Author Archives: NeuroProf

Bad arguments against the death penalty

There is currently a bit of a controversy in the state of Florida involving a high-profile murder case.  A man named Markeith Loyd killed his pregnant girlfriend, and later killed an Orlando Police officer who attempted to arrest him.  After a manhunt that took the life of another cop, he was finally arrested.  Elected State […]

Gary Johnson: Cry Me A River

Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for President in 2012, just published an op-ed in the Washington Times in which he griped about not having been given enough free air time in the 2012 Presidential elections.  (A rather interesting complaint from a supposed libertarian.) I was immediately suspicious.  Is it possible Gary Johnson really has a contribution […]

Obamacare: The Wrong Name For The GOP

What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet   I used to think that labeling the Affordable Care Act as “Obamacare” was a good idea for the GOP, particularly during the Presidential Election of 2012.  At that time, the goal for the Republicans was to […]

The Roots Of Prejudice

A commenter to the blog recently posted a frustration with colleagues at work who had a knee-jerk response to the word “Republican”.  The commenter was not necessarily a Republican, but was a person who was willing to listen to ideas regardless of the origin of those ideas.  That got me thinking about something which has […]

My Conservative Bookshelf

A brief post today to announce a new page on my blog – My Conservative Bookshelf.  From time to time I will add book recommendations and brief reviews of books that have shaped my thinking.  To date I’ve only added four books – the books I’ve read or reread most recently – but I hope […]

A Tale Of Two Inaugurals

I’ve often been perplexed when I hear people complain that there’s really no difference between Democrats and Republicans.  I’m not sure where that perspective comes from.  To my mind there are deep fundamental differences between Democrats and Republicans, and it colors virtually everything they do and say. If the suggestion is that they only differ […]