Hunter Baker
Hunter Baker

Hunter Baker, J.D., Ph.D is dean of arts and sciences and professor of political science at Union University.

Trump’s State Of The Union Proposed A New, New Deal

In essence, the president told Americans he agrees with Democrats that we need a big, energetic government, but not their kind of big, energetic government.

Stop Constantly Pressuring Me To Ritually Denounce Trump’s Twitter Feed

I’m not going to freak out about President Trump’s choice of words when I live in a culture that regularly promotes the dehumanization of the unborn child.

It’s Time To End The Trump Media Circus And Get Back To Public Policy for Grown Ups

I question the seriousness of the person who made a media circus out of a comment from a meeting intended for negotiation. We deserve better immigration policy, not more cable news fodder.

Why I Signed The Nashville Statement Affirming Christianity’s Stance On Sex

The statement proclaims traditional Christian teaching on sex and marriage. Homosexual practice? Still not okay. Sex-changes as an answer to gender dysphoria? No.

NFL Owners Are Reluctant To Sign Colin Kaepernick Because He’s Decided To Carry Too Much Baggage

Colin Kaepernick isn’t just a quarterback. Due to his politicization of the game, on and off the field, he brings more distraction to the team than most players.

If College Students Will Protest Mike Huckabee, They’ll Protest Anybody

If people choose to protest with as light a provocation as someone such as Mike Huckabee provides, then life will become miserably dominated by political ideology.

If Republicans Get You Down, Run For Their Offices

We need people in office who are able to offer a simple, reasoned defense of religious liberty. Anything would be better than this sad metaphorical hiding under the desk.

Ted Cruz: The Champion You May Need

Conservatives and evangelicals who proclaim they categorically cannot support Ted Cruz for president are making a mistake.

David Blankenhorn’s Mission To Restore Public Discourse

A Democrat who has for years worked to bolster family formation now seeks to call forth honest and charitable discourse with the Better Angels project.

Kim Davis Exposes A Nerve Of American Law

Pope Francis’s visit with the protesting Kentucky clerk highlights Kim Davis’s appeal to a higher law than ones the Supreme Court can adjudicate.

Thoughts From The Other Side Of The Obergefell Decision

Obergefell just confirms what has been true for a long time: It was never going to be possible to maintain the old consensus on marriage when sex is about pleasure, not children.

The Top 18 Things I’ve Learned On The Way To 44

Life advice for the young people graduating their way into the world this season.

The Devil And Ayn Rand: Extending Christian Charity To John Galt’s Creator

More than sixty years after Whittaker Chamber’s devastating review of Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ it’s time to reconsider writing her out of conservatism.

Thinking About Q Nashville: Reflections from a Gen X Evangelical

When we look at Q, what we’re seeing is the stance of those who have grown up in pervasively Christian subcultures.

Aronofsky’s Flood: A Review of Noah

Noah drove me straight to the text. Having seen the film, I found myself able to read Noah better and more deeply.

Erickson, Sullivan, And What “Bigots” Deserve

Andrew Sullivan and Erick Erickson recently agreed on something having to do with gay marriage and community life. Well, sort of, anyway.

This College Professor Has A Message For Liberal Arts Majors

As long as I have been alive (more than four decades), the knock on liberal arts majors has been in force. Here’s why it’s wrong.

Google Glass And The End of Racism

Some fear Google Glass might record activities best kept unpublished. But other potential implications are far bigger and far more positive.

The Siren Call of a Race-Based Policy Discourse

The primary objective of a race-based policy discourse is to shield liberals from the discomfiting substance of attacks on policy by critics and dissenters.