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Media bias chart is not helpful

Image attribution from “The American Journalist in the Digital Age” The Ad Fontes Media bias chart, often referred to as “the chart,” is not particularly helpful. The chart seeks to show where the major media outlets, publications, or websites land on the spectrum of left to right, or liberal to conservative. It also ranks them […]

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Maybe we aren’t incarcerating too many people

It’s interesting to read this article by the Brookings Institute from 1996. “Lawrence Greenfeld of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics has shown conclusively that fully 94 percent of state prisoners had either committed one or more violent crimes (62 percent) or been convicted more than once in the past for nonviolent crimes (32 percent). […]

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The good and the bad of the ‘New Jim Crow’

Michelle Alexander’s book “The New Jim Crow” makes some good points, and regardless of your opinion of her work she has been deeply influential in our country’s politics and culture. I would suggest when reading her book to balance it out with Thomas Sowell’s book “Discrimination and Disparities” and “Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience […]

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Conservatives shouldn’t abandon Facebook

I understand many people’s concerns with Facebook and Twitter censoring speech, and I empathize with those frustrations. However, I do not believe the choice to abandon Facebook for other social media platforms is very wise. It’s fine if you want to try different social media outlets, but abandoning what is still the top social media […]

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We need to listen to the generalists

Great news for generalists: specialists aren’t the only ones who bring value to society. David Epstein’s book “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World” was one of my favorite books in 2020 and one that stood out the most. I remember being a bit surprised when I first saw the title. I had previously […]