The Secular Age Fails to Escape Its Roots The Center - “These transformations in understandings of sacrifice culminate in what today we think of as our ‘liberation’ from centuries of naïveté and superstition.” Chris Augusta 6/22/2019
Trump’s Tariffs: Did Mexico Have a Choice? The Left - “This may sound as if Mexico were evil and did not want to help others, but this is not the case. If we become a safe third country, we would be biting off more than we can chew by condemning migrants to hellish conditions—mainly due to organized crime and lack of resources—and becoming the U.S. backyard.” Veronica Lira Ortiz 6/21/2019
Pope Francis’ Change to the Lord’s Prayer: Another Cheap Applause Line The Center - “His purpose seems to be diverting attention from these real concerns, by projecting a revolutionary image of a kind Pope who preaches a loving God, far removed from the deity who destroys Sodom and Gomorrah with sulphur.” Gabriel Andrade 6/20/2019
One-on-One with Rep. Dwight Evans The Left - “I have no differences when people produce outcomes.” Erich J. Prince 6/20/2019
Why Canada Needs to Ditch the First-Past-the-Post System The Left - “Democratic legitimacy should not be a partisan issue; we, as Canadians, should all be taking this opportunity to discern how to make the country a more inclusive and participatory place.” Matt McManus 6/19/2019
Georgia Life Act Has a Pulse, and It Beats Steady The Right - “The larger issues with H.B. 481, such as the constitutionality of the timeframe for an abortion, the extent to which the law imposes an undue burden on a mother, or the attribution of personhood to an unborn fetus, have regrettably been conflated with false claims about mothers receiving abortions being prosecuted under Georgia law.” Bill Black 6/18/2019
Economic Inequality Is a Red Herring The Right - “There’s nothing wrong with working for minimum wage, just as there’s nothing wrong with being unable to touch your toes— but if you wish to make more money, you must gain valuable skills, experience, and perhaps start stretching.” Shaun Cammack 6/17/2019
The False Binary Between Freedom and Equality (Part II) The Left - “What constitutes a sufficiently high level of education and intelligence to participate in politics is unclear, and advocates of these elitist positions are suspiciously prone to announcing the cut-off point lies with individuals roughly as capable and qualified as themselves.” Matt McManus 6/16/2019
Godzilla and Environmental Pessimism The Center - “But like his philosophical cousins before him, Godzilla cannot exist because the ideas upon which he is based are incorrect. He cannot exist because pessimism is false.” Tom Hyde 6/15/2019
When Superstitions Govern World Leaders The Center - “Maduro claims communication with Chávez via birds, but let us recall that George W. Bush once said that God told him to invade Iraq.” Gabriel Andrade 6/14/2019