The Gettysburg Address is, in both form and substance, a perfect text for the bible of American political religion.
Obamacare is simply old-fashioned social engineering dressed in trendy new clothing — and as such, it is destined to fail.
In the 1970s, the crisis of the day was overpopulation. In this AEI Classic, written 40 years ago, AEI scholar Ben Wattenberg demolishes the 'explosionists’' claims.
America is currently in a painful transition period, but once it emerges, it will be more prosperous and free than ever before.
Twenty years ago, James Q. Wilson powerfully articulated the idea that humans’ moral sense is innate, not learned.
What do Rwanda, Brazil, Texas, Peru, Mexico, and Panama all have in common?
The developing world is increasingly embracing economic freedom, and reaping the benefits. So why are the United States and the EU heading in the opposite direction?
Americans’ estrangement from the federal government arises because the government has broken three tacit compacts with the people.
What is the role of the humble dictionary in an era when word usage changes by the hour?
America’s schools no longer teach our history or celebrate our unique culture, devaluing a powerful force for national unity.
The definitive source for data on our nation’s legislative branch, Vital Statistics on Congress, has been released online for the first time ever.
The Common Core has the potential to be a positive force in education, but parents must be vigilant.
In his latest book, Charles Murray says that today's America would be unrecognizable to our Founding Fathers.
All Americans would agree that July 4th is an important date for our nation, but we have constantly debated its meaning and the proper way to celebrate it, with interpretations changing over time and in particular circumstances.
In speeches delivered nearly 10 years apart, two men from very different backgrounds – one a president and one a former slave – reflect on the meaning of July 4th and the Declaration for themselves and their nation.
The Declaration of Independence is the birth announcement of the American Republic. Do we understand its full meaning? Does our modern Republic live up to its promise?
Upon accepting one of the four Bradley Foundation prizes on June 12, Ethics and Public Policy Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin spoke about conservatism and gratitude. Excerpts from his speech follow.
While liberals are deploying behavioral science with stunning results, conservatives have failed to follow up on their success three decades ago with the psychology of ‘broken windows.’ Here are several policy initiatives with which to begin.
A vast array of blatherings have accumulated over the years, warning the end is nigh.
NASA has decided that private enterprise will have to take on the job of reaching Mars. A new generation of space-minded tycoons is ready for the mission. We can do it.