Politics

5 Reasons Why Fake News is Here to Stay

5 Reasons Why Fake News is Here to Stay

There has been a lot chatter on the subject of late. 

Trump Should Persuade Congress to Stop Subsidizing Big Bird

Trump Should Persuade Congress to Stop Subsidizing Big Bird

In an age when people are inundated with media, should the government be subsidizing it?

Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters

Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters

Would a decentralization movement actually result in more freedom and better government?

Donald Trump Could Shock a Divided Nation Back to Life

Donald Trump Could Shock a Divided Nation Back to Life

Can Trump's outsider status help him solve problems and heal a divided country?

Journalist Cites Bogus Climate Stat in Speech on ‘Fake News’

Journalist Cites Bogus Climate Stat in Speech on ‘Fake News’

Christiane Amanpour recently gave a speech condemning 'fake news' in our 'post-truth' culture. But did she fudge her own facts?

Wealthy Designers Refuse Service to Melania Trump

Wealthy Designers Refuse Service to Melania Trump

Does anyone think the designer will be sued and driven out of business for refusing to endorse Trump’s inauguration?  

Would the Pentagon Benefit from a ‘Philosopher-in-Chief’?

Would the Pentagon Benefit from a ‘Philosopher-in-Chief’?

A writer at a current affairs magazine says yes.

It's Undeniable that Fidel Castro Made Cuba Poorer

It's Undeniable that Fidel Castro Made Cuba Poorer

Between 1949 and 1959, the per capita GDP in Cuba barely changed.

College Brands Pro-Trump Message a 'Hate Crime'

College Brands Pro-Trump Message a 'Hate Crime'

Contrary to the claims, a non-threatening post-it note is not a “hate crime.”

The Irony Everyone’s Missing in the Hamilton-Pence Controversy

The Irony Everyone’s Missing in the Hamilton-Pence Controversy

The left likes to characterize Trump as Hitler, but in actuality his campaign was largely based on the ideas of – wait for it – Alexander Hamilton.

Even the Left is Getting Tired of PC Thanksgivings

Even the Left is Getting Tired of PC Thanksgivings

Is it possible that we might go back to a plain, common sense Thanksgiving, uncorrupted by any PC-nonsense?

Sorry, There Was No Wave of Trump-Inspired Violence or Hate Crimes

Sorry, There Was No Wave of Trump-Inspired Violence or Hate Crimes

Unsubstantiated stories of Trump-induced violence and terror are flying across the internet faster than people can debunk them. 

JFK’s Assassination Speech Has a Message America Needs to Hear

JFK’s Assassination Speech Has a Message America Needs to Hear

John F. Kennedy was killed before he could deliver the speech, but its words carry a message Americans need to hear.

How the Desire for 'Moral Purity' Divides Us

How the Desire for 'Moral Purity' Divides Us

The tendency to surround ourselves with people who share our moral purity concerns is contributing to social and political polarization.

A Possible Drawback to Letting Everybody Vote

A Possible Drawback to Letting Everybody Vote

According to a famous Russian thinker, it might not actually be a sign of "freedom and equality".

How this Guy Got into Med School By Pretending to be Black

How this Guy Got into Med School By Pretending to be Black

An Indian-American's true story shows how diversity-justified affirmative action excludes as many individuals based on their ancestry as it includes.

Are We Living in a ‘Post-Truth’ World?

Are We Living in a ‘Post-Truth’ World?

Not quite, at least not in the way the liberal intelligentsia mean it.

What is the Alt-Right?

What is the Alt-Right?

The alt-right has been described as a 'Dark Enlightenment' movement that seeks to dismantle mainstream conservatism.

The Great Celebrity Freak-Out Over Donald Trump

The Great Celebrity Freak-Out Over Donald Trump

It's a meltdown of epic proportions.

Readers Explain What Trump’s Win Means for America

Readers Explain What Trump’s Win Means for America

We asked readers what the 2016 election meant for America's future and that of the West. Here is what a few of you told us.

We Liberals Have to Stop Being so Damn Smug

We Liberals Have to Stop Being so Damn Smug

Confessions of a liberal filled with dread at the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency.

The Real Reason for the Anti-Trump Demonstrations

The Real Reason for the Anti-Trump Demonstrations

Liberals have made politics their religion.

Is it Finally a Convenient Time to Rein in Executive Power?

Is it Finally a Convenient Time to Rein in Executive Power?

Over the last 30 years, we’ve watched Congress cede vast responsibility to the executive branch.

Building Walls for Protection is Not Immoral or Unchristian

Building Walls for Protection is Not Immoral or Unchristian

The pope and many others fail to make a distinction between a wall designed to keep people in and a wall built to keep people out. 

Snowden: Stop Putting So Much Faith (and Fear) in Presidents

Snowden: Stop Putting So Much Faith (and Fear) in Presidents

Whistleblower Edward Snowden recently popped up and offered his take on the presidential election. 

UVA President Gets in Trouble for Quoting… Jefferson?

UVA President Gets in Trouble for Quoting… Jefferson?

I’m convinced our higher education system has lost just about every shred of common sense it had.

The Electoral College is Genius

The Electoral College is Genius

It is one of the Constitution’s accidentally great procedural features for deterring the concentration of political power.

Dave Chappelle’s Poignant SNL Monologue Goes Viral

Dave Chappelle’s Poignant SNL Monologue Goes Viral

The comedian known for his edgy humor ended his SNL monologue with a plea for unity at a time when Americans are deeply divided.

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