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Re: Well-Deserved

Congrats, Mona! Speaking of journalism prizes, it’s worth mentioning that the deadline for entering the International Policy Network’s Bastiat Prize competition is coming up here at the end of the month. The contest is open to all writers and rewards journalists who, in the tradition of 19th-century French philosopher Frédéric Bastiat, “eloquently and wittily explain, promote and defend the principles and institutions of the free society.” There are prizes for print and online work.

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The Rise of the Abortion Cheerleaders

Is abortion a sad and unfortunate reality — regrettable, as we are sometimes told, but often necessary — or is it a breezy nothingburger, completely “normal,” and something to be giddily celebrated like a last-minute NFL touchdown?  For a long time, the abortion lobby has had difficulty deciding. This ... Read More

Europe Needs to Grow Up

It was a hot and difficult summer. And Europeans were pained to hear the blunt assessment that the U.S. would not be able to forever sustain NATO without greater investment on their part. The alliance was heading for “collective military irrelevance” and the current state of affairs was “unacceptable,” ... Read More

Reciprocity Is the Method to Trump’s Madness

Critics of Donald Trump claim that there’s no rhyme or reason to his foreign policy. But if there is a consistency, it might be called reciprocity. Trump tries to force other countries to treat the U.S. as the U.S. treats them. In “don’t tread on me” style, he also warns enemies that any aggressive act ... Read More