How do we find our way back to civility?
In the early- and mid-20th century, systemic racism often meant that African American communities were excluded from government welfare programs. In the face of this injustice, we see numerous examples of communities stepping up to take care of each other when government officials turned the other way.
How do people account for the discrepancy between projections and actual working hours? There are some popular explanations, all of which share one commonality: they blame the phenomenon on the shortcomings of individuals.
As he took his first steps, he uttered words that would be written into history books for generations to come: “That’s one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.”
Megan Rapinoe could learn a few lessons from Lou Gehrig.
Americans think of Bastille Day as “France’s Fourth of July.” But do these holidays really celebrate the same thing? Hardly.
When recalling our national myths, we ought to emphasize, as C.S. Lewis suggested, “the tale as such, on the picture which fires the imagination, the example that strengthens the will,” and avoid “the perfectly serious indoctrination of the young in knowably false or biased history—the heroic legend drably disguised as text-book fact.”
If you aren’t willing to put yourself at risk for beating up some guy taking your picture, then what sort of creature does that make you?
Statistics show there may exist more Good Samaritans than many believe, thus forcing us to rethink the Bystander Effect.
How much influence should an ancient text have on the way modern people lead their lives?
All too often we critique our ancestors without making any effort to get to know them. Unless we attempt to walk in their shoes, however, and see with their eyes, we have nothing but facts and dates by which to evaluate them.
The “Five Civilized Tribes” of the southeast also participated in the institution of slavery.
Americans fail to realize that prohibition was a success. Will the myths surrounding prohibition trick us into legalizing everything?
Four reasons America's architects tolerated slavery in their country's infancy. Were they justified? You decide.
The right to the pursuit of happiness is coherent only in the full theological context of the Declaration of Independence.
America has a certain tendency to take its adoration to religious levels.
June 28, 1919. On this date, 100 years ago, Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles, her peace settlement for the First World War.
Youthful idealism plays a role, but family and work experience are just as important.
If you want to effectively relieve stress, set aside the yoga mat, get out a couple mitts and a baseball, and play catch instead.
More than just a magnificent singer, Nat "King" Cole left an indellible mark on America both on and off the stage.
If the United States is such a bastion of oppression and misery, then why are so many immigrants, legal and illegal, trying to come here?
Did women win some long-sought freedom from oppression in the male-dominated society of the ancien regime?
Tolstoy is best remembered for his voluminous masterpiece novels, Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Yet, in quantity, at least, Tolstoy’s philosophical works rivaled his fiction.
Nearly a quarter of American children grow up in a single mother home. Will yesterday’s fatherless boys have difficulty raising today’s children?
These brilliant tweets highlight something important that Joel Osteen gets wrong.
In the decades since the time of its publication, the context of Orwell’s magnum opus has been lost.
This week marks the centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
When Allied troops stormed the beaches at Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 – a bold invasion of Nazi-held territory that helped tip the balance of World War II – they were using a remarkable and entirely untested technology.