M. Anthony Mills
Sep 30, 2020
Liberalism and the Common Good
Liberalism has fallen on hard times. We are told that “liberalism has failed” and that we now live in a “post-liberal age.” Although even its partisans...
Sep 28, 2020
Sci. Funding Increasingly Biased Against Basic Science
In this hyper-polarized political year, a consensus has quietly emerged inside the Beltway. Fears that the American “innovation engine” is stalling — potentially...
Jun 10, 2020
What Makes Experts Special?
The coronavirus pandemic has thrust the issue of scientific expertise to the fore of our public debates like never before. Coming on the heels of widespread popular discontent, our...
May 15, 2020
Squandering America's Strength
America’s response to the coronavirus outbreak has rightly been lambasted across the political spectrum. Despite possessing unrivaled scientific, technological, and economic...
May 1, 2020
Invest in Basic Science Research
With every crisis, whether a pandemic or manmade or natural disaster, politicians and pundits invariably get around to calling for a Manhattan Project. This powerful imagery of...
Apr 20, 2020
Does Health Policy Require Certainty?
Much of the public debate about the coronavirus pandemic has centered on the issue of data — How much data do we have? How reliable are the data? How compatible are competing...
Apr 17, 2020
Don’t Just Blame Trump for Catastrophe
How in the world did it happen? The United States has the highest rating in the world on the Global Health Security Index, which assesses prevention, capacity for detection,...
Jan 31, 2020
Reviving Expertise in a Populist Age
Though we have heard laments for decades that American democracy is sliding into idiocracy, never has more ink been spilled on the subject than during the Trump era. The argument...
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