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Fear vs Greed

by Eric Anton It can be fairly stated that the stock market doesn’t accurately measure the health and productivity of companies; rather, it is a graphic representation of the tension between fear and greed. While this might not fully encapsulate what is being measured, stock prices are far more an expression of emotions than of…

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In Defense of Life

By Peter Sonski January 22 was already a significant date for members of the pro-life movement, and President Joe Biden this week added to its infamy. The newly-inaugurated Biden, in an unprecedented joint statement with Vice-President Kamala Harris, committed to codifying the United States Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. This bold proclamation, which came…

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Lessons from Coronavirus

By Skylar Covich & Bonnie Kallis At no time in recent history has the need for the American people to join in solidarity for the common good been as clear as it is during our current pandemic. We have, as a people, been learning to do things differently—students are distance-learning, churches are streaming services, and…

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What Christian Democracy Means To Me

By Amar Patel “The American Solidarity Party (ASP) is a true, organically-grown grassroots party that was formed by people looking for a third way in the polarized and interest-group-driven landscape of American politics, modeled on Christian Democratic parties throughout the world, shaped by unique aspects of American culture and law.” These words appear on the…

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Police Brutality and Qualified Immunity

by Grace Garrett In recent weeks, Americans have collectively grappled with the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and other victims of police violence. We have come to expect that there will be no justice for victims of police violence, and we join with the platform of the American Solidarity Party in our demands that…

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The False Meritocracy

By Amar Patel My parents emigrated from India to the United States in the late 1960s, and I grew up on a street with only white neighbors. I remember avoiding certain blocks because kids would throw rocks at me as I rode by. I would take a trip to the convenience store and turn around…

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TELL ‘EM WHAT YOU THINK: How to Write a Letter to the Editor for the ASP

By Leslie Shaw Klinger Recently, Skylar Covich, a member of the American Solidarity Party’s National Committee, complimented me on getting yet another letter printed in my hometown newspaper, the Modesto Bee. “You are,” he said, “one of the most successful members in the area of getting the word out about the party through letters to…

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My Kind Mechanic, Distributism, and the ASP

An American Solidarity Party Member Perspective, by Valerie Niemeyer When was the last time your heart was profoundly blessed by your auto mechanic? For me, it was just two hours ago, and the encounter reminded me of why I’m a member of the American Solidarity Party. As a party that is committed to a consistent…

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Book Review of Wendell Berry and Higher Education by Jack R. Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro

Review by Lloyd Conway What can teachers and practitioners of public administration learn from a book coming from an English department on the works of an agrarian novelist? Public administrators may not seem like the ideal audience for a work examining what the writer Wendell Berry has to say about higher education, but his call…

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Member Perspective: Is Health Care A Right?

by Catherine Collingwood The American Solidarity Party’s platform refers to universal health care as a right. That’s quite the assertion, and it’s not a universal American belief. After all, why should the services of health-care providers—who spend an enormous amount of time and money developing their skills—be something that all people can demand for any…

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