The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a triumph of the civil-rights activists who risked their lives and challenged conventional wisdom to secure the ballot. This is a story told by Ari Berman, a writer for the Nation, in “Give Us the Ballot.” But it’s not the only story he tells.
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In recent years, liberals have started to turn away from the tradition of religious liberty exemptions — and come up with ever more inventive ways to justify doing so.
AEI president and New York Times best-selling author Arthur Brooks declares that it is time for a new conservative movement — one where fighting poverty, promoting equal opportunity, celebrating earned success, and valuing spiritual enlightenment are embraced as universal goals.
White Northern liberals explain how the South is an irredeemable cesspool of hate, while ignoring the fact that blacks are abandoning the Northern blue states in huge numbers to move to the South.
At a time when many analysts see authoritarianism rising and democracy ebbing, voters in Turkey and Mexico are resisting movement in that direction.
The most effective response to the outrage industry, in fact, may be the one they model: Hold it up to gentle mockery.
Charles Murray discusses his new book ‘By the People’ and how it relates to contemporary issues.
The federal government has unilaterally decided that it can and should tell us how to live our lives. If we object, it threatens, “Fight this, and we’ll ruin you.”
How certain states’ voting districts are gerrymandered into racially homogeneous zones and law suits challenging race-based legislation in the courts.