Jack Kerwick, Ph.D.
Recently, I was asked by someone to compile a list of 10 — 10! — things that are right with the world. I would like to believe that most of my colleagues will find this as daunting a task as do I. After all, those of us who practice philosophy and write cultural commentary are accustomed to sniffing out problems: The glass is always half empty for us. But there are indeed 10 things for which we must be grateful.
"Zero tolerance" policies that resulted in seven-year-old Alex Evans' suspension for pretending to throw a grenade while "rescuing the world" not only harm the boy/boys affected, they harm the men the boys become.
Black History Month is here. Familiar names will be bandied about. Sadly, but, given the ideologically charged nature of these four weeks, all too predictably, the name of George S. Schuyler is one that you can bet you will not hear springing from anyone’s lips.
A look at the points that Ron Paul raises in his controversial tweet regarding the murder of Chris Kyle.
During this Black History Month, all lovers of liberty would be well served to follow the lead of a forgotten defender of the Old Right, black conservative and paleo-libertarian Zora Neale Hurston.
Rubio's position on immigration is more proof that he is no different than John McCain or Lindsey Graham.
The government expects us to think that although it failed to enforce the border for years, if only it grants amnesty to millions of immigrants it will now be able to enforce the border on top of all of the other conditions it will formally attach to amnesty.
Offering amnesty will get Republicans nowhere, because the GOP is chronically unpopular among Hispanics, who see the Democrats as the party offering endless benefits to racial minorities.
Libertarianism is not all of the same piece. Some versions are conservative, while others are left-wing, holding that liberty is self-evident and universal, utterly indifferent to culture and history.