Social Psychology biased against conservatives?

Maria Konnikova, writing in The New Yorker, October 30, 2014: On January 27, 2011, from a stage in the middle of the San Antonio Convention Center, Jonathan Haidt addressed the participants of the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. … Continue reading

Obama losing Millennials

According to a poll released Wednesday by the Harvard Institute of Politics Millennials are abandoning Obama and Democrats as well.  By 51% to 47% they want the GOP to control Congress. Among 18-29 year-olds who say they will “definitely be voting … Continue reading

Common knowledge, preference falsification, and preference cascades

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science for they often endure long; but false hypotheses [theories] do little harm, as everyone takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this is done, one path toward … Continue reading

American Studies has become a farce of stupidity and political correctness

When I was completing a major in American Studies at the University of Colorado from 1970-1974, it was a serious interdisciplinary study that covered American history from Jamestown to 1960, American literature from the Mayflower Compact to John Updike, along … Continue reading

Worse that anything Nixon ever did…

If what Sharyl Attkinsson writes in this book is true we don’t live in the same country anymore. We live in a country where the government spies on anyone who might reveal any of its dirty laundry. The spying is … Continue reading

50th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s “Time for Choosing” Speech

Ronald Reagan gave his “Time for Choosing” speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angles 50 years ago today. It is now one of the great speeches in American history. … Continue reading

Family of Colleen O’Connor take Hickenlooper to task on Dunlap “repreive”

Those who focus their sympathy on the monster who killed 4 innocent people should be thinking about those victims. Since they are now gone and the killer remains, it’s easier to focus on him. Go here to see photos of … Continue reading

Tom Steyer — Biggest billionaire hypocrite in America

Tom Steyer made billions running offshore hedge funds and financing coal projects. Now he wants to make Americans poorer by denying them affordable fossil fuels. This political ad tells the story in 30 seconds, which is all you get these … Continue reading

Mark Steyn interviewed by Ezra Levant on The Source

The Source is TV news show anchored by Ezra Levant on the Sun News Network out of Toronto. The discussion here is about Steyn’s new book The [Un] Documented Mark Steyn which I think is a reference to his introducing … Continue reading

Al Sharpton wants to end “Broken Windows” policing in New York

New York’s communist-sympathizing mayor Bill de Blasio has a problem. He believes he is beholden to Al Sharpton for his election to the mayor’s office. As payback for his past political help the mayor has given Sharpton unprecedanted influence in City Hall.  One of … Continue reading