Politics

Why 'Check Your Privilege' is Squelching Discourse

Why 'Check Your Privilege' is Squelching Discourse

The phrase does nothing to address one's argument.

What Lincoln's Secretary of State Can Teach Us About Hospitality

What Lincoln's Secretary of State Can Teach Us About Hospitality

Lincoln's Secretary of State was famous for hosting dinners which brought together politicians of radically different opinions who always left the dinner happy. Can we learn something from William Seward's hospitality?

Surviving The Woke Workplace

Surviving The Woke Workplace

Companies are forever wanting to do “team-building,” but everything about the woke workplace compels those with any common sense to consider everyone around them a potential threat.

Kanye West's Private Firefighting Is a Force for Good

Kanye West's Private Firefighting Is a Force for Good

West is currently being attacked not for his typical outlandish commentary but for using private firefighters to help protect his southern California home from the devastating Woosley Fire.

More Markets and Less Politics

More Markets and Less Politics

The market is more than just an efficient means to provide goods and services. It also encourages peaceful cooperation between people who might otherwise not get along.  

The Best Way to Fight Political Hysteria

The Best Way to Fight Political Hysteria

Culture is always filled with political hysteria and overblown fears.

Hayek: Social Justice Demands the Unequal Treatment of Individuals

Hayek: Social Justice Demands the Unequal Treatment of Individuals

Should we treat people equally or treat them differently based on their race, gender, or class to correct collective imbalances in “wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society”

Our Identity Crisis

Our Identity Crisis

With the definitions of race and sex becoming so confusing, does the US need a law like Apartheid era South Africa had to define in clear terms who belongs to what race and what sex?

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Right About the New Amazon Headquarters?
The Mob at Tucker Carlson’s Home Shows How Idealism Can Lead to Evil

The Mob at Tucker Carlson’s Home Shows How Idealism Can Lead to Evil

History is clear: When the ordinary restraints of civil society no longer apply, there is no forecasting who will be caught in the resulting web of hatred.

Three Reasons America Should Have Stayed Out of World War I

Three Reasons America Should Have Stayed Out of World War I

Veterans Day commemorates the end of World War I. The United States intervened in that war to save its British and French allies. Should America have stayed out?  

The Air Force's $1,200 Air Coffee Cups Demonstrate Big Government at Its Best

The Air Force's $1,200 Air Coffee Cups Demonstrate Big Government at Its Best

The story of how the Air Force found a fifty-cent fix for its broken $1,200+ coffee cups is one for the “you’ve got to be kidding me” section in the volumes of how U.S. government manages to waste such massive amounts of money each year.

Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins

Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins

Of all the disturbing developments in culture and ideas over the last several years few have been more disturbing than the reemergence of communism and socialism.  

This Former Navy SEAL Has a Veterans Day Message for All Americans

This Former Navy SEAL Has a Veterans Day Message for All Americans

Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw of Texas appeared on “Saturday Night Live” to give a message of unity and connection this Veterans Day weekend.

Why is America Divided?

Why is America Divided?

There's a major difference between today's politics and the politics of yore.

Are We Becoming a Victimocracy?

Are We Becoming a Victimocracy?

It’s at least plausible to suspect that a relatively new and poorly understood phenomenon called victimocracy is taking hold of politics in the Anglosphere.

Information Age Warfare: When Propaganda Overpowered Sheer Numbers
Trump Just Guaranteed Pelosi Will be the Next Speaker

Trump Just Guaranteed Pelosi Will be the Next Speaker

“I think she deserves it. She’s fought long and hard, she’s a very capable person, and you have other people shooting at her trying to take over the speakership.”

This County Discovered It's Possible to Operate Debt-Free... and Its Citizens Are Reaping the Benefits

This County Discovered It's Possible to Operate Debt-Free... and Its Citizens Are Reaping the Benefits

Walworth County is proving you can run a government and undertake capital projects without carrying any debt.

3 Ways to Make the Post-Election World Better

3 Ways to Make the Post-Election World Better

Voting isn’t the only way to effect social change.

New York Lawmakers Want to Screen Gun Buyers’ Social Media History for Hate Speech

New York Lawmakers Want to Screen Gun Buyers’ Social Media History for Hate Speech

There are some obvious flaws with the legislation.

Remembering Jim Jones and the Socialist Ideals He Held

Remembering Jim Jones and the Socialist Ideals He Held

Jones sought to “infiltrate the church” to spread the communist message.

D.C. Bureaucrats Are Trying to Make Parents Get a License to Let Children Play Together
A Democratic Congress Could Be a Perfect Foil for Trump

A Democratic Congress Could Be a Perfect Foil for Trump

This could be the kind of battleground Donald Trump relishes.

The Sad Death of 'All Politics is Local'

The Sad Death of 'All Politics is Local'

For nearly a quarter-century, the midterm elections that used to center on bread-and-butter issues like schools, crime—“the economy, stupid”—have now been little more than proxy wars to impeach the sitting president.

‘I’ll Never Be the Same’: My Ukrainian Wife’s First Trip to the United States

‘I’ll Never Be the Same’: My Ukrainian Wife’s First Trip to the United States

America’s greatness is not always measured like in the movies or a campaign speech. Sometimes, an anonymous act of gratitude is proof enough, even if we, as Americans, don’t always see it that way.

How to Avoid Becoming a Self-Righteous Virtue Signaler

How to Avoid Becoming a Self-Righteous Virtue Signaler

Condemnation by the self-righteous—what some call virtue signaling—is rampant these days.

Here’s Why Trump’s Constant Criticism of the Media Resonates With Americans

Here’s Why Trump’s Constant Criticism of the Media Resonates With Americans

When it comes to media, Americans tend to agree with Donald Trump.

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