Sorting truth from error sure isn’t getting any easier. Thankfully, Paul Rosenberg’s excellent series on common logical fallacies is a valuable tool for building your thinking skills. His latest essay is all about the appeal to diversion.
The latest impeachment trial of former president Trump hasn’t been a total waste of time, effort and taxpayer dollars. It’s been a showcase for the official hypocrisy of the political class. As David Marcus explains, when someone accuses you of whataboutism, you can be sure that they are struggling to refute you.
What does it mean to be an educated person? Ask 10 different people and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. Josh Kaufmann has a fascinating article about what an educated person must know. One of the key takeaways is that authentic education has very little to do with credentials.
Anyone who marvels at the rising tide of totalitarianism overtaking our society has likely also wondered how we strayed so far from the original intent of the Founders. It’s not like we weren’t warned about the wrong turn we were making. Alexander Solzhenitsyn made the case back in 1983 that the hatred-based disasters that befell his country came about because men forgot God. It’s a warning we should have heeded.
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The shifts that have enabled a near complete national government takeover started long before any of our current political administrations. One of the pivotal events was the Marbury v. Madison case that took the responsibility for determining what was Constitutional and what wasn’t out of the hands of the states.
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