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Until you can tell Junior, “I’m not your friend, I’m your father,” you’ll always be a lightweight. Now, some guys like to keep it that way; they like to keep it light. It keeps them from having to shoulder certain heavy responsibilities.

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Posted by: C. R. Wiley on November 21, 2014

Should Americans feel bad that we are the second-most-ignorant country in the world? (Italy is number one.)

Our penultimate status made the news recently, after research group...

Posted by: B.K. Marcus on November 19, 2014

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778) was a novelist, essayist, composer, and philosopher who came to Paris in 1741 and destroyed the ideas of the Enlightenment at the moment of its triumph, extolling the primacy of feeling and will over the...

Posted by: William H. Young on November 17, 2014

Spiritual writers have long praised the virtue of humility, contrasting it with pride and arrogance. Humility involves the willingness to admit error, grant the reality of failure, be magnanimous in the face of success, and maintain the constant...

Posted by: Jeffrey A. Tucker on November 14, 2014

President Barack Obama’s reaction to the shellacking he and his policies received from the American people in the midterm elections surprised no one in its stubborn petulance. Along with some eye rolling and clearly perfunctory statements about...

Posted by: Bruce Frohnen on November 13, 2014

Many colleges want their students to have read a book before they start their first semester. Not just any book, but one carefully selected by a committee to represent the college’s ideals and aspirations....

Posted by: Ashley Thorne on November 10, 2014

Abroad, America’s greatest source of strength has always been our ideals. The same is true at home. We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal,...

Posted by: Bruce Frohnen on November 5, 2014

What do voters truly understand about major public policy issues that impact them? In the days leading up the 2014 elections, Just Facts commissioned a nationwide poll of likely...

Posted by: James Agresti on November 3, 2014

The first-year reading program at Williams College, “turned out to be kind of like a bad blind date,” wrote Michaela Morton, a freshman at the time, in ...

Posted by: Ashley Thorne on October 31, 2014

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." — Proverbs 22:6

Time and again we have been asked to devise economic instruction for the youngsters, the thought being that it’s the oncoming...

Posted by: Leonard E. Read on October 29, 2014