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Jeff Sessions Is Just Like Rachel Maddow: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #104


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t like nullification. He attacked the principles in recent statements about California’s sanctuary state policies. In doing so, he sounded just like Rachel Maddow. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about it. I compare the ideas of Maddow and Sessions (there’s […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #52: The Declaration of Independence


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” I this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the Declaration of Independence and secession. The recent Brexit vote has a lot of people talking about the idea of secession. Americans by-and-large have this strange, incongruous view of the idea. On the one hand, they celebrate secession every […]

No, Secession is Not Treason


Those seeking to erase Confederate flags and other symbols of the Confederacy from the public sphere most often refer to the association with slavery and racism. I strongly condemn this movement to purge and censor. Tossing inconvenient or uncomfortable history down the proverbial memory hole smacks of Orwellian tyranny. Totalitarian regimes cleanse history. This rising […]

Podcast: Pushing Beyond the Confederate Flag Soundbites


In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I try to push beyond the simple soundbites in the Confederate flag debate. After listening to the Confederate flag debate for several days, I was left feeling like neither “side” of the issue really captures the crux of the matter. One side screams racism. One side screams […]

133 Words or Less: Illogical Conclusions

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It is perfectly congruent to simultaneously support people’s right to do something and oppose their reasons for doing it. For instance, I can support the right of the southern secession, but emphatically reject slavery, even though it was undeniably a factor in the decision to leave the union. To assert, or even imply, that I […]