The Ignorance of Simon Biles’ Critics

Those who have criticized Simon Biles for withdrawing from the Olympic competition have missed the mark big time. They have

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What Makes a Cult a Cult?

The silos of political groupthink created by social media have turned out to be ideal settings for the germination and dissemination of extremist ideas and alternative realities. To date, the most significant and frightening cultic phenomenon to arise from social media is QAnon.

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Conspiracy, Political Violence, & American Exceptionalism

Most Americans express positive feelings about the 2020 election. While Trump has influence among GOP voters, much of the public believes he encouraged the assault on the US Capitol.

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Violent Crime is Much Lower Than It Was Thirty Years Ago

A clear majority of Americans believe there is more violent crime in the U.S. today than in the 1990s even though today’s violent crime rate is much lower than it was 30 years ago.

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There Is No Debate Over Critical Race Theory

“Constructive criticism often hurts, but like painful medical treatments, it can be lifesaving; it can be nation-saving. But what’s happening now is something entirely different and destructive—not constructive. This isn’t a “culture war.” This isn’t even an “argument.” This isn’t even “criticism.” This is critics arguing with themselves.”

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