This piece by Reed Ferguson was published at the Foundation for Economic Education. Although movie-only fans wouldn’t know it, Albus Dumbledore, the seemingly perfect, almost God-like figure in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, dabbled in the dark side, and it was his obsession with power that led him to it. Dumbledore and his childhood friend, … Continue reading Harry Was Right to Destroy the Elder Wand
This is the life story of a young conservative. We grew up when female superheroes were all the rage, black kids and white kids playing hand-in-hand on the playground was not only normal but encouraged, having a gay best friend made you the coolest kid in school, and anti-Semitism was the greatest evil someone could commit (rightfully so). But then we went to college, and we were taught . . .
A few weeks ago, I went to a Donald Trump rally in Nashville and waited in line for five hours only to get to the door the moment the rally ended. There were well over 10,000 people in line. Populism certainly is exciting when you’re there in the moment. Along with the mass of people … Continue reading A Message to Trump Supporters
Today, I made an appearance on USA Radio Trending Today with Rusty Humphries to discuss the popularity of Bernie Sanders amongst millennials. A 2016 Harvard University study found that 51% of millennials do not support capitalism, and a recent study from VOC and YouGov found that 45% of 16-to-20-year-olds said they would vote for a … Continue reading Bernie Sanders and the Hypocrisy of Socialism
Dear feminists, I understand you. More importantly, I understand why you call yourself feminists. It’s simple: You want to be seen as equals. I understand you because I was once one of you. The thing that separates me from the majority of Western feminists is that one day I woke up and realized that the only way … Continue reading Dear Western Feminists…
Talking politics when you're in business, whether you're in the food services industry like Starbucks or the entertainment industry like Meryl Streep, is a bad idea. Not just because it's annoying but really because it's simply bad business. I entered college with the intent of playing music as a career. I love music. I live and breathe it. … Continue reading I am the Rational Millennial
Yesterday, a video surfaced in which Milo Yiannopoulos, the famed right-wing provocateur, justifies sexual relationships between 13-year-old boys and older men. He was subsequently disinvited from speaking at CPAC, his publisher dropped his upcoming book, and there is even talk about Breitbart booting him. He later retracted his statement, saying, "I do not believe sex with 13-year-olds is okay. … Continue reading Provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos sparks a conversation about age of consent