Category Archives: Polis (politics, culture)

Philosophy Club Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: Are students snowflakes? Erica Holberg, Charlie Huenemann, and Harrison Kleiner will be presenting. The basic question has to do with the tension between the value we place on free speech on college campuses and how that value can … Continue reading

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On unwritten rules

For Tour de France lovers, I wanted to chime in on the debate over Aru attacking Froome on the mechanical.  For those who have no idea what I am talking about, here is a brief summary of the situation: There … Continue reading

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Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap – Logan is meeting every Monday at 6:30pm this term.  I am presenting at the next meeting (Monday March 13) on Religion and the Public Square.  Newman Center social hall (basement of Newman Center, on corner of … Continue reading

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March for Life

It has become cliche to gripe about liberal bias in the media, true as it may remain.  But given the extraordinary amount of attention paid to the “Women’s March” last week, I could not help myself and was keen to … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr

On this celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., it is worth re-reading one of his most famous letters – the Letter from Birmingham Jail.  First published in the Atlantic, they republished it today here. One thing a re-reading will show … Continue reading

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Election panel discussion

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Abortion language

Hillary Clinton was on Meet the Press on Sunday, and a surprising amount of time was devoted to asking her about abortion (usually Republicans get those questions, not Democrats).  Clinton was making the point that her position is in line … Continue reading

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Republican intellectual roots

Please join the Institute of Government and Politics for a lecture today given by Matt Lewis titled, “How can the Republican Party return to its intellectual roots?”  Today (March 22), at 12:30pm in the Perry Pavilion on the 4th floor … Continue reading

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On sin, love, and the Grateful Dead

I read this fine article on love and the Grateful Dead this morning and it occasioned the following reflection: Though this may seem odd to some, I think the Lennon song “Imagine” is one of the stupidest songs ever written.  Don’t … Continue reading

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Fact Checking Marco Rubio’s criticism of philosophy

Politicians from Cruz to Obama have been hard on liberal arts majors of late.  The idea they are peddling is that it is a bad idea to major in a liberal art – and to use public dollars to support people … Continue reading

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