Dr Michael Hurd

Dr. Michael Hurd is a psychotherapist, columnist and author of "Bad Therapy, Good Therapy (And How to Tell the Difference)" and "Grow Up America!" Visit his website at: www.DrHurd.com.

Valentine’s Day Reflections

Valentine’s Day is a great way to celebrate a love you already have. But if it’s a way to make up for your lack of appreciating your love the rest of the year, you better do some thinking.

Bill Gates Against Capitalism and Freedom

I wish that people who make millions or billions of dollars, such as Bill Gates, would stop denigrating and seeking to undermine the very system that enabled them to be successful in the first place: capitalism.

Obama Oil Tax Will Increase Gas Prices

Obama and environmentalists have it in for fossil fuels because they are, overwhelmingly, the form of energy that lifts millions out of poverty and sustains lives longer and healthier than any before.

Middle of The Road GOP Establishment is a Victim of Its Own Lack of Spine

The GOP Establishment seems to love nothing more than being liked and accepted by their morally tiny little socialist colleagues who control the agenda and the levers of power in our nation’s capital, not to mention much of academia and the media. In their hearts, they all seem to know that Bernie Sanders is–on their premises, at least–right.

Racism and the Oscars

The attempt to smear winners of this year’s nominations for Academy Awards with “racism” is actually racism itself.

Protectionism Will Not Make America Great Again

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he will push for companies, including Apple Inc., to bring manufacturing back to the United States. “Make America great again,” Trump recently said in a speech at Liberty University in Virginia. “We’re going to get...

Jeb Bush’s Brand of Welfare Statism

Bush’s proposal merely reinforces the false idea that government has a right to force some to be the keepers of others. He wants to pass it off to the states.

Criticizing Islam and Free Speech

Lynch, who is the Attorney General of the United States, is advancing the idea that not merely actions, but thoughts, ideas and feelings can and must be against the law, and are worthy of prosecution.

“Inciting Violence” with Words

When you take a particular position on abortion, Planned Parenthood, taxes, socialized medicine, or anything at all – from any direction – you are not “poisoning” or “inciting” anyone. You’re simply stating your position. The emotional response and behavioral follow-up (if any) of others is their own responsibility.

Before Saying, “I Support France,” Please Read This

Unless or until you start to rethink your stance, you have no business expressing compassion towards the victims of people in attacks whose perpetrators – knowingly or not – you aid and support via your positions.

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