Rachel Bovard

Rachel Bovard

Rachel Bovard is the senior director of policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute.

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A New Coalition, If You Can Keep It Share This

Nov 09, 2020

Re: A Multi-Ethnic, Working-Class Conservatism

As the pundits, campaigns, and lawyers continue to unpack this election, there are a few things we know for certain. First, the pollsters and mainstream media in this country do not speak for the majority of America. Not even close. Second, identity politics is an elite fetish without resonance or meaning to most people in […]

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In Defense of Picket Fences Share This

Sep 03, 2020

Re: Populism and Picket Fences

In a recent Commons post, Wells King argues against the Trump administration’s recent gutting of the Obama-era rule U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, more widely known as AFFH. He characterizes the action of largely scrapping the rule, as opposed to merely revising it, as a case of […]

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Russell Kirk & Big Tech Share This

Jul 13, 2020

The debate about Big Tech often breaks down into one of whether or not a private company should be “regulated.” This is especially true as attention heats up around the use of antitrust enforcement — substantively, definitionally, and applicably different than regulation, though in argument one side attempts to conflate them.  Jim Swift of The […]

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Yes, We Should Care About Huawei Share This

May 20, 2020

Re: Oren Cass Is Advising Marco Rubio on How To Not Be President

In a recent Real Clear Markets column, economist John Tamny made the case that Oren Cass’s policy advice is backwards and will result in political doom for, in Tamny’s words, “the hyper emotional Marco Rubio.” The personal invectives against Cass and Rubio (of which there are several) aside, this sentence in Tamny’s piece caught me […]

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Josh Hawley, the WTO, & the Shifting World Order Share This

May 06, 2020

Re: The W.T.O Should Be Abolished (Sen. Hawley, New York Times)

Sen. Josh Hawley recently opined in the New York Times about the need for the US to back out of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and engage the global economy with bilateral trade agreements that better reflect American interests. The piece prompted immediate reactions from groups on the Right. The CATO Institute took issue with […]

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