Total Ideological War and the Plot to Frame the Bidens

by Alex Knepper With half of the electorate now in support of impeaching him, fake president Donald Trump has finally taken the nihilistic logic of his political tactics -- which consist mostly of malicious trolling of the opposition to fluster it into shooting itself in the foot -- to its apotheosis. The more heinous the … Continue reading Total Ideological War and the Plot to Frame the Bidens

To Grow the Middle Class, Let Government Unleash Innovation

by Rob Steinernomics Contrary to what President Donald Trump and his supporters like to argue, it's actually OK for other countries to get rich off of the United States. In fact, it's more than OK -- it's preferable.¬† Some of the benefits of other countries getting richer are:  More political and economic stability¬†Less chance of … Continue reading To Grow the Middle Class, Let Government Unleash Innovation

The Case Against Elizabeth Warren’s Critics

by Alex Knepper If you told me four years ago that I'd be supporting Elizabeth Warren for president, I'd have rolled over with laughter: the woman is a demagogue, I said; she demonizes big business and pits American against American. No politician's victory in the 2012 election cycle frustrated me so much. I was wrong. … Continue reading The Case Against Elizabeth Warren’s Critics

A Second ‘Brexit’ Referendum Is a Suicide Wish for Liberal Democracy

by Alex Knepper The UK's decision to leave the European Union is disastrous, and one can't help but wonder if, as they have done in the past, the British saw a gathering storm of ideological extremism, political and economic instability, and days of reckoning approaching their shores -- and decided they'd like to opt out … Continue reading A Second ‘Brexit’ Referendum Is a Suicide Wish for Liberal Democracy

“But How Can You Be Gay and Christian?”

by Alex Knepper1. There is some confusion over what is meant by 'homosexuality', both generally speaking and among Christians specifically. The Catholic Church, notorious for its resistance to compromising its teachings on homosexuality, considers homosexuality primarily through the lens of actions: one is either 'actively homosexual' or else not same-sex-oriented at all; there is no … Continue reading “But How Can You Be Gay and Christian?”

There Was No Rationale for a Kirsten Gillibrand Candidacy

by Alex Knepper From the day she launched her candidacy, Kirsten Gillibrand had me asking what the rationale was for her candidacy and who, exactly, was clamoring for a Gillibrand presidency. When observing her campaign, I could not help but frequently think of Tim Pawlenty in 2012, another candidate whose inability to gain any traction … Continue reading There Was No Rationale for a Kirsten Gillibrand Candidacy

Imaginary Capitalism and Actually-Existing Capitalism

The Case Against the New American Capitalist Ideology by Alex Knepper Introduction Although capitalist ideology always seeks to cast criticism of corporate power without restraints as 'socialist' -- and therefore illegitimate and undesirable -- the purpose of this document is not revolutionary, or 'socialist,' or anything like that. It will exclusively focus on a critique … Continue reading Imaginary Capitalism and Actually-Existing Capitalism