Politics

Is Trump Fudging Murder Stats to Claim More Power?

Is Trump Fudging Murder Stats to Claim More Power?

Claims that crime and murder rates are at historic highs run counter to the facts.

Torture Cannot Be Condoned By Civilized Nations

Torture Cannot Be Condoned By Civilized Nations

Torture contributes to a downward spiral of retaliation into barbarism.

This Overlooked Statistic May Explain America’s Education Problems

This Overlooked Statistic May Explain America’s Education Problems

It’s often said that America’s education system hasn’t changed much in the last 100 years. But one change might be contributing to academic decline.

DeVos Confirmed: Everything They Said about Her Is False

DeVos Confirmed: Everything They Said about Her Is False

Those who have been vocal against DeVos are often guilty of the same charges they level at her.

Reagan Biographer: Trump is Last Hope of Reaganism

Reagan Biographer: Trump is Last Hope of Reaganism

The author of an upcoming biography on Reagan suggests the 40th president was not as anti-statist as Republicans like to remember.

Should Teachers Have a Working Knowledge of the Constitution?

Should Teachers Have a Working Knowledge of the Constitution?

How can we expect the next generation to run the country if their teachers don't even know how it works?

The Civics Lessons They Never Teach Anymore

The Civics Lessons They Never Teach Anymore

James Fenimore Cooper's 1838 civics primer might come in handy in the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings.

Liberals Have Become the New Confederates

Liberals Have Become the New Confederates

The country will either become more like the South of today or the country will be lost.

What the Teleprompter Tells Us About Truth, Trump and Speech

What the Teleprompter Tells Us About Truth, Trump and Speech

Cracks have appeared in the teleprompter paradigm. It’s at risk from growing distrust of intermediaries, filters, reputable third-parties of all kinds.

Is Tribalism the Worst Idea in History?

Is Tribalism the Worst Idea in History?

My student, the color drained from his face, explained that a blood feud had just begun that would continue for generations.

Why a College Democrat Activist Left the Party

Why a College Democrat Activist Left the Party

It has to do with the great irony between the words and actions of the Democrat party.

Everything’s Political—Even Your Food Choices

Everything’s Political—Even Your Food Choices

Let's get the gender debates out of our plates and leave them in the women's studies departments instead.

Raising Honest Kids in a Post-Truth World

Raising Honest Kids in a Post-Truth World

We need to fight back against a culture that tells our kids that truthfulness does not matter.

Why This City Is America's Murder Capital

Why This City Is America's Murder Capital

Do you know the murder capital of the U.S.? It’s not Detroit. Not Chicago, L.A., or the Big Apple. 

2016's Homeownership Rate was the Lowest Since 1965

2016's Homeownership Rate was the Lowest Since 1965

Contrary to what we're told by the real estate industry and policymakers, the answer isn't to double down on easy money and more federal programs.

5 Non-Political Tidbits about Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

5 Non-Political Tidbits about Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Since I’m sick of politics, I decided to check out the more personal side of the man who could possibly be the next SCOTUS justice.

Obama Solicitor General: Liberals Should Back Neil Gorsuch

Obama Solicitor General: Liberals Should Back Neil Gorsuch

It's a ringing endoresment.

Bill Clinton’s 1995 State of the Union is Going Viral

Bill Clinton’s 1995 State of the Union is Going Viral

Clinton's language is closer to that of the current occupant of the White House than Trump's two predecessors.

The News Media Needs to Keep You Angry

The News Media Needs to Keep You Angry

If they don't, they won't survive.

Euthanasia Could Save Canada Millions in Healthcare Costs

Euthanasia Could Save Canada Millions in Healthcare Costs

“Medical assistance in dying" could save Canada as much as $138.8 million annually.

People of Color Can't Be Racist Says New College Guide

People of Color Can't Be Racist Says New College Guide

There is some disagreement on what racism actually is. So let's look at the history.  

My Kindergartner Was Told Trump Was Going to Kill ‘All the Girls in the U.S.’

My Kindergartner Was Told Trump Was Going to Kill ‘All the Girls in the U.S.’

We don't use rhetoric responsibly in 21st century America. 

What Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Does (And What it Doesn’t)

What Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Does (And What it Doesn’t)

There is a lot of information out there in regards to the executive order on refugees--and a lot of it is wrong.

Reality: Most People Don't Care about Truth

Reality: Most People Don't Care about Truth

This is why a country like the U.S. needs to educate people in rhetoric. 

Common Sense Is Getting Lost in the Immigration Debate

Common Sense Is Getting Lost in the Immigration Debate

If we think of the nation as a family rather than as a machine or algorithm, it helps to put a lot of our problems in perspective. 

America’s Demise: Trump’s a Sign, not the Cause

America’s Demise: Trump’s a Sign, not the Cause

Richard Stengel writes in the Atlantic that the American Century is over and Trump’s to blame. He’s only half right.

Camus and Sartre: How Communism Drove them Apart

Camus and Sartre: How Communism Drove them Apart

In 'The Rebel,' Camus declared for a peaceful socialism that would not resort to revolutionary violence. Sartre read the book with disgust.

‘This is Library!’: Watch a student trying to study rudely interrupt a mob of protestors

‘This is Library!’: Watch a student trying to study rudely interrupt a mob of protestors

What’s he doing trying to study? Didn’t he realize he’s at a university?

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