November 2016

The convenient “whitelash” thesis

From Mark Lilla in the New York Times: Finally, the whitelash thesis is convenient because it absolves liberals of not recognizing how their own obsession with diversity has encouraged white, rural, religious Americans to think of themselves as a disadvantaged group whose identity is being threatened or ignored. Such people are not actually reacting against […]

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George Mason: Get a grip

In today’s Washington Post, regarding my school and implicit prejudice: To project onto a person a preconceived opinion that is not based on actual experience or personal knowledge is manifestly wrong — so wrong, in fact, that it has a special name: prejudice. Yes, that’s right: To know only that a person is conservative, white, straight, […]

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Trump is the change voters wanted

Virginia Postrel hits the nail on the head at BloombergView: Trump’s coalition certainly includes an element who are tired of being told that they’re worthless and awful — Won’t it be great when stupid white men are put in their place! — and are punching back, sometimes in deplorable ways. For them, voting for Trump is […]

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It is possible to support Donald Trump and not be a bigot

It is possible to support Donald Trump and not be a bigot. The widest political divide in America right now is between those who believe this is true and those who do not. What’s worse – what makes this divide wider – is that those who believe it is true and support Trump and are […]

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WikiLeaks spreads truth

This piece was published in The Collegian (Grove City College) on December 10, 2010. I was 19 years old when I wrote it. I’m 25 now, and it has once again become relevant. WikiLeaks.org, media organization of journalist Julian Assange, came under harsh criticism last week for its recent and ongoing release of sensitive United […]

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