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Andy Smarick

Andy Smarick is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and previously served as an aide at the White House Domestic Policy Council and president of Maryland’s state board of education.

Articles by Andy Smarick

December 29, 2021 5:30 am

A Nationalism of Community

Nationalism in America is messy and paradoxical—and needs a new emphasis.
Andy Smarick
October 29, 2020 5:30 am

The Keenly Felt Loss of Local Newspapers

When these vital community institutions disappear, there’s a lot that goes with them.
Andy Smarick
August 22, 2020 5:04 am

Protecting the Products of Liberty

Liberalism establishes conditions in which unpredictable but socially beneficial institutions emerge—and that’s why it must be protected from manipulation.
Andy Smarick
June 22, 2020 5:30 am

What You Learn from Going ‘in the Arena’

We need more of our commentators—and more of our citizens in general—to get hands-on experience with politics and government.
Andy Smarick
January 2, 2020 5:30 am

Civility and Its Critics

Some self-righteous writers believe that their goodness—and their opponents’ badness—justifies incivility.
Andy Smarick
October 24, 2019 5:44 am

The Post-Trump GOP

The optimistic case for a Trumpism-free conservatism and Republican party.
Andy Smarick
June 4, 2019 5:14 am

On Education, Sanders Is Saying the Quiet Part Loud. Very Loud.

His antagonism toward charter schools is reflective of his statist worldview.
Andy Smarick
June 1, 2019 11:10 am

This Is Not Your Grandfather’s Conservatism

Why AEI’s hiring of Yuval Levin is a good sign for the future of the conservative intellectual community.
Andy Smarick
March 4, 2019 3:40 am

What Do the 13 Republicans Who Voted Against Trump’s Emergency Declaration Have in Common?

It's not their ideology. Or the composition of their district.
Andy Smarick
January 15, 2019 3:07 am

What Conservatives Get Wrong About Rebuilding Struggling Communities

Small government isn’t just about freedom from regulation.
Andy Smarick