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The American Mind: Deconstruction and the Education of Heather Mac Donald

Ben Boychuk on Choice Media's "Reform School"

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The Revolt Against the Masses:
How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class

Fred Siegel

Building a 21st Century FDA:
Advancing Science, Saving Lives

The Beholden State:
Reclaiming California's Lost Promise

NYC's Citi Bike Is Not a Game

Nicole Gelinas

I Am the Change:
Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism

Charles Kesler

Obamanomics 101, Understanding How the Obama Economy Works

Andrew Klavan

Roger Kimball on U.S. Cultural Decline & Loss of Freedom

Crony Capitalist America?

Wall Street on Trial

City Journal’s cartoon contributing editor returns with a new video.

Andrew Klavan

The Green Jobs Answer Man

Andrew Klavan

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Replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge

Nicole Gelinas

New York's
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Film for the City Journal Special Issue, "New York's Tomorrow"

Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer

Steven Malanga

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Celebrating 20 Years
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Behold! Your Public Sector Unions at Work

Andrew Klavan

Podcasts

  • Victor Davis Hanson and Ben Boychuk discuss his recent article, "Lawmakers Gone Wild"
    01 June 2014
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  • Matthew Hennessey and Nicole Gelinas discuss her recent article, "New York's Next Public Safety Revolution"
    27 May 2014
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  • Matthew Hennessey and Jared Meyer, policy analyst at Economics21, discuss rideshare regulations.
    12 May 2014
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  • Matthew Hennessey and Kay Hymowitz discuss "Brooklyn's Chinese Pioneers"
    04 May 2014
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  • James Panero and Matthew Hennessey discuss "Net Gains"
    31 March 2014
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  • Matthew Hennessey and Jared Meyer, policy analyst at Economics21, discuss movie tax credits.
    27 February 2014
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  • Jerry Weinberger discusses "It Takes a Certain Kind of Village" with Matthew Hennessey and Stephen Eide
    16 February 2014
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  • Paul Beston and City Journal Senior Editor, Steven Malanga, discuss his article from the City Journal Winter 2014 issue, "The State Tax Grab."
    06 February 2014
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  • City Journal Associate Editor Ben Boychuk discusses Taxifornia: Liberals' Laboratory to Bankrupt America with attorney and author James V. Lacy
    05 February 2014
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  • Brian Anderson previews the Winter 2014 issue
    29 January 2014
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  • Seth Barron discusses his City Journal article "Power to the Progressives"
    06 December 2013
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  • Steven Malanga discusses his City Journal article "Bailouts for Cities?"
    26 November 2013
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses her City Journal article "Too Convoluted to Succeed"
    26 November 2013
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  • Guy Sorman discusses his City Journal article "The Philanthropic Spectacle"
    26 November 2013
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  • City Journal Books Podcast co-host and Philadelphia Magazine contributing editor Joel Mathis talk with Jason Fagone about innovation and his new book, "Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America."
    18 November 2013
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  • Stephen Eide discusses his City Journal article "The New York Public Library's Uncertain Future"
    29 October 2013
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  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Philadelphia Magazine's Joel Mathis discuss children's books, movies, and the future of storytelling with award-winning author, illustrator and director William Joyce.
    17 October 2013
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  • Are America's suburbs an endangered species? City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Philadelphia Magazine's Joel Mathis discuss "The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving" with author Leigh Gallagher.
    25 September 2013
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  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Philadelphia Magazine's Joel Mathis discuss "The War on Football: Saving America's Game" with author Daniel J. Flynn.
    10 September 2013
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  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and the Philadelphia Magazine's Joel Mathis talk to John Ralston Saul about the 20th anniversary edition of his best-seller, "Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West."
    27 August 2013
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  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Philadelphia Magazine's Joel Mathis discuss "The Rise of the Warrior Cop" with author and Huffington Post investigative reporter Radley Balko.
    24 July 2013
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  • City Journal Editor Brian C. Anderson discusses how to save America's largest state in "The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It."
    01 July 2013
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  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Philadelphia Magazine's Joel Mathis talk with Charles C. Johnson about the enduring leadership lessons of Calvin Coolidge, America's "most underrated president."
    01 July 2013
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  • City Journal's Heather Mac Donald discusses the challenges facing public order and higher education in "The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recover It."
    30 June 2013
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  • Senior Editor Steven Malanga discusses "The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recover It," the latest book from City Journal.
    30 June 2013
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  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Philadelphia Magazine's Joel Mathis discuss the economic and political landscape of the Lone Star State with Erica Grieder, author of "Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas."
    19 June 2013
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  • Steven Malanga discusses his City Journal article "The Coming Budget Crunch"
