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Andy Smarick

Andy Smarick is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and previously served as president of Maryland’s state board of education.

Articles by 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