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Survey Reveals Broad Support for Government Across Party Lines

Even among Republicans, few can identify major areas where they’d like government to do less

Constructing Conservatism in the Secular Age

What should conservative politics look like at a time when many Americans are no longer religious?

Realignment Politics with Jerry Seib, Michael Brendan Dougherty, and Tim Chapman

What does the right-of-center’s economic debate mean for political leaders and how is it being translated into electoral politics in 2024 and beyond?

John A. Burtka IV on Building a Better Elite

On this episode, Oren Cass is joined by John A. Burtka IV to discuss how to cultivate and educate a better elite, what the “mirrors for princes” tradition has to teach today’s leaders, and aristo-populism.

Oren Cass: “Trump is an inherently time-limited phenomenon”

The pro-worker policy wonk who wants to save the Republican Party from itself.

Biden’s Gamble

Politico’s Morning Money features American Compass’s survey on the Biden administration’s economic policies

New Survey Shows Biden Economic Policies Polarize Voters

The president’s policies divide Democrats and the upper class from everyone else

How the Biden White House Cornered Itself

The president’s polarizing policies are ones that divide Democrats and the upper class from everyone else

Is Romney’s former adviser building the post-Trump GOP?

Oren Cass has made a name for himself rejecting the old conservative economic consensus.

The Receding Democratic Majority

Demography may be destiny, but its party affiliation is not

The New Conservative Voter

A realignment that focuses the Republican Party on pro-worker economic policy is well underway

US Republicans Could Finally Win the Argument on Immigration

Political conditions in the US are ripe for rare progress on immigration, writes Oren Cass in the Financial Times.

Reverse Class Psychology

Reagan convinced workers to care about business, but who will teach business owners that labor matters too?

Flapper Economics

Turning the American citizen into “The Consumer”

‘Freedom Conservatism’ Is Much Ado About Nothing

Reheating stale free-market dogma does nothing to address the challenges facing today’s American right, argues Oren Cass in the Financial Times.

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.

In Preparation for Power, America’s New Right Builds New Institutions

In a profile of the new institutions springing up to influence the new right’s policy agenda, American Compass is described as “among the more sophisticated,” with proposals that have been “influential among lawmakers.”

Oren Cass Discusses the Future of the GOP

American Compass executive director Oren Cass discusses whether DC’s conservative institutions will shift after the 2022 primaries to become more responsive to the GOP base.

A Battle for the GOP’s Future Is Under Way

Oren Cass makes the case that the Republicans must move beyond the dog-eared 1980s playbook of tax cuts and deregulation if they are to succeed.

The Five Deadly Sins of the Left: An Update

Even the financial crisis of 2008–09 did not spur any real realignment of voters toward the left. Nor have—so far—the twin economic and health crises brought on by the COVID pandemic. What has gone wrong?

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