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  • What About the Waitresses?

    by Alison Owings

    I wonder if – when – this viral horror is over, customers will have a new appreciation for the women, and men, who serve.


  • Pandemic Exposes Vulnerabilities of Workers on Farms

    by Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

    Defying the broader conservative political forces of the time, the Farm Security Administration extended health care to tens of thousands of migratory agricultural workers because it understood that farmworkers’ health was vital to the nation’s wellbeing.


  • Laughter in an Age of Pandemics

    by Michael A. Genovese

    We are all struggling, and we all need the distractions that only absurdity can provide. So laugh now and then; see the silly, the absurd and the comic in life.


  • US v. Sineneng-Smith Echoes the Fugitive Slave Act

    by Alan J. Singer

    A Supreme Court decision in United States v. Sineneng-Smith that broadens the authority of the federal government to suppress the rights of advocates for undocumented immigrants could divide the nation irreparably.


  • Trump's Budget Proposal Reveals His Values

    by Lawrence Wittner

    It is often said that government budgets are “an expression of values.”  Those values are clear in the Trump administration’s $4.8 trillion budget proposal for 2021, unveiled early this February.


  • A Founder of American Religious Nationalism

    by Katherine Stewart

    Christian nationalism today is a political movement, and its primary goal is power. Its ultimate aim, formulated by R.J. Rushdoony, is to replace our modern constitutional Republic with a “biblical” order that derives its legitimacy not from the people but from God and the Bible – or, at least, the God and the Bible that men like Rushdoony claimed to know.


  • Who Killed Ralph Featherstone?

    by Peter Levy

    Reopening the investigation of the bombing deaths of Ralph Featherstone and William Payne at the fiftieth anniversary of the crime will shed further light on the dangers of unchecked government agencies and the shortcomings of the fifth estate.


  • The Conservative Case for Moving Forrest's Bust

    by Michael Nelson

    To the extent that the arguments of both Forrest’s liberal critics and conservative defenders are valid, the debate about how to remember him is a hard one to resolve. But are the arguments of his defenders valid? I’m a conservative who’s not so sure.


  • The Left is Back!

    by Walter Hixson

    Whether Bernie Sanders goes on to win the nomination, which appears increasingly likely, the left has risen and it is not likely to recede anytime soon.