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This summer I was part of a statewide effort to revise the social studies standards of a state in the northern plains. I had hoped to provide a positive influence that both respected the content of history...

Posted by: Kevin S. Krahenbuhl on September 15, 2014

The model seems so obvious now that I’ve seen it in operation. I’ve spent a day and a half with the incoming class of Praxis, a start-up company that is providing an answer to the problem that everyone complains about but few have sought to solve...

Posted by: Jeffrey A. Tucker on September 12, 2014

Whatever happened to the hat? Wherefore the fedora? Where have they stashed the Stetsons? Who has banished the boater and trashed the tweed cap? Why is a “Deerstalker” considered a Vietnam movie and a “Panama” no more than a canal?

Who can...

Posted by: Dwight Longenecker on September 10, 2014

Who hasn't heard of Ferguson, Missouri?

Not long ago, it was virtually unknown. I had lived in St. Louis for 17 years before I ever heard of it – and then only because my son started playing baseball with a group of fellow homeschoolers at...

Posted by: F.R. Duplantier on September 8, 2014

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.  —Milton Friedman

As the economic recovery from the...

Posted by: Jay Bowen on September 5, 2014

Summer has become a season of strange and stark irony. While it brings forth the beauty of the world, it also brings forth the ugliness of the age. The warmth and light are invariably attended by trashy fashion and tattooed flesh. These dog-days...

Posted by: Sean Fitzpatrick on September 3, 2014

I begin with this remark of the celebrated Roman historian Livy, written 2,000 years ago:

There is an exceptionally beneficial and fruitful advantage to be derived from the study of the past. There you see, set in the clear...

Posted by: Lawrence W. Reed on August 29, 2014

Webster’s defines “intelligent” as “endowed with intelligence or intellect; possessed of, or exhibiting, a high or fitting degree of intelligence or understanding.” This modern understanding of “intelligence” as an innate disposition or...

Posted by: Allen Porter Mendenhall on August 27, 2014

The field of business administration, in which I work, is oriented toward the new: Consultants, academics, and doctoral students have learned that to succeed in the consulting or the publication game, solutions need to be packaged as new,...

Posted by: Mitchell Langbert on August 25, 2014

Poor John Adams. He will almost always stand in the shadows of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. He will always be remembered first and foremost as a dumpy bulldog, a failed president, and the husband of Abigail Adams. And yet. . . and yet...

Posted by: Bradley J. Birzer on August 18, 2014