Politics

The Revolution was in the Minds and the Hearts

The Revolution was in the Minds and the Hearts

John Adams' 1818 reflection on when the War was won in a letter to H. Niles. 

Why Some Gays Are Trying to drop Transgenders from LGBT

Why Some Gays Are Trying to drop Transgenders from LGBT

There is a movement afoot to drop the T from LGBT. 

Was Brexit Sparked by Rapes?

Was Brexit Sparked by Rapes?

Writer Ben Stein says Britain’s exit from the EU was related to an epidemic of rapes ignored by the authorities and the media.

Are Americans Becoming Less Patriotic?

Are Americans Becoming Less Patriotic?

65% of Israeli high school students say "It's good to die for our country." Would American students say the same?

10 Federal Debt Facts That Will Make You Feel Queasy

10 Federal Debt Facts That Will Make You Feel Queasy

Just how much is $20 trillion?

Historian Suggests Trump Would Suspend the Constitution

Historian Suggests Trump Would Suspend the Constitution

Princeton historian Sean Wilentz, a longtime friend of the Clintons, said Donald Trump could go full Caesar if elected.

This is what debate looks like in the Age of Twitter

This is what debate looks like in the Age of Twitter

It’s not rational, but don't blame social media. 

Do Republicans have any Credibility on Spending?

Do Republicans have any Credibility on Spending?

The GOP's recent track record is not so good—and voters know it.  

How Bonhoeffer Dealt with the Despair of World Chaos

How Bonhoeffer Dealt with the Despair of World Chaos

The chaos of the world makes many individuals want to throw up their hands and go hide in a bunker until the problems pass.

Australia’s Gun Control 'Success' Story

Australia’s Gun Control 'Success' Story

A few important parts have been left out. 

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. 

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