Andy Smarick
Andy Smarick

Andy Smarick is a partner at Bellwether Education Partners and a Bernard Lee Schwartz senior policy fellow with the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

How Conservatives Should Respond To The Trump Riot

Powerlessness is a big contributor to Donald Trump’s appeal. The proper response to his campaign also suggests a new role for conservatives during eras of social unrest.

In A Creativity Slide, Today’s Musicians Drop The Bridge

Today’s artists seem to have recognized the bridge challenge, turned tail, and run. But there are many ways around a lost bridge.

Why ‘Diners, Drive-Ins, And Dives’ Is The Best Food Show Ever

‘Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives’ wraps our better angels up in ketchup and bacon, time-honored wisdom and tradition, and serves it all sizzling hot.

Why The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Still Rocks The World

The difference between songwriting and poetry is encapsulated into ‘For No One,’ which is still the best composition of the best songwriter of our time.