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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.

Regarding the Russians-Made-Us-Do-It narrative that the Democrats and their propagandists in the media are busy pushing, some sober thought is much needed. First, that the world’s sovereign states regularly attempt to interfere with the internal politics of other sovereign states, […]

Unquestionably, no one who has ever lived has impacted the course of human history to the extent that Jesus of Nazareth has.  In fact, to speak this way is to dramatically understate matters, for such was the power of His […]

That there is some sense in which Christmas can be said to have become “secularized” over the years is undoubtedly true.  Nevertheless, this judgment may be overwrought. Perhaps Christ is more present in “secularized” expressions of Christmas than either Christian […]

Whenever it came to anything that he knew he shouldn’t have done, the comedian Flip Wilson used to say: “The Devil made me do it.” For the Democrats, it is the Russians who made us do it. More exactly, it […]

I’ve been trying to get into the Christmas spirit by detaching myself somewhat from politics. But I have too many friends who aren’t there yet, and they pull me in. So I just want to offer some quick thoughts on […]

Not all news coming from academia these days is necessarily bad news. In my own little corner of this world, some of it is actually quite good, and it’s all that much sweeter when it is considered within the larger […]

In an election season like the present, the Alfred E. Smith Dinner seems conspicuously dated. Not unlike the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, in this year of the Outsider (or is it the year of the Deplorables?) last week’s event […]

Irrespectively of how he in fact will govern if he becomes president, it’s no longer possible to deny that Donald Trump is indeed the anti-Establishment candidate. To get as far as he has, Trump has had to battle the Regime […]

On October 7, Wikileaks released more hacked DNC emails.  The latter confirm what many Republicans, independents, and Democrats have long known: Hillary Clinton, who billionaires back 20-to-one over Donald Trump, is the Bankster’s candidate, the candidate of Wall Street. Between […]

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.” […]