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Marco Rubio: America Needs to Restore Dignity of Work

The American dream is about the opportunity to earn happiness—and the government has a responsibility to facilitate that.

There was once a path to a stable and prosperous life in America that has since closed off. It was a well-traveled path for many Americans: Graduate from high schoo...

How Big Data Traps People in Poverty

Surveillance and public-benefits programs gather large amounts of information on low-income communities, feeding opaque algorithms that can be used to deny them opportunities.

Big data can help solve problems that are too big for one person to wrap their head around. It’s helped busine...

The Cruelty Is the Point

Trump and his supporters find community by rejoicing in the suffering of those they hate and fear.

Trump’s only true skill is the con; his only fundamental belief is that the United States is the birthright of straight, white, Christian men, and his only real, authentic pleasure is in ...

The Republican Party Abandons Conservatism

The conservative virtues remain real virtues, the conservative insights real insights, and the conservative temperament an indispensable internal gyro keeping a country stable and sane.

Words like responsibility, stoicism, self-control, frugality, fidelity, decorum, honor, character, i...

How to Make Friends, According to Science

The human desire for companionship may feel boundless, but research suggests that our social capital is finite—we can handle only so many relationships at one time. Social scientists have used a number of ingenious approaches to gauge the size of people’s social networks; these have returned e...