In terms of public actions, there are few more selfish acts than voting. Voting is an individual act: a vote for or against a candidate…View More Voting Is Selfish. Which Is Why Get-Out-The-Vote Drives Are Unseemly.
The idealist is often perceived as something akin to a knight of Arthurian legend: a man of exceptional virtue, who sidesteps the pitfalls of temptation…View More Idealism Has a Place in a Pragmatic World
Democratic government has its fair share of drawbacks, and perhaps none of these contributes to dysfunction so much as the constant pressure re-election exerts on…View More Lights, Camera, Politics
There is a strain of modern political thought that equates specialized knowledge and topical expertise with elitism, itself rooted in anti-populism. Such thinking contributes to…View More Congress Is Inept Because It Was Never Meant to Be the Primary Political Problem Solver
Originality has never been much of a virtue in politics. Protecting the long-term interests of the state, its officials and its citizens requires stasis. Politics…View More Statism Is Killing Creativity
What is the proper end of government? It is a deceptively simple question. For most Americans, the answer probably resonates with the broad goals outlined…View More What is the goal of government?
The 2016 election represented a fundamental shift in American politics. Donald Trump’s ability to successfully position himself as a Republican who publicly repudiated traditional right-wing…View More Intraparty GOP Opposition Should Be Touted in New Administration