    16 June 2013
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  • Ben Boychuk reads his City Journal article "Smile and Be a Villain"
    19 May 2013
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  • Steven Malanga discusses his City Journal article "Rise of the Republican Governors"
    10 May 2013
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  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Philadelphia Magazine's Joel Mathis discuss gun control and the right to self-defense with Craig Whitney, author of "Living with Guns: A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment."
    03 May 2013
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses her City Journal article "The British Evasion"
    28 April 2013
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  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Philadelphia Magazine's Joel Mathis talk to historian Richard Immerman about his latest book, "Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz."
    20 February 2013
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  • Howard Husock discusses his City Journal article "Politicizing Philanthropy"
    13 February 2013
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  • Aaron M. Renn discusses his City Journal article "Hail Columbia!"
    03 February 2013
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses her City Journal article "New York's Sandy Scorecard"
    31 January 2013
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  • Brian C. Anderson reads "In Prospect"
    16 January 2013
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  • Charles Morris, author of 'The Dawn of Innovation,' discusses how the United States grew into an industrial powerhouse with City Journal Books Podcast co-host Joel Mathis.
    14 January 2013
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  • Laura Vanderkam discusses her City Journal article "The Paperback Quest for Joy"
    23 December 2012
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  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Philadelphia Magazine's Joel Mathis discuss freedom of speech on campus with Greg Lukianoff, author of "Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate."
    21 December 2012
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  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Philadelphia Magazine's Joel Mathis discuss presidential power with Stephen K. Knott, author of "Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and his Critics."
    03 December 2012
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  • Brandon Fuller discusses his City Journal article "The Genius of Dirt Roads" with Ben Plotinsky
    28 November 2012
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses her City Journal article "The Port Authority's Cloudy Future" with Ben Plotinsky
    25 November 2012
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  • Steven Malanga discusses his City Journal article "Airfield of Dreams" with Brian C. Anderson
    18 November 2012
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  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Philadelphia Magazine's Joel Mathis talk to Charles Kesler, author of "I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism."
    05 November 2012
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  • Brian C. Anderson reads "In Prospect"
    23 October 2012
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  • Manhattan Institute senior fellow Daniel DiSalvo discusses with City Journal's Ben Boychuk how California's public-employee unions win elections.
    17 October 2012
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  • Ben Boychuk of City Journal California interviews Tom Gray about his new report and California's upcoming ballot initiatives.
    28 September 2012
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  • Tom Gray discusses his City Journal article, "California Needs a Crude Awakening" with Ben Boychuk.
    03 September 2012
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  • Troy Senik talks to City Journal's Ben Boychuk about California's state parks scandal and its relevance to Governor Jerry Brown's tax proposals.
    15 August 2012
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  • James Panero discusses his City Journal article, "The Unending Battle for the Upper West Side"
    15 August 2012
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  • Steven Malanga discusses his City Journal article, "The State Gambling Addiction"
    15 August 2012
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  • Joel Kotkin discusses his City Journal article, "Let L.A. Be L.A."
    29 July 2012
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses her City Journal article, "Dodd-Frank's Protection Racket."
    25 July 2012
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  • Ben Boychuk and U-T San Diego's Chris Reed discuss California's bullet train boondoggle, prospects for Jerry Brown's November tax initiative, and the "second most important election in America."
    13 July 2012
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  • Steven Greenhut and Ben Boychuk debunk some of the myths surrounding the city of Stockton's historic bankruptcy.
    03 July 2012
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  • City Journal's Ben Boychuk and Sacramento Bee political columnist Dan Walters discuss the knowns and unknowns of California's budget.
    20 June 2012
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  • Jerry Weinberger reads "Our Franklin"
    15 June 2012
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  • Steven Greenhut breaks down the pension reform questions in San Diego and San Jose.
    14 June 2012
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  • Aaron M. Renn discusses "The Second-Rate City?"
    10 June 2012
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  • Claremont McKenna College political scientist Jack Pitney on California's new top-two primary
    08 June 2012
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  • Kay S. Hymowitz discusses "American Caste"
    03 June 2012
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  • Troy Senik discusses "The Worst Union in America"
    25 May 2012
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  • Stefan Kanfer reads "Pop Art's Pop"
    25 May 2012
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "Redistricting Wars"
    23 May 2012
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses "Ungridlocked"
    16 May 2012
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  • Brian C. Anderson reads "In Prospect"
    22 April 2012
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  • Herb London discusses "Politicization of the Universities"
    18 April 2012
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  • Heather Mac Donald discusses "California's Demographic Revolution"
