Jonathan Ashbach
Jonathan Ashbach

Jonathan Ashbach is a PhD student in politics at Hillsdale College. He holds an MA in christian apologetics from Biola University and a BA in politics and economics from Humboldt State University. Jonathan has worked in the hospitality industry and as assistant editor for the Humboldt Economic Index. His work has also been published on Patheos, The Public Discourse, and Christianity Today.

How Cowardice And Class Privilege Shift Support For Coronavirus Lockdowns

All worthwhile activities always involve risk of death—to oneself and others. That is no excuse for assuming a fetal position and failing to live one’s life.

Is Social Distancing Saving Lives Or Ruining Them?

Perhaps the overwhelming majority would happily endure indefinite isolation and sacrifices of freedom to prevent a fairly bad pandemic from getting somewhat worse. But I doubt it.

Yes, Tariffs Make Stuff More Expensive, But Sometimes It’s Worth It

Tariffs can serve non-economic purposes. Although economically harmful, they can sometimes be used to gain political advantages that outweigh their economic costs.

Ignoring The Courts May Be Tempting, But It’s Unconstitutional And Dangerous

It would be more than a little ironic for conservatives to seek to defend the Constitution while ignoring it when convenient.

No, Christians Don’t Want To Discriminate Against Gay People

The Christian small business owners involved in these lawsuits have no desire to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, nor do they ask for the right to do so.

Memo To Gallup: No Christian Has Ever Taken The Entire Bible Literally

Americans did not reject the idea that the Bible is literally God’s word. They rejected the notion that every part of it is to be interpreted literally.

Critics And Audiences Have It All Wrong. Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur’ Is A Truly Great Film

This film mixes ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘300,’ and ‘Mission Impossible II’ and is full of dazzling visual effects, gritty action, and non-stop masculine energy, plus a healthy dose of snarky humor.

No, The American Founders Were Not Libertarians

A closer look at the Founders’ thought about government shows their political philosophy that culminated in the Constitution was anything but libertarian.

How The Electoral College Saves Us From The Mob Rule Of Democracy

Do conservatives need to be ashamed of winning elections by means of the Electoral College that they would not win in a more directly democratic contest? No.

The GOP Needs To Elect Trump, Then Impeach Him

There is a way out of this mess. It is a desperate plan, but desperate times, desperate measures.