Nathanael Blake
Nathanael Blake
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Nathanael Blake is a Senior Contributor at The Federalist. He has a PhD in political theory. He lives in Missouri.

Josh Hawley Was Right About Roe: Speak Up Or Stay Off The Supreme Court

It is time to insist on nominees who have made a clear repudiation of Roe v. Wade. The benefits of keeping quiet are not worth the costs.

Supreme Court Supports Democrat Efforts To Make Christians Second-Class Citizens

The Supreme Court has no excuse for allowing Nevada officials to use a public health crisis to fill poker tables while emptying pews.

Why Electing Joe Biden Will Make The Culture War Even Worse

Those who think that electing Joe Biden will reduce cultural conflict are likely to be extremely disappointed. That’s because amping up the culture war is the only way to keep Democrats united.

Americans Shouldn’t Count On The Perilous Path To Herd Immunity

We all want to get back to normal, but that will only happen with the virus under control. Controlling the virus, however, requires personal responsibility.

Renaming The Redskins Won’t Save A Single Black Life

From riots to cancel culture, almost nothing the left has done under the banner of Black Lives Matter will prevent another murder like George Floyd’s.

How ‘Don’t Judge’ Turned Into ‘Cancel The Bigots’

Our culture has gone from the ‘don’t judge’ mantra of a couple decades ago to judging everyone, but we did not reestablish a rational foundation for that judgment along the way.

People Who Have Nothing To Live For Destroy Everything For The Rest Of Us

Despite our civilization’s wealth and technological prowess, many among us have been dispossessed of what matters most.

Christians Have Very Good Reasons To Fear An Increasingly Hostile American Regime

David French seems to prefer chastising his Christian brothers and sisters to discussing the hard decisions that must be made in practical politics.

Why Only Christianity, Not Identity Politics, Can Solve Racism

In contrast to critical theory, Christianity offers an identity as children of God that transcends our differences. It is thus that the sons of slaves and the sons of slaveowners can be brothers.

Rioters Don’t Want Criminal Justice Reform — They Want A Revolution

The white privilege on display here is on the left, where radical whites play at revolution, often to the detriment of poor minorities.

If We Want Western Civ Revitalized, We Can’t Leave It To Universities

We should be less concerned with getting elite universities to rededicate themselves to teaching the Western heritage, and more focused on making Western culture a reality in our lives.

Why Never Trump ‘Doesn’t Command Armies Of Voters’

In their new book ‘Never Trump: The Revolt of the Conservative Elites,’ authors Robert Saldin and Steven Teles provide a sympathetic history of the Never Trump movement—but still fail to conclude it will have ongoing political relevance.

‘Waco’ Horrors Show Exactly What’s Wrong With Big, Faraway Government

It is difficult for a TV show to elicit sympathy for cultists shooting at cops. But the new-to-Netflix series ‘Waco’ manages it, showing the dangers of law enforcement militarization.

What Happens When The Right Starts Acting Like The Left About The Constitution

Many on the left have accused originalism of being nothing but a cover for conservatives’ preferred policy outcomes, but Vermeule’s proposal illustrates how restrained originalists have been.

David French Needs To Stop Slandering Trump-Supporting Christians

French has slandered his Christian brothers and sisters by writing that ‘millions of Trump-supporting white Evangelicals no longer care about character.’

To Get To Life After Lockdown, We All Need To Be More Responsible

It is untenable to lock down much of the country until a proven-safe vaccine is available in a year or more. Thus, we need to adapt and prepare for life in the time of coronavirus.

What I Saw At The Last Live Tour For ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Creator Joel Hodgson

Will its fans be able to revive MST3K once again? Based on the excellent live show I saw, I expect it will find another home. It deserves to.

Why We Shouldn’t Count On Coronavirus Weakening By Mutation Just Yet

Even if a mutation produced a COVID-19 strain that was more uniformly like the common cold, it is not obvious that it would successfully displace the current strain.

The Wall Street Journal Should Publish Better Data About Asymptomatic Coronavirus Cases

It is true that there are asymptomatic cases not being counted, and we need better testing and studies to refine our data. But this Wall Street Journal article is speculative.

There Is No Way Of Getting Out Of The Coronavirus Crisis Without Pain

Keeping the economy humming along like normal was never an option. Even without government intervention, much of our society would eventually shut down on its own.