How is an American Left Still Possible? Four Theses

 “… the methods of thinking that are living activities in men are not objects of reflective consciousness.” — Charles S. Peirce (1892)The history of the modern physical sciences in the twentieth century is strewn with instances of discipline-shattering “thought experiments.” Perhaps the most famous is Einstein’s 1919 prediction of a solar eclipse proving his theory… Continue reading How is an American Left Still Possible? Four Theses

The Legal and Political Persuasion Begins, Finally

Moments ago, the President's private legal team walked off the stage from their press conference and opening statement.Many readers of LFFC will agree that it was a long-overdue statement of a legal reality that seems plausible to many of us, but clearly needs to be spelled out for our fellow countrymen. A few observations on the… Continue reading The Legal and Political Persuasion Begins, Finally

Al Gore’s Revenge

Vice President Al Gore ended the drawn-out 2000 election by many accounts bitter and dejected (even after delivering what many consider one of the best concession speeches in modern times). It is a bitter twist of irony that the current mess in American elections is essentially the revenge wrought by his narrowly-failed White House bid.… Continue reading Al Gore’s Revenge

Should a Christian Vote for Trump?

There are a variety of arguments against Donald Trump, but one that has gained currency, promoted in particular by conservative pundit David French, is that it is immoral to vote for our incumbent president.  French argues that Donald Trump presents a character test, and that Evangelicals, in particular, are failing it.  He further asserts that… Continue reading Should a Christian Vote for Trump?