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by | Jan 30, 2020

A few times over the years, I’ve taught seminars about social media. Facebook, I’d explain, is like a planned community. People view it as a safe neighborhood. Your page is your house, and your friend’s page is his house. There…

by | Jan 5, 2020

It’s official: America is losing its religion. According to the Pew Forum, Gallup, the General Social Survey, and several other studies in recent years, this downward trajectory in American religious belief has been the trend for decades. But since 2001,…

by | Jan 2, 2020

A week after Michigan Rep. Justin Amash declared independence from the Republican Party in a July 4 Washington Post op-ed, the GOP of his native Kent County officially condemned his exit. “For some, this is a stunning revelation,” the Grand…

by | Dec 30, 2019

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 is the Trump administration’s greatest legislative triumph. It was the first major tax reform since Reagan’s Tax Reform Act of 1986 brought what was then 14 personal income tax rates ranging from…

by | Dec 29, 2019

Let’s start with a story. Just a few years ago, when I first turned to think seriously about the changes wrought by 40 years of the computer revolution, I found myself in a meeting with some senior figures in cybertechnology:…

by | Dec 28, 2019

With news of an antitrust probe, congressional hearings on bias, accusations from Peter Thiel of “seemingly treasonous” cooperation with the Chinese government, and ongoing revelations about leftist employees running amok on the company’s voluminous Listservs, Google has had a bad…

by | Dec 27, 2019

It’s increasingly difficult to distinguish the views of the new “national conservatives” from those held by “democratic socialists” when it comes to government regulation of the economy and social media platforms. Both groups are upset at the outcomes that a…

by | Dec 15, 2019

Richard Nixon resigned 45 years ago, on August 9, 1974, in the face of certain impeachment by the House of Representatives and probable conviction following a Senate trial. It also seems that he did so to spare the nation further…

by | Dec 11, 2019

It’s official: We Brits are fighting nothing less than a civil war, with the elites on one side and the people on the other. And this war isn’t over something that’s merely crucial, like the economy, crime, or health services….

by | Dec 3, 2019

It’s an intriguing question, one requiring a degree of nuance: What would President Ronald Reagan think of President Donald Trump? I’ll begin with a quick statement on what Reagan would disapprove of and then focus mainly on what I believe…

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