Emmett Rensin
Emmett Rensin
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What America Can Learn From Norway's Success in Regulating Campaign Finance

As we struggle with money's influence in politics, it's time for a lesson from across the ocean.

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The Most Unlikely State in America Is On Track to Eradicate Homelessness By 2015

One of our most conservative states is doing something really progressive.
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Open Letter to New Jersey, From the State That Really Knows Corruption

But the Garden State has nothing on Illinois. Let us show you how corruption is done.
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Chris Christie Just Did Something With Big 2016 Implications, But It's Not What You Think

Chris Christie will survive the bridge scandal that's rocked his administration, but will his signing of controversial legislation this week cost him in 2016?
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What Santa Claus Can Teach Conservatives About Welfare Benefits

The toys-or-coal deal offered by St. Nick shows we all intuitively understand a left-wing model of economic incentives.

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Dead Man Talking: How Deceased Heroes Become Political Props

When a great leader dies, agenda-pushers seek to invoke him to justify a broad range of actions. We cannot let that happen with Nelson Mandela.
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How Our Employer-Based Health System Made Obamacare Weak Sauce

For real reform to take place, the Left must stop validating the idea that health care is a "benefit" and not a right.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Political Shouting Matches Are Actually Good For You

Tonight is the night to tell your racist, backward uncle exactly what you think of him.

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The Unexpected Culprits of Climate Change

You might be surprised to find that you're one of them.
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Don't Feed the Trolls, and Other Advice For Dealing With Libertarians

Libertarianism is experiencing a renaissance in this country. Their ideas aren't serious, but they are. Who are these people, and how do we understand them?

Wendy Davis is Pro-Life, and Every Other Liberal Should Be Too

Wendy Davis is attempting to redefine "pro-life" and the conservative Weekly Standard isn't happy about it. Let's follow her lead.
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New Jersey Minimum Wage Increase Should Be As Popular as Same Sex Marriage

Among young liberals, civil rights battles are in and the fight for economic justice isn't. But both are important. Is there a fun way to give gritty economics the moral sexiness of civil rights?
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Russell Brand BBC Interview: He Was Impassioned, But Dead Wrong About Voting

Russell Brand is right: Leftists must seek radical political change to meet the 21st century's greatest challenges. But refusing to vote in the meantime? That's not noble, that's moral failure.