The Straight Line on Bias

I found your opening remark that I’m politically biased interesting and inspirational:  in a word, provocative. I’m not biased in any way whatsoever. Some of our readers are probably choking right now on the hubris of my contented arrogance and the complacence of such...

Trump Talk without Fear! (It’s a Republic, Dummy)

I was quite surprised when I received questions at the end of your last piece.  In fact, if I was talking to someone who was more politically biased than yourself, I might consider the topic of Trump to be a trap.  Whether you support Trump or you don’t, discussing...

Six Ways of Republican Speech

Several words have recently appeared in The Gun which are as ample as they are ambiguous, and therefore as excellent as they are elusive:  public, private, people, nation.  Such potent words are as susceptible to shenanigans as they are conducive to fortuity. For...

Silent Public of the Republic

The issue of students’ unwillingness to speak out is an interesting one, and one that I’m personally familiar with.  You mentioned students of yours that remain silent even though they have an answer – maybe not the exact answer, but a plausible one – in their head....

Your Phone and Your Soul

What if the universe is an untold joke and the extinction of humanity is the snap of a twig in the woods where only humans have the sense to notice it? Meanwhile, adults who morally deplore the “innovative vices” of the young didn’t create any dangerous fun of their...

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