December 4, 2020

The Democracy Initiative: a Coup in Plain Sight

Matthew Continetti, one of my favorite writers, wrote an eye opener last week, “‘A Conspiracy so Immense': ideological commitment and the timidity of pragmatic politics”, too late for me to discuss in my column. It is one of the most important stories you’ll ever read anywhere and shows how far behind conservatives are in the […]

Dreaming Up a New America: Progressive Education and the Perversion of American Democracy

As opposed to the 2008 election, which had many frustrated and emotionally charged voters dreaming up a new America with a historic presidential candidate leading the charge, the 2010 midterms had people doing the exact opposite. ¬†In 2010, a majority of Americans stopped dreaming and started to face reality. ¬†America was accelerating toward an irreversible […]

Science: Americans Are Too Stupid for Democracy

Via Life’s Little Mysteries: The democratic process relies on the assumption that citizens (the majority of them, at least) can recognize the best political candidate, or best policy idea, when they see it. But a growing body of research has revealed an unfortunate aspect of the human psyche that would seem to disprove this notion, […]