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National School Choice Week: Five Themes that Helped Me Better Understand the Debate

National School Choice Week: Five Themes that Helped Me Better Understand the Debate

February 26, 2015 at 11:00 am 0 comments

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: National School Choice Week took place from January 25 to January 31 this year, and generated more than 11,000 events over the country. The Franklin Center hosted its Amplify Choice conference on January 30-31, a conference I took part in. To be honest, before joining the Franklin Center […]

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Detroit’s Revival: Staying On the Right Track

Detroit’s Revival: Staying On the Right Track

February 17, 2015 at 10:35 am 0 comments

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: “Maybe we can call this bootstrap nation, […] because Detroit is pulling itself and rising on its own initiative, its own energy, its own determination.” Nolan Finley The goal of the series of posts I wrote on Detroit was to show the positive in what was currently happening […]

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The Right Deal: The Conservative Anti-Poverty Approach

The Right Deal: The Conservative Anti-Poverty Approach

January 29, 2015 at 8:45 am 0 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: Job creation at every level.  The ability of every parent to choose the school his or her child attends.  A greater mobility for those at the bottom rungs of the economic ladder.  A reformed and more affordable higher education system.  Targeted tax relief for low-income workers […]

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Stop Punishing Victims: How States Should Respond to Teenage Prostitution

Stop Punishing Victims: How States Should Respond to Teenage Prostitution

January 26, 2015 at 8:35 am 1 comment

by Dianna Muldrow: The criminal justice system is tasked with the critical job of preventing and punishing crime and to further complicate matters the system is expected to do so while fulfilling the more nebulous notion of justice. But how is justice to be reached if the perpetrator is also a […]

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Only Conservatism Can Defend the Middle-Class

Only Conservatism Can Defend the Middle-Class

January 5, 2015 at 8:35 am 0 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: A wide array of issues and controversies populate the political terrain, but none are as important as the health and future of the middle class.  A strong middle class has historically stood as a pillar of American society and constitutional democracy.  It gave America its unique […]

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A Conservative Response to Income Inequality

A Conservative Response to Income Inequality

December 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm 3 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry: Inequality is just a symptom; the real problem is a constricted mobility for lower and middle income households. Throughout the Obama era, the issue of income inequality has been a central tool of political strategizing.  Liberals have used the issue as a sword against conservatives, accusing […]

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The Conservative Economic Message

The Conservative Economic Message

November 20, 2014 at 8:35 am 2 comments

Promising Upward Mobility for Every Step of the Economic Ladder by Prof. Patrick Garry: At the crux of the conservative view of America is the promise of economic mobility and opportunity for individuals at every step of society’s economic ladder.  Given recent economic developments during the Obama era, however, conservatives […]

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GOP’s Midterm Rout: The Good, The Bad, and The Not So Pretty

GOP’s Midterm Rout: The Good, The Bad, and The Not So Pretty

November 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm 2 comments

by John Giokaris: In short, while 2014 was an historic night of gains for the Republican Party throughout the country, we should all be cognizant of the difference between presidential electorates and midterm electorates. It’s no surprise that voter turnout was lower in a midterm election year. That’s historically been […]

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A Proactive, Positive Conservatism

A Proactive, Positive Conservatism

November 7, 2014 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Becoming the Champion of Work, Life, and Lower-Income America by Prof. Patrick Garry: With the 2014 election season at an end, conservatives must transition from campaign to governance mode.  Throughout the campaign season, a growing number of conservative voices urged the Republican Party to articulate a positive governing agenda instead […]

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Detroit’s Revival: Making the Renaissance City Beautiful Again

Detroit’s Revival: Making the Renaissance City Beautiful Again

October 22, 2014 at 8:15 am 0 comments

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: “Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus” “We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes” ~ Detroit’s motto  In my previous posts, I tried to show that current initiatives trying to revive the city of Detroit were led by individuals and that the less government is involved, the better […]

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