Does the Right to be Wrong Have Limits?

One great thing about the American system is that it provides the freedom and space to challenge the mainstream. Not every belief has merit, but we nonetheless extend a lot of leeway to groups that espouse...

Great Reads

Your Mask Is In My Face!

The other day, I had a fight about wearing masks with someone on Facebook. I know what you’re thinking: “Two people can’t wear the same mask simultaneously, especially over Facebook.” And yet, here we were, two grown...

Why Conservatives Like Guns

The recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, once again raises that pesky question: Why are conservatives so gaga about firearms? In the days following the gruesome attack, many news outlets and commentators...

Review: The Bell Curve

Race seems to touch everything today. Although the United States, with its Melting Pot philosophy, is the most ethnically and racially integrated nation on the planet, doubts remain about whether we have overcome the...

Everyone Is Corruptible

Conservatism, like all other political philosophies, deals with how people interact within a society. If you want to maintain peace and civility among millions or even billions of people, you have to understand some...

Chocolate is Safe from Killer Robots

A New Year's Day headline in the UK's Independent newspaper proclaimed, "Chocolate is on track to go extinct in 40 years." That's right cocoa lovers, your ability to curl up with a tub of Rocky Road or a bar of 72%...

That Time I Agreed with Bernie Sanders

Last week, I found myself in complete agreement with Senator Bernie Sanders. As a political conservative, it left me with a sense of unease and disquiet. And yet, I couldn't deny that what he said was correct and...

We are All Confused about Race

I grew up after passage of the Civil Rights Act, in an era when (we thought) the immoral behavior of the Jim Crow era had been pushed aside. Good Times and The Jeffersons were popular sitcoms on TV. I was too young to...