Category Archives: Political Philosophy

Current Events Write-Up: The Trump Cabinet, Taiwan, Etc.

I was going to post my Current Events Write-Up tomorrow, but the links are piling up, so I’ll share them today! The Trump Cabinet, or Potential Cabinet, or Trump Advisors, or Trump Allies ABC This Week Transcript for December 4, … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, History, Political Philosophy, Politics, Uncategorized

Current Events Write-Up: School Choice, Climate Change, Etc.

I have some news and opinion links for this week!  I post left-wing links and I post right-wing links, and some of my links fall into neither camp.  My favorite links, though, concern people who say or think differently from … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Political Philosophy, Politics, Uncategorized

Current Events Write-Up: Castro, Trump’s Cabinet, Etc.

I have some links for my current events write-up this week!  I cannot guarantee that I will post a current events write-up every week, but, when I come across something that I think is worth sharing, I will share it. … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Economics, History, Political Philosophy, Politics

Current Events Write-Up: Sessions, Bannon, and Health Care

I am thinking of doing a weekly version of what I did in my Election Day post this year: collecting links to news and opinion pieces and briefly commenting on them.  Whether I have the discipline to do that over … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Political Philosophy, Politics, Uncategorized

Tom Friedman: Left to Bernie, Right to the Wall Street Journal

I was watching ABC This Week this afternoon.  It’s part of my Sunday ritual.  I come back from church, and I watch the episode of ABC This Week that was taping while I was away. Tom Friedman was being interviewed … Continue reading

Posted in Political Philosophy, Politics

Election Reflections, and the Best Articles During the 2016 Presidential General Election

Introduction I voted earlier this month, since Oregon sends out ballots by mail.  I decided to cast my vote early because I was vacillating all over the place about whom I should vote for, and I wanted closure in that … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Current Events, Political Philosophy, Politics

Book Write-Up: War Against War, by Michael Kazin

Michael Kazin.  War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918.  Simon and Schuster, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. Michael Kazin teaches history at Georgetown University and co-edits the publication Dissent.  War Against War: The American Fight for … Continue reading

Posted in History, john birch society, Political Philosophy, Politics

Another Phyllis Schlafly Recollection

After I wrote and published my blog post about the late Phyllis Schlafly a few days ago, I recalled two other interactions that I had about her.  These interactions converged around a particular issue: the U.S. Patriot Act. It was … Continue reading

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Phyllis Schlafly

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has passed on at the age of 92.  In this post, I will share my interactions with her thought throughout the course of my life, as well as some links. When did I first hear of … Continue reading

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Ramblings on the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Here are some thoughts about the Democratic National Convention this week.  I rephrase and elaborate on notes I jotted down last night in preparation for this post. Sarah Silverman told “Bernie or Bust” people that they were being ridiculous.  That’s … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Political Philosophy, Politics