The Commons hosts commentary from contributing writers across the political spectrum, advancing American Compass’s mission through discussion that combines intellectual combat and personal civility.
6/30/2023 • Robert Lighthizer
The inside story of the trade negotiation that changed the world
5/22/2023 • Oren Cass
The Railway Safety Act has made concrete the ideological debate raging between conservatives and libertarians over the role of government regulation in the free market.
10/7/2022 • Michael Pettis
“Bad competitiveness” results in weakening demand, which either reduces global production or requires surging debt to maintain demand and production at its existing level. Perhaps that rings a bell, because it is the world we live in.
5/20/2022 • Oliver Traldi
We need and value expertise, yet our public square tends to amplify precisely those least worthy of our trust. How should we decide who counts as an expert, what topics their expertise properly addresses, and which claims deserve deference?
11/17/2023 • Evan Myers, Howe Whitman III
11/16/2023 • American Compass
11/14/2023 • Chris Griswold
11/7/2023 • Ruy Teixeira, John B. Judis
11/6/2023 • Chris Griswold
11/2/2023 • Oren Cass
11/2/2023 • Aaron Hedlund