By Laurence Houlgate, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Reprinted with permission.
The Stop WOKE Act
On April 22, 2022, with the approval of Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida legislature passed a bill that makes it illegal to publicly voice three opinions (ideas, beliefs, perspectives): (1) Some ethnic groups are inherently racist, (2) A person’s status as privileged or oppressed is determined by their race or gender, and (3) Discrimination is an acceptable way to achieve diversity in education and business. Continue reading Woke Political Opinions and the Suppression of Speech
Crawford at Cologne Game Lab (2011)
My last post elicited this response from Chris Crawford. I post it unedited. Continue reading Is America Disintegrating?
Scrapping abortion rights got the headlines. But don’t ignore the Court’s assault on gun regulations and the separation of church and state.
For a great analysis Continue reading Three Supreme Court decisions with long-term consequences
A regular reader asked me to comment on the above dialogue from the movie, The American President. Here is the transcript: Continue reading Drink The Sand
I would like to refer my readers to E.J. Dionne’s Washington Post oped today,
“A make-or-break moment for our democracy.” Dionne has long been considered one of the few bipartisan sages and honest men in Washington.