Article Archive

The Hyperlocal Beat

The Batavian is both crux of local culture, and beacon to small-town America newspapers.

April 18, 2014

In Ukraine, Not All Uprisings Are Equal

Friends of peace and limited government shouldn’t mistake which protests have followed a democratic course.

April 18, 2014

An Officer Corps That Can’t Score

How military careerism breeds habits of defeat

April 17, 2014

The Dangers of Naïve Diplomacy

Ignoring Russia’s relevant interests has imperiled Ukraine’s turn westward.

April 17, 2014

Immigration, Yes—and No

A trimmer’s case against open borders and closed minds

April 16, 2014

Cannabis Goes Corporate

As marijuana moves from the shadows to the marketplace, regulators fear another Big Tobacco.

April 15, 2014

A Turning Point on Crony Capitalism?

Sen. Mike Lee and others in the GOP confront the Export-Import bank—and corporate welfare.

April 14, 2014

John Wayne’s Lost Legacy

Hollywood’s icon of masculinity acted like he lived: plainly and honestly.

April 11, 2014

Obama’s Circle of Bad Advice

Activist experts make bad ambassadors, especially when diplomacy is most needed.

April 10, 2014

How Dante Saved My Life

A midlife crisis is cured by The Divine Comedy

April 9, 2014

Left, Right, and Leo Strauss

He was a liberal democrat—not a conservative or fascist—a new book argues.

April 8, 2014

The War on Antiwar Republicans

Hawks have Reps. Walter Jones and Justin Amash on their hit list—and Sen. Rand Paul will be next.

April 7, 2014

Reagan’s Philosophical Fusionism

Conservatism’s political power is derived from its ideas, not the other way around.

April 4, 2014

The Christian Man in Black

Johnny Cash’s life is a story of redemption.

April 4, 2014

Pope Francis Needs Distributism

Americans and popes alike can embrace a humane alternative to modern capitalism.

April 3, 2014

La Follette’s Lessons in Empire

How a WWI-era senator turned from unreflective interventionism to prudential foreign policy

April 2, 2014

Has Iran Really Pursued Nukes?

Gareth Porter’s new book challenges years of the West’s claims about Tehran’s nuclear program.

April 1, 2014

Electoral Systems and Failed Democracies

Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Iraq—they all use proportional representation.

March 31, 2014

Get Ready for Jeb Bush

He may be the GOP establishment’s pick for 2016. But is he more like his father or brother—and is either what Americans want?

March 31, 2014