This article will discuss the role of the bureaucracy in the regulation of policy by considering the specific book Smoking and Politics. In Smoking and Politics by Fritschler and Rudder there were numerous state agencies and bureaucratic organizations which are mentioned as having been involved in the policy process over time. Three of these organizations would include the … Read more Lessons from “Smoking and Politics”
This article will discuss reasons to reference Wikipedia pages. Wikipedia is a great resource with a mixed reputation. It is lauded as an introductory or quick reference, but despised as an academic one. The reason is simply that it is easily edited by just about anyone. This objection is a poor one. Wikipedia allows the use … Read more Why You Should Reference Wikipedia
Yes, an anarchic nation can exist. This article will cover that question which is often asked by skeptics of anarchism and will also cover some exciting news about one such up-and-coming community according to Edan Yago, an odd name belonging to a phenomenal gentleman. The fist line of evidence that an anarchic state can exist … Read more Can an Anarchic Nation Exist?
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas in 1865. This is a Texan thing and we Texans better know our own history. Furthermore this story highlights principals and historical trends which … Read more This Juneteenth, Let’s Discuss the Real History of Rascism
Indirect/Circumstantial evidence is a thing. A valid thing. If you watch your father rob a store you have directly observed. If you see a man with a mask on wearing your fathers shirt and watch, holding your father’s gun, about the size of your father, barking orders in the voice of your father, running off … Read more Indirect Evidence, Unfalsifiability, Trust and Deception
J Warner Wallace gave his talk tonight. My wife reported on the talk live for The Houstonian, SHSU’s school paper. She used a cool bit of technology called CoveritLive which allowed her to take notes and post them live as the presentation progressed. The notes are recorded here. Some of the highlights include:-Two main branches … Read more J Warner Wallace Talk, “Cold Case Christianity” 4/09/13