How a conservative might address liberal priorities

In a recent Facebook discussion, a (Iiberal) commenter asked me how I would address certain issues or public policy methods that liberals find unassailable. Here you go. Do you support heavily subsidized daycare? Do you support a $15 minimum wage? Do you support universal healthcare?...

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Deconstructing Trump’s Supposed Racism

My liberal friends waste a lot of time trying to pin down Donald Trump as a fascist and racist. As I have admitted previously, Trump is old enough to carry the passive cultural racism of the previous century, but I don’t think he is a...

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DNA Tests as Race-Fixation

As a former scientist who performed DNA fingerprinting for cancer, I am keenly interested in the current state of DNA analysis and diagnosis based on it. Services like 23andMe and others promise not only to suggest possible medical conditions your genes might predispose you to,...

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Guns kill people – but not like you think

One of the most thoughtful and numbers-driven posts I’ve read on gun control is Guns and States from Slate Star Codex. It’s a long article, but well worth the read because it shows how not simple this issue is – yet we can draw some...

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When was America great?

One of the most banal challenges from the left regarding President Trump is challenging his assumption that America was ever great. When was it great? When we were killing off the native Americans? When we had slaves? When women couldn’t vote? When blacks had no...

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