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'Star Trek: Picard' Can't Avoid Being Political, But it Should Refrain From Being Unnecessarily Preachy

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Jan 23, 2020 3:00PM

If the show’s writers and producers choose to turn Picard into a garden-variety polemic against the Brexiteers and their conservative counterparts in America—they’ll waste a golden opportunity. 

Dispelling the Myth of the Moderate Michael Bloomberg

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Jan 18, 2020 1:10PM

Bloomberg's ego-driven paternalism is both indistinguishable from President Trump’s authoritarian style and antithetical to the very notion of political moderation.

Let This New Decade Bring With it the Demise of Authoritarianism in America

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Jan 1, 2020 11:44AM

Neither party seems to have much respect for rules, rights, or traditions these days—except, of course, when they’re not the party in power.

Congress Must Continue to Ignore Calls to Regulate Controversial Speech on Social Media

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Dec 14, 2019 11:23AM

Thoughts on Sacha Baron Chone's recent speech to the Anti-Defamation League. 

Review: Patricia Marcoccia's 'The Rise of Jordan Peterson'

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Dec 7, 2019 1:41PM

 I’m still not sure who the real Jordan Peterson is, and I’m not sure I ever will.

Dear Boomers and Millennials: Please Stop the Childish Bickering

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Nov 23, 2019 12:41PM

We don’t have time for petty arguments over the precise amounts of blame that each generation should have to bear for the problems with which we’ve all been cursed.

Ugly Attacks on Tulsi Gabbard Distract From Real Critiques of American Foreign Policy

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Nov 16, 2019 11:12AM

Attacks concerning Gabbard's policies are fair game, attacks about her commitment to America are not. 

Scorsese and Coppola Are Wrong About the MCU

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Oct 26, 2019 12:38PM

Scorsese and Coppola are masters of cinematic storytelling, but that doesn’t entitle them to act as gatekeepers of legitimate cinema.

Does the NBA Have a Moral Obligation to Stand up to China?

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Oct 12, 2019 11:38AM

Yes. Yes it does. Here's why. 

Former Des Moines Register Reporter Aaron Calvin Should Not Have Lost His Job

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Oct 5, 2019 1:13PM

Former Des Moines Register reporter Aaron Calvin is not a victim. He is, however, a sacrificial lamb who shouldn’t have lost his job.