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Understanding Trump: It's Still The Authoritarianism, Stupid

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Last September, I argued that the-then seemingly mysterious rise of Donald Trump to front-runner status in the race for the GOP nomination for preside...

Restoring Liberalism, Tolerance And Diversity At Colleges And Universities

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Samuel Abrams has written recently in the New York Times about liberalism and conservatism amongst faculty on American college campuses. http://www.n...

EDMUND BURKE'S EARTH DAY SPEECH: How environmentalists became Burkeans and Burkeans became environmentalists

Byron Kennard | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green
Byron Kennard

Here's my favorite quote from Edmund Burke's Earth Day speech, "Never, no, never did Nature say one thing and Wisdom another." Isn't that terrific? A...

Why I Want Ted Cruz to Win GOP Nomination

John Amato | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
John Amato

I want Ted Cruz to be the nominee so the conservative movement cannot deny the reality of America. It's not the candidates that are failing conservatism, it's that conservatism is failing America.

The Strange History of Empowerment

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Steven M. Gillon

Recently both First Lady Michele Obama and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton have been promoting "women's empowerment." The normally reserved Cl...

It's Unwise to Define Frozen Embryos as Human Life

Mark Baer | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
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Mark Baer

The Missouri legislature is currently considering the enactment of legislation that would define frozen embryos as human life.

The Conservative Race to the Bottom

James Peron | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
James Peron

There was a time when civility and courtesy were considered traditional values, yet today's Conservatives compete with one another to be as impolite and demeaning as possible. Their opponents are always branded with demeaning epithets.


William Bradley | Posted 03.21.2016 | Media
William Bradley

If those establishment Republicans who really do want to stop Donald Trump also want to beat Hillary Clinton, their options have narrowed to just about one.

Trump Exploits Civic Ignorance

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

The civic ignorance that has pushed Trump to the top of the charts can no longer be ignored. His supporters need to know that his promises are no more plausible than the other illogical ones they have bought over the years from other candidates.

Don't Join the Circus!

Alan Jones | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Alan Jones

It was the letters in the Wall Street Journal that set me off. What got me going was the naïve and simplistic approach to politics. There was no sense that democracy is a messy business -- a series of compromises which never finally resolve anything.

The Long Wait for "Enlightenment" in Egypt

Sara Khorshid | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Sara Khorshid

Egypt's Sisi is no moderniser or reformer. Nor is the military establishment that he hails from. His core trait when it comes to ideology and thought is his being opposed to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group, and that could be largely related to power struggle more than it is to ideology.

What Trump and Reagan Share

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

This year's Republican presidential nominating contest shows that nearly three decades after Ronald Reagan left office, his impact on the Republican Party endures.

Absolute Freedom

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Americans regard individual freedom as sacrosanct, but the freedom is not absolute. This limitation is sometimes hard to accept because of rugged ind...

Surprises From the Right

Andy Schmookler | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

It seems that, these days, a lot of people who call themselves conservatives don't really care much about conservative principles, but are more focused on attitude and posture. The rise of Donald Trump to frontrunner in this year's Republican race demonstrates this: antagonism trumps principle.

Strange but sensible bedfellows

Cathy L. Mason | Posted 02.25.2016 | Religion
Cathy L. Mason

There's a third option, you know. Hear me out. Until I reached my late 40's I followed the rules and requirements of a strict religion, though it ne...

Conservatives and the Constitution

Max J. Skidmore | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Max J. Skidmore

Singing their praises of the Constitution, House Republicans adopted a "requirement that every bill must cite the provision of the Constitution which permits its introduction." Surprisingly, the actual Constitution frequently makes conservatives uncomfortable.

Has Ted Cruz Ever Actually Read the Bible?

Zack Hunt | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
Zack Hunt

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. His dad was/is a pastor and he's a Christian. Surely, Ted has read a least some of it at some point in his life, right? Maybe... and maybe not.

Conservatism Is No Cure for Fascism

James Peron | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
James Peron

Throughout his column, Douthat speaks of how libertarian values restrain fascism--they do. To equate them with conservative ideology, however, is a bit of stretch. Conservatives are not libertarians. Conservatism is not the ally of liberty. It is first and foremost the ally of the status quo and the past. Every attempt to expand human liberty was opposed by conservatives of the day.

Liberal Arts and the Conservative Agenda

Bill Spellman | Posted 12.07.2015 | Education
Bill Spellman

One might argue that these varied experiences, compressed into a four-year course of study, are the real prerequisites to advancing the public good, including individual and collective economic good.

We Need to Really Gut the Military

Tom Mullen | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics
Tom Mullen

American voters may have believed they "threw the bums out," as Carroll Quigley might put it, but the foreign policy never changed. The Obama administration may have used different tactics, but it's been even more interventionist than Bush's. It's certainly intervened in more countries.

Intolerance Masked As Tolerance Is Still Intolerance

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

In ostensibly promoting tolerance, the essential core of liberalism, left wing extremists have taken on an ill-advised and misguided campaign to enforce an extreme version of political correctness, a form of intolerance that is ironically self-destructively anti-liberal. There is no constitutional right not to be offended.

Bernie Sanders Probably Isn't Running For President To Win

Deborah Foster | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Deborah Foster

Bernie Sanders's role is to push Clinton to the left. To push her to actually serve the people. Otherwise, she more than likely will not. And inequality will continue to increase as it has steadily done over the last 30 years. Because as great as Obama was on some issues, he was pretty bad on inequality.

Living in Our Own Private Silos

Byron Williams | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Byron Williams

What is America's greatest threat? In order to uncover this ominous threat we might be well served to utilize the apparatus known as the mirror. We've shunned many of our self-reflected impulses for the opiate of certainty, whereby difference is conveniently transmuted into a deficiency.

Why Climate Change Should be a Conservative Issue

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The word "conservative" means something different today from what it used to. Conservatives have traditionally understood the importance of stability--and the dangers of disrupting the established order. They considered it a responsibility to preserve their heritage and pass it down intact to the next generation.

Attacks Against Bernie Sanders Have Reached New Depths

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

To imply that Bernie Sanders' style of Democratic Socialism even stands on the same side of the political spectrum as the National Socialism of the Nazi Party shows not only a total misunderstanding of history and political theory, but more importantly, it underscores yet again the dog whistle politics of neo-conservatism.