Political Theory
Anti-Porn Feminism
February 26, 2016

If we’re going to define feminism as an ideology that supports equal political rights for men and women then I am all for it, gender shouldn’t matter when it comes to voting oneself into serfdom, after all, but too often it is invoked for causes beyond this narrow definition. This is not a problem that […]

Law & Justice
Everybody Has Something to Hide
February 24, 2016

With Apple standing up to the FBI and refusing to create a special version of iOS to allow the FBI to get access the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, but in reality to allow any law enforcement agency in the country to have access to any iPhone that they want, some people are shrugging and saying, […]

Politics

2016 has brought about another ridiculous Presidential cycle, and several wrong predictions made by me. Here are some of the things I’ve claimed would or would not happen only to watch as the very opposite happened. Probably the biggest mistake I made was predicting early on that Donald Trump’s popularity would fade over time. Perhaps […]

Law & Justice
Does It Matter Why Apple is Opposing the FBI?
February 22, 2016

There are some people complaining that Apple’s defiance of the FBI wanting them to build a special version of iOS with a backdoor for them to access people’s data is nothing more than a publicity stunt. Pretty strong evidence against those claiming Apple's motive is PR: more than half the country opposes its position https://t.co/LhsfvvAvUS […]

Tragedies Bring Out the Hypocrite in Us All
December 2, 2015

Now that our weekly mass shooting has taken place in San Bernardino, California, I think it’s time to make some observations about how people respond to tragedies of this sort. Depending on the type of tragedy taking place, either liberals or conservatives will inevitably accuse the other of “politicizing the tragedy,” which will be correct. […]

Racism was the Least of Woodrow Wilson’s Crimes
November 27, 2015

The historical record has seemingly finally caught up to Woodrow Wilson as students at Princeton demand that the university remove his name from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. They’re doing so to protest his racism and the policies of segregation that he enacted while president that did so much to harm […]

Any Democrat Who Supports Hillary Clinton is a Fraud
November 19, 2015

Bob Murphy tweeted out a video today that got me thinking. It’s a video of Hillary Clinton on the floor of the Senate justifying her support for regime change in Iraq in 2002. Now you can make the argument that Hillary was misled with false and faulty intelligence from the Bush administration, but, as I’ve […]

Blowback in Paris
November 14, 2015

While it’s largely considered bad form to criticize so soon after a tragedy, our own experience with 9/11 should remind us of the dangers of allowing political leaders to exploit tragedy to create further suffering. French President Francois Hollande stated, “It is an act of war that was waged by a terrorist army…” This is […]

The GOP has been whining since the CNBC debate moderators were less than deferential to the presidential candidates and their stances on the issues, and while it’s absolutely hilarious to see adults throw a temper tantrum over actually having to defend their positions and explain their transgressions against their own stated principles it always seems […]