progressives Love To Hate

American Compass executive director Oren Cass discusses a recent report analyzing the effects of welfare reform on child poverty, and how progressives fail to understand the importance of work in designing social safety net programs.

After Student-Debt Relief, America Must Move Beyond ‘College for All’

American Compass research director Wells King argues for building real alternatives to the “college-for-all” education pipeline in the wake of Biden’s misguided student loan forgiveness.

Rebuilding from the College Catastrophe Starts Here

The problem that the American Workforce Act aims to solve is simple, but deadly serious: In American education, all roads lead to college.

Servants No Longer

American Compass policy director Chris Griswold explores the relationship between worker power and the roots of civic friendship.

Republicans Have Great Ideas. It’s Time To Start Talking About Them

American Compass executive director Oren Cass makes the case for a GOP focus on substantive policy ideas, prioritizing efforts that benefit working families.

Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness is Wrong. Here’s How to Handle College Debt Instead.

America has turned higher ed into a lavishly expensive sacred cow, and now we’re all footing the bill. Let’s make college debt boring again, argues Oren Cass.

State Capacity in Short Supply: Assessing the Biden Administration’s Industrial Strategy

American Compass’s Wells King and Chris Griswold evaluate the Biden administration’s approach to industrial strategy and what it shows about the policy failures of the established ruling class.

What Republicans Should Do if They Win Big This Fall

American Compass’s Oren Cass and Chris Griswold describe how a conservative agenda focused on workers and their families could create new avenues for progress in a divided government.

The Chips Act Debate Shows How Far the Republicans Have Moved

FINANCIAL TIMES—Oren Cass argues that conservative interest in rebuilding America’s industrial base may finally be overtaking free-market fundamentalism on the right.

The Problem Joe Manchin Highlighted Is Crucial for America’s Future

Oren Cass makes the case for serious permitting reform, without which it will take years to spend any money building climate-related projects, costing us money and harming the environment.

Conservative Family Policy Must Be Conservative

On family policy, conservatives should avoid two extremes: rebutting any use of government, and assuming that trillions can be spent without negative repercussions.

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