My (brief) life as a labor activist.
An excursion into the outskirts of Trump Country.
It’s wrong to hope for a conviction for any reason besides guilt. But I do it anyway.
Judging is very hard to do.
If public-sector unions are worth saving, it supporters will have to do a better job at advancing the reasons.
Advice to a supporter of a controversial anti-gay rights amendment.
In (partial) defense of prudery and in counterargument to (some forms of) anti-prudery.
Sometimes the reason we don’t see or read something deserves consideration.
Pondering good fortune open to few others.
Ignorance is not only ignorance, and we need to understand why others make the mistakes they do.
Gabriel Conroy examines the appeal to disbelief.
Let’s revisit conscience exemptions for union shops, especially for public-sector unions.
A review of a must-read book about tenure and the humanities.
A review of “Character Disturbance: the Phenomenon of Our Age.”
Reflections on Mr. Trump’s (apparent) policy of prioritizing Christian refugees.
No, not that executive order on immigration.
This post is about another executive order on immigration.
How I learned to stop whining and reform the Electoral College.
In Big City, the Democratic party appears to manage some aspects of administering access to the ballot. That’s not…entirely a good thing.
Guidelines for thinking about using ad hominem arguments.
Ad hominems probably aren’t valid. But we can’t get away from them, and we’ll have to learn how to deal with them.
How should you judge professors who skip books on the syllabus? (Oh, and college isn’t for everyone.)
Theethinks I protest too much? Maybe hast a point.
School busing desegregation and the ambiguous motivations behind opposition to it.
Ideological nationalism isn’t just for Marxist-Leninists, Tony Judt warns us. Neo-liberals should heed the warning.
Throughout history everyone has always engaged in presentism. But libertarians, too.