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Daniel Raymond (1823)

| Apr 22, 2020

It is the duty of every man in society to do something towards promoting the general prosperity and happiness; no man has a right, whatever his condition in life, to be a drone or an idler, or to pursue an occupation which is either useless or injurious to the community.

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Wells King

Wells King is the research director at American Compass.

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The Future of the Biden and Trump Coalitions

Ruy Teixeira | Nov 24, 2020 |

While Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States and Donald Trump will join the small club of incumbents who could not get re-elected, it’s fair to say that Biden’s triumph was not so overwhelming that it even begins to settle the question of which party will dominate the 2020s. Biden will […]

Progressive Hypocrisy and Our COVID Lockdown Opportunity

Josh Hammer | Nov 24, 2020 |

As large swaths of the country prepare to re-enter COVID-19 lockdowns—my current city of Denver, for instance, banned all indoor dining just last week—it is worth pausing to again lament the ham-fisted, blunderbuss nature of most of these virus-fighting measures. As many presciently pointed out at an early stage of the outbreak, mass, society-wide lockdowns are, at […]