Students.

Great! Article over! Everyone agrees that schools are for students, right?

Wrong.

At this point, it is hard to figure out whether students are truly at the forefront of any discussion of schools.

Amidst the pandemic, when students were forced home for virtual learning in the name of public…

I already discussed how hypocrisy is often more damaging to the credibility of a politician than supporting immoral policies is. But I thought it would be a good idea to mention a specific strand that seems related.

Specifically, Democrats have a tendency recently to call policies racist that have racist…

Now that I’ve graduated college, I think I’ve earned the right to air my grievances with the American higher education system. A lot of my assumptions are built on anecdotal evidence, but I don’t care (and, in my experience, rarely do students either). …

Adam McKay, the director known for hits like Anchorman, The Big Short, Talladega Nights, and Vice, released a podcast earlier this year called “Death at the Wing”.

I don’t particularly think the central argument of the podcast, that Reagan-era policies contributed to the deaths of various basketball players in the…

Since the pandemic, there have been so many cultural changes. The end of handshakes. Working from home. Outdoor dining.

The pandemic represented a major change in lifestyle. In rebuilding, there was a chance to forever change the culture for the better regarding how reopened sectors would function. …

Sure, being immoral or supporting immoral policies can be alienating to voters. But it seems that far more alienating than that is to have inconsistent beliefs.

Whenever there is an argument on an issue, the side that demonstrates the other side’s hypocrisy usually beats the side that claims the other…

Amidst the recent 11-day war as part of the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I felt that most people, regardless of their opinions on the issue, were wrong about Israel’s intentions.

What I’m talking about, specifically, is the evictions from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem. Strong supporters of Israel cite…

Starting with Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign, a mantra on the progressive left was that the rich need to pay their fair share in taxes. Through the 2020 campaign, I was skeptical of this mantra for a number of reasons.

First, as a committed consequentialist, I didn’t like the deontological underpinnings…

Short answer: Republicans.

Maybe they aren’t quite “abolishing” the police. But they’ve done a hell of a lot more to dismantle, degrade, and defund policing in the past few decades than Democrats have.

[Warning: Bureaucratic acronyms incoming.] The federal agency tasked with enforcing election laws is neutered by partisan gridlock…

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