These Eight US States have Shrunk in 2016

U.S. population growth is at an 80 year low.

Why it’s Easier to Create an Extremist Group in Iraq than a Moderate One

It all comes down to two things, says an Iraqi-born writer.

The Intellectual Roots of Martin Luther King Jr.

Popular culture often overlooks that MLK's ideas and rhetoric were steeped in the Western tradition.

CIA Claims Russia Has Pervy Dirt on Trump. But Did They Get Trolled?

A bombshell intelligence report published Tuesday will leave some people embarrassed. Will it be Trump or the media and CIA?

Who's Afraid of RT?

It is the Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet, say intelligence officials. So what?

France Bans Parents from Spanking Their Children

France thinks it's the parents, not the kids, who need an attitude adjustment.

5 of the Coolest Biblical Archaeology Finds from 2016

A few interesting discoveries you may have missed this year.

Shakespeare the Scapegoat: Sacrificing the Bard on an Altar of Ignorance

Ivy League students removed a hallway portrait of William Shakespeare (too white) and replaced it with a photo of black lesbian activist.

George Orwell's Review of Mein Kampf

While working as a journalist during the Second World War, Orwell penned a review of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. 

When Santa Claus was Replaced by Ded Moroz

Once upon a time, in a far away land, Santa Claus gave way to Ded Moroz or “Old Man Frost.” 

Madonna and the Meaning of Democracy

Modern plutocracy, whether it be in Europe or the United States, should not be allowed to continue wearing the label of “democracy”.

The Story Behind Charles Dickens' ‘A Christmas Carol’

Originally he had intended to write a pamphlet called “An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man's Child.”

Student: Progressives Perverting the Idea of ‘Tolerance’

“It’s high time ‘generation snowflake’ emerged from this regressive darkness,” she says.

Did Beer Give Birth to Civilization?

Compelling evidence suggests that the discovery of brewing led to farming in the prehistoric world. 

Does God See Humans as His Children or His Servants?

The question gets to the heart of a fundamental theological difference between Christianity and Islam.

U.S. Students WAY Behind Canadians in Latest PISA Test

Scores from the 2015 PISA exam are in, and the results are not encouraging for Americans.

The Washington Post’s Weird Descent into McCarthyism

Writers at left-leaning media companies this week slammed the paper over its 'shameful and disgusting' black list story. 

Hollywood’s Disgraceful Hero-Worship of Castro

Castro’s