Understood, presidential campaigns are about winning. They are not about candidates offending large numbers of core supporters and others by pursuing a keenly contentious social issue such as family...Read full article
Americans get along better than we give ourselves credit for — and our musicians and sports teams give us a place to celebrate that. Much has been said this year, especially in recent weeks, about t...Read full article
I rise in praise of superficial relationships among America’s 320 million or so men, women, and younger people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social clas...Read full article
For all the barriers to learning and efforts at school reform, what happened to showing up? A recent Star Tribune editorial (“School reform starts with kids showing up,” Sept. 20) touched all the ...Read full article
The Star Tribune had a good story on October 15 dealing with the kinds of issues American Experiment is addressing in our “Great Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree” project. Headlined, “In D.C., ...Read full post
About 25 years ago, not for the first time and not nearly for the last time, Kathy Kersten wrote something that made a lot of people on the left mad, really mad. A quarter century later, she has don...Read full post
I came across a study the other day about the effects of fatherlessness on children’s self-control, conducted 60 years ago, that I should have known about in more recent decades, as its results were...Read full post
My American Experiment colleague Catrin Thorman was on-target when she concluded her recent blog about a three-part series in the Star Tribune regarding public school choice in the Twin Cities. “T...Read full post
My wife Diane and I have just moved, after 25 years, from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie. Early on I needed to hire a painter to do a modest amount of inside work to get our Minneapolis house ready for...Read full post
People in Policy: Mitch Pearlstein...
Mitch Pearlstein on the Mary Hanson Show (7.21.16, 30 min.)...