Robert studied philosophy at the University of Chicago and for more than 20 years has written about politics, markets, and foreign policy. He has been published in dozens of newspapers, from the Chicago Tribune to the San Francisco Chronicle, and been featured on many radio and television shows, from Rush Limbaugh to “The O’Reilly Factor.”
Enlightenment ideas have a long track record that shows the ideal of reason is not an illusion but a commonplace reality.
Evidence and logic are not what we heard about in most of the reactions to the Kavanaugh hearings. What we heard is how the testimony made people feel.
The Catholic Church is a leftover of absolute power and rule by divine right, and this is a leading factor in its current crisis.
A whole generation of kids are growing up under the thumb of oppressive, closed-minded authority figures. They’re waiting for something worth rebelling for.
Some on the left want to punish Brett Kavanaugh, not as an individual, but as a symbol of collective white male privilege.
The left has been claiming Hurricane Florence is a higher power’s vengeance on America for our wickedness.
You’re probably perpetuating racism. How? Because you love our kids and want them to do well in life. Which is just the worst, right?
If you want to know how the American ‘miracle’ came to happen, start with 18th-century preacher Jonathan Mayhew, in the book ‘Father of Liberty.’
If Donald Trump is incompetent, let him fail. The country might take a hit in the short term, but we’ll be better off facing the cold, unvarnished truth.
A blockbuster study suggests that in some cases transgender is a ‘social contagion,’ a maladaptive coping technique spread by peer groups and the Internet.
The Catholic Church’s ‘pedophile priest’ scandal, which goes to the heart of the organization, is the wreckage of its doomed war on human nature.
The Trump sex payoff scandal looks just like 1998, except that the two parties have traded places so everyone can look totally dishonest and hypocritical.
Jonah Goldberg’s defense of the legacy of the Enlightenment ends up being mostly a rehearsal of boilerplate 20th-century American conservatism.
It has been two decades since the U.S. enjoyed sustained economic growth above 3 percent, and it turns out that a rising tide really does lift all boats.
Elizabeth Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act shows that her ‘progressive’ agenda is to resurrect an essentially feudal approach to property rights.
The real danger of the ‘own the libs’ mentality isn’t just about the failure to persuade. It’s about failure to hold your own side accountable.
Having Antifa as the only side at this year’s demonstrations in Charlottesville is clarifying about the real motives and priorities of the far left.
The city is shutting itself down for three days, because the mere prospect of a few neo-Nazis is spinning people into a full-blown panic.
Steven Pinker makes a good case that something has been going right in the modern world, but you’re on your own if you want to define exactly what that is.
The cause of small government is not served by following Barack Obama’s example and asserting dubious new powers for the president’s pen and phone.
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