Month: August 2015

When Did Catholicism Become Compatible With The American Experiment

DID CATHOLICISM BECOME ‘COMPATIBLE WITH THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT’ BEFORE OR AFTER THE POPE-BURNING STOPPED? The author believes the answer to the question posed in the headline, “Is Catholicism compatible with the American experiment?” is yes. I also suspect he and most people would say the answer to the question, “Was Catholicism compatible with British colonial America?” is […]

Historical Reasoning And Ideological Bias

One of the great myths often invoked in debate, political or otherwise, is the objective, undisputed truth of so-called “history.”  In reality, history is the result of a certain competition in interpretation of events, where interpretations themselves are impacted by biases and ideological underpinnings. Here are a few paragraphs from Expert Political Judgment, University of Pennsylvania political […]

Whats The Matter With Left Libertarianism

Whats The Matter With Left Libertarianism

Left-libertarianism is a peculiar variant of libertarianism. It has some elements in common with the left, but it also supports positions that are at odds with the left in a general sense. I had previously written about its history, and while doing that I found that left-libertarianism is far from a united theory, but a relatively broad realm of […]

The Donald And Why The Hoity Toity Pols Hate Him

The Donald And Why The Hoity Toity Pols Hate Him

Rick Perry, the presidential aspirant and former Texas governor, recently bellowed this about Donald Trump at a speech in downtown Washington, D.C.: “Let no one be mistaken, Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised, and discarded.” “He’s becoming a jackass, at a time when we need to […]

Github Implements Policies To Please Social Justice Warriors

GitHub is the most popular central repository for open-source projects in the world. They also just implemented a ridiculous terms of use. These highlights seem like parody, but they’re dead serious. Harassment includes: Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment Physical contact and simulated […]

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