Politics

The Native Americans Who Owned Slaves

The Native Americans Who Owned Slaves

The “Five Civilized Tribes” of the southeast also participated in the institution of slavery.

A Wolf, A Dog, and the Declaration of Independence

A Wolf, A Dog, and the Declaration of Independence

Many embrace liberty and her handmaid, freedom, but disregard or push away the requisite responsibilities these two spirits demand.

The Deafening Silence on Social Security’s Looming Insolvency

The Deafening Silence on Social Security’s Looming Insolvency

The bottom line is that within 16 years, either Social Security recipients will have to take a 20 percent benefits cut, or workers will have to incur a 20 percent payroll tax increase.

What Americans Often Forget

What Americans Often Forget

Our nation’s birthday is approaching once again, along with the celebrations which have accompanied the holiday for so many years. In recent years, however, Independence Day celebrations are often overshadowed by bickering over race or class.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: It’s Been a Year, and What a Year It’s Been

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: It’s Been a Year, and What a Year It’s Been

Here are seven highlights from her campaign and time in Congress over the past year.

Nike: Taking Colin Kaepernick’s PC Advice Once Again?

Nike: Taking Colin Kaepernick’s PC Advice Once Again?

You’d think Nike would have learned by now to avoid Colin Kaepernick’s advice like the plague.

Three Myths About Prohibition and Why It Actually Worked

Three Myths About Prohibition and Why It Actually Worked

Americans fail to realize that prohibition was a success. Will the myths surrounding prohibition trick us into legalizing everything?

Why Didn't the Founders Abolish Slavery?

Why Didn't the Founders Abolish Slavery?

Four reasons America's architects tolerated slavery in their country's infancy. Were they justified? You decide. 

All Out of Bootstraps

All Out of Bootstraps

Somewhere along the line, the Republican Party earned itself the moniker of the “Stupid Party.”

When Knitting Becomes Political

When Knitting Becomes Political

Why can’t a knitting circle just be about knitting, friendship, and community anymore?

BBC Report Shows Disturbing Nature of China’s ‘Thought Transformation’ Camps

BBC Report Shows Disturbing Nature of China’s ‘Thought Transformation’ Camps

No amount of colorful displays of political allegiance can hide the reality: None of these people are in a political reeducation camp of their own accord.

The TV Habits of Conservatives and Liberals... and Five Shows That Bring Them Together

The TV Habits of Conservatives and Liberals... and Five Shows That Bring Them Together

People with different political beliefs seem to be drawn to different types of TV entertainment.

Did Portland Violate the First Amendment by Selectively Tolerating Violence?

Did Portland Violate the First Amendment by Selectively Tolerating Violence?

Portland and its police may have violated the First Amendment by allowing members of the left-wing group Antifa to physically attack people.

The Supreme Court Announces It Will Hear DACA Case

The Supreme Court Announces It Will Hear DACA Case

The Supreme Court will decide whether President Donald Trump can rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during its next term.

Five Highlights From the Democratic 'A Team' Debate

Five Highlights From the Democratic 'A Team' Debate

What you need to know from the second round of the first Democratic Debate. 

Here’s What's Wrong With Bernie's Plan to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

Here’s What's Wrong With Bernie's Plan to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

There’s seemingly no end to the populist handouts – nor to the erosion of personal responsibility that comes along with them.

The Versailles Treaty at 100: How It Affects the Modern World

The Versailles Treaty at 100: How It Affects the Modern World

June 28, 1919. On this date, 100 years ago, Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles, her peace settlement for the First World War.

Why 'Young Hearts' Tend Toward Socialism

Why 'Young Hearts' Tend Toward Socialism

Youthful idealism plays a role, but family and work experience are just as important.

In Gerrymandering Case, Supreme Court Rules It’s a Matter for Lawmakers, Not Judges

In Gerrymandering Case, Supreme Court Rules It’s a Matter for Lawmakers, Not Judges

The Supreme Court determined partisan gerrymandering disputes are a political question, not something federal courts should be deciding.

Eight Surprises From the First Democratic Debate

Eight Surprises From the First Democratic Debate

This year the Democratic Party has a paltry few candidates running for president. Twenty-five to be exact.

What Rightward Shift in Higher Ed?

What Rightward Shift in Higher Ed?

The Urban Institute recently released a report claiming that in the past fifty years, American higher education has been "transformed" in a rightward direction. Is this true?

Spotting Doublethink in Ourselves

Spotting Doublethink in Ourselves

A lie you forget becomes a lie you accept.

Is the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Really Underpaid?

Is the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Really Underpaid?

The United States Soccer Federation denies the pay difference between male and female soccer players is related to sex.

Can You Really ‘Ban’ the Negative Effects of Advertising?

Can You Really ‘Ban’ the Negative Effects of Advertising?

The ban may overlook how and why advertising works.

Forced Organ Harvesting: Extreme Wickedness or Simply the Modern Way?

Forced Organ Harvesting: Extreme Wickedness or Simply the Modern Way?

Every once in a while, a news story pops up that should break our hearts. That, or make us retch.

After Legally Receiving Food Stamps, This Millionaire Is Trying to Change the System

After Legally Receiving Food Stamps, This Millionaire Is Trying to Change the System

He wasn't eager to go public about being a millionaire. But he wanted to expose how easily the system could be gamed.

Has the Vatican-China Accord Really Made a Difference?

Has the Vatican-China Accord Really Made a Difference?

Has the concordat really made a difference, or has it only empowered the Chinese government to make things worse?

The Night Donald Trump Became President

The Night Donald Trump Became President

Trump has faced pushback when he has tried to keep his antiwar campaign promises.

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