Don’t Fight for the Soul of the Party

An article in Politico written just before the 2022 election contrasts two sides of a fissure within the Democratic party, each determined to convince the party to adopt their strategy. On one side, we have the centrists who believe vocal progressives frighten away...

Political Rhetoric Done Right

Almost no one gets political rhetoric right. Candidates spend millions on polling, focus testing, A/B testing, and engaging in every other conceivable way to narrow rhetoric into quantifiable pieces, and yet very rarely does a politician have the ability to...

Socialism is a Dirty Word

For now, Democrats control the Presidency and both chambers of congress. Many progressives hoped to quickly pass ambitious legislation in 2021, but that didn’t happen. It probably won’t happen in 2022, either. There’s one thing standing in the way of passing...

Trust the Experts: Why Appeals to Authority Make Sense

I wrote this essay about why we should trust the experts at the beginning of the pandemic. It has missed its relevancy window to be published so it will remain here in the archives. Although the example it builds upon was topical, the point that we should Trust the...