The Corner

Winter Reading

In case the fiscal-cliff debate hasn’t wonked you out, how about some essays about illegal immigration, affirmative action, the challenge of upward mobility, the future of welfare reform, and many other simple and easily addressed public-policy problems? The winter issue of National Affairs is now online, filled with insight and analysis from Peter Skerry, Glenn Hubbard, Tim Kane, Stuart Butler, Gail Heriot, Eric Posner, Glen Weyl, Robert Rector, Jennifer Marshall, Howard Husock, and more. And while you’re at our site, have a look at the Public Interest archives and Findings – our daily blog on the latest from the social sciences.

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Courage: The Greatest of Virtues

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Immigration

My American Dream

This morning, at 8 a.m., I did something I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember: I became an American. I first applied for a visa in early 2011, and since then I have slowly worked my way through the system — first as a visa-holder, then as a permanent resident (green card), and, finally, as a ... Read More
U.S.

The Gun-Control Debate Could Break America

Last night, the nation witnessed what looked a lot like an extended version of the famous “two minutes hate” from George Orwell’s novel 1984. During a CNN town hall on gun control, a furious crowd of Americans jeered at two conservatives, Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch, who stood in defense of the Second ... Read More