Rachel Lu
Rachel Lu
Rachel Lu is a senior contributor at The Federalist. She has a PhD in philosophy from Cornell University and teaches at the University of St Thomas. As a Robert Novak Fellow, she is currently researching criminal justice reform. Her non-academic work can be found in Touchstone Magazine, the Public Discourse and Crisis Magazine. She is also a former Peace Corps Volunteer. Follow her on Twitter.
Can Nationalism Create A New Fusionism On The Right?

In the aftermath of Trump’s victory, the Republican Party is at a crossroads. Will they embrace identity politics, like progressives before them?

Stop Siccing The Police On Me If My Kids Don’t Wear Coats For 20 Seconds

Obviously, it’s my parental duty to keep my kids from freezing to death. I’m willing to do that. I could manage better without all the public judgment, though.

You Can Make Your Protest Vote Count. Here’s How

Voting third-party does not translate into voicelessness—not this year. Here’s how to make sure your vote has an impact beyond 2016.

Yes, Everyone Is Deplorable. Let’s Move On Already

Deplorable people are everywhere, but virtue can also be found in surprising places. We shouldn’t give up on humanity yet.

4 Reasons Globalism Won’t Retreat Anytime Soon

Peering through the murk, what we see in our current political memes about globalism is a noisy celebration of half-truths and half-baked ideas.

How To Solve 2016: Make Donald Trump King For A Day

The vice-presidential debate made clear that there is a way for both the Republican Party and America to survive this miserable election.

How Black Lives Matter-Style Activism Is Ruining America

High-minded but ineffective solutions can often be worse than useless insofar as they deter people from focusing on what really needs to be done.

The Religious Right Isn’t Really Dead, And It Never Will Be

Damon Linker thinks the culture wars have waned because traditionalists have lost so completely. But if 2016 has taught us anything, it’s that cultural battles can take rapid and unexpected turns.

5 Ways To Talk To A Never Trump Voter Without Screaming

Hurled insults rarely fail to appease disgruntled voters. Since Never Trump types could make a difference in the election, perhaps try different tactics.

Our Republic Doesn’t Need Imaginary Flight 93 Heroes

We need people who can inspire magnanimity and self-sacrifice, in pursuit of honorable goals. That means we need people who have gotten past the Superman pajama stage.

We Need A New Fusionism

The heirs of William Buckley must find a way to forge a principled alliance with the new nationalists, based on something more than desperation and hatred of Democrats.

How The State Fair Gave Us The Best And Worst Day Ever

It was a perfect day at the fair, and it was all punctuated by the glow of our vegetary victory. Alas, all this glory was to end in sadness.

Why Is White Pride Creepy When Black Pride Isn’t?

Liberals have had their identity politics parties and now alt-righters want theirs.

Inundated By Floods, Overlooked By Media, Louisianans Help Themselves

Let’s appreciate the amazing mettle of Louisianans, who pulled together to weather an apocalyptic storm while being overlooked by their fellow countrymen.

Clinton Voters Have No Excuse For Snickering About Trump

What with the wall-to-wall Trump coverage, you maybe didn’t notice your candidate is Hillary Clinton.

How We Can Make Milwaukee’s Race Riots The Last

There may still be time to head off violence on a level of Watts, Rodney King, or the Holy Week uprisings of 1968. Any viable solution to the problem must involve greater accountability from everyone.

NFP Is A Way To Agree Woman’s Bodies Aren’t Bad

Women are not born broken. Our bodies are burdensome in certain respects, but some burdens are worth carrying. That’s the truth about natural family planning.

Ted Cruz Is Severus Snape

Ingenious, calculating, cloaked men sometimes turn out to be bad. Yet cold, calculating men can also be judged unfairly.

Why Are Progressives On An Anti-Christian Witch Hunt?

Mary Eberstadt’s new book argues ‘It’s Dangerous to Believe’—and that progressives need to learn to live with the religious believers before a creeping totalitarianism overtakes us all.

Is Anti-Race-Baiting A Form Of Race-Baiting?

At this moment conservatives should be looking for common ground and viable solutions, not radioactive buttons to push.