Monthly Archives: May 2017

There is No True Liberal

There is No True Liberal

We need to stop looking for some unchangeable essence of political labels. Sometimes they are meaningful labels, sometimes they’re ad-hoc, and sometimes they’re simply insults…

The New Class Divide

The New Class Divide

We have moved from a class divide centered on those misused by the system to those discarded by it…

Disability and Invisibility

Disability and Invisibility

High-functioning sick and disabled people are, by definition, the ones most able to take part in society and work. These are the people with milder instances of health problems…

The Great Nope

The Great Nope

A look at how conservatism has degraded in a very short period from representing the party of ideas to vulgar Breitbartism…

You Were the Thought Police All Along

You Were the Thought Police All Along

Where do arguments about freedom of speech cease to be applicable and other concerns become central…

The Open and Closed Political Axis

The Open and Closed Political Axis

The open society is more politically secure when it has adherents in all major parties than when it depends on one side of the aisle. The powerful inertia of polarization…

Disability and Hermeneutical Injustice

Disability and Hermeneutical Injustice

While many people were swift to condemn Donald Trump’s mockery of a disabled reporter during the 2016 campaign, few made the connection between Trump’s likely priorities and the…

LC Podcast #1: The New Liberal

LC Podcast #1: The New Liberal

What does the future hold for liberalism as an ideological and political force in the United States…