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Henry Clay (1824)

| Apr 22, 2020

The object of wise government should be, by sound legislation, so to protect the industry of their own citizens against the policy of foreign powers, as to give it the most expansive force in the production of wealth.

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Wells King

Wells King is the research director at American Compass.

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Covid’s Toll on the American Dream

Ruby Nicole Day | Mar 03, 2021 |

The American Dream — people have hung on to those three little words for decades, passed them down for generations. But it’s hard to see how we can believe in the dream right now. To me, the American Dream is having a good paying job, having good health insurance, earning benefits for your family and […]

Introducing the Edgerton Essays

Oren Cass | Mar 03, 2021 |

The population of policy analysts and commentators is drawn inevitably from the ranks of the college-educated professionals who excel at and enjoy reading and writing all day. But as more of our politics and policies become nationalized, those doing the politicking and policymaking have tended to become ever more removed from large segments of the […]