How Pope Francis is leading the Catholic Church against anti-migrant populism
Anthony Faiola and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Washington Post
As politicians around the world including President Trump take an increasingly hard line on immigration, a powerful force is rallying to the side of migrants: the Roman Catholic Church led by Pope Francis.
What Is a Populist?
Uri Friedman, The Atlantic
Populists are dividers, not uniters, Mudde told me. They split society into “two homogenous and antagonistic groups: the pure people on the one end and the corrupt elite on the other,” and say they’re guided by the “will of the people.”
How Free Trade and Economic Freedom Help the Poor
Michael Marn and Bryan Riley, The Daily Signal
The Pew Research Center has shown that while global trade increased nearly 10 percent between 2001 and 2011, the number of people in poverty decreased by 14 percent.
How not to argue for school choice
Frederick M. Hess, AEI
I think school choice is a helpful thing. While I don’t think it, in and of itself, will yield great teaching and learning, I do think it can play a very positive role in promoting coherent school cultures, empowering parents and educators, and fostering a healthy array of educational options.