Politics

Trump Says Torture 'Works' – But What Does the Science Say?

Trump Says Torture 'Works' – But What Does the Science Say?

Torture can be defined in many ways but it is always intentional and concerns inflicting psychological or physical pain to gain information.

The Reason Nazis Studied American Race Laws

The Reason Nazis Studied American Race Laws

In the early 20th century, the US, with its vigorous and creative legal culture, led the world in racist lawmaking. 

The Electoral College Is No Accident

The Electoral College Is No Accident

The appropriateness of the Electoral College should be seen in light of what our form of government is supposed to be - a democratic republic.

Could This Assassination Be the Beginning of World War 3?

Could This Assassination Be the Beginning of World War 3?

Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was assassinated in Ankara on Monday evening.

Gov. Report: Death Rate Up, Life Expectancy Down in America in 2015

Gov. Report: Death Rate Up, Life Expectancy Down in America in 2015

A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending.

More Votes than Voters Found in 37% of Detroit Precincts

More Votes than Voters Found in 37% of Detroit Precincts

Is it voter fraud or election incompetence? 

When Santa Claus was Replaced by Ded Moroz

When Santa Claus was Replaced by Ded Moroz

Once upon a time, in a far away land, Santa Claus gave way to Ded Moroz or “Old Man Frost.” 

Madonna and the Meaning of Democracy

Madonna and the Meaning of Democracy

Modern plutocracy, whether it be in Europe or the United States, should not be allowed to continue wearing the label of “democracy”.

‘Trump Attackers’ Who Tried to Grab this Woman’s Hijab Were Fake

‘Trump Attackers’ Who Tried to Grab this Woman’s Hijab Were Fake

Crime, like everything else in America, has become politicized.

Orwell on the Difference Between Patriotism and Nationalism

Orwell on the Difference Between Patriotism and Nationalism

The difference is relatively simple. But Orwell makes it clear that nationalism has nothing to do with nationhood. 

Why the Hell Are Politicians Trying to Run Airlines?

Why the Hell Are Politicians Trying to Run Airlines?

Charles Schumer is upset that an airline wants to charge people for overhead space.

Student: Progressives Perverting the Idea of ‘Tolerance’

Student: Progressives Perverting the Idea of ‘Tolerance’

“It’s high time ‘generation snowflake’ emerged from this regressive darkness,” she says.

Gallup: Popularity of Electoral College Surges to Historic High

Gallup: Popularity of Electoral College Surges to Historic High

The Electoral College hasn't been this popular since 1787 (or close enough). 

Feminism Demands Too Much Intellectual Conformity of Women

Feminism Demands Too Much Intellectual Conformity of Women

In public discussions, men have permission to disagree. Women, on the other hand, face much more pressure to conform to the Idea.

The Politicization of Everything

The Politicization of Everything

Cereal producers, family television hosts, beer companies, and shoemakers have all been pulled into America’s political sideshow. 

How Politics Is Like a Nigerian Email Scam

How Politics Is Like a Nigerian Email Scam

It’s a long-running con.

The Racist Roots of Progressivism

The Racist Roots of Progressivism

In the early 20th century, most progressives viewed as cutting-edge science what today looks like simple bigotry.

Professor’s Anti-Trump Rant Caught on Video, Goes Viral

Professor’s Anti-Trump Rant Caught on Video, Goes Viral

She called Trump’s election an ‘act of terrorism.’

People Can’t Stop Talking About ‘Post-Truth’; So what is it?

People Can’t Stop Talking About ‘Post-Truth’; So what is it?

Defining this concept is not as easy as it appears.

NYT Publishes Fake News Story on Safe Spaces

NYT Publishes Fake News Story on Safe Spaces

The New York Times reports that Donald Trump supporters are now expressing a need for ‘safe spaces’ on college campuses. But are they?

Admiral Rips Kneeling During National Anthem in Pearl Harbor Speech

Admiral Rips Kneeling During National Anthem in Pearl Harbor Speech

Adm. Harry Harris doesn't sound like he's much of a fan of kneeling during the National Anthem. 

What Michael Slager’s Mistrial Means (And Doesn’t Mean)

What Michael Slager’s Mistrial Means (And Doesn’t Mean)

Slate offers a perfect example of the dangers of letting political correspondents cover the crime beat.  

The Pentagon is Even More Bloated than You Thought

The Pentagon is Even More Bloated than You Thought

A buried report commissioned by the Department of Defense found $125 billion in administrative waste.

Media’s Hit Job on Chip and Joanna Gaines is Dangerous

Media’s Hit Job on Chip and Joanna Gaines is Dangerous

One wonders if the folks at BuzzFeed might try a similar tactic with prominent Muslims who worship at mosques. 

Tim Allen Show Roasts Political Correctness in Academia

Tim Allen Show Roasts Political Correctness in Academia

It’s a pretty funny clip. The sad part is that there are students paying $3,000 a credit for this stuff. 

Using Campuses as Illegal Immigration Sanctuaries is a Bad Idea

Using Campuses as Illegal Immigration Sanctuaries is a Bad Idea

And the efforts are unlikely to withstand legal scrutiny. 

Chesterton: In Defense of Eating that Christmas Turkey

Chesterton: In Defense of Eating that Christmas Turkey

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the dance to make sure nobody is offended.

In Defense of Trump’s Deal with Carrier

In Defense of Trump’s Deal with Carrier

Tax breaks for specific companies are less ideal than broad cuts of business taxes, but they should not be confused with taxpayer subsidies.

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