Politics

Inquisition Torture: Not what you think?

Inquisition Torture: Not what you think?

A sobering comparison of the results of the Inquisition and secular torture. 

What is 'Cultural Marxism'?

What is 'Cultural Marxism'?

The term is getting thrown around a lot these days. 

Is Freedom a Radical Idea?

Is Freedom a Radical Idea?

Throughout history, and with only the rarest of exceptions, freedom has been far removed from the center of political events.

Why Not Socialism?

Why Not Socialism?

The late G. A. Cohen, an iconic political philosopher of the left who taught at Oxford, offered a thoughtful defense of socialism.

How Government Makes Us Fatter

How Government Makes Us Fatter

Obesity is a major health risk in the United States, where 65 percent of adults are overweight.

Is John F. Kennedy Responsible for the Alt-Right?

Is John F. Kennedy Responsible for the Alt-Right?

Kennedy encouraged modern males to transcend the traditional ideal of provider and embrace hip new guidelines promoting excitement.

Why are Men Getting Shut Out of the Workforce?

Why are Men Getting Shut Out of the Workforce?

The number of prime-age men in the labor force is declining with each generation.

How Building a Border Wall Changed San Diego

How Building a Border Wall Changed San Diego

Are border walls really effective?
 

Why Do People Become Communists, and Why Do They Stick With It?

Why Do People Become Communists, and Why Do They Stick With It?

There is no rational case for communism... so why do people go for this stuff?

Free College Works--If You Want to Help the Rich

Free College Works--If You Want to Help the Rich

England ditched free college because it only increased inequities between rich and poor.

Jonathan Haidt: 6 Ways Universities Can Fight Intellectual Intolerance

Jonathan Haidt: 6 Ways Universities Can Fight Intellectual Intolerance

 They seem like prudent steps. The problem is that few universities seem committed to promoting intellectual diversity and tolerance.

Why Decline in Religion Might Be Driving the Campus Protests

Why Decline in Religion Might Be Driving the Campus Protests

Has the diminishment of one part of the First Amendment led to the squelching of another?

The Hidden Costs of Universal Preschool Programs

The Hidden Costs of Universal Preschool Programs

Universal preschool may seem like a positive benefit to parents, but it can limit early childcare choices for many families.

The Pope's Favorite Straw Man: 'Individualism'

The Pope's Favorite Straw Man: 'Individualism'

If Pope Francis wishes to identify institutions that breed conflict and poverty, he'd do better by turning his attention to states and big banks.

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

Communist countries have enshrined May Day as one of their most important holidays, often marked by elaborate workforce parades. 

Millennial Journalists Behaving Badly

Millennial Journalists Behaving Badly

Writers at Vice and Gizmodo recently displayed a profound unprofessionalism in their expletive-filled rants toward NYT columnist Bret Stephens.

Sharyl Attkisson is (Still) Getting Stonewalled by the Justice Department

Sharyl Attkisson is (Still) Getting Stonewalled by the Justice Department

Attkisson was told by Department of Justice officials her request was denied because there was no evident “urgency to inform the public.”

Trump’s Tax Plan Is Brilliant Politics and Even Better Economics

Trump’s Tax Plan Is Brilliant Politics and Even Better Economics

The hare-brained idea of a “border adjustment tax” is toast.

Are ‘Antifascists’ Employing a Crude Form of Terrorism?

Are ‘Antifascists’ Employing a Crude Form of Terrorism?

“Any campus speaker who arouses a protest is at risk of a beating,” says NYU professor Jonathan Haidt.

Duke Professor’s 1991 Warning about Campus Chaos is Oddly Prophetic

Duke Professor’s 1991 Warning about Campus Chaos is Oddly Prophetic

By exchanging objectivity for the tribal mentality, have universities fallen on their sword and done themselves in years ago without realizing it?

Heineken’s New Beer Commercial is Overtly Political—and Totally Awesome

Heineken’s New Beer Commercial is Overtly Political—and Totally Awesome

What separates Heineken’s commercial is that it’s not preaching politics to us; it’s telling people to get over politics.

Here’s How Wrong Past Environmental Predictions Have Been

Here’s How Wrong Past Environmental Predictions Have Been

Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom.

Let’s take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today’s environmentalists’ predictions.

Harvard Poll Finds that Millennials Basically Live in Bubbles

Harvard Poll Finds that Millennials Basically Live in Bubbles

Do millennials live in ideological bubbles because they feel safe?

Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Use El Chapo’s Drug Money to Fund Border Wall

Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Use El Chapo’s Drug Money to Fund Border Wall

Using cash seized by drug lords to beef up border security looks like good policy and good politics.

If kids can’t cross streets safely, why do we offer them sex changes?

If kids can’t cross streets safely, why do we offer them sex changes?

The latest research by developmental psychologists shows that American children are not competent at crossing busy streets until they are at least 14.

The March for Science Had Nothing to do with Science

The March for Science Had Nothing to do with Science

Marching is an expression of subjective emotions. Science is an attempt to put subjectivity aside to discover how nature works.

Does College Chaos Increase When Schools Fail to Teach this One Subject?

Does College Chaos Increase When Schools Fail to Teach this One Subject?

Over the weekend, The Washington Post brought an interesting West Virginia school fight to the forefront.

Neil Ty, The Scientism Guy

Neil Ty, The Scientism Guy

Neil deGrasse Tyson released a new video on what he sees as a growing anti-intellectualism  in the U.S..

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