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Brent Orrell

Brent Orrell is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute where he works on criminal justice reform and job training.


Articles by Brent Orrell

September 25, 2020 5:30 am

Vaccine Victimhood

Donald Trump has dug a ditch and now we’re all in it.
Brent Orrell
September 17, 2020 5:44 am

You’re Not Batman

We have a vigilante problem. We need to talk about it.
Brent Orrell
September 15, 2020 5:35 am

The Not-So-Soft Bigotry of COVID Indifference

The willingness to sacrifice the elderly and minority populations should bring shame to all those pushing for a quick reopening.
Brent Orrell
September 10, 2020 5:30 am

Worker-Focused Pandemic Relief Was a Success

But as Congress and the administration consider next steps, the fear of welfarism is colliding with sound policy and the principle of fairness.
Brent Orrell
September 4, 2020 5:30 am

Trump’s Divisiveness and Our Consciences

Contempt for other people is his governing strategy—and it can’t go on forever.
Brent Orrell
August 26, 2020 5:30 am

The Power of Positive Thinking: Too Much and Never Enough

How Norman Vincent Peale’s self-help theology took us from Trump Steaks to Trump COVID-19.
Brent Orrell
August 17, 2020 5:33 am

A Sweltering Pandemic Summer

How politics and governance have shaped the spread of COVID-19.
Brent Orrell
July 23, 2020 5:30 am

What the Conservative Version of Cancel Culture Looks Like

It’s love Trump or get lost.
Brent Orrell
June 10, 2020 5:12 am

Don’t Abolish the Police. Reform Them.

The lessons of Camden’s decision to disband its police department.
Brent Orrell