Politics

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. 

Teddy Roosevelt’s Reading List vs. Today’s Candidates

Teddy Roosevelt’s Reading List vs. Today’s Candidates

If Americans aren’t informing their minds by reading, should we be surprised when we get the candidates, laws, and culture that we do?

William F. Buckley Once Trolled Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

William F. Buckley Once Trolled Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

Buckley apparently was perturbed that Schlesinger didn't want to appear on Firing Line. 

CS Lewis’ Important Critique of ‘Democratic Education’

CS Lewis’ Important Critique of ‘Democratic Education’

According to Lewis, democracy 'has no place in the world of the mind.'

One Reason Conservatives Are Losing?

One Reason Conservatives Are Losing?

Believe it or not, "freedom" might not be a winning idea.

Why Is Violent Language Becoming So Normal?

Why Is Violent Language Becoming So Normal?

Violent metaphors have slowly but deeply seeped into our language.

Ralph Nader: ‘Young men now are far too sensitive’

Ralph Nader: ‘Young men now are far too sensitive’

Ralph Nader touched on 'absurd' political correctness, Donald Trump, the Clintons, and Bernie Sanders in a recent interview.  

Presidential Candidates Symptom of Educational Decline

Presidential Candidates Symptom of Educational Decline

Given the state of education, should we be surprised when the our government and the leaders the people elect are in a degenerative state?

Why the Muslim Mind ‘Closed’

Why the Muslim Mind ‘Closed’

According to Robert Reilly, it happened about 800 years ago.

Disgusting: Anti-Trump Protesters Show who is Violent and Hateful

Disgusting: Anti-Trump Protesters Show who is Violent and Hateful

VIDEO: So much for civil discourse in America. 

A Bunch of Burke Quotes

A Bunch of Burke Quotes

You'll want to bookmark this one. 

The Dangers of 'Hate Speech' Rules

The Dangers of 'Hate Speech' Rules

We’re playing with fire by labeling speech. 

What was behind Couric’s Editing Fudge on Gun Violence?

What was behind Couric’s Editing Fudge on Gun Violence?

The journalist admitted she approved doctored footage in a documentary examining gun violence in America.   

Are Civil Forfeiture Laws Basically Legalized Robbery?

Are Civil Forfeiture Laws Basically Legalized Robbery?

The laws differ from state to state, but some of the abuses are shocking. 

7 Facts Death Penalty Supporters Should Consider

7 Facts Death Penalty Supporters Should Consider

A libertarian shares her conversion from being a proponent of the death penalty to an opponent.

Why Won’t Politicians Comment on Venezuelan Socialism?

Why Won’t Politicians Comment on Venezuelan Socialism?

Did a presidential candidate dodge a straightforward question?

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