When is it outrageous to amend the Constitution?
Peter Schramm has died. I knew it was coming. He'd been struggling with cancer. But it felt particularly poignant given that I was in Europe, a place Peter had little patience for.
A new chapter in American politics has begun.
It happened sooner than even the doomsayers predicted. The era of artificial intelligence is here. A computer has become self-aware, a moral agent responsible for its own actions.
"We are trying to be reasonable," an organizer for Bernie Sanders' Seattle rally said.The black female protesters who stormed the stage became enraged. "We aren't reasonable!" they shouted back. "If you do not listen to [us], your event will be shut down," one of them declared to the crowd.
The GOP-controlled Congress is taking up the cause, once again, of defunding Planned Parenthood. This latest effort comes in response to macabre hidden-camera videos shot by the Center for Medical Progress of staff at Planned Parenthood talking about the grisly practice of chopping up fetuses for parts.
It's been a hard time for politicians not named "Trump" to get any attention, but Mike Huckabee managed it. He did it by comparing Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.
I had a lot of summer jobs. I was a foot messenger in New York for a couple of summers.
For those of us who predicted the inevitable, watching Donald Trump verbally wander into a field of face-whacking garden rakes like Sideshow Bob fills one with a mixture of schadenfreude and affirmation. We knew it was coming, but it still feels good to be proven right.
I wonder what John Rawls would think of the market for fetal livers.The great liberal philosopher isn't quite a household name, but his influence on contemporary American liberalism and political philosophy is hard to overstate.
"Nice flag!" the woman shouted sarcastically, adding: "F--- you!"
Hillary Clinton lies.
Poor Donald Trump.
Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81.
By no means are social justice warriors always wrong. But they are untrustworthy, because they aren't driven by a philosophy so much as an insatiable appetite that cannot take yes for an answer.
Let me get this straight.
"Lots of folks expected us to do something strange and break out in a riot. Well, they just don't know us," the Rev. Norvel Goff told the packed, multiracial congregation of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., on Sunday. It was the first service since the horrific slaughter of nine innocent souls by a racist fanatic.
"God," Friedrich Nietzsche famously declared, "is dead." God, it has been noted, made a similar yet more lasting pronouncement about Nietzsche.
What if a team of Chinese agents had broken into the Pentagon or -- less box office but just as bad -- the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and carted out classified documents?
First, the good news: It turns out President Obama was right. Al-Qaida is being destroyed. One could even say he deserves some credit for this happy turn of events.