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Oren Cass and J.D. Vance on the Future of the Republican Party

Oren Cass joins J.D. Vance and Gerald F. Seib for a conversation about the future of conservatism and the GOP at the WSJ Future of Everything conference.

What Republicans Can Learn from the UK’s Conservative Party

As the big loser in 2020, the GOP should consider what it can learn from Britain’s Conservative Party, which offers a compelling policy matrix.

Don’t Talk to Us Like We’re Idiots

There’s an easy way to tell when politicians think we’re idiots. They have this way of dancing around the answer when they are asked a question, when even a simple “yes” or “no” would do the trick.

Progressives, Conservatives Hone Messaging on Class Divide, Opportunity

American Compass’s Oren Cass and author J. D. Vance discuss the future of American conservatism at the WSJ Future of Everything conference.

Why Conservative Populists Should Care About Health Care

The reasons for conservative populism’s seeming neglect of health care likely has more to do with the newness of the movement than any prejudice against health policy itself.

Grand Old Party and the Working Class with Leader McCarthy

Leader McCarthy joins American Compass to discuss his efforts to reach out and grow the Republican coalition, what it takes to build a GOP that is better attuned to the concerns of working class Americans, and where he sees the party going in the coming years.

Not Every Family Wants a Big Yard

Striving for “self-sufficiency” through a typical single-family house can mean ignoring the blessings that life in a community can bring and can lead to feeling alone or isolated.

A Guide to Economic Inequality

American inequality is higher now than at any time since WWII. The gap is wide and getting wider. Read what the data show and why it matters.

Economic Justice in Post-Pandemic America?

A conversation about the post-pandemic U.S. economy, hosted by City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Statistical Gnosticism on the Right

Some right-of-center analysts have absolute conviction that basic statistics describing some of America’s challenges are obviously wrong

Does Anyone in Power Notice When Government Services Fail?

Take a deep breath and hold it for ten seconds. Imagine doing that over and over again, 31,536,000 times, not knowing where your children were. That’s ten years—or as long as my daughter was separated from her two disabled sons after their non-custodial father abducted them.

The Fed’s Most Harmful Statistics Error

The United States is not producing 24,881% more computers than it was in 1980, and is likely producing significantly fewer because of offshoring.

How Essential Are the ‘Email Job’ Caste?

Those HR and other middle management types make “busy work” for themselves, though it is darkly ironic that the “busyness” in which they are engaged often results in making my work more difficult and time-consuming.

A Weighty Matter: The Cost of Fat America

America is very fat. Being very fat is bad for you. Being very fat is expensive.

Post-Liberal America

Today’s upsurge in Catholic integralism is a one of the many signs of growing dissatisfaction with liberalism’s efforts to keep metaphysics out of public life.

Putting Down Roots

Olmstead has created a work of lyric subversion, luring you in with glowing prose while slowly unveiling the depth of her critique.

We See the Left. We See the Right. Can Anyone See the ‘Exhausted Majority’?

Thomas Edsall cites American Compass’s Oren Cass in a column on the future of partisanship and centrism in American politics.

The Relationships That Don’t Fit on a Spreadsheet

There is no price tag that could be placed on those cherished times. Do our nation’s think tanks consider those moments when devising policy?

Family Financial Security: Sen. Romney on the Right’s Fight to Support Our Most Important Institution

Senator Mitt Romney joins us for a conversation about what draws him to family benefits, why he thinks conservatives should embrace the Family Security Act’s approach, how he sees this debate fitting into the broader one about the right-of-center’s future.

A Dream Achieved—Through Mere Luck

My American Dream feels stolen, like I purchased it with the blood of brothers and enemies.

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