Author Archives: Grayson Slover

How should we oppose extremism?

The term “Extremism” has always been somewhat vacuous. Its use is so widespread, and its deployment by some so dubious, that it often seems it has no serious substance at all. But while there are far too many instances in which ignorant or politically motivated individuals degrade the term’s integrity, there also have always been

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Over-Moralization of Immigration Is Bad for All Parties

Immigration is shaping up to be the defining issue of this decade. After the refugee crisis following the Arab Spring uprisings in the early 2010s, native resentment of generous immigration policies in the West are now front-and-center in our discourse. Research and polls suggest that this sentiment is the single largest contributor to the populist

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The Hijab Must be Permitted in Congress

Democrats, now having secured a majority in the House of Representatives, plan to propose several rule changes next year when the new Members take their seats. Among these changes will be a lift on the 181-year-old ban of headwear on the House floor – a move primarily motivated by the incoming Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Abdullahi

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Don Lemon’s comments on American extremist violence: accurate but divisive

Over the course of the past two weeks, a slew of terrorist attacks has shaken the country to its core. There was the Trump-obsessed stripper DJ Cesar Sayoc who sent a dozen pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and left-wing celebrities. There was the shooting of two black customers at a Kentucky Kroger by Gregory Bush.

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What is Happening in Portland?

When most people hear about the city of Portland, Oregon, they typically think of rainy weather, quirky tv shows, or basketball superstar Damian Lillard. Historically, it has been a safe and vibrant west-coast city with a welcoming reputation. But over the past several years, and especially in the last month, it has undergone several shocking,

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Tribalism and the Trial of Brett Kavanaugh

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh admits that he did some regrettable things in high school. He quite likely behaved in ways that would call his judgement and fortitude into question. It is also probable that he did something terrible in the summer of 1982, on the night that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has so bravely

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We must fix our immigration debate

Last week, Swedes made the same trip to the polls that they do during every election cycle. They cast their ballots freely, and with confidence that their votes would be counted fairly. But there was something fundamentally different about this election. People knew it going in. They just didn’t know exactly how different it would

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Why the United States Must Take Action Against China’s Oppression of Muslims

According to estimates given by both United States intelligence and the United Nations, over a million ethnic minorities in “re-education centers” are currently imprisoned without trial in the far-western province of Xinjiang. If these estimates are even close to correct, China’s action constitutes, in the words of the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China, “the largest

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US-Kenya Counter-terrorism cooperation is needed now more than ever

Earlier this month, Kenyans gathered to recognize the 20th anniversary of the truck bombing that destroyed the American embassy in Nairobi, killing 213 (mostly Kenyan) innocent civilians and ordinary citizens. The attack was carried out by an operative of the jihadist group Al-Qaeda, and is largely viewed as the precursor to 9/11. Since then, the

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