Episode 14: Defending Life

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Dr. Carson and Professor Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, discuss the importance of life, from the womb to the tomb.

Episode 13: Protecting Our Homeland

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Dr. Carson sits down with Texas Congressman Chip Roy to discuss immigration and border security. Protecting the homeland is one of the federal government’s most vital roles, we need to do everything in our power to ensure that our borders are secure.

Amicus Brief: ACI Files Brief Defending Religious Liberty in U.S. Supreme Court Case

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A sad fact about the Court’s docket over the past decade and a half is the number of cases that exhibit a clear government hostility to religion. The hostility comes from executive, legislative, and judicial action at the national, state, and local level. The hostility…

Episode 12: The Future of Opportunity Zones

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Dr. Ben Carson and Scott Turner, former Director of the White House Opportunity Zone and Revitalization Council, discuss the impact and future of Opportunity Zones with a panel of industry experts.

Episode 11: The Administrative State

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In Cornerstone Conversation Episode 11, Dr. Ben Carson sits down with Professor Philip Hamburger to discuss the current landscape of the administrative state.

Episode 10: Examining the Family Structure

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Dr. Ben Carson speaks with Dr. Brad Wilcox, a nonresident senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, about the impact of family structure in our society.

Episode 9: Government Accountability

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ACI’s Eric Blankenstein and Irv Dennis are joined by former Office of Management and Budget Director and White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to discuss government accountability.

Episode 8: What Is Critical Race Theory?

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Dr. Ben Carson and Dr. Carol Swain to discuss critical race theory.

Episode 7: Affordable Housing in America

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Dr. Ben Carson sits down with U.S. Senator Todd Young of Indiana to discuss affordable housing in America.

Analysis: Economic Liberty in America

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One of the great stories about America is the country’s economic dynamism. Put simply, the American economy has undergone seismic changes throughout its history, each time adapting and thriving in new circumstances. In the beginning, the nation’s economy was predominantly agricultural. But it transformed first…

Foster Friess Fellow

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The American Institute announces John Gibbs as first Foster Friess Fellow. Download PDF

American Cornerstone Institute Inaugural Fellow

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The American Cornerstone Institute announces former congressman Dave Brat as the American Cornerstone Institute Inaugural Fellow. Download PDF

Insight: ​The Supreme Court Gets It Right . . . Two-and-a-half Months Too Late

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​On the evening of Thursday, August 26 the United States Supreme Court issued an order that effectively ended the eviction moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), finding that the moratorium exceeded the CDC’s statutory authority. In what hopefully is a…

Episode 6: Examining Policing in America

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Dr. Ben Carson and Detroit’s former Chief of Police, Mr. James Craig discuss the importance of law enforcement and policing in America today.

Insight: The Hyde Amendment

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Since the 1980s, the United States Congress has passed each year a legislative provision that, in theory, prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars for abortion. This amendment is known as the “Hyde Amendment” and is named after Illinois Representative and anti-abortion advocate, Henry Hyde. Recently,…