Politics

Moral Grandstanding is More Than Merely Annoying; It's Immoral

Moral Grandstanding is More Than Merely Annoying; It's Immoral

Moral grandstanding is worse than being merely annoying. There are strong moral reasons to avoid grandstanding.

How Government Regulations Made Healthcare So Expensive

How Government Regulations Made Healthcare So Expensive

The U.S. “health care cost crisis” didn’t start until 1965.

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.

Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

The Associated Press is reporting that President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday.

Climate Scientists: Using Confirmation Bias When Data Doesn't Match Theory?

Climate Scientists: Using Confirmation Bias When Data Doesn't Match Theory?

A new paper seems to ignore recent climate models in order to proclaim that global warming is on the rise.
 

Political Disagreement is a Bad Reason to Unfriend

Political Disagreement is a Bad Reason to Unfriend

It's brave to contact someone with whom you disagree politically and say “Let’s have coffee and talk."

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.

Oregon Man Fined $500 for Questioning Traffic Light Timing

Oregon Man Fined $500 for Questioning Traffic Light Timing

After Mats Järlström’s wife got a red-light camera ticket, he began writing and speaking about how red light cameras work. Oregon didn't like that.

MIT Is Making Kid-Friendly Communist Propaganda

MIT Is Making Kid-Friendly Communist Propaganda

'Communism for Kids' is coming to a bookstore near you.

The U.S. Has the Fattest Poor People in the World. Why?

The U.S. Has the Fattest Poor People in the World. Why?

The rise of obesity in the U.S. tracks closely with the expansion of America's primary food assistance program.

What's So Bad about the Empire?

What's So Bad about the Empire?

What does Emperor Palpatine actually do with his power?

Is NPR Pushing Propaganda about the Benefits of Preschool?

Is NPR Pushing Propaganda about the Benefits of Preschool?

Pre-K does prepare kids for kindergarten. What’s disturbing is the information NPR withheld about the negative effects of preschool beyond that point.

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.

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