THE DEBATE

June 17, 2021
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We've Sacrificed Culture to Cancelation

We have embraced a set of social norms that make us much more likely to engage in mobbings and censure and rather than trying to engage with people and have conversations and engage in public criticism
June 08, 2021
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June 01, 2021
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May 25, 2021

Unpack the Supreme Court

It is Donald Trump and Republicans who have broken norms and packed the court with right-wing justices. Joe Biden would be unpacking it.
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May 17, 2021
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The Escalation in Gaza Was Avoidable. Why The Tragic Cycle Never Ends

At the end of the day, the victims are always the civilians who pay the price for the cynicism and cowardice of those political calculations: The death toll in Gaza at the time of this writing was 20, while an Israeli civilian has been wounded, too.
May 05, 2021

Ban Critical Race Theory Now

We, as a nation, must not address the legacy of institutional racism by institutionalizing a new form of racism in our schools.
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The Republican Push to Ban Critical Race Theory Reveals an Ugly Truth

Those who decry critical race theory's impact in the classroom would do well to ask why they are so threatened by people of color being allowed to have their say, a welcome change after a long history of inequality. They might not like what they find.
April 28, 2021

It's Time to Get Rid of Qualified Immunity

Like most discussions on the national stage, the debate around qualified immunity is spit-roasted in partisanship, with some Republican politicians hesitant to make waves.
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April 21, 2021
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April 08, 2021

Georgia's New Voting Law Is Racist

Republicans act like the new Georgia voting bill isn't racist, just because the bill doesn't explicitly say, "we want fewer people of color to vote." But that's exactly what it is designed to do, and as history shows, they probably know it.
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March 24, 2021
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March 17, 2021

Your Check Bounced, America. Reparations Is Just Us Trying to Cash It.

"We've come to our nation's capital to cash a check," King declared, arguing that in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the Founding Fathers "were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir."
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Contra Reparations

The goal of those pushing reparations is not to heal the wounds of the past, but to leverage them in perpetuity in order to punish their enemies.
March 10, 2021
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February 23, 2021

How Can Racism Be Fixed by Race-Neutral Measures?

Doing the work together requires submission of white power to the direction and self-interests of Black people and other people of color equitably. Then, corporate promises will have the power to become more than lip service.
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February 16, 2021

China's Genocide Olympics

No one wants to mix sport with politics, but everyone has an obligation to not support rape, murder, mass detainment and slavery.
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Don't Boycott Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics

At some point, you simply have to conclude that the best planning assumption is that the Chinese regime is going to be around for a considerable period.
February 09, 2021
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February 03, 2021
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January 22, 2021
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Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Will Make Things Worse

If current borrowers have their debt canceled, it will lead incoming students to expect that theirs will also be forgiven. There are superior alternatives Congress can pursue.
January 12, 2021

Media Have Every Right to Cancel Trump

Having lost the presidency, the Senate majority and now major platforms for disseminating lies and calls to violence, Trump World, or what's left of it, automatically shifted into self-pitying snowflake mode.
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December 23, 2020
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December 09, 2020
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A Defense of Zombie Conservatism

The truth is that the fusionist project is alive and well, and it will likely remain so for the foreseeable future.