This is my analysis of the 2018 midterm election. Related posts:Episode 21: The Post-2012-Election Analysis Thoughts on the 2015 Election Results Episode 183: Why the Georgia 6th District Election Results Matter
Looking back at 2 stories that have updates; the religious freedom of Kelvin Cochran, and the Seattle minimum wage winners and losers. Related posts:Episode 133: Trans-species vs Transgender, and the Religious Liberty of Kelvin Cochran Episode 31: Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Help Much, and Could Actually Make Things Worse Episode 35: Senator Suggests $22 per Hour Minimum Wage, Gun Permit Applications Are Up, and Democrats Against a Balanced Budget
The angry Left has kicked the mob mentality up a few notches. The UK Supreme Court acknowledges that refusing to bake a cake on religious grounds is not a rejection of the customer, but of the message. Related posts:Episode 102: Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act Episode 202: Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop vs Freedom of Conscience Episode 138: What the Defeat of the Georgia Religious Freedom Bill Means For the Country
One candidate gets a coveted celebrity endorsement, and the world economy passes a (good) tipping point. Related posts:Episode 53: Capitalism vs Aid, and the Rise (and Fall) of the Anti-War Movement Episode 104: Gravity Payments CEO Weighs In On the Minimum Wage Episode 62: What Liberalism Has and Will Do To Big Cities, Learning From Mistakes, and the Reason Poverty Plummeted
Thoughts on the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings Related posts:Episode 228: Why I Couldn’t Think Of What To Talk About Episode 149: Thoughts on the 2016 Democratic National Convention Episode 173: Franken v Gorsuch, and How the Left Views the Judiciary
Who should get credit for the good economy? How did a Parkland shooting survivor mature? Related posts:Episode 206: Trump’s Economy; Do You Want the Good News or the Bad News First? Episode 18: Why I’m Voting for Mitt Romney (and Why You Should, Too): The Economy Episode 134: The “Gig Economy” Proves the Free Market, and Ravi Zacharias on Sexual Orientation vs Gender
I can usually figure out what I want to say pretty early in the week, but this week I just couldn't get excited about any particular topic. This time out, my thoughts on not having a topic. Related posts:Episode 218: Blacklisted by a Red Hen / ACLU Cools to Civil Liberties / SCOTUS Rules Against Coerced Speech Episode 230: Thoughts on the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings Episode 195: More Religious Tests / Bernie’s Medicare For All
This time out, I'm covering 2 studies, the results of which you probably have not heard about. (You'll understand why.) Related posts:Episode 210: Good News on School Shootings / Bad News on Women’s Safety Episode 192: The Transgender Suicide Epidemic Episode 109: On My 3rd Birthday, Considering a Liberal Utopia
The US cut CO2 emissions without needing to sign a piece of paper. With 70+ "genders", do those words mean anything anymore? Related posts:Episode 134: The “Gig Economy” Proves the Free Market, and Ravi Zacharias on Sexual Orientation vs Gender Episode 108: Jenner’s Gender; Genetics and Psychology Episode 181: Cuts to Sex-Ed in Schools, and A New Religious Test for Government Work
Idealism. It’s a good thing. We all need some. Whether about ourselves or our world, it’s a necessary part of our society. But is all idealism good, or can it be frustrating, even dangerous, if it's unrelated to reality. Related posts:Episode 83: “Name That Quote”, and Modifying Climate Reality Instead Of Models Episode 126: Civil Rights Act Updated, and the Tyshawn Lee Shooting Episode 109: On My 3rd Birthday, Considering a Liberal Utopia
CBS covers border security concerns, why is the Right skeptical of science, and a universal basic income failure. Related posts:Episode 109: On My 3rd Birthday, Considering a Liberal Utopia Episode 187: Clooney Comes Back, and State Solvency Episode 220: Plastic Pollution / Minimum Wage Hurts the Disabled / Environmentalists vs the Planet
Have Evangelicals "sold their souls" to Trump? And it sounds like Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro is finally waking up to the fact that socialism has destroyed his country. Related posts:Episode 122: Evolution Problems, and Venezuela Raises Its Minimum Wage (Again) Episode 117: A New Religious Test, the Cause of the Housing Market Crash, and Another Drive-by Graphic Episode 216: Jack Phillips Wins, Sort Of / A List of Trump Wins
A new look at the Flint water crisis, and proving marijuana's health benefits. Related posts:Episode 135: The Flint Blame Game, and Defending Caitlyn Jenner Episode 140: Reconsidering the Flint Water Crisis, and the College Cost Fairy Tale Episode 96: Extending Unemployment Benefits Extends Unemployment, and Presidential Memoranda
More discrimination against Republicans, Universal Basic Income, and Trump's Helsinki press conference.. Related posts:Episode 224: Border Security / Being Skeptical of Scientists / UBI Fail Episode 34: A Run on the Banks, Democrats Remember How To Create a Budget, and Slate Readers Learn of Media Bias Episode 137: Do Political Parties Matter for Local Issues?
Who dumps the most plastic in the ocean? Who is being hurt by Ontario's minimum wage hike? Who takes better care of the environment; Global warming believers or skeptics? The answers may surprise you. Related posts:Episode 31: Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Help Much, and Could Actually Make Things Worse Episode 35: Senator Suggests $22 per Hour Minimum Wage, Gun Permit Applications Are Up, and Democrats Against a Balanced Budget Episode 104: Gravity Payments CEO Weighs In On the Minimum Wage
With the retirement of Supreme court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Left in this country has been very downcast, and understandably so. But today I want to talk about 2 reasons why this should never have been the case. Related posts:Episode 112: The Supreme Court Decrees Same-Sex Marriage to be the Law of the Land Episode 47: A Look at the Supreme Court Rulings; Voting Rights Act, Defense of Marriage Act, and California’s Proposition 8 Episode 216: Jack Phillips Wins, Sort Of / A List of...
Blacklisted by a Red Hen / ACLU Cools to Civil Liberties / SCOTUS Rules Against Coerced Speech Related posts:Episode 113: Lessons From the Greek Tragedy, and the ACLU Not Cool With Civil Liberties Episode 73: The Freedom of Speech; Culturally and Legally Episode 196: Is There a Time and a Place for Free Speech?
Florida stopped doing gun background checks for a year, kids in Connecticut are breaking track records, and 4-year-olds are in charge in a new movie. Related posts:Episode 172: The North Carolina Boycott 1 Year On and Transgender Accommodations Episode 227: Studies You May Not Have Heard About Episode 210: Good News on School Shootings / Bad News on Women’s Safety
Jack Phillips wins at the Supreme Court, Trump releases 60 promises kept, and Bill Clinton is still playing victim. Related posts:Episode 202: Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop vs Freedom of Conscience Episode 82: The Supreme Court “Hobby Lobby” Case Episode 138: What the Defeat of the Georgia Religious Freedom Bill Means For the Country
This time out, I tackle a couple of "why" questions. These are things I've asserted in the past, but here are some of the reasons they are true. Related posts:Episode 96: Extending Unemployment Benefits Extends Unemployment, and Presidential Memoranda Episode 129: Racism in Oregon, and Democrat vs Socialist Episode 34: A Run on the Banks, Democrats Remember How To Create a Budget, and Slate Readers Learn of Media Bias