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The State of the Union Hasn’t Always Been Political Theater

The State of the Union Hasn’t Always Been Political Theater

Blame Woodrow Wilson for what it is today.

Love doesn't need Marriage

Love doesn't need Marriage

But something else does. 

8 Quotes on Public Speaking for Tonight’s State of the Union Address

8 Quotes on Public Speaking for Tonight’s State of the Union Address

“Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason.”

Are Family Divisions Contributing to National Disunity?

Are Family Divisions Contributing to National Disunity?

Edmund Burke had something to say on that subject.

Penetrating Wisdom from Marcus Aurelius

Penetrating Wisdom from Marcus Aurelius

8 very carpe diem-esque quotes from the last emperor of Rome's Golden Age. 

Philadelphia Cop Shot: Clash of Civilizations Continues

Philadelphia Cop Shot: Clash of Civilizations Continues

Shooter did it in the name of Islam.

British Educator: Student Success Comes from “Quiet, sensible, matter-of-fact parents”
Democracy, Greed, and the Perils of Equality

Democracy, Greed, and the Perils of Equality

A familiarity with Tocqueville’s essential Democracy in America would prove enlightening.

Very Cool! New York Public Library Releases 180,000 Historical Images into the Public Domain

Very Cool! New York Public Library Releases 180,000 Historical Images into the Public Domain

The documents include papers from the Founding Fathers, maps and atlases, and illuminated manuscripts from the Medieval Ages...

9 Timeless Strategies from Sun-tzu’s ‘Art of War’

9 Timeless Strategies from Sun-tzu’s ‘Art of War’

From the book whose tactics have been highly influential in warfare, business, politics, law, sports, and life. 

Christianity's Intellectual Foundation

Christianity's Intellectual Foundation

We're guessing most of the folks who call Christianity "stupid" haven't read these authors.

Ben Franklin’s 3 Tips for People Actually Interested in Rational Debate

Ben Franklin’s 3 Tips for People Actually Interested in Rational Debate

Public discourse might be more civil if we followed Franklin's example.

Will Germany be Muslim in a generation?

Will Germany be Muslim in a generation?

Demography is the Achilles heel of a democracy.

Let’s be honest about the Cologne assaults

Let’s be honest about the Cologne assaults

Multiculturalism doesn't work. And boys and girls are unequal.

Yet Another Reason to Study History

Yet Another Reason to Study History

Have you heard of “shifting baseline syndrome”?

Waking Up During the Night Used to Be Normal

Waking Up During the Night Used to Be Normal

Every night, people fell asleep not long after the sun went down and stayed that way until sometime after midnight.

The Danger of Executive Action

The Danger of Executive Action

In the name of expediency, we toss aside our checks against the concentration of power.

This great inventor only had 5 years of formal schooling

This great inventor only had 5 years of formal schooling

Would he have achieved as much in today’s education settings? 

Huxley: Brave New World “Coming True Sooner Than I Thought”

Huxley: Brave New World “Coming True Sooner Than I Thought”

Huxley's reflections on "Brave New World" thirty years after it was published.

Are Many Women Today Doing Two Full-Time Jobs?

Are Many Women Today Doing Two Full-Time Jobs?

Eleanor Roosevelt had something important to say on this topic.

Obamacare Spurring a Return to Health Care Co-ops

Obamacare Spurring a Return to Health Care Co-ops

Are they spurring a return to community care and concern in addition to lowering costs?
 

Mass communication promotes mass conformity

Mass communication promotes mass conformity

Being aware of what's happening is the first step to regaining our intellectual independence.

Some men just want to watch the world burn

Some men just want to watch the world burn

Keep that in mind.

Instant New Year’s Resolutions from Ben Franklin

Instant New Year’s Resolutions from Ben Franklin

“Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.”

Why does evil triumph?

Why does evil triumph?

Thomas Jefferson might have the answer.

Teenagers: They can achieve so much more

Teenagers: They can achieve so much more

We need an education system that helps teens reach their full potential.

The Hail Mary's Christmas Roots

The Hail Mary's Christmas Roots

The more you know...

This is an AMAZING Insight from a Famous Historian

This is an AMAZING Insight from a Famous Historian

"History has been too often a picture of the bloody stream."

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