Populism and Progressivism as Constitutional Categories I think the 21st century needs to move beyond the populist/progressivist split and forge a new middle ground. One that harnesses the two-way nature of the Internet to both diffuse education outward and take inward the suggestions of curious amateurs.
The Munk Debates series live-streamed a debate tonight discussing Iran’s nuclear weapons capability. I sided with the con side before and after the debate. The following is a brief overview and my reaction immediately following: The con side argued that the obvious analogy is America versus the Soviet Union; deterrence and containment will still be effective in … Continue reading
Think about this for a moment: what did the Obama Administration have to gain from covering up the nature of the attack on our consulate in Benghazi? The answer: Nothing. Historically the people rally around a president after a terrorist attack. This is why the Republican obsession with Benghazi is an obvious, shameful and hypocritical political maneuver. … Continue reading
“A theocracy whose ideology is premised on sacrifice and martyrdom can only survive as long as its leaders can capitalize on the death of the Iranian people.” The stiff economic sanctions currently strangling the Iranian economy are certainly causing change. But is it the kind of change we want? The rial is tanking and average Iranians are watching the value … Continue reading
When the lands of the Western Hemisphere were discovered by the Europeans more than 500 years ago it unleashed a wave of imperialism the likes of which the world had not known since antiquity. Fueled by dreams of avarice and riches beyond compare the European imagination was lit aflame and the New World was set … Continue reading