Author: Evan Anderson

Conservatives Are Politically Correct, Too

As the majority of Americans and the world at large hunkers down for a Trump presidency, many commentators have blamed his rise to power on a backlash against unchecked political correctness. Of course, those who voted for the now-45th President despite his antics are solely responsible for their decision — and will likely have a lot of explaining to do over the next four to eight years — but the criticism of political correctness among the left should not be dismissed, whether or not it really did drive people to elect the billionaire last November. The phenomenon threatens the academic environment on college campuses and may be actively harming students’ mental health. It often breeds hostility that prevents the frank discussion of important ideas like human nature, innate differences between men and women, and the role of Islam in acts of terrorism. And it fosters a divisive political climate that polarizes rather than compromises. The result, predictably, is that too many not-so-savory characters are permitted — if not outright encouraged — to relinquish their inhibitions …

The New Center: Bridging the Political Divide

The political divide is growing. We have seen an ever-increasing distance between the left and the right, one election cycle after another; two drifting tectonic plates holding hostage our political system in lieu of their inevitable collision — the type of cataclysmic event a Trump presidency could bring to bear. Rifts are even found within the opposing factions themselves. The GOP has been confronted with a lethal chasm between the “establishment” Republicans one on side and their relentless critics — the Trump supporters, the “alt-right” brigade, and the #WhiteGenocide fear mongers — on the other. For their part, the progressives are faced with a heated standoff between the Clinton Democrats and the social justice warriors — many of them former Berners. The middle-of-the-road “I’m With Her” crowd struggles to fend off the identity politicians who criticize Hillary’s controversial past, hold her responsible for mass incarceration, and view her as the status quo personified. The social justice legion is often referred to as the “regressive left” due to their emphasis on multiculturalism and diversity – except …