The Conservative Creed: Freedom, Egalitarianism, Liberalism

If there’s any hope to rehabilitate Conservatism, then we have got to get back to basics.

Rediscovering Sobriety in America

America is divided because Americans, on both sides of the aisle, care more about their delusions of "rightness" than they do about their countrymen.

The Sinkhole of Freedom: Politics and Social Media

Abandoning all pretense of holding political ideals of freedom and equality, Trump's supporters have dragged American politics down into the ideological sinkhole of Trump's "say anything about anyone" populist nationalist politics.

Did You Get the Memo?

So let's deal with the most ridiculous of political melodramas presently unfolding, being crumpled up, and unfolding again on the national stage.

Cleaning Up Both Sides of the Aisle

If there's any chance of a civil political discourse at all, it's critical for conservatives and progressives to be on the same page as far as the definitions of the very terms we are debating.

Solemnity

It is said that "to everything there is a season", and for all things, there is a proper time.

Lighting Caves, Popping Bubbles

It's time to burst everyone's bubble and force them into the sunlight, even if they run shrieking back into the comfortable captivity of their caves and safe spaces of their bubbles.

The Tyranny of Silence

If we lived in such a land where men and women were bound by a necessity of fear and anxiety of one another, how could they ever build a community, let alone a nation?

Trigger Warning: The Line of Succession

If, by grace or by glory, Donald Trump is relieved of his office, it would not be Hillary Clinton's voice we hear next addressing the nation as president, but Mike Pence's.

An Epidemic of Cowardice

Like all emotions, fear clouds judgment, but fear, from its seat deep within the brain stem, has more power to simply turn off rational thought than any other human emotion.

The Economics Quarterly: 2017Q2

GDP GROWTH DATA The GDP Growth Rate for 2017 Quarter 1 was officially 1.4%, considerably below the 15-year mean, which includes the 2007-2008 recession that makes that number considerably easier to beat. The 4-year trend from 2013 through Quarter 1 of this year continues to show a downward trend, though 2013 and 2014 were the... Continue Reading →

True North: Rediscovering Our Compass

If the Culture War is a conflict of ideologies, anyone who rejects ideology is engaging in this battle totally unarmed.

A Light in the Darkness

What if there were a political party purpose built for the great philosophical hunger of our times?

Shattering the Overton Window

As both the Democratic and the Republican Party are enslaved by their political apparatus, only a third party, free of major party establishment influences, has any hope of smashing through the Overton Window for liberty.

Building a Nation

Should we stop to think about the underlying assumptions that we've made our entire lives or allow those in media, in movies, in music, in politics, and behind golden microphones to tell us what we should and shouldn't believe and, more importantly, why we believe anything at all?

Stay Off of Reagan’s Grave

Here, however delayed, is a four point argument on the differences between Ronald Reagan, a titan of American conservatism, and Donald Trump, a populist, celebrity loudmouth.

The Islamic Question: Peace or War?

Good people must always stand with those who attempt to do good, just as they stand against those who attempt to do evil.

Chipping The Paint

Despite the best efforts of the Founding Fathers, after a century of ceaseless assault on the edifices of natural rights left to us, our once immaculate natural rights have been so thoroughly abused that they are scarcely recognizable.

Tug of War

The fight for conservatism has devolved into a fight for the very soul of the conservative movement.

Bait and Switch

For those who claimed that they would support the president-elect while holding him accountable for his actions and statements, there is no time like the present, or, in this case, the past.

Cry Wolf and He Will Come

In a nation founded by daring to question centuries old political and cultural assumptions at the heart of society, how have we become a nation so ready to cry wolf at the barest scent of nonconformity?

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