Category Archives: Politics
Incivility is when we give up on disagreement and become disagreeable. It is the failure of disagreement, not its natural outworking.
Conservatives who want the court to exercise judicial restraint in redefining marriage may find themselves hoping, just this once, that the justices will take a cue from other nations.
Many worry we are underestimating the religious aspect of today’s terrorist threat. 3 reasons why conservatives want Obama to mention Islam by name.
According to President Obama, certitude, conviction, and confidence are the drivers of religious conflict, not the content of religious belief.
If it seems like too often we are talking past one another, the truth is, we usually are.
Here are the six primary moral sensibilities, and how the Right and the Left diverge on the best way to apply them.
Our moral thinking is much more like a politician searching for votes than a scientist searching for truth.
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt believes “an obsession with righteousness (leading inevitably to self-righteousness) is the normal human condition”.
If history shows us anything, it is that “the future” has often belonged to those who are passionate enough about their cause to destroy anything in their way in order to build something different.
To be a “progressive” implies that your primary impulse is to progress beyond the present and lead the way toward better days. But not everything we foresee in the future is worth pursuing.