School Choice: More Than Doctrine & Prayer

DANIEL BUCK, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN School choice is misrepresented. According to Mother Jones, Betsy Devos’ push for school choice is grounded in the indoctrination of students into religious conservatism. To many, the only reason in support of School Choice is based in a religious dogmatism in which parents shun the secular worldview of public school …

Sam Harris, Mark Lilla, and Identity Politics

JOHN WOOD, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN What exactly is the problem with identity politics? Is it an unequivocal negative in our political and intellectual society? Or is it a mode of engagement that serves a positive purpose when kept within its proper bounds? Recently, famed author, public intellectual and neuroscientist Sam Harris hosted Professor Mark Lilla, …

Some Sort of Synthesis

LUKE PHILLIPS, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN BETTER ANGELS A lot of hay was made over President Trump’s order rescinding President Obama’s DACA order, some of it useful, much of it excessively passionate. But then, it’s an issue that elicits the greatest of passions. I recently read some of Kevin Starr’s writing on identity …

Reducing Immigration is Good for Americans of Color

FAIROOZ ADAMS, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN A VERSION OF THIS APPEARED ON BETTER ANGELS Would conditions be better for American racial minorities if immigration were to be restricted? In Grand New Party, Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam argue that there were several reasons why there was a high degree of social cohesion and interpersonal trust in …

Bush 41- Model for Millennial Statesmen

LUKE PHILLIPS, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN Something I’ll never forget, I’d wager to the day I die, will be the evening I watched 2017’s Super Bowl 51 from a hospital in Pasadena. I may or may not forget seeing Tom Brady win his record-breaking fifth Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. But I’ll never forget …

A Conservative Critique of the Liberal Critiques of Trump’s DACA Critique

LUKE PHILLIPS, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN Over at The American Interest, my friend Jason Willick made a strong case that the left’s condemnations of President Trump’s DACA rescindment did not so much resemble courageous acts of statecraft- “public-spirited representatives bargaining for partial victories”- as they resembled a hyper-partisan chest-thumping contest, full of “maximalist factional leaders performing …

Sunset in Korea

HEBERTO LIMAS-VILLERS, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN A week ago, North Korea successfully gained the world’s attention again after testing a hydrogen bomb eliminating any doubts the country is a nuclear power. While there are questions as to its efficacy in delivering these weapons, the United States and the regional actors involved must once more deal with …

Parallel Lives of Huntsman & Rockefeller

LUKE PHILLIPS, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN Word on the street in Utah has it that the Beehive State’s favorite living son, former Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr., will undergo his confirmation hearing for the Russian Ambassadorship very soon, possibly arriving in Moscow as early as mid-September. When he gets there, Huntsman will be adding another distinguished …

Speaking Up

BENJAMIN RAJADURAI, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN As an American and the son of Indian immigrants, I’ve failed my community by staying silent. I’ve failed my party by staying quiet about racial issues that I clearly see. Simply put, I did a disservice to the conservative movement by shoving my experiences under the rug. Today, I speak …

The Forgotten Genocide

BRIAN DAVIS, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN The third day of August, 2014 is an unforgettable date for Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority. On this fateful day, the terrorist group known as ISIS invaded and attacked Sinjar, Iraq, slaughtering the mostly unarmed and peaceful residents. ISIS thugs murdered men and elderly women and kidnapped younger women for sexual …