Politics

What Is the Cause of our Angry Politics?

What Is the Cause of our Angry Politics?

The answer can be found in a five-letter word that begins with a T. 

PEW: Republicans and Democrats REALLY don’t like each other

PEW: Republicans and Democrats REALLY don’t like each other

America’s founders had some grave warnings about the dangers of political faction. 

Does reactance theory explain the rise of Donald Trump?

Does reactance theory explain the rise of Donald Trump?

The theory is based on the idea that humans tend to respond negatively to restrictions on their autonomy or freedom of choice.

Poll Shows Support for 'Temporary Ban' on Immigration

Poll Shows Support for 'Temporary Ban' on Immigration

The findings come months after a Bloomberg poll revealed that 61 percent of Americans now believe immigration jeopardizes the future of the U.S.

Research Implies the Gender Pay Gap Might be a Fiction

Research Implies the Gender Pay Gap Might be a Fiction

New studies suggest the gender wage gap is smaller than commonly believed and may have little to do with discrimination.

Journalist Explains Why Media Fails on Gun Control

Journalist Explains Why Media Fails on Gun Control

It is 'impossible to start a dialogue when you don’t know what the hell you are talking about.'

Getting a Permission Slip to Access the American Dream

Getting a Permission Slip to Access the American Dream

Must we license wild rice dealers, barbers, and taxidermy specialists?

Mateen Transcript: Why are References to ISIS Being Scrubbed?

Mateen Transcript: Why are References to ISIS Being Scrubbed?

Will this feed the narrative that the White House can't classify Islamic terrorism as such?

1945 Orwell Essay: A Description of Modern America?

1945 Orwell Essay: A Description of Modern America?

Has America’s lack of knowledge, critical thinking, and logical ability caused her citizens to succumb to self-deception?

When Democrats Were Opposed to a Centralized, Bureaucratic Education System

When Democrats Were Opposed to a Centralized, Bureaucratic Education System

They were worried about "unnecessary state expenses."

Campus Institutes 24/7 Surveillance of Students

Campus Institutes 24/7 Surveillance of Students

It's in the dorms as well as the classrooms.

Latin America: Way more violent than the U.S.
Washington on the 3 Qualities a President Should Have

Washington on the 3 Qualities a President Should Have

Are today's presidential candidates in it for themselves, or are they seeking to be humble servants like Washington?

Ladies: The Draft is Coming

Ladies: The Draft is Coming

The Senate just voted to require young women to register for the draft. 

Reuters: 50% now support ban on Muslims entering U.S.

Reuters: 50% now support ban on Muslims entering U.S.

Huge change following the Orlando massacre.

Was Trump Reasonable on Immigration?

Was Trump Reasonable on Immigration?

Maybe we should talk more about the purpose of immigration.

What would Enlightenment Thinkers have Thought of Trump?

What would Enlightenment Thinkers have Thought of Trump?

As they saw it, democratic political systems were a risky proposition at the best of times.

Understanding the Logic of our Cultural Chaos

Understanding the Logic of our Cultural Chaos

We’re in a time of transition. 

Gay Activist: ‘We're Sitting Ducks’ in Gun-Free Zones

Gay Activist: ‘We're Sitting Ducks’ in Gun-Free Zones

Do gun free zones attract deranged shooters intent on mass murder?

Like Father, Like Son?

Like Father, Like Son?

It’s certainly not hard to see how Omar Mateen came to hold his views

Why Conservatives Are Losing - Part 2

Why Conservatives Are Losing - Part 2

This post examines another aspect of why conservatism is in crisis today.

Emotional Reactions to Terrorism Lead to Dubious Policy

Emotional Reactions to Terrorism Lead to Dubious Policy

The feeling that something must be done is normal, but does it lead to prudent public policy?

Study Linking Authoritarianism to Conservatives Retracted

Study Linking Authoritarianism to Conservatives Retracted

The researchers say they read the data backwards; these traits are linked to liberals.  

Study: Chivalry Not Dead After All

Study: Chivalry Not Dead After All

If you asked the American public if chivalry is still alive and well, many would likely give an answer in the negative.

UNC Offers Course on Right-Wing ‘Hate’

UNC Offers Course on Right-Wing ‘Hate’

The course is designed to ‘expose students to the nature of hate in American life...'

School Earns Money by Ditching National Lunch Program

School Earns Money by Ditching National Lunch Program

Sometimes local schools end up happier and in better financial shape without the federal government’s funds.

Why Censorship Doesn't Really Work

Why Censorship Doesn't Really Work

Language evolves constantly. 

Muslims in Europe: Immigrants or Invaders?

Muslims in Europe: Immigrants or Invaders?

A Catholic Bishop referred to Muslims coming to Europe as "invaders," a sharp contrast from the position taken by Pope Francis. 

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