    12 February 2012
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "The Court That Broke Jersey"
    06 February 2012
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  • Charles Murray discusses his new book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, with Kay Hymowitz
    30 January 2012
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  • Robert Bryce discusses "Get Dense"
    29 January 2012
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  • Christian Schneider discusses "It's Working in Walker's Wisconsin"
    19 January 2012
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  • Brian C. Anderson reads "In Prospect"
    15 January 2012
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  • Guy Sorman discusses "Patently American"
    12 January 2012
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  • Paul Howard interviews Representative Paul Ryan
    15 November 2011
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses "Is There a Retirement Crisis?"
    09 November 2011
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  • Luigi Zingales discusses "Who Killed Horatio Alger?"
    01 November 2011
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  • Brian C. Anderson reads "In Prospect"
    01 November 2011
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses "The Mortgage Hangover"
    25 August 2011
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  • Kay S. Hymowitz discusses "Why the Gender Gap Won't Go Away. Ever."
    02 August 2011
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  • Brian C. Anderson reads "In Prospect"
    28 July 2011
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses "The Tappan Zee Is Falling Down"
    23 May 2011
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  • James Panero discusses "The Hudson River Destruction Project"
    01 May 2011
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  • Heather Mac Donald discusses "Radical Graffiti Chic"
    17 April 2011
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  • Brian C. Anderson reads "In Prospect"
    17 April 2011
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  • Jerry Weinberger reads "On Smoking a Cigar"
    09 February 2011
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  • Kay Hymowitz discusses "Sarah Palin and the Battle for Feminism"
    26 January 2011
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses "Twenty-First-Century Reaganomics"
    25 January 2011
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  • Troy Senik discusses "The Radical Reform That California Needs"
    19 January 2011
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "State Budget Bunk"
    12 January 2011
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  • Brian C. Anderson reads "In Prospect"
    12 January 2011
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "The Next Wave of Urban Reform"
    08 November 2010
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  • Brian C. Anderson reads "In Prospect: Twenty years of City Journal"
    07 November 2010
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  • Jim Manzi duscusses "What Social Science Does--and Doesn't--Know"
    01 August 2010
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  • Nicole Gelinas interviews Nouriel Roubini
    21 July 2010
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  • Nicole Gelinas interviews Roger Lowenstein
    21 July 2010
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  • Nicole Gelinas interviews Philip Augar
    19 July 2010
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  • Arthur Brooks: The New Culture War
    03 June 2010
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  • Sol Stern discusses "Can New York Clean Up the Testing Mess?"
    05 May 2010
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "The Beholden State"
    19 April 2010
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  • Sol Stern and Jeffrey Herf: Nazi Propaganda and the Arab World
    08 March 2010
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  • Fred Siegel and Joel Kotkin: America in 2050
    05 February 2010
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  • Paul Howard reads "The Union Rules"
    19 January 2010
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  • Heather Mac Donald discusses "Chicago's Real Crime Story"
    13 January 2010
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  • Brian C. Anderson reads "In Prospect"
    13 January 2010
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  • Heather Mac Donald discusses "The Bilingual Ban That Worked"
    09 December 2009
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses "Global Finance's State of Nature"
    01 December 2009
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  • Claire Berlinski discusses "Government Motors 1975"
    25 November 2009
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  • Steven Greenhut discusses "Plundering California"
    23 November 2009
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  • David Gratzer: Why Obamacare Will Be a Disaster
    09 November 2009
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  • William Voegeli discusses "The Big-Spending, High-Taxing, Lousy-Services Paradigm"
    04 November 2009
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  • Sol Stern discusses education reform with E. D. Hirsch
    21 October 2009
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  • Steven Malanga reads an excerpt from "Small Businesses to NYC: Get Off Our Backs!"
    21 October 2009
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  • Brian C. Anderson reads "In Prospect"
    21 October 2009
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  • Guy Sorman discusses "Paris to New York"
    02 October 2009
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  • Marcus A. Winters discusses "How Efficient Are New York's School Districts?"
    01 October 2009
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  • Kay S. Hymowitz discusses "Getting Dads Back on the Job"
    08 September 2009
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  • E. S. Savas discusses "Competition Can Make Bus Service Better"
    25 August 2009
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "Whatever Happened to the Work Ethic?"
    23 August 2009
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  • Andrew Klavan discusses "Romanticon"
    17 August 2009
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  • Max Schulz discusses "Energize!"
    06 August 2009
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  • Laura Vanderkam reads "Digital Wretches"
    30 July 2009
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  • Jay P. Greene discusses "The Uses of Vouchers: Keeping Promises"
    29 July 2009
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  • Patrick J. McCloskey discusses "The Uses of Vouchers: Dolan to the Rescue?"
    29 July 2009
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  • Fred Siegel discusses "Madison's Nightmare"
    23 July 2009
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  • Sol Stern discusses "A Teachers' Contract for a New Era"
    21 July 2009
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  • James Panero discusses "The Culture Crash"
    20 July 2009
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  • George Kelling discusses "How New York Became Safe: The Full Story"
    17 July 2009
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  • Guy Sorman with Professor Gary Becker
    17 July 2009
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  • John P. Avlon discusses "Sue City"
    15 July 2009
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  • Edward L. Glaeser discusses "The Reinventive City"
    13 July 2009
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses "Transit for Tomorrow"
    08 July 2009
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "The City's Finances"
    06 July 2009
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  • Brian C. Anderson reads "In Prospect"
    06 July 2009
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  • Brian C. Anderson reads "Ten Ways to Make New York's Tomorrow Brighter"
    06 July 2009
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  • Richard Brookhiser on William F. Buckley and Conservatism Then and Now
    11 June 2009
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  • Thomas Sowell: The Housing Boom and Bust
    27 May 2009
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  • Kay S. Hymowitz discusses "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Businesswoman"
    13 May 2009
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "Obsessive Housing Disorder"
    07 May 2009
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  • Claire Berlinski: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters
    30 April 2009
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "The Latino Voting Trickle"
    15 March 2009
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  • Andrew Breitbart and Andrew Klavan: Hollywood and the Culture
    04 March 2009
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  • Nicole Gelinas: A Grim Portent
    04 March 2009
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  • Brian C. Anderson: The Unfairness of a Fairness Doctrine
    03 March 2009
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  • Paul Beston reads "The Media's Coffin Politics"
    03 March 2009
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  • Max Schulz discusses "The Green-Jobs Engine That Can't"
    26 February 2009
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  • Howard Husock discusses "Slums of Hope"
    22 February 2009
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  • Roger Simon: Blacklisted!
    12 February 2009
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  • Nicole Gelinas reads "Stimulating Some Thinking"
    03 February 2009
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  • Nicole Gelinas reads "Mike's Doomsday Budget? If Only"
    03 February 2009
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "Welfare Reform, Phase Two"
    02 February 2009
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  • Nicole Gelinas reads "The President's First Roadblock"
    28 January 2009
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  • Howard husock reads "Build Big, Mr. President"
    28 January 2009
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses "Can the Feds Uncrunch Credit?"
    21 January 2009
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  • Nicole Gelinas reads "Stalling Out"
    15 January 2009
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  • Stefan Kanfer: Marlon Brando: Somebody
    09 December 2008
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses the MTA fiscal crisis
    05 December 2008
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  • Kay S. Hymowitz discusses "Love in the Time of Darwinism"
    17 November 2008
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  • John H. McWhorter discusses "The Ghost in Your iPod"
    03 November 2008
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "We Don't Need Another War on Poverty"
    03 November 2008
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  • Steven Malanga and Nicole Gelinas discuss the Wall Street hurricane and its aftermath
    20 October 2008
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  • Paul Howard discusses "Health Care's New Entrepreneurs"
    27 August 2008
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "The Professional Panhandling Plague"
    24 August 2008
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  • Sol Stern discusses "A Marshall Plan for Reading"
    13 August 2008
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses "New York's Next Fiscal Crisis"
    25 July 2008
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "Organizer in Chief"
    25 July 2008
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  • Max Schulz discusses "California's Potemkin Environmentalism"
    07 May 2008
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  • Kay S. Hymowitz reads "Sex and Its Discontents"
    04 May 2008
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  • Stefan Kanfer reads "The Spring of Ralph"
    04 May 2008
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  • Sol Stern reads "From the Danube to Chicago"
    04 May 2008
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  • Heather Mac Donald discusses "Is the Criminal-Justice System Racist?"
    02 May 2008
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "The Death and Life of Bushwick"
    25 April 2008
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  • Nicole Gelinas discusses "New York Gets Steamrolled"
    11 March 2008
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  • Kay S. Hymowitz discusses "Child-Man in the Promised Land"
    28 January 2008
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  • Sol Stern discusses "School Choice Isn't Enough"
    16 January 2008
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  • Guy Sorman discusses "Moscow: Oil Town"
    26 November 2007
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  • Heather Mac Donald discusses "The Reclamation of Skid Row"
    07 November 2007
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  • Kay S. Hymowitz discusses "The New Girl Order"
    16 October 2007
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  • Judith Miller discusses "On the Front Line in the War on Terrorism"
    10 July 2007
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  • Steven Malanga discusses "The New Privatization"
    03 September 2007
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