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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.

While there doubtless exists exceptions to the rule, the Trump era has made it painfully clear to those who are willing to look that, generally speaking, the left is devoid of principle. For example, during George W. Bush’s tenure in […]

Hopefully, the cooked controversy over Brett Kavanaugh will prove to be a watershed moment in the history of our country generally, and that of the so-called “Me Too” movement, specifically. The national discourse—or, perhaps more accurately, the cluster of talking […]

To hear numerous GOP and GOP-friendly (“conservative”) commentators tell it, both Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh are highly “credible.” Of course, none of these pundits claim to believe that Ford was telling the truth when she claimed that she was […]

Recently, via social media, I’ve become friends with a Catholic priest in Nigeria.  Because of the brutal persecution to which Christians in his country are routinely subjected by Muslims, I will not disclose his name.  Just a couple of days […]

With the election of President Trump and the rise of nationalist parties across the Western world, leftists in America and beyond are having a blast self-styling as “resistors” to “fascism.” They are specifically outraged over the “Islamophobia” of the President’s […]

The left is always, but particularly in the era of Donald Trump, wailing over white Christian “supremacy.” Jeremy Scahill, writing months before the election of 2016 in The Intercept, is representative of this line of (un-)thinking. Scahill focuses specifically on […]

The 17th anniversary of September 11, 2001 is upon us and the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) at Ripon College had been planning a 9/11 project. Evidently, the school’s “Bias Protocol Board” is not too enthused over it. YAF’s “9/11: […]

On its first anniversary, it is worth revisiting what we may now refer to simply as “Charlottesville.” Thanks to the assistance of Republican politicians and their apologists in Big Conservative media, the left didn’t hesitate to transform this event into […]

What is commonly referred to as “the conservative movement”—an alliance between Republican politicians and media polemicists—is what I call Big Conservatism, or the Big Con. The movers and shakers of the Big Con, though styling themselves as an alternative to […]

Charles Krauthammer, famed Fox News “all-star,” has died at the age of 68. Understandably enough, his colleagues have been effusive in their eulogizing of the man who has long been regarded as a sage of the conservative movement.  Even while […]