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Professor: America’s Public Schools Have Always Been ‘Religious’

Professor: America’s Public Schools Have Always Been ‘Religious’

Prof. Charles Glenn shows that the creation of public schools was the triumph of one particular form of religion over others.

Is Eliminating Jobs Really ‘Progress’?

Is Eliminating Jobs Really ‘Progress’?

Amazon grocery stores will eliminate waiting in lines... and jobs.

Why Pearl Harbor Could Happen Again

Why Pearl Harbor Could Happen Again

December 7th marks the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In reading through headlines, one concern keeps resurfacing.

The Historical Origin of 'Political Correctness'

The Historical Origin of 'Political Correctness'

A professor at Boston University recently touched on origins of the term ‘politically correct.’ And it's revealing.

Chesterton: In Defense of Eating that Christmas Turkey

Chesterton: In Defense of Eating that Christmas Turkey

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the dance to make sure nobody is offended.

Why Donald Trump Should Heed Plato on Foreign Policy

Why Donald Trump Should Heed Plato on Foreign Policy

Does the ancient Greek philosopher offer a new way forward? 

10 Lessons Marcus Aurelius Learned From His Father

10 Lessons Marcus Aurelius Learned From His Father

The last of Rome’s Five Great Emperors left a record of important life-lessons he learned from his adopted father. 

The Reason 3 in 4 Students Are Not Proficient in Civics
Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters

Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters

Would a decentralization movement actually result in more freedom and better government?

Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich

Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich

What if Hitler was neither Christian nor an atheist but still religious in his worldview?

Louisa May Alcott’s Insightful Advice for Young Women

Louisa May Alcott’s Insightful Advice for Young Women

Louisa May Alcott had some interesting views as a feminist.

It's Undeniable that Fidel Castro Made Cuba Poorer

It's Undeniable that Fidel Castro Made Cuba Poorer

Between 1949 and 1959, the per capita GDP in Cuba barely changed.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is now mostly about getting together as family, eating a big meal, and gearing up for the Christmas shopping.

Thanksgiving According to the Founding Fathers

Thanksgiving According to the Founding Fathers

5 quotes which go beyond gratitude for turkey and pie.

The Irony Everyone’s Missing in the Hamilton-Pence Controversy

The Irony Everyone’s Missing in the Hamilton-Pence Controversy

The left likes to characterize Trump as Hitler, but in actuality his campaign was largely based on the ideas of – wait for it – Alexander Hamilton.

3 Reasons We Don’t We Feel More Gratitude for Our Bounty

3 Reasons We Don’t We Feel More Gratitude for Our Bounty

How often do we overestimate our own contributions and underestimate the contributions of others?

Why Thanksgiving is on the Last Thursday in November

Why Thanksgiving is on the Last Thursday in November

President Lincoln did it during the Civil War. 

Yes, There Are Benefits to Studying Latin

Yes, There Are Benefits to Studying Latin

Maybe that's why it's enjoying a resurgence?

JFK’s Assassination Speech Has a Message America Needs to Hear

JFK’s Assassination Speech Has a Message America Needs to Hear

John F. Kennedy was killed before he could deliver the speech, but its words carry a message Americans need to hear.

Homeschool Kid Becomes Youngest in Canadian Parliament

Homeschool Kid Becomes Youngest in Canadian Parliament

Do we too often prevent young people from accomplishing great things at early ages when we consign them to institutionalized schooling?

A Possible Drawback to Letting Everybody Vote

A Possible Drawback to Letting Everybody Vote

According to a famous Russian thinker, it might not actually be a sign of "freedom and equality".

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization
3 Tips from Aristotle on Fighting Loneliness

3 Tips from Aristotle on Fighting Loneliness

Wisdom On Loving and Being Loved

Twitter Doesn’t Realize that Protecting Hate Speech Promotes Tolerance

Twitter Doesn’t Realize that Protecting Hate Speech Promotes Tolerance

Which is more dangerous: “Offensive” words or suppression of speech?

Sorites Paradox: When is a Heap of Sand No Longer a Heap?

Sorites Paradox: When is a Heap of Sand No Longer a Heap?

The logic puzzle can teach a lesson on the importance of using precise language.

UVA President Gets in Trouble for Quoting… Jefferson?

UVA President Gets in Trouble for Quoting… Jefferson?

I’m convinced our higher education system has lost just about every shred of common sense it had.

The Electoral College is Genius

The Electoral College is Genius

It is one of the Constitution’s accidentally great procedural features for deterring the concentration of political power.

Why Schools Should Teach Rational Discourse

Why Schools Should Teach Rational Discourse

We might see safe spaces disappear if we did...

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