Category: Politics

The NFL Controversy is What Happens When a Society Forgets How to Think and Communicate Rigorously

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We are a society in which people hear a message and are more inclined to form an opinion based on preconceived biases about it than carefully evaluate the message to understand what is actually being said. We are a society that wants to be right rather than take the time to carefully define our terms Read More …

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Abortion, Slavery, and the Huffington Post: The Left’s Indifference to Reason and Why It Should Terrify You

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Humor me for a second and imagine what the world would look like if a group of people in the U.S. stood behind and actively engaged in abuse, dismemberment, and murder. Suppose that they had managed to swing enough popular opinion to make their cruel practices legal. Suppose we formulated the best arguments we possibly Read More …

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A Letter To My Fellow Millennials: Thoughts on the Healthcare Debate in Light of 3 Biblical Principles

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After seeing yet another video on Snapchat of millennials protesting for free health care yesterday, I finally decided to speak my mind on the issue. But as I was pondering how I would go about doing it, I realized that I am in such a firmly entrenched habit of approaching the issue through political theory Read More …

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Guest Post: A Christian Case for Social Liberalism – The War On Drugs

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Birch Smith, Hillsdale College, 2017 Let me preface everything I’m about to say in the next few articles by explaining a number of underlying assumptions that I’m working off. Hopefully this will save everyone some time, and maybe prevent a comment-section flame war, or at least save the discussion for more substantive points. First, I’m Read More …

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A Desperately Needed Lesson on Law

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Everybody has an opinion on the ways laws are and the way laws should be. But it seems as if most opinions, left & right, are based more on political affiliations, biases, and preferences than on an understanding of what law truly is. Most messages about public policy from our politicians seem to be rife Read More …

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Michelle Malkin’s Gilded Brand of Conservatism

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“Appropriately enough, the new virtue signals of tantrum-throwing young leftists stirring up trouble are safety pins — to show “solidarity” with groups supposedly endangered by Donald Trump. Safety pins are also handy — for holding up the government-manufactured diapers in which too many overgrown dependents are swaddled.” – Michelle Malkin, “The Slacker Mandate and the Safety Read More …

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