The modern conservative movement has become obsessed with eliminating all taxes all the time on anyone who isn't poor. They think people too poor to pay income taxes should pay a lot more, but apparently anyone who has been successful in any way should not be forced to pay.
Can Charles Murray help us be happy? Curmudgeon, yes. Conservative, yes. Happy? As Andy Kline succinctly writes: It is widely agreed, by friend a...
In a sensible world, an armed mob that confronted federal agents would be asked to disperse, and then arrested if they refused. If the mob resisted arrest, they would be put down as quickly as George Washington put down the Whiskey Rebellion.
The recent Pew study confirmed that millennials are the most diverse, pluralistic group of people in American history. What was most interesting, (at least to me), was the apparent positions that many young Republican millennials harbor on social issues.
It's not so much that religion makes people do evil, it's that it provides a convenient excuse for nearly anything, and that lowers the bar for committing bad behavior we might otherwise avoid. It's time for non-theist and faithful progressives to unite and stop giving the conservative religion a free pass for prejudice.
When people tell stories rooted in fantasy, they're called fairy tales. Such was the case last fall when Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at an anti-poverty forum at the Heritage Foundation.
Besides the fact that no one who is so incredibly, breathtakingly ignorant on contraception should be writing falsehoods about it for a major publication, the truth is that no one in America should be that so incredibly, breathtakingly ignorant on contraception.
Boston is the home of Book of Odds, and in memory of those killed and wounded, and in honor of the bravery and solidarity displayed by so many, we use our tools to look at the odds of this horrific attack.
Middle-class Americans feel the same way about government; they don't want to be left out in the cold, but they also recognize that the government should create an environment that encourages hard work.
Increasingly, contemporary conservatives elevate even far-fetched claims of liberty over the greater good.
If we continue with the expectation that men will do the heavy lifting (literally and figuratively), then gender equality will continue to evade us. However, if high expectations are set regardless of gender, I think default gender equality is the most likely outcome.
America's extreme right has long been known for its gratuitous flag waving -- but who ever thought the flag would be Russian? As the crisis in Ukraine unfolds, it is becoming crystal clear that leading social conservatives and their advocacy groups are grappling with a patriot problem.
It is a sign of how far right the Republican Party has moved that New York Times columnist Ross Douthat describes Rep. Paul Ryan as a "moderate." In any rational look at the spectrum of American political views, it is hard to imagine attaching the word "moderate" to Ryan on any issue.
Addiction to heroin is dangerous, but not nearly so dangerous as addiction to lies. Heroin doesn't take over the country, but conservatism often does: It even takes over the government, from time to time.
Sadly, the American middle-class has recently suffered some major setbacks in its attempt to regain economic stability. Still struggling in today's e...