‘Virtue Signalling’ May Annoy Us. But Civilization Would Be Impossible Without It

We all virtue signal. I virtue signal; you virtue signal; we virtue signal. And those guys over there, in that political tribe we don’t like—they especially virtue signal. (Just as they believe that we do.) Let’s not pretend [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:55+01:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Yaniv’s Other Racket: How a Single Gender Troll Managed to Get ‘Hundreds’ of Women Thrown Off Twitter

The Canadian human-rights litigant formerly known as Jonathan Yaniv—a trans woman who now goes by the name Jessica, but whom we will refer to simply as “JY”—is a unique figure among those who follow the debate [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:55+01:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

‘The Great Scattering’: How Identity Panic Took Root in the Void Once Occupied by Family Life

Of all the issues that divide us, none seems as inimical to reasoned discussion as identity politics. Conservatives excoriate such politics as politically opportunistic theater, the acting out of coddled “snowflake” students. Liberals and progressives put [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:57+01:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Laboratories of Democracy: what Seattle learned from having the highest minimum wage in the nation

The city adopted a $15 minimum wage four years ago. Here’s what happened. Looking at the nation’s most intriguing experiments in local policy. The policy: $15 minimum wage Where: Seattle, Washington In place since: 2015 The problem: A Taco [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:59+01:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

How Feminism Paved the Way for Transgenderism

In the last decade, in many parts of the English-speaking world, transgender advocacy has made substantial, and at times, expansive gains, with trans rights becoming embedded in institutions and enforced by the state. Like any significant [...]

2019-09-10T17:49:00+01:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Grave concerns about the Public Services Card are being ignored

Immediate clarity is needed on the scope, intention and justification for the mishmash that is the Public Services Card. If any lingering doubt remained that Irish citizens need far greater transparency from the State on this [...]

2019-09-10T17:49:01+01:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |

Diversity: the same old faces are deciding the world’s future and it affects us all

Just 160,000 Tory party members chose Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson. It’s the first time in history that the UK prime minister has been determined by voters from only one party. Research by Queen Mary University London and the University [...]

2019-09-10T17:49:01+01:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Making youth soccer less competitive: Better skills or a sign of coddled kids?

With summer ablaze and recent World Cup fever stoking inspiration, soccer fields are sites of athleticism, friendships and fun. But for some parents, soccer has also become a source of tension. In 2014, soccer teams that [...]

2019-09-10T17:49:21+01:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Cannabis: Misinformation about CBD can be life-threatening

Hyperbole can be rampant in health news, particularly with respect to cannabis. One recent headline declared: “CBD is effective in treating heroin addiction.” Another proclaimed: “New study finds CBD could curb heroin addiction.” These stories were referring to a recent [...]

2019-09-10T17:49:22+01:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: |