Politics

Democracy in Action

The Pew Research Center reported yesterday that the voters of 29 states have already approved bans on same-sex marriage. For me, this observation highlights the absurdity of the naïve apotheosis of populism and democratic institutions that constitutes a core element of the contemporary Western zeitgeist. We tend to take for granted that democracy is something […]

Obama is Not Fond of the Thirteenth Amendment

Evidently, Barack Obama still intends to impose involuntary servitude upon our nation’s youth. To quote Obama’s new website, Change.gov: The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to […]

Larry Summers and Barack Obama?

I must say: it would be absolutely amazing — and truly wonderful — if

The Hollowest of Laws

In case this article hadn’t convinced you that the TSA is a waste of taxpayers’ money, maybe this article will help. Not only is the TSA pointless: it’s filled with crooks who use its irrational regulations as a cover for their own greed.

What Does the Modern Conservative Movement Stand For?

So, to paraphrase a real conservative, Ronald Reagan: I haven’t left the Republican Party. It left me.1 From the end of a piece by Christopher Buckley in which he explains his endorsement of Barack Obama and his subsequent resignation from the National Review, the conservative magazine that his father founded. The piece as a whole […]

Income Inequality and Partisanship

Democrats always complain about income inequality, but this op-ed would suggest they might want to foster it instead.

Not Exactly a Comforting Thought

From an article on The Volokh Conspiracy describing the role and traits of swing voters in the U.S.: The voters who know the least are the ones who tend to determine electoral outcomes.1 Ilya Somin : The Volokh Conspiracy : The Political Ignorance of Swing Voters↩