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Abraham Lincoln (1832)

| Apr 22, 2020

My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance. I am in favor of a national bank … the internal improvements system and a high protective tariff.

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Wells King is the research director at American Compass.

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Coming Apart in the Hoosier State

Aaron Renn | Jan 06, 2022 |

American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears, by Farah Stockman (Random House, 432 pp., $28) Farah Stockman’s new book, American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears, documents the closure and relocation of an Indianapolis Rexnord bearing plant to Mexico and Texas. Stockman, a New York Times reporter, was assigned to cover […]

The Five Deadly Sins of the Left: An Update

Ruy Teixeira | Dec 17, 2021 |

About a year ago I published an American Compass essay on “The Five Deadly Sins of the Left.” In that essay, I addressed the surprising fact that the left has not performed as well as one might expect, given the poor performance of free-market capitalism in the 21st century. Even the financial crisis of 2008–09 […]