Uncovering the Origins of Identity Politics

Jul 28, 2020

Good morning from Washington, where identity politics increasingly drive the left's goals. We've got an excerpt from a book on the topic by The Heritage Foundation's Mike Gonzalez, a recovering journalist. The daughter of a Uighur scholar tells Kelsey Bolar about her fight to get him out of a Chinese prison. On the podcast, Heritage legal eagle Hans von Spakovsky outlines how to ensure fair elections. Plus: finding a COVID-19 vaccine; going far beyond protesting; and honoring a civil rights icon on his way home. On this date in 1868, the 14th Amendment granting citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including former slaves—becomes part of the Constitution.

By Mike Gonzalez

Activ­ists of earlier decades sought to move the United States away from its limited-government traditions inherited from the Anglo-Scottish Enlightenment toward the centralized state planning drawn from the Continental Kantian, Hegelian, and Marxian worldviews.
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By Kelsey Bolar

When Jewher Ilham landed in Chicago after her father was held back by Chinese authorities, she did not know a single American and spoke hardly any English.
By Kevin Pham

Now, a series of published results from vaccine developers raises the hope that a definitive end to the pandemic might be in sight.
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By Ken McIntyre

Rep. John Lewis broke another barrier Monday when, in death, he became the first African American to lie in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.
By Virginia Allen

Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation and a former member of the Federal Election Commission, joins the podcast to discuss how states across America can hold a free and fair election while protecting individuals' health.
By Cal Thomas

Perhaps the media should ask people whose jobs have been disrupted, their businesses destroyed, their work suspended—or ended—if they are OK with allowing the rioting to continue.

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