Trump, Smollett, and the Decay of American Justice

I always thought I had a good grasp on the idea of justice. I knew for instance that it had different meanings from legal, moral, and social perspectives. I knew there were philosophies of justice (distributive, procedural, etc.) which combined with those perspectives...
The Gun Debate is Over

The Gun Debate is Over

(If You Didn’t Realize It, Guns Won) Darius Watson On May 18 of last year there was a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. In 25 minutes 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis killed 10 people and wounded 13 more using a revolver and a 12-gauge pump shotgun. The story itself...
My Introduction to the Angry Conservative

My Introduction to the Angry Conservative

I was ready to argue politics, but unprepared to go to war over race. I’ve written a few pieces over the last two weeks regarding interactions with conservatives through my writing. I was hoping for engagement and I am definitely getting it whether I like it or not....
Dear Conservative,

Dear Conservative,

I originally published this in November of last year, but decided to edit and re-post it for two reasons. First, I have greatly increased my readership since then and am hoping the message will find a much larger audience then it did the first time. Second, through...
Trumpolitics

Trumpolitics

How Trump Uses Entrepreneurship for Political Profit For many Americans, the only thing more baffling than the President’s behavior is the blind loyalty of his core supporters. The president has consistently used exaggeration, hyperbole, and flat-out lying to cause...

What if Trump Doesn’t Run in 2020?

Everyone is assuming that Trump will be running for his second term as the Republican nominee for president in 2020. And it makes sense to do so. Trump declared his candidacy for 2020 within hours of finishing his inauguration speech in 2016. Since then he has...
Jussie Smollett and the Rush to Believe

Jussie Smollett and the Rush to Believe

Smollett in his first interview after the alleged attack; Good Morning America 1/13/2019 So here we are again. Someone we think represents us and our beliefs reports being the victim of a horrible and vicious attack. From the moment we hear the report we are committed...

Why America Can Never Win the War on Terror

US Soldier, Afghanistan 2013 America is in the 18th year of the War on Terror. After Al Qaeda’s attack on the United States on September 11, 2001 we created a ‘coalition of the willing’ determined to defeat terrorism itself. The United States had already been fighting...