As the nomination process grinds to a close this month chatter on the left has increasingly trended towards discussions of consolidation or defection. On one side, you have experienced voices like Robert Reich calling for consolidation around whoever wins the nomination (which will likely be decided when California votes next week). This increasingly looks like […]Read more "The Sanders Revolution and Understanding How Presidental Elections in a Democracy Work"
Frank Bruni recently wrote an op-ed in the New York Times about the desire many have to avoid finding out whether or not their conservative friends and family plan on voting for Donald Trump. He explains how many, including himself, want to avoid learning that people they love or respect have reconciled themselves to (or […]Read more "How to wear your Donald Trump shame"
If there is a more overused and inaccurate phrase in contemporary political discourse, I don’t know what it is. I do know that there is no surer sign that you are an ahistorical buffoon than uttering this phrase. As I wrote earlier this week, things have rarely been better in America. Because most Americans have […]Read more "“We Just Lost Our Country!!!”"
It is May. The season of commencement addresses and graduation parties is upon us! Truth be told, I’ve always hated this stuff. Most of the time I find it self-indulgent, spurious, and pointless. Then again, the majesty and awe of ceremonies and rites-of-passage have never resonated with me. But amid a sea of putrid “congratulations, […]Read more "The Good Old Days and Citizenship for the Future"
I do not understand the social/culturally conservative preoccupation with LGBTQ issues. The trans-bathroom fight is absurd. In a world with so many real moral and ethical threats, THIS is what you chose to use valuable social and political capital on? Not our violent crime epidemic? Or our corrupt and oppressive criminal justice system? Nor the […]Read more "“There is no clear definition of gender identity…”"
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, a leader of the #NeverTrump movement, posted a letter on Facebook outlining how he thinks the GOP got to where it is and the way forward. You should read it. Senator Sasse is a bright guy– he is well-educated and talented. He is an earnest and energetic man of deep conservative principle. He […]Read more "A Response to Ben Sasse’s Open Letter"
The moment of truth has arrived for conservatives around this nation. Barring any absurd shenanigans at the convention, Donald Trump will be the GOP nominee for President of the United States of America. Let that sink in for a moment. The party of small government, fiscal conservatism, and evangelical Christianity has overwhelmingly chosen a man who […]Read more "Does #NeverTrump Become #ImWithHer?"