February 2023 Links
Subversion of heroic morality, the pride flag, and what it means when animal sacrifice is making a comeback.
Gay marriage isn’t the new interracial marriage. The Respect for Marriage act shows only ignorance about marriage, not respect.
There’s only one kind of marriage, and it’s between one man and one woman. My marriage to my wife isn’t like a gay “marriage.” It’s like any marriage between a man and a woman.
Should the broken window method of policing apply to school discipline? Probably. If you don’t discipline the disrupters, then you don’t really care about the education of the other students.
Critics of punitive discipline miss its purpose. Perhaps a suspension does little to reform the behavior of an individual student — suspend him once or a hundred times, and he'll likely act out again (though there is some evidence that suspensions increase individual achievement). But the purpose of a suspension isn't necessarily the reformation of the one, but the protection of the 30 other children in that student's class and the hundreds of others in the building. Suspensions may not always influence the individual student, but they certainly prevent community spread.