In Reply to Tim Wise: America’s Past on Race Should Not Be Oversimplified The Right - “The toxic consequences of drawing a crude line between America’s past and the state of our modern institutions cannot be understated.” J. Edward Britton 11/28/2020
Jordan Peterson Biographer on Why People Hate Him So Much The Right - “One can readily see why someone who has committed any part of his life to fighting ‘white privilege’ today would resent Peterson personally.” Jim Proser 11/25/2020
What Is a Cult, Anyway? The Center - “The word ‘cult’ is tossed around quite frequently in media, but few can offer a precise definition.” Gabriel Andrade 11/23/2020
How Democrats Can Win Back Cuban and Venezuelan Voters The Left - “For those accustomed to political polarization, it is easy to transition into this hyper-polarized political climate in the United States and readily pick a side.” Adam J. Nott Borges 11/19/2020
“Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Children” The Center - “By becoming so concerned about the plight of children, we have become child-like ourselves.” Gabriel Andrade 11/9/2020
Is the West “at War with Islam”? The Center - “This becomes painfully clear when it is one’s own city that is being attacked. I had cycled through the neighborhood a mere 30 minutes before the attack commenced.” Gerfried Ambrosch 11/6/2020
America: Strained But Strong The Center - “Hopefully, the reality of neither party being dominant will translate into a shared recognition that virtues like tolerance must be rediscovered and resuscitated in our political life.” Thomas Koenig 11/4/2020
A “November Surprise”? History Shows That’s Possible The Center - “The following examples remind us that no presidential race is over until the votes are counted.” Zachary Rose 10/29/2020
Appreciating the Legacy of James Randi The Center - “The Canadian-born James Randi, who passed away this past week at the age of 92, will surely be remembered as a modern-day Lucian.” Gabriel Andrade 10/25/2020
What Struck Me Watching the Final Presidential Debate The Center - “Our public discourse must turn away from retrospective litigation and verbal crossfire and, instead, shift towards real politics…” Thomas Koenig 10/23/2020
Boredom: a Double-Edged Sword, for Individuals and Society The Center - “Compared to these other negative emotional states, boredom might seem like a trivial complaint. However, boredom can cause real problems if not directed towards healthy and constructive behaviors.” Clay Routledge 10/14/2020
The Politicization of Psychiatry The Center - “Given the numerous historical antecedents, it is likely that—probably sooner rather than later—politics would get in the way of such clinical assessments.“ Gabriel Andrade 10/11/2020
In Praise of Trump’s “Platinum Plan” for Black Americans The Right - “Many on the Left imply that President Trump’s initiative is just about pandering to black Americans; however, I see his plan as a roadmap to prosperity and fairness.” Victoria Lynch 10/11/2020
Gangs Drive Surging Homicide Rates The Center - “Gang violence is not ‘gun violence.'” Vic Reynolds and Michael Scott Carlson 10/9/2020
What Ever Happened to Answering the Question? The Center - “These were not typical evasions regarding policies; they were evasions regarding principles.” Thomas Koenig 10/8/2020
Assuaging Conservatives’ Fears about a Biden Presidency The Center - “The former option is President Trump; the latter is politics.” Thomas Koenig 10/7/2020
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