How The Economist Thinks

Is it fair to trash The Economist? You bet it is.


In Defense of Liking Things

The fidget spinner probably doesn’t tell us much about civilization’s decline, and it’s okay to enjoy it….


Imagining The End

The left should embrace both pragmatism and utopianism…


I’m Not Sure It’s An Attack On Democracy

James Comey should have been fired. But Trump just committed a serious blunder.


The Clinton Comedy of Errors

What can we learn from the disaster depicted in “Shattered”?


I Don’t Care How Good His Paintings Are, He Still Belongs In Prison

George W. Bush committed an international crime that killed hundreds of thousands of people.


Andrew Sullivan Is Still Racist After All These Years

Viewing racial groups as undifferentiated blobs defined by stereotypes is a dangerous form of bigotry…


The Racism v. Economics Debate Again

Anyone who says the election was “about race” (or “about” anything) has little regard for truth…


Now Peter Singer Argues That It Might Be Okay To Rape Disabled People

The New York Times lets the utilitarian philosopher make his most horrific argument yet…


Compassion and Politics

We should probably try to be humane and care about people…


“Debate” Versus Persuasion

In defense of political rhetoric…


CNN Will Never Be Good For Humanity

Cable news is incapable of being a serious adversary to Donald Trump…


They Must Be Trying To Fail

By failing to appoint Keith Ellison to chair the DNC, Democrats have written their suicide note…


Even When It Doesn’t Save Money

Don’t use other people’s values and logic, use your own.


What We’ll Tolerate, And What We Won’t

Milo Yiannopoulos didn’t get his book deal canceled for his bigotry…


“Fake News” and the Limits of Fact-Checking

Fighting for truth requires more than just pouncing on Trump…


Democrats Need a Coherent and Powerful Message

Clinton’s communications director demonstrates how Democrats shouldn’t communicate…


The Sanders/Cruz Debate Was The Best Political TV in Ages

Last night was a glimpse of what tolerable political media could look like…


If Your Party Doesn’t Appeal To Young People, It Will Wither And Die

If Democrats fail to address millennials’ economic concerns, they will continue to flounder…


The Rule Of Law Is Overrated

Is it ethical to send people you know to prison for immigration violations? Only if you look to the law for moral guidance.