Dave Hendry

An Open Letter to President Biden

An Open Letter to President Biden

Dear President Biden… First let me express my gratitude to you, Vice President Harris, and the other members of your Administration for bringing common sense, decency, and respect for life back to the White House.

What Is the Opposite of Racism?

What Is the Opposite of Racism?

Racism is interacting with an individual or group in a way that is influenced by assumptions about them that are based on their perceived race, whether that perception is based on physical appearance, language, style, religion, or other factors.

Simply Calling Trump Supporters Racist Misses the Mark

Simply Calling Trump Supporters Racist Misses the Mark

A strong argument could be made for the claim that many of Trump’s supporters are racist, and also probably for the claim that racists are more likely to support Trump than to support any other political leader.

Face Masks and the Constitution

Face Masks and the Constitution

It’s certainly true that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t tell you that you have to wear a face mask. There are lots of things that the U.S. Constitution does not expressly forbid, including grand theft auto and murder.

The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend? Not So Much

The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend? Not So Much

Just because a person might seem to agree with you on one issue does not make them your friend. And the fact that someone disagrees with you on one issue should not make them your enemy.

Natural Herd Immunity — What Is it Really?

Natural Herd Immunity — What Is it Really?

The basis of herd immunity is that a person cannot be infected twice by the same virus, so once someone has had the disease it will never happen again. But this assumption has not been proven.

The Fallacy of Blaming “Both Sides”

The Fallacy of Blaming “Both Sides”

People have a natural tendency to seek balance, and most of us would rather stand aside from a conflict than jump into it. One way to do that is to choose not to take sides. Sometimes that’s the right thing to do, sometimes it isn’t.

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