I’m sorry the Constitution is an annoyance, but the state isn’t here to give you everything you want—not even if what you want is extraordinarily popular with your fellow Americans.
The progress of Western civilization is a direct result of its openness to self-criticism and its confidence that our aspirational principles are right and just.
You might be legitimately slighted by Donald Trump’s attacks on Cummings, but the president’s words about Al Sharpton are hardly debatable.
The idea that men are created equal is one that originates with Greek philosophers, to whom Americans today owe a great debt.
Marco Rubio finally gets it right. We do need philosophers, and the past few years demonstrate just how badly we need them.
University philosophy departments are supposed to be centers of open inquiry and rigorous analysis. What happens when that comes up against political correctness?
At Howard University’s commencement, President Obama defended free speech on college campuses. That’s good, but it could have been better.
Science and non-religious morality provide the proof one needs that an unborn child is a distinct human being who deserves legal and societal protection.
One of the great prejudices of our time is that direct information is king. But the great books offer another, more satisfying way to realize truth.
Escaping the pink police state requires us to set aside fears that we cannot change and once again speak with each other, face to face.
Welcome to the Pink Police State, where Americans give up political liberty in the name of health and safety in exchange for more interpersonal freedom.
There’s no use pretending parenting isn’t daunting. Still, child-rearing will always be miserable and magical, for more or less the same reasons.
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