American Dream

What’s Become of the American Dream?

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

Insufficient parents used to be able to tell their kids to go out, go play in America, go play in its culture. And the old aspirational culture, the one of the American dream, could counter a lot. Now we have stressed kids operating within a nihilistic popular culture that can harm them. So these kids have nothing—not the example of a functioning family and not the comfort of a culture into which they can safely escape. This is not a failure of policy but a failure of love. And it’s hard to change national policy on a problem like that.

How to Make Ben Carson a Success at HUD

Now that Dr. Ben Carson has accepted Donald Trump’s offer to join his administration as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development we hope he understands that running HUD isn’t brain surgery, but it will still require a team of skilled surgeons, like Wendell Cox, and CHQ contributors John Anthony and Tom DeWeese, who know the issues and are prepared to excise the cancerous anti-constitutional policies Barack Obama has put in place.

Adding Some Thanks To Thanksgiving

As we give thanks this Thanksgiving let's recognize that Americans succeeded by conferring greater benefits of value upon one another than any other people in recorded history ever managed to do.

Ted Cruz’s Father’s American Dream

Breanna Edwards, Politico

Ted’s dad (Rafael Cruz) had to bribe a Cuban official to get to the U.S., then made his own way.