It is common for political observers today to say that political discourse is at an all-time low. This might be an exaggeration: The Civil War and the Alexander Hamilton-Aaron Burr duel of 1804 are two examples of far worse breakdowns in discourse. However, one can more reasonably argue that political discourse has never been as sophomoric as it is today. Several fights between Donald Trump and his staunchest critics in the Democratic Party and the news media demonstrate this perfectly. The Left’s Witch Hunt During the campaign, Trump’s opponents could legitimately argue that Trump was soft on Russia and had a creepy...Read More
Author: Alex Christy
Senate Republicans recently came out with their own healthcare bill, which is basically Obamacare by another name. The bill keeps penalties for not having insurance, and preserves several price-increasing regulations. The details of the Senate’s plan have been talked about elsewhere. However, to understand the flaws with both the House and Senate healthcare plans, perhaps we should go back to basics. How Insurance Works Insurance is a bet against yourself. When you pay money to the insurance company, whether it be for your car, healthcare, or whatever else, you agree to pay the company a certain amount now in exchange for them...Read More
One reason we were told to vote for Donald Trump was because he was the man who would fight the PC crowd. What better way to tell the Social Justice mob to shove it than to vote for Trump? However, a funny thing happened on the way to Trumpville. Trump supporter Laura Loomer rushed the stage during a recent Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar. Why? The production had a Donald Trump character stand in for Caesar. Spoiler alert for the historically or literary uniformed: in Julius Caesar, Caesar is assassinated. This “assassination porn” was a bridge too far for Loomer...Read More
All joking about Elmo, Lord Buckethead, Mr. Fishfinger, and Jeremy Corbyn’s breast slapping “high-five” aside, there are serious lessons that the British Conservative party is learning right now after their recent election. American conservatives would be wise to learn them as well. In Case You Missed It… A couple of months ago, it looked as if the British left was a dying political brand. The Labour Party had been shellacked in the 2015 General Election when they were led by far-left Ed Milliband. They then doubled down by selecting even-farther-left Jeremy Corbyn as their party leader. Labour overwhelmingly supported the “Remain” campaign during the Brexit...Read More
Bret Weinstein, a biology professor at Evergreen College in Washington State, has committed a crime. The crime is so egregious that there have been calls for him to be fired. It was bad enough that 71 of his fellow professors have joined the students who are demanding his firing. Law enforcement officers even said they could not ensure his safety. What was his crime? Daring to say he would show up for work. What’s Going On? In the past, some ethnic minorities at Evergreen State College had participated in a so-called “Day of Absence.” On that day, minority groups left campus...Read More
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