Politics and Love

Are Concerns about Mail-In Voting Legitimate?

Recently people have raised concerns about possible mail-in voter fraud during the recent election. Are concerns about mail-in voting legitimate? In this post, I will argue that such concerns are unnecessary. This is the third post in a series about the elections and whether concerns over their legitimacy are valid concerns. Other Posts in This… Continue reading Are Concerns about Mail-In Voting Legitimate?

Politics and Love, Uncategorized

The Irish, Weird Rumors, and Recent Elections

Here is a brief, tragic, and important history lesson. It's about the Irish Potato Famine and weird rumors, and it relates to the recent elections. A Bit about the Potato Famine In the mid-1800s, Ireland was struck by the now-infamous potato blight. It had devastating consequences on the Irish population. (You can find all of… Continue reading The Irish, Weird Rumors, and Recent Elections

Politics and Love, Uncategorized

Do You Have a “My Guy Bias”? Is it Harming You?

This post is about something I call a My Guy Bias, which is a thinking problem anyone can develop personally or politically. It's really common and causes a lot of suffering. Our Attachments Human beings form strong emotional attachments to people. This trait can be good because it often helps us develop loving and loyal… Continue reading Do You Have a “My Guy Bias”? Is it Harming You?

Politics and Love

Are Concerns about the Validity of the Elections Results Legitimate?

This post is about whether concerns about the validity of the election results are legitimate. Voting is the heart of a democratic process that possesses integrity. Thus, in almost every election in our country, there are concerns about whether the election process is legitimate or about various forces that could undermine its legitimacy. For example,… Continue reading Are Concerns about the Validity of the Elections Results Legitimate?

Logic with Love, Politics and Love, Uncategorized

The Ethics of Abortion, Part #2

I am writing a series of posts on the ethics of abortion. You can read the first part in the series here in which I describe what ethics is; why abortion can be an ambiguous ethical issue; and why ethically ambiguous issues are difficult to think and talk about. I also explain the goal of… Continue reading The Ethics of Abortion, Part #2

Politics and Love

What is Basic Presidential Competence (and Why is It Important?)

We have a presidential election coming up in a few weeks. Frequently when we vote for a president (or any candidate), it is easy to vote simply along party lines. If we are Republican, we vote Republican. If we are Democrat, we vote Democrat. It certainly simplifies things, and this is not always a bad… Continue reading What is Basic Presidential Competence (and Why is It Important?)

Politics and Love

The Ethics of Abortion, Part #1

This post is the first in a series of posts about the ethics of abortion. As such, it is helpful to understand what ethics, as well as morality (a related term), is. And it is also helpful to understand how ethics and legality relate to one another. These terms are related but are not identical.… Continue reading The Ethics of Abortion, Part #1