About: Roy Cordato

VP for research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation

Recent Posts by Roy Cordato

An observation on Gary Johnson, his support among Democrats, and libertarians

OK, so everyone seems to agree that Gary Johnson is drawing more votes  from Hillary than from Trump. That is, except for the fact that the Democratic party candidate is Clinton, who they don’t like for personal rather than ideological reasons, they would be voting Democrat. In other words they’d be voting for a candidateContinue Reading






Question for progressives

Should the words “trigger warning” be prefaced by a trigger warning for those people who might be disturbed by anything that could possibly bring to mind guns or gun violence?






You might be a progressive if…

…you believe that an athlete who takes a knee before a sporting event to say a prayer is a Bible thumping yahoo, but if the same athlete happens to assumes the same posture during the National Anthem he is a person of conscience exercising his First Amendment rights.






You might be a progressive if…

…you belong to a movement that celebrated Benito Mussolini in the 1920s, Joseph Stalin in the 1930s and 40s (FDR called him Uncle Joe), Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in the 1950s, 60s, 70s… and Hugo Chavez in the 2000s, but are appalled that Donald Trump refers to Vladimir Putin as a strong leader.






Antartica ice coverage greater than thought

From Interestingengineer.com. Antartica is one of the most ice-covered locations in the world, but it is also one of the world’s largest land masses. Previous estimates by researchers placed the level of uncovered land in Antartica at about 1%. However, a new survey in part by NASA shows that this estimate was rather generous andContinue Reading






You might be a progressive if…

…you believe that the same government that can’t keep heroin out of the hands of inmates locked up in maximum security prisons will be able to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists by denying the right to purchase them to people on no fly lists.






Why pro-Brexit voters voted the way it did–according to the media elite

There have been a lot of explanations of why those who voted for Brexit voted the way they did, none of them are very flattering. But they all tend to fall under one or more of three categories: xenophobia or racism related to a distrust and fear of immigrants, ignorance and lack of understanding ofContinue Reading






La Nina expected to bring downward spike in temps

After a particularly strong El Nino gave the globe some of the highest temps on record over the last year it appears that the La Nina that is currently being ushered in is already pushing temperatures downward–and the trend could last a while. This article explains the process nicely.






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