Why do presidents favor executive action, if their successors can reverse their policies so easily?
What accounts for superiority of the U. S. women’s soccer team over the men’s soccer team? It is not better pay.
If you and your computer were to fall victim to ransomware, would you pay the ransom? We insure against all sorts of crime. Should we insure against hackers as well?
Does society owe you a college education? If we make higher education accessible to more people, would the distribution of wealth be more equitable? Why do many people see equitable distribution of wealth as a worthy outcome?
What would happen if modern monetary theorists are right? Could we stop paying taxes? If we could not stop paying taxes, in what sense is the theory correct?
If you found yourself living under an authoritarian police state, would you move? If so, where would you go? If not, why would you stay?
If you were to purchase an electric bicycle, would you want a battery that looks like a water bottle?
If Congress appropriates four billion dollars for toothbrushes, soap, and other accommodations for children at the southern border, does that mean it supports family separations? If it withholds funds from the concentration camps, does that mean Congress merely adds to the cruelty?
Why did Biden not say to Harris, “I hate hatred and incivility. I would never ostracize anyone for any reason. We are all part of the same community. When people spit on the president’s son in a public place, we have gone too far. Is that what you want me to do?”
Jefferson’s question, related to debates in the Democratic party about state power: “If we doubt the ability of people to govern themselves, why should we give them authority to govern others?”
Twenty-first century version of Jefferson’s question: “If people in authority have shown they do not know how to govern others, why should we let them?”