I’ve dabbled into commentary on the state of American politics before but it has become evident that politics, at least in America, is no longer about policy – it’s about rhetoric and culture. Utilitarian arguments simply aren’t heard and certainly

Most reading this are likely aware of the issue of National Football League players refusing to stand for the national anthem. It has been featured prominently in the news in recent months. Many, including certain individuals within the liberty movement, have

The outcome of the German federal elections, in late September, left Chancellor Angela Merkel in power, as her party the CDU/CSU (Christian Democratic/Socialist Union) took a plurality of the seats in the Bundestag, giving her the right to form a

Political parties breed inconsistencies. “Liberal” and “conservative” have very different meanings than what they previously held. The Republican Party, for instance, is a combination of supply-side economics, social conservatism and nationalism, while the Democratic Party is supposed to be socialist-leaning with

As the leader of the Christian Democratic Union, Angela Merkel is a bit of a mystery to outsiders. Her pronounced social conservatism is on display voting against same-sex marriage as recently as this year, and her declaration of multiculturalism as

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