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I have a Ph.D. in philosophy from Temple University, a master's degree in philosophy from Baylor University, and a bachelor's degree in philosophy and religious studies from Wingate University. I teach philosophy at several colleges in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas.

Not long ago, National Review writer Jonah Goldberg discussed the “alt-right” with Hugh Hewitt on the latter’s talk radio show. They agreed that, at bottom, the movement upon which Hillary Clinton bestowed national recognition last month was “racist” and “supremacist.” […]

Whether there really is a sinister “alt-right,” as Hillary Clinton has insisted, is questionable. What is not questionable, though, is that there is an alt-left. This election cycle has made this clear. And the home of the alt-left is the […]

Since Hillary Clinton made her speech regarding the so-called “alt-right,” there has been much effort on the part of some media observers to define this enigmatic phenomenon. Some, however, like “conservative” pundit Jonah Goldberg, aren’t so curious. At bottom, Goldberg […]

Tim Wise is a white “antiracist” and crusader for “social justice.” Recently, in an interview that he gave to Salon, Wise brought his “expertise” on race to bear upon the Trump phenomenon. Donald Trump, he claims, exploited the “market for […]

It’s true that on some of the most pressing of issues—immigration, trade, and foreign policy—Donald Trump’s “America First” positions are more align with traditional conservatism than are those of any other candidate. That is, they clash with the neoconservatism, the […]

What exactly is a “NeverTrumper?” Not everyone who opposes Donald Trump’s candidacy is a NeverTrumper. A NeverTrumper, first of all, must be a Republican. Secondly, he or she must oppose Trump. For example, “libertarians” like Ron Paul refuse to endorse […]

‘Tis the season for pollsters. As pollsters ad nauseum bombard us between now and November with a dizzying array of ever-fluctuating numbers, voters would be well-served to bear in mind that for all of their idealistic Democracy talk of “the […]

During a heated exchange on my Facebook wall, a “friend”—I’ll call him “DB”—remarked that while I was “cool,” the rest of those posting on my thread, including family members of mine, were “faggots.” As soon as I realized what he […]

Just as FBI Director James Comey confirmed for the world that Hillary Clinton chronically lied about having compromised national security, the “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) crowd stole the media spotlight from the disgraced Democratic presidential nominee. The shooting deaths of […]

Gersh Kuntzman of the Daily News is calling for Major League baseball to permanently ban the playing of “God Bless America.” While conceding some of its virtues, Kuntzman laments that the classic jingle “embodies” some of “our worst things,” vices […]

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