Here's my analysis of the 11th Republican Primary Debate in Detroit, as well as some general observations and questions for each candidate. First, Trump. It should be clear by now that Donald Trump lacks the seriousness, maturity, temperament, policy knowledge, etc. to be President of the United States. Last night, he brought the Republican primary race to … Continue reading Questions for Each Candidate after the 11th GOP Debate
In the wake of their resounding victories in New Hampshire, the excitement emanating from the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump campaigns is palpable. Both (old, white) men are populist leaders. Both have built their campaigns on the promise of what they can do for the people, though in somewhat different ways – Sanders by getting … Continue reading Are We Serious?
I wrote my first analysis of the 2016 Republican Primary race back in early August, when most Americans were still getting to know the candidates in the respective fields. In the roughly ten weeks since then, we’ve seen three debates: two Republican and one Democrat. Two Republican candidates have dropped out of the race, including … Continue reading Time For Republicans to Rally Around an Experienced Candidate
I prefer to avoid writing about politics, despite spending far more time thinking about it than I would like to admit. They are usually not happy thoughts. You see, when it comes to our society and our culture, there is a light in the darkness. In people there is hope, because in people there is Christ. … Continue reading The State of the Republican Primary Race
"Women make just seventy-seven cents for every dollar men earn." I can’t count the number of times I've heard this figure quoted as evidence of workplace discrimination: from my Facebook newsfeed, to my classroom, to the State of the Union Address. I am sure we will hear it many more times in the run-up to … Continue reading Time to Retire the 77 Cents Myth
I don't often use this blog to lambast the character flaws and shortcomings of individual politicians. There are usually three good reasons to avoid this: 1. It is too easy. (See: Shooting fish in a barrel.) 2. You set yourself up for charges of hypocrisy, as no party or movement can claim a monopoly on virtuous people. 3. … Continue reading Lessons on Honesty from Hillary