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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.

Earlier this week, as everyone now knows, Nikolas Cruz, 19, shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 members of that community while injuring several others. Unsurprisingly, the bodies of the victims weren’t even cold before […]

It’s “Black History Month” again. And this means that it is an occasion to attend to matters that have become impossible to discuss in polite society. For example, odds are that relatively few people are aware of the name of […]

As I write this, it has been nearly 24 hours since the President has denied making his “s-hole” comment regarding countries with shockingly low quality of life.  Indeed, the only person in a room full of several people who claims […]

Although the President denies it, as of Thursday night, it was reported that while in talks with Congressional representatives over our country’s immigration mess, Donald Trump referred to places like Haiti, El Salvador, and at least some of Africa as […]

Mercifully, the Golden Globes have come and gone. And it was a perhaps the most ostentatious display of self-righteousness, hypocrisy, dishonesty, and moral cowardice that our generation has supplied to date. At a time when moral exhibitionism has become as […]

In response to my recent article, “Capital Punishment: A Defense of Justice,” I elicited the following objection: It is contradictory for those (like me) who claim to believe in “limited government” to grant government the power to execute its own […]

Not all that long ago, conservatives, including and especially conservative intellectuals, argued vigorously in favor of the death penalty.  However, along with other several other moral-cultural issues in which they once took an interest, issues like abortion, euthanasia, and “gay […]

What I have frequently referred to as the Academic-Industrial-Complex (AIC) really is an organ of sorts of what I call the Racism-Industrial-Complex (RIC). One of the more recent illustrations of this point is Albert Ponce, a professor of political science […]

In a previous article, I showed that Donald Trump’s first year as President has been marked by a series of exceptional economic achievements. Yet it isn’t only with respect to the economy that our 45th President deserves much gratitude from […]

It is over a year now since Donald Trump was elected to the Presidency of the United States. Anyone who still doubts that our 45th President is anything less than a world-historic figure, a truly unique individual, and a president […]