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The Great Works at the Acton Institute Open House

Thursday, November 4, 4pm - 8pm

Overview

On this week’s episode, Eric Kohn, Sam Gregg, and Michael Matheson Miller discuss U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance’s comments about the Ford Foundation--namely, that we should “seize the assets of the Ford Foundation, tax their assets, and give it to the people who've had their lives destroyed by their radical open borders agenda.” When did it become acceptable for the right to abandon concepts like constitutionality and the rule of law? Why is this kind of rhetoric constantly escalating? Is it really what the polity wants? Then, have we thrown open the Overton window on spending with the trillion-dollar infrastructure deal? When Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who is still cool with spending $1.5 trillion on a reconciliation bill on top of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, is the “conservative” in the conversation, have words lost their meaning entirely? And how long before we’re talking about quadrillion-dollar spending bills?

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J.D. Vance's latest Fox News stunt is a far-left fantasy | Noah Rothman, MSNBC

Ford Foundation’s aim to ‘change philanthropy’ warps the true meaning of ‘justice’ and ‘generosity’ | Dan Hugger, Acton Institute

The Conservatives Dreading—And Preparing for—Civil War | Emma Green, The Atlantic

A Whiff of Civil War in the Air | David French, The Dispatch

Terry McAuliffe’s War on Parents | National Review

Attack Ads, Circa 1800 | Reason

Manchin proposed $1.5T top-line number to Schumer this summer | Politico

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