Category: Essay

Why did we go to war in Iraq? The debate over that question fades as it the reality sets in: whatever our reasons, we’re their now, people are dying, the…

“[Moral] Indignation… supplies the wise person with the energy… to act virtuously…  But most of those who publicly bemoan the plight of women… are moved by more dubious passions and…

The nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court has once again thrust the abortion debate into the national spotlight. Why does this topic generate such hatred on all sides…

Exactly one week from today is Columbus Day. For many Native Americans, the name Columbus is synonymous with Adolph Hitler. For many Italian Americans, the name is synonymous with Neil…

Last month was the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, once again begging the question… Should we have dropped the bomb? A rough timeline outlining the 1945…

Why God Never Received Tenure at Any University: By Ann Landers. He had only one major publication. It was in Hebrew. It had no references. It wasn’t published in a…

Two of the most common cognitive mistakes, Confirmation Bias and Attribution Error, have far reaching consequences in everything from politics to auto repair. Attribution Error is where, given an absence…

I am a liberal Republican. In our zeal to spread democracy around the world, people often forget that we ourselves do not live in a democracy. We live in republic.…