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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.

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 […]

Unfortunately, Fake News is alive and all too well. This was witnessed in spades this past week as the Fake News/Kill Trump media lied through its fangs about the President on immigration. The Fake Newsies, at least 90% of whom […]

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 […]