We could use more good men skilled in speaking. We could also use more honest persuasion. That is why we could all stand to ramp up our rhetoric.
Grab a piece of paper and make a hash mark every time you hear a progressive make a beeline for one of the Four Big Slurs rather than acknowledge a legitimate counter-position.
There is no place for commanding specific language—thoughts, even—in a free and open society.
If ‘inflammatory rhetoric’ poisons the well of civility, then certainly liberals bear some responsibility for Wednesday’s hideous assault against Republicans.
While ‘total inclusion in the community’ may sound good as a fundamental moral principle, running it through the logic machine yields some problematic results.
Gender studies is not an academic inquiry so much as the working out of dogmas that, within gender studies themselves, cannot be questioned.
The human in utero is fully human, and when we casually dismiss this tiny, precious human, we dismiss and disrespect so much more of the human experience.
‘The Walking Dead’ envisions societal breakdown after a global cataclysmic event. For the most part, its scenarios ring true. But not this time.
From time to time books are written equating the downfall of a nation with certain observable events. Such is Anthony Esolen’s ‘Out of the Ashes.’
Apparently Chelsea Handler believes speaking English with an accent is a sign of stupidity. Yet her snobbish comments betray her ignorance and intolerance.
To be really free, we must think things through for ourselves and draw our own conclusions. Bias interferes with this process, and neutral writing can help.
While George Carlin became famous for addressing the censorship of words, he deserves our recognition for assailing the more insidious suppression of ideas.
Linguist Louise Banks has to ask herself: ‘If you knew how your life would turn out, would you choose to live it again?’
ThinkProgress’s Zack Ford thinks using pronouns that align with a trans person’s biological sex is like calling an African-American the n-word.
The real American hero last night was the fact checker of all fact checkers, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus.
The real issue here is not ‘Transparent’ director Jill Soloway’s blatant hypocrisy, but the gaping holes her casting controversy exposes in the trans movement’s ever-changing narrative.
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