All posts by Matthew Reade

Hailing from Sacramento, California, Matthew Reade is an editor-in-chief emeritus of the Claremont Independent, an award-winning journal of campus news and political thought that has become one of the most influential and widely read campus publications in America. His writing has appeared in several national publications, including the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and American Greatness. A Koch Institute summer fellow, Mr. Reade researched housing and education policy for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, before spending the fall of 2016 with the education policy team at the American Enterprise Institute. In 2018, Mr. Reade graduated from Pomona College, where he studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. He is currently a first-year student at the University of Chicago Law School.

Trump’s immigration mistake and what it reveals

President Trump's indifference to how his order would impact legal U.S. residents should concern even those who agree with his push for "extreme vetting."

China's President Xi Jinping speaks with President Obama at a nuclear security summit in the Hague. (Photo: Reuters)

Why China can’t threaten America’s economic dominance

No amount of government investment can recreate the ingenuity and stability of a liberal order in Communist China.

Governor Jerry Brown of California makes a presentation about the state budget. Photo: SacBee

Soaking the rich has left California on the brink

Leaning upon the wealthy to feed insatiable spending is a recipe for disaster.

Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

The new Red Scare

In styling Trump as a Manchurian candidate, the Democrats echo the red-baiting of the McCarthy era.

Barack Obama meets with Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House. (Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Trump should preserve Obama’s pivot to Asia

For all of his foreign policy blunders, President Obama got this one right.

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