Tagged: guest posts

Talk radio, taxes, and the Bible

~by M.A. Conor P. Williams, in Conservatism Isn’t Radical—It’s “Modular”, argues that there is a certain amount of mental jiu-jitsu involved in shifting frameworks from argument to argument. An interesting test of this very case...

The Rise of the Wonky Left

~by Conor P. Williams I. What’s wrong? Remember back, if you can, to January 2009. It seemed to be a completely untainted transformational moment. To hear the Beltway chatter, this was the final unraveling...

Testing ideology

~by James Hanley Fellow reader Stillwater, responding to my critique, writes: you [Hanley] keep insisting there is this significant difference between our theories, our policies, our preferred values, our analytical methods. If there isn’t...

On Child Abuse

by Sam Wilkinson “Did you hear?” asked a coworker, in my office to take a break. “They found a 70-pound girl on the side of the road.” They in this case was a passerby...

A Better Way To Do Campaign Finance Reform

~by Dan Miller Elias wrote a great post about campaign finance reform, and I think it raised some important issues.  But I think this discussion–like most discussions of campaign finance–missed a key point.  Many people believe...

Five Notes About Preferences

~ by Sam Wilkinson 1. I will happily argue with you about the best hot-dog in the world.  I’ll tell you that it is served at Gene’s in my hometown, and that the idea...

On Preference, Briefly

~by Sam Wilkinson I found plenty of reasons to disagree with Charles Murray’s “How Thick Is Your Bubble?” quiz. I made my arguments in two ongoing threads discussing the quiz, its meaning, its construction,...

Dante Occupies Wall Street

~by Arthur Emlen In the Fall of 1947 at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, I took a course in Dante Alighieri’s Inferno. Dante completed this epic poem in 1321 just before he died. It...

Reproductive Rights and Libertarianism

~by Sam Wilkinson For reasons that I cannot understand, the threat posed by various conservative candidates to women’s reproductive rights rarely seem to warrant mention or concern amongst those who profess themselves to be most concerned with...

Alter tempore – out’s in free.

~by wardsmith Incumbent presidents are simply not expected to lose.  Even though Obama’s approval ratings are low, there really is no ‘A-Team’ of strong contenders to go up against him. The reason may not...

22 Years Later

~by Jonathan McLeod I was 13. I couldn’t fathom that my sister’s life could be worth any less than mine. I would never have thought that the girls I knew and loved, friends like...

The New Colossus

~by wardsmith The Statue of Liberty turned 125 yrs old on Friday the 28th of Oct. These words were inscribed in the Statue of Liberty in 1903: The New Colossus Not like the brazen...

George Washington was wrong

~by Creon Critic Reacting to the news the US would deploy 100 armed advisers to central Africa to help defeat Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony, Michelle Bachmann cited George Washington, “I will...

Promises Were Broken

by E.C. Gach In a recent guest post, Aaron B. pointed out that the Occupy Wall Street movement is, perhaps more than anything else, about forging a shared political identity and civic community.  And...

Occupy Wall Street

~by Aaron B. Slowly but surely, the Occupy Wall Street protests are gaining the attention of the mainstream media. A New York Times story on global protest movements makes a passing mention of the...