Once we actually start asking how Conservative theory works, and strip away all the nonsense hubbub about just making the rich richer and poor poorer, then you have to ask if it is the better method for ridding the nation of poverty.
I love this question because it gets straight to the heart of what compassion really means in politics.
I feel that this is one of the cases where comparison between the two extremes better communicates the values of Conservatives, so allow me to try to first communicate my views of modern progressivism’s methods for dealing with the poor before explaining...(more)
Left, Right, Layo
Recently, several Middle Eastern countries have cut off ties with the tiny nation of Qatar. What are some of the causes, what are the dangers, what will the future look like, and mostly, can we blame Trump?
My gut instinct is that if there is a third world war any time soon, it won’t come from the US firing on Russia, or China invading Alaska or even Taiwan. I think the first bullet of that war is going to be when the Sunni/Shia Cold War led by a Saudi Arabian led alliance of Arab states and Iran leading many small armies of insurgents becomes hot in some co...(more)
On War and Warriors
What is a better method than all or nothing tests? How about more regular assessment and less making kids and teachers feel like losers who hate life.
Think about any job you’ve ever had, and imagine if getting a promotion or getting fired depended on how well you did on a test you took once a year with no other official assessment whatsoever. Your daily performance doesn’t matter. The projects you’ve completed don’t matter. Whether you know your job doesn’t matter. How did you do on the test? Oh, yeah,...(more)