Given foreseeable gridlock, how important is a candidate’s policy agenda?

The relatively sober observer of politics has to notice that there will be gridlock—especially with regard to the major issues—for the foreseeable future. But, each candidate has a detailed legislative … Continue Reading →

On Practicing and Preaching

If someone doesn’t practice what they preach, then someone else likely exists that does practice and preach what the hypocrite only preaches. Therefore, whether or not someone practices what they … Continue Reading →

Trump will Cut Deals with Democrats

Trump just makes the establishment palatable to people that are opposed to the establishment. Maybe you think its a fine thing that Trump will cut deals with the Democrats, but … Continue Reading →

Trump Can’t Build the Wall because of D’s in the Senate

Trump can’t build the wall because even if he wins, the D’s will win the Senate or hold their ground. Any candidate will need a filibuster proof majority to get … Continue Reading →

Trump’s behavior, Jefferson, Adams, and the Election of 1800

So Trump is probably the least well-behaved person in the serious kind of public life in modern American history. If Trump is inevitable, I want to be able to support … Continue Reading →

General Rules and Particular Situations

If human good is not merely a matter of opinion in every case then #SituationalEthics is the best description of the world. So, that is what you have to consider … Continue Reading →

Trump 1/19 opposes returning federal land to states; 2/22 doesn’t know anything about it.

Trump apparently does not know what he’s doing with regard to the significant issue of federal lands. But Ted Cruz is “sick,” a “liar,” and “there’s something wrong with [him].” … Continue Reading →

Does Trump Know What He’s Doing?

I think that it has to be admitted that Obama is either the greatest or the worst president ever, and that it hinges on whether or not Leftism generally has … Continue Reading →


ISIS, Islam and reductio ad absurdum

Although I don’t match her terms here exactly, this meme is a response to remarks such as this from Hillary: Online or offline, the bottom line is that we are in a … Continue Reading →