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Talking Until (Because) They’re Blue in the Face.

It’s 1964, and Johnny Carson can be seen, poking his head through the curtain and idling up to the microphone, casual-like because he’s enjoying the applause—no, basking in the applause. He’s having the time of his life. And he had [...]

Wartime Conservatives Against Appeasement.

When deciding who to vote for in November, what should we base our decision on? What considerations should we let sway us, and what considerations should we ignore? You might think the answer should have something to do with our values, beliefs, [...]

Homing the Homeless Through Hate Crime Statutes?

One summer day of 2005, two teenage boys beat a homeless man dead in the woods some 55-miles northeast of Orlando, Florida. The murder of Michael Roberts, the 53-year-old victim, may have gone unnoticed were it not for the fact that his killers [...]

The People v. American Justice.

The great Prelate of Ancient Rome, Marcus Tullius Cicero, once said: “The more laws, the less justice.” Two millenia later, Cicero’s wisdom is still relevant: our ruling class in Washington and their enablers across the country use our [...]

The Academy’s New Diversity Rules Spell the End of Creativity.

There’s a well-known legend about Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, who used to enjoy repeat screenings of a Russian-made musical from the era while he was kicking up his heels with friends and sycophantic underlings—evenings heavily fueled [...]

Peace in the Middle East.

In recent weeks, the faint hope for peace in the region perennially plagued by conflict, the Middle East, has come closer to becoming a reality. Facilitated by the United States, two Arab nations, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and Bahrain, [...]

Cuties: The Profanation of Creativity.

Cuties has been trending on nearly every social media platform for days now, due in large part to outrage over its depiction of elementary-age “dancers.” To spare giving this monstrosity anymore views, paint a mental picture of children [...]

The Bizarre Taboo Against Describing Abortion.

A common tactic deployed by opponents of certain issues is to graphically describe the impacts of that topic for their audience, thereby imparting imagery they hope will result in folks changing their ways. Animal rights groups, such as People [...]

When You Confront a Difficult Dilemma, Give Bioethicists a Pass.

Recently, we co-authored an article about the thorny issues surrounding who would get access to the earliest doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. As we discussed, there are many possible options for setting priorities in terms of who should be vaccinated [...]

From AIDS to COVID: The Political Capture of America’s Public Health Establishment.

The first time I came across Anthony Fauci’s name was in the mid-1990s while reading journalist Randy Shilts’ searing book And the Band Played On (1987), which is widely considered the definitive history of the early years of the AIDS epidemic. [...]