Author: gabriel conroy

Gabriel Conroy [pseudonym] is an ex-graduate student. He is happily married with no children and has about a million nieces and nephews. The views expressed by Gabriel are his alone and do not necessarily reflect those of his spouse or employer.

“Hamilton” and the False Choice

The play “Hamilton” offers us a false choice between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. But the two are morally equivalent.


Self-injury & Me

Trigger warning: This post discusses self-injury, sometimes known as “cutting,” even though not all self-injury involves cutting. I’ve tried to avoid dwelling on the exact details of my own self-injury practices, but I do allude to them.


Kangaroo Court

The movement to impeach President Trump is in some respects a movement for a kangaroo court. But we should support it anyway.


On Hatred

Hatred is an emotion and a choice. It’s always toxic.



Even Donald Trump is a human being.

Visit to River County

An excursion into the outskirts of Trump Country.

The Gamble Case

The “separate sovereigns” exception to the double jeopardy clause.

There’s a constituency for Janus

If public-sector unions are worth saving, it supporters will have to do a better job at advancing the reasons.

Sympathy for the prude

In (partial) defense of prudery and in counterargument to (some forms of) anti-prudery.

The unreview

Sometimes the reason we don’t see or read something deserves consideration.