The power of professions of cultural influence to affect people’s worldview is not well understood by the average politically obsessed conservative. Elect some conservative politician and somehow America will become a better place, they believe. It doesn’t work that way, Mike D’Virgilio writes.
The American media were once steeped in a culture of liberty, and Bruce Walker explains why that is no longer so.
A public school teacher argues that the achievement gap between white and black is a about parents not race; it’s a cultural matter, Mike D’Virgilio notes.
Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis—who write a weekly political point-counterpoint column syndicated by Scripps Howard News Service—recently posted a podcast of a terrific joint interview with Steven F. Hayward, author of The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution, 1980-1989. It’s well worth a listen, and is one of the best interviews of Hayward about his book, writes TAC contributor Jim Lakely.
A big part of people’s ambivalence about abortion stems from a refusal to acknowledge the gruesome nature of the procedure. >