Politics

 J.D. Martinez’s Second Amendment Stance Isn’t Controversial. It’s Patriotic.

J.D. Martinez’s Second Amendment Stance Isn’t Controversial. It’s Patriotic.

Why should an athlete be subjected to warnings from his team’s president—or a nonsensical controversy ginned up by reporters—for showing appreciation of an enduring American value?

Facebook Flags, Censors NPR Report on Inflated Government School Shooting Statistics

Facebook Flags, Censors NPR Report on Inflated Government School Shooting Statistics

Facebook has the right to censor whoever they want, but this kind of clumsy, partisan censorship practice is just begging for government intervention.

Why High Voter Participation is Overrated

Why High Voter Participation is Overrated

Is it time to stop making people feel guilty for not going to the polls?

Will Downton Abbey’s Gender Problem Be Solved in the 21st Century?

Will Downton Abbey’s Gender Problem Be Solved in the 21st Century?

A British aristocrat has daughters but no sons, thus his title and estate must pass to a distant male relative. It’s the classic plot device in many famous stories – ranging from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to the TV show Downton Abbey.

Undermining the Independence of the Fed is a Terrible Idea

Undermining the Independence of the Fed is a Terrible Idea

In a recent Reuters interview, Trump outspokenly criticized Jerome Powell, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, for “raising interest rates.”

Existing Law Didn’t Protect Victims From the Jacksonville Shooter. It Left Them Defenseless.

Existing Law Didn’t Protect Victims From the Jacksonville Shooter. It Left Them Defenseless.

This past weekend, a competitor at a video game competition in Jacksonville, Florida, allegedly opened fire on fellow gamers, killing two and wounding 10 before taking his own life.

MLK’s ‘Dream’ Speech Is Coming True, His Niece Says

MLK’s ‘Dream’ Speech Is Coming True, His Niece Says

The time is ripe, she said, for America to embrace the values that her uncle fought and prayed for.

Keith Ellison Abuse Allegations: #BelieveAllWomen . . . When it's Convenient.

Keith Ellison Abuse Allegations: #BelieveAllWomen . . . When it's Convenient.

The charges that Democrat Congressman Keith Ellison abused his girlfriend have shined a light on the difficulties of the "MeToo" movement.  

7 Things I'd Do if I Wanted to Keep Poor People Poor

7 Things I'd Do if I Wanted to Keep Poor People Poor

If I wanted to keep poor people poor, there are several government policies I would favor. Let's count them down.

Why the Sudden Frenzy Against Plastic Straws?

Why the Sudden Frenzy Against Plastic Straws?

Plastic straws are now in the cross hairs of various levels of government. What leads to this American political culture of bans, restrictions and controls from above?

Ocasio-Cortez Mourns a Coffee House Driven out of Business by a Minimum Wage Law She Supported

Ocasio-Cortez Mourns a Coffee House Driven out of Business by a Minimum Wage Law She Supported

Like so many politicians, Ocasio-Cortez supports increasing the minimum wage without fully appreciating the impact it would have on business. 

Majority of Public Employees Don't Want to Be Forced to Pay Union Dues

Majority of Public Employees Don't Want to Be Forced to Pay Union Dues

The Supreme Court recently ruled that public-sector employee unions may not collect dues from non-members without their consent. This decision is popular even among union members.  

America, Aristotle, and the Politics of a Middle Class: A Review

America, Aristotle, and the Politics of a Middle Class: A Review

Leslie Rubin’s brilliant study argues that the fault, dear America, lies not in our stars but in ourselves—our repudiation in the past century of the moderate liberal philosophy which was steeped in Aristotelian wisdom about favoring the decent republican virtues of a middle class.

Former Syracuse Professor Explains Why the University Should Not Be a Shopping Mall

Former Syracuse Professor Explains Why the University Should Not Be a Shopping Mall

But is a shopping mall exactly what we have reduced the university to?

Is Political Correctness Killing Entertainment?

Is Political Correctness Killing Entertainment?

Recent controversy over casting straight actor Jack Whitehall as a gay character is the latest incident to suggest this.

Motherhood: Why Society is Making it the Most Stress-Ridden Career

Motherhood: Why Society is Making it the Most Stress-Ridden Career

Don’t criminalise mothers who make level-headed decisions regarding the welfare of their children, whom they have no intention to “wilfully neglect.”

Urban Violence Begins in Broken Homes

Urban Violence Begins in Broken Homes

Making a child is not hard to do. Raising a child and conveying the values and rules that make for a successful life and responsible adulthood is.

Stoneman Douglas at 6 Months

Stoneman Douglas at 6 Months

Political activism is fine, but to focus on politics instead of commonsense solutions for school safety simply isn’t.

‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas

‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas

Colleges exist to foster critical thinking and to teach students useful knowledge germane to a legitimate academic discipline. Social justice, however, is not a legitimate academic discipline, but rather an empty slogan.

The Legacies of Robert Mueller’s Investigations

The Legacies of Robert Mueller’s Investigations

Robert Mueller’s legacy will be not so much that he was chasing the white whales of Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, and Paul Manafort, or even that he is another Patrick Fitzgerald desperate to indict Trump as the new Scooter Libby.

What Putin is Doing Right... and What the West is Not Doing at All

What Putin is Doing Right... and What the West is Not Doing at All

Putin is promoting the very thing that the West has abandoned.

A Night Enforcing Immigration Laws on the US-Mexico Border

A Night Enforcing Immigration Laws on the US-Mexico Border

For all the heat and headlines around this border, few people really understand the job of a Border Patrol agent.

I Spent a Week Teaching High School Kids How Government Works. Here’s What I Discovered.
Why a Nation in Turmoil Must Choose Civility

Why a Nation in Turmoil Must Choose Civility

In 1961, I participated in what one newspaper in Richmond, Virginia, called “one of the most ambitious experiments in race-mixing the South had seen.”

Climate Change is Not a Pressing Concern for People. Why?

Climate Change is Not a Pressing Concern for People. Why?

Many past claims about climate change have proven false. Is it time we focused our attention on more pressing matters?

Should Parents Have the Right to Choose a Safe School?

Should Parents Have the Right to Choose a Safe School?

When it comes to protecting a child’s well-being, parents usually know best.

5 Reasons to Avoid Ad Hominem Arguments

5 Reasons to Avoid Ad Hominem Arguments

Despite the proliferation of the ad hominem, there are serious reasons it should be avoided. Here are five of them.

Does the Arc of History Bend Towards Justice ... or Madness?

Does the Arc of History Bend Towards Justice ... or Madness?

In today’s society, conscientious people’s livelihoods are deliberately destroyed merely because they unknowingly give others offense.

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