• Why Leftists Are So Unhappy

    Why Leftists Are So Unhappy

    One of the most important differences between the right and the left—one that greatly helps to explain their differences—is the difference between unhappy liberals and unhappy conservatives.

    Unhappy conservatives generally believe they are unhappy because life is inherently difficult and tragic, and because they have made some unwise decisions in life.

    But unhappy liberals generally believe they are unhappy because they have been persecuted.

    Ask unhappy leftists why they are unhappy and they are likely to respond that they are oppressed. This is the primary response given by unhappy leftist women, blacks, Latinos, and gays. READ MORE...

  • In Defense of Evangelicals Who Support Trump

    In Defense of Evangelicals Who Support Trump

    It is usually easier for an outsider to defend a person or a group that is attacked than for the person or group.

    In that vein, this Jew would like to defend evangelicals and other Christians who support President Donald Trump. They are regularly attacked as religious hypocrites who give Christianity in general, and evangelical Christianity in particular, a bad name.

    The people writing such things are often Christians, including evangelicals.

    Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist, wrote:

    Whether the subject is the debauched pagan in the White House, the mall-haunted candidacy of Roy Moore or the larger question of how to engage with secular culture, there is talk of an intergenerational crisis within evangelical churches, a widening disillusionment with a Trump-endorsing old guard, a feeling that a crackup must loom ahead. READ MORE...