Jack White

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Effect and Cause

A review of a new book recapping 100 Years of the liberal magazine The New Republic, Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America goes to something I’ve been trying to say regarding statements to the effect that Republicans in congress are more “extreme” than Democrats. Here are a couple quotes: “Over the last 25 years, … Continue reading

I Support Viewpoint Diversity


A politically diverse group of social scientists, natural scientists, humanists, and other scholars who want to improve our academic disciplines and universities. We share a concern about a growing problem: the loss or lack of “viewpoint diversity.” When nearly everyone in a field shares the same political orientation, certain ideas become orthodoxy, dissent is discouraged, and errors can go unchallenged.

An Interpretation of Jonathan Haidt’s Moral Foundations Theory

This sidebar lists a series of posts which together make up an essay relating Moral Foundations Theory to today's politics, and even a little history, as viewed through The Independent Whig's six-foundation moral lens.


Venn Diagram of Liberal and Conservative Traits and Moral Foundations and