How Our Political Landscape Has Changed

March 8, 2019

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May 30, 2020

When did Karens become more racist than Rednecks? Conventional wisdom used to insist that Americans who live in densely-populated cities were more sophisticated than those who live in rural areas. After all, cities tend to be more diverse, and city-dwellers typically vote Democratic. Surely this means they are less likely to hold "backward," racist views, right?

A recent spate of racial news-stories this week casts do...

October 19, 2019

Tasking public institutions with multiple objectives causes confusion. Take the Federal Reserve, for instance. Politicians treat it as having a dual mandate: to curb both inflation and unemployment. The following passage is from the Federal Reserve website:

As the website admits, the goals of low unemployment and manageable inflation often work at cross purposes. This makes fed policy, at times, if not utterly incoher...

April 23, 2019

With the economy booming and unemployment low, the Democratic Party has decided to make "Climate Change" a central feature of its 2020 campaign. Environmental fear-mongering is reaching levels not seen in the United States since the late '90s and 2000s. During that time, failed presidential candidate Al Gore tried his hand at being a movie director. His ironically-named film, An Inconvenient...

April 17, 2019

On Monday, the Notre Dame De Paris caught fire, sparking worldwide discussion about the importance of the cathedral to both France and the entire Western world. Reactions on social media were mostly outpourings of love and support. However, there were some who were less than supportive. Leftist magazine Rolling Stone, for instance, called the fire a "liberation" from the building's oppressive "meaning." Other reactions we...

March 8, 2019

“Even if removing 98 percent of a given impurity costs twice as much as eliminating 97 percent, and removing 99 percent costs ten times as much, the political appeal of categorical phrases like ‘clean water’ may be just as potent when the water is already 99 percent pure as when it was dangerously polluted.” - Thomas Sowell

In the 1960s, a “free love” movement swept the nation, taking aim at Judeo-Christian sexual morality whic...

February 2, 2019

This was not a good week for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Just yesterday, a yearbook photo emerged of the governor dressed in full KKK regalia posing with his friend who was dressed in blackface. This revelation came out while the governor was already the center controversy for remarks he made in defense of Virginia House Bill 2491, which threatens to legalize abortion up until the moment of delivery. In his comments, Nort...

January 26, 2019

On your right stands a group of young kids—firm believers in a universal Christian faith. Although they are not yet old enough to vote, the group is already politically involved enough to wear partisan headgear and attend political marches. Their attendance at the March for Life expresses a hope that, one day, America will rise up to live out the true meaning of its creed, by treating the lives of unborn children as if they we...

January 17, 2019

Sexual harassment is a problem that bedevils most major corporations in America. This fact should not come as a surprise to anyone, regardless of political affiliation. But for those with progressive political beliefs who tend to see mega-corporations as nefarious entities that promote greed and privilege, this fact should hardly threaten your worldview. Progressives have historically been critical of corporations. Nearly a de...

November 20, 2018

Have you ever wondered to yourself why conservatives are so mean? Do you remember the Tea Party movement's opposition to Barack Obama as hateful and mean-spirited? Did the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States cause you to think that hate might be a core component of conservatism? Well, I am not going to tell you that you are wrong, exactly. But, perhaps I can help explain what's going on....

November 5, 2018

Last week, Donald Trump posted a campaign ad for Republicans on Twitter which criticized Democrats’ softness on illegal immigration. In chorus, mainstream media outlets responded, calling Trump’s ad “racist.” According to the media narrative, President Trump is repeating the sin of President George H. W. Bush, who published a similar ad in 1988 criticizing Dukakis’ record on crime.

In his case against Dukakis, President Bu...

October 24, 2018

Yesterday, the ACLU and other Left-wing advocacy organizations (including mainstream media outlets) attacked the Trump administration over a leaked memo which suggested that the administration may be looking to define the term "sex" scientifically for the purposes of federal laws. According to the political Left, this means that Trump wants to to "erase" transgender people.

This situation reminds me of something that happened t...

October 23, 2018

Political correctness has gotten out of hand in America. That is the opinion of journalist Megyn Kelly who, earlier today, discussed with her Today Show panel about Halloween costumes. Kelly has now come under fire from the radical Left for one particular comment she made during the discussion.

"You do get in trouble if you're a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween or a black person who puts on whitefa...

September 20, 2018

Earlier this week, a gay online publication interviewed Mark Saltzman, one of the many writers employed by The Muppets Studio to work on the show Sesame Street. Queerty asked Saltzman whether he thought Bert and Ernie were gay lovers. Saltzman responded,

"when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were. I didn’t have any other way to contextualize them."

As a kid growing up watching the show, I always assumed that Bert and Ernie were...

September 18, 2018

Democrats like to talk about a lot about "progress," but on some issues, their position can seem regressive. In 2015, speaking about women who accuse men of sexual misconduct, Hillary Clinton opined:

"I think that when someone makes the claim, they come forward, they should be believed and that is what starts the process and then there is a determination as to what if anything should be done about the claim that was made."

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September 3, 2018

People claim that they fear public speaking even more than they fear death. An old Jerry Seinfeld joke points out that, if true, this means that most people attending a funeral would rather be the guy in the casket than the guy giving the eulogy. Over the weekend, former president George W. Bush had the rare opportunity to be both. Speaking at Senator John McCain's funeral, Bush gave a fitting eulogy for the very ideology he e...

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