Contra Bridget Phetasy, We Should Not Abandon Partisan Politics

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Given the fact that humans are competitive by nature, how could politics not become some version of a team sport? It is true that hyper-partisanship is not great, but the game is what it is.”

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In Response to a Worthy Critic

(Noah Berger)

“I will close here by thanking Senatore for his thoughtful critique of my review. I hope that this response convinces him that my ‘sweeping statements and feel-good-isms’ are not wholly without merit!”

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Letter to the Editor: a Much-Needed Reality Check

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Writers like Koenig would be wise to recognize that when it comes to the intense, tribalistic, and bad-faith rhetoric (and actions) that have contributed to American decline, there are at least two sides to the story.”

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Mr. President, Please Consider Following John Adams’s Example

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“So, if President Trump sticks to his plans not to attend the inauguration of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, he has a remaining option that still very much respects the peaceful transfer of government set into place by our nation’s Founders.”

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The Woke Mob vs. the Trump Mob: the Real Double Standard

(Jonathan Levinson/OPB)

There is a real double standard at work. It is a glaring one, not the one President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris claim exists but, rather, the one they want to gaslight us into accepting.”

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The Trump Putsch

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While I am happy to endorse some of President Trump’s policies, I am not willing to endorse his self-serving legal maneuvering simply for the sake of these policies I support.”

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A Janus-faced America

Yet, despite the extremes we have confronted this year, there might be a way of turning away from this ‘great divide.'”

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Endlessly Misunderstanding Marcus Garvey

(AP Photo)

“Moreover, as an avid reader of self-help books and prolific advocate for the prosperity gospel, Garvey would find demands for a black agenda to be insulting.”

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The Real Appeal of Jordan Peterson

Peterson is a man of conviction in an oasis of compromise; therefore, he is perfectly poised to fill the gap in a world crying out for certainty.”

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Reconsidering How We Argue for Capitalism

(Lisa Krantz/AP)

“To improve the reputation of capitalism, libertarians must remind naysayers that it is a moral system based on freedom and voluntary participation.”

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America Was Founded in “Brotherly Love”—Not Slavery

(Constantino Brumidi at the Capitol Rotunda)

All of these Lenape ideas are documented in Penn and Tamanend’s treaties and would later find their way into the Constitution of the United States.”

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In Reply to Tim Wise: America’s Past on Race Should Not Be Oversimplified

(Jon Chase)

The toxic consequences of drawing a crude line between America’s past and the state of our modern institutions cannot be understated.”

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Jordan Peterson Biographer on Why People Hate Him So Much

(Elliot Ferguson/Postmedia Network)

“One can readily see why someone who has committed any part of his life to fighting ‘white privilege’ today would resent Peterson personally.”

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What Is a Cult, Anyway?

(Patrick Dodson)

The word ‘cult’ is tossed around quite frequently in media, but few can offer a precise definition.”

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How Democrats Can Win Back Cuban and Venezuelan Voters

Alan Diaz | Associated Press

“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.”

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