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This Isn’t Religion. It’s Perversion.

This Isn’t Religion. It’s Perversion.

June 16, 2018

“It’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it?” Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) mused this week about his Republican Party under Trump. As if to prove Corker’s point, the Trump administration the very next day claimed that it had the divine right to rip children from their parents’ arms at the border.

Personalism: The Philosophy We Need

Personalism: The Philosophy We Need

June 15, 2018

Today’s social fragmentation didn’t spring from shallow roots. It sprang from worldviews that amputated people from their own depths and divided them into simplistic, flattened identities. That has to change. As Charles Péguy said, “The revolution is moral or not at all.”

The Game Theory That Explains Our Country’s Mass Psychosis

The Game Theory That Explains Our Country’s Mass Psychosis

June 13, 2018

Public discourse is dissolving into wailing whataboutism. Game theory may offer an explanation — specifically, a famous strategy known as “tit-for-tat.” We knew this strategy before we knew its name; it’s the rule of the schoolyard. And under certain conditions, it works. Like when an alternative reality TV star becomes President.

Trump Is Not Playing By Your Rules

Trump Is Not Playing By Your Rules

June 12, 2018

By destroying trust and reciprocity Trump creates an environment in which he can thrive. It’s why he is more comfortable dealing with dictators like Putin and Kim Jong-un than with democrats like Justin Trudeau. He and the dictators are basically playing the same game.

Gun Rights And Gun Control Key Issue In Tennessee Governor’s Race

Gun Rights And Gun Control Key Issue In Tennessee Governor’s Race

June 11, 2018

Linda McFadyen-Ketchum, of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, wants to see new laws that would allow judges or law enforcement to temporarily remove guns from people who exhibit dangerous behavior and measures that would ban private sales. Are the candidates ready to do the heavy lifting on this?

Sheryl Crow Shows Millennials How It’s Done At Bonnaroo

Sheryl Crow Shows Millennials How It’s Done At Bonnaroo

June 10, 2018

In addition to playing many tunes that a crowd filled with millennials knew word for word, Crow also urged the young audience to register to vote, because she has an 8-year-old and 11-year-old, and “we need to change the future.”

The Age Of The MSNBC Mom

The Age Of The MSNBC Mom

June 9, 2018

Could a small part of liberals’ current struggles stem from some people not feeling entitled to demand the full scope of progressivism from their elected officials? Just consider what Democratic slates might look like if a generation of MSNBC moms were more engaged, more confident and less compromising.

Dems Say They Have Proof Health Care Can Turn Trump Voters Blue

Dems Say They Have Proof Health Care Can Turn Trump Voters Blue

June 8, 2018

The experiment reinforces the major Democratic strategy for winning back House districts where voters flipped from Obama to Trump: Focus relentlessly on unpopular GOP policies on taxes and health care, not directly on Trump’s behavior or the Russia investigation.