Nathanael Blake
Nathanael Blake
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Nathanael Blake has a PhD in political theory. He lives in Missouri.
Why America Needs More Fathers Like The Clueless Ted Wheeler In ‘Stranger Things’

Ted Wheeler may not look so bad to those whose fathers were abusive or absent (or both). Indeed, despite his flaws, he’s not even close to being the worst father in ‘Stranger Things.’

How Democrats’ Political Extremism Empowers President Trump

Given a rare shot at a Senate seat in Alabama, the Democrats nominated a candidate who supports killing full-term babies. All together now: this is how you got Trump.

To Win More Political Victories, Evangelicals Need To Stop Thinking Of America As ‘A Christian Nation’

Evangelical politics as an alliance between Roy Moore and Donald Trump illustrates a crisis of evangelical political activism and theology.

5 Big Fat Myths About LGBT Discrimination Laws

Those on the Left cheering as anti-discrimination law is turned into a weapon against the First Amendment freedoms should consider whether they really want to weaken these rights.

Self-Righteousness Infects All Sides Of Our Politics, And Makes Us Ridiculous

For many, politics is a way of showing oneself to be smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and more attuned to injustice than others.

Taylor Swift’s Terrible ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Is Perfect For America

Taylor Swift’s atonal chanting about revenge and blaming others for what we do perfectly fits our current politics and culture.

There Is No Such Thing As White Cultural Heritage. The West’s Legacy Is Open To All

Their claims to Western culture—an essentially multi-racial, multi-ethnic legacy—are fake. The alt-right is attacking, not protecting, this culture.

What Happened At Mizzou Could Happen At Most U.S. Universities

Universities are vulnerable to domination by left-wing radicals, not because they are led by radicals, but because they are led by hollow men and women.

Cake Wars And The Coming Conflict Over Religious Liberty

In the new book, ‘Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination,’ three authors debate the need to protect religious liberty from zealous LGBT advocates. It’s a civil debate, but the persecution of of people of faith over the issue remains as uncivil as ever.

Obamacare Debate Is Largely About Welfare For Unhealthy Middle-Class Americans

The accusation that Republicans really want to shove the inhabitants of pediatric cancer wards onto the streets to die is obscuring the health-care debate we need to have.

Hysteria Over ‘Transracialism’ Article Outs The New Left As Witch Hunters

What is fascinating here is not the argument over whether the logic of transgenderism also justifies transracialism. Rather, it is the reaction to the article.