Politics

The Problem of Neutral Rhetoric

The Problem of Neutral Rhetoric

Every political argument makes a moral claim. This may seem like an obvious statement, but it is one that those who craft our political rhetoric seem determined to obscure.

Poll: Millennials want a Crusade

Poll: Millennials want a Crusade

The hypocrisy is rich.

‘Hands up, don’t shoot’: A biggest lie of 2015

‘Hands up, don’t shoot’: A biggest lie of 2015

The Washington Post has published its annual list of Pinocchios.

A gun ban isn’t happening.

A gun ban isn’t happening.

The recent change in opinion is dramatic and probably related to terrorism. 

One sentence that explains Trump’s popularity

One sentence that explains Trump’s popularity

Keep in mind the mood of our times. 

Yikes! One-Third of Americans Can’t Name ANY First Amendment Rights
6 Presidential Quotes Honoring the Bill of Rights

6 Presidential Quotes Honoring the Bill of Rights

Harry Truman's quote is especially relevant.

Teacher Autonomy Becoming a Thing of the Past

Teacher Autonomy Becoming a Thing of the Past

Are bureaucrats increasingly tying the hands of good teachers and hindering them from effective teaching?

A Fatal Tendency of Mankind

A Fatal Tendency of Mankind

It's in each of us. 

American students don’t know history

American students don’t know history

It’s one reason why we can’t rationally discuss things

'Tolerant' French Close Mosques

'Tolerant' French Close Mosques

The French have just shown that there are limits to tolerance.

The Ideologies of Capitalism and Socialism

The Ideologies of Capitalism and Socialism

We ought to discourse in other terms, employing some moral imagination and confronting honestly our disorders...

The Irony of Banning Donald Trump for Hate-Speech

The Irony of Banning Donald Trump for Hate-Speech

And the fatal flaw of democracy.

George Orwell: What is Fascism?

George Orwell: What is Fascism?

“Of all the unanswered questions of our time, perhaps the most important is: ‘What is Fascism?’

Have we reached the end of history?

Have we reached the end of history?

Francis Fukuyama’s words about democracy against today’s realities.

When the Supreme Court Stopped FDR's Economic Fascism

When the Supreme Court Stopped FDR's Economic Fascism

There's a lot to know about America's history. 

Why They’re Saying Donald Trump is a Fascist

Why They’re Saying Donald Trump is a Fascist

A columnist for Slate says that 7 of fascism's characteristics fit Trump to a tee.

Trump Rick-Rolled Jeb Bush

Trump Rick-Rolled Jeb Bush

Politics can still give you a chuckle.

E Pluribus Unum - 'Out of Many, One'

E Pluribus Unum - 'Out of Many, One'

What does it mean to be one? 

The Interminable Character of the Gun Control Debate

The Interminable Character of the Gun Control Debate

What is there to rationally mediate between these competing invocations of rights? 

It’s terrorism, but the vibe out there is strange.

It’s terrorism, but the vibe out there is strange.

What's the mood of the country? 

Mother Jones: Only 4 Mass Shootings this Year

Mother Jones: Only 4 Mass Shootings this Year

It’s all about how you count them. 

Being Emotional Isn't a Form of Debate

Being Emotional Isn't a Form of Debate

Professor: “It has become clear ... that we are suffering the tragic results of having cut logic and rhetoric..."

No Yoga for You!

No Yoga for You!

How the cultural appropriation argument could backfire. 

The Way to Win a Revolution

The Way to Win a Revolution

Words matter. 

The Dangers of Entangling Alliances

The Dangers of Entangling Alliances

Turkey, Russia, and Washington’s ‘Farewell Address’.

Poll: Americans Not Equipped to Make Good Political Decisions

Poll: Americans Not Equipped to Make Good Political Decisions

Americans distrust government... and the American public.

The Beginning of World War III?

The Beginning of World War III?

Today a Russian fighter jet was shot down by Turkey.

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