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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.

There are Wolves, there are Sheep, and then there are Sheepdogs. Wolves prey on the outnumbered, the weak, the unsuspecting, the vulnerable—i.e., whether the Sheep or, in a not infrequent number of cases, other Wolves who have fallen out of […]

This is the textbook illustration of the anti-Trumpers’ strategy via Donaldus Maximus: Months ago, they waxed hysteria over Trump’s bellicose tweets vis-a-vis North Korea, wailing that this mentally unstable American President was bringing us to the precipice of nuclear war. […]

While everyone today is familiar with the language of “fake news,” most people, irrespectively of partisanship, seem to have given the concept scant attention. “Fake News” is indeed a real phenomenon.  In fact, at least politically speaking, and particularly in […]

A recently conducted Dartmouth University survey supplies some invaluable insights. According to The Dartmouth, “undergraduates were asked if learning that another student had political beliefs opposite from their own would affect a range of possible interactions with them.”  Reportedly, 42% […]

The world stopped as everyone and their mother in Big Media (of both the “liberal” and “conservative” varieties) pounced upon Roseanne Barr last week for a sophomoric tweet in which she identified Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to Barack Obama, […]

How times have changed. Love him or hate him, everyone and anyone who is genuinely interested in achieving “transparency” owes President Donald J. Trump an eternal debt of gratitude, for had it not been for his meteoric political rise, it […]

Roseanne, one of the most popular series of all time and the most highly rated show at the present moment, has been unceremoniously cancelled by ABC because of a single tweet—a “racist” tweet, according to everyone in Big Media, including […]

David Cole is an internet writer whose most recent piece, “In Grudging Praise of White Racists,” provides much food for thought. Cole’s thesis is actually quite simple: While he personally has no use for “right-wing white racism,” he thinks that […]

Did you know that John McCain, Arizona senator and former presidential candidate, is a war hero? It’s understandable if you didn’t know this, for no one, least of all Senator McCain himself, ever mentions this fact. In this respect, McCain […]

Below is my response to a person who apparently thinks that no one should criticize John McCain because, one, he’s dying and, two, he’s…what else?. . a “war hero.” // // You ask me if I have no decency? Do […]