The True Tragedy of Paul Ryan

JOHN WOOD, JR., THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN He didn’t ask for the Speakership. And unlike many ambitious politicians who coyly deny their interest in the presidency or other high offices while they quietly lay the ground-work for their predictable runs, Paul Ryan’s actions preceding his elevation to the highest legislative office in the land suggests clearly …

The Art of The Compromise

George J. Piro-Biko, The Millennial Republican Bipartisanship has been an essential tool in U.S politics since the birth of the United States. During President Washington’s two terms, America’s first two parties were growing in his cabinet. The Federalist Party, started by Alexander Hamilton, called for a strong national government that promoted economic growth. The Democratic-Republican …

The Rubin Revolution

JOHN WOOD, JR., THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN We live in a time of pernicious political fragmentation. Though our democracy was always subject to the excesses of partisanship it is not hard to argue that it was easier for Americans to arrive at points of common understanding in times gone by than it is today. We remember …

Thoughts on the GOP’s Tax Bill

Heberto Limas-Villers, The Millennial Republican Just recently, congressional Republicans just delivered their tax reform proposal after months of intense debate and consolidation. This bill was and remains crucial for the Republicans after embarrassing defeats in Alabama and November. It was also met with extreme controversy as Republicans reduced top income taxes and corporate taxes to …

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 …