Category Archives: Politics – Trump & Republicans

Should Donald Trump be disqualified from ever running for president again?

By Laurence Houlgate

Here is a question that should be asked by every philosophy professor in their classroom this term: Should Donald J. Trump be permanently disqualified from holding any office, civil or military, including the office of President? Continue reading Should Donald Trump be disqualified from ever running for president again?

The Era of Stupidity

© Darrell Arnold Ph.D.– (Reprinted with Permission)
https://darrellarnold.com/2020/05/18/the-erosion-of-the-soul-in-the-era-of-stupidity/

In President Obama’s recent online commencement speech, he criticized President Trump. Hearing this, I wondered immediately what false and hostile tweets Trump would send in retaliation. Continue reading The Era of Stupidity

Review of Aaron James’ “Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump”

© Darrell Arnold Ph.D.– (Reprinted with Permission)
http://darrellarnold.com/2018/08/14/on-aaron-james-assholes-a-theory-of-donald-trump/

If you are interested in knowing about assholes, [philosophy professor] Aaron James is your man. In the rather new and thin study of asshology, James has emerged as the leading voice. His Assholes: A Theory was a New York Times bestseller in 2012Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump is his more recent sequel … Continue reading Review of Aaron James’ “Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump”

Why Do Conservatives Tolerate Trump?


German soldiers parading through Lübeck in the days leading up to World War I.

© Darrell Arnold– (Reprinted with Permission)
http://darrellarnold.com/2018/07/25/the-morally-upside-down-world-of-the-trump-base/

Oh, the times they have a’ changed, but not for the good. As Jonathon Freedland has noted in an opinion piece in the Guardian, the recording released in late July by Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, speaking to Trump about the need to pay hush money to Karen McDougal, would have likely been enough to undo any recent presidency, including Clinton’s. It implicates the president not only in the sordid affair but in possible campaign finance breeches. Continue reading Why Do Conservatives Tolerate Trump?