Solidarity Over Sanity

A few recent political and cultural data points support the unfortunate conclusion that our culture continues to fracture, along what may best be called tribal lines. In New Hampshire, state legislator Brandon Phinney, who got elected as a Republican, but switched to...

Vote-Shaming

It happens every election, and it seems shriller every time. I speak of the exhortations we see all over the place to “vote!” I refer to the declarations of “I voted!” I note the highfalutin language about democracy and civic duty, and how if...

The Eight Percenters

An article in The Atlantic that surveyed attitudes towards political correctness in America, which I previously discussed here, noted that only about 8% of Americans considered themselves “progressive activists,” vs 25% for “devoted...

No-Go Zones

The title phrase, drawn from an article on how transgender activists managed to spike some research they didn’t like, is a sharp and worrisome reference to certain areas of academic inquiry, where ideologues have succeeded in shutting down any opinion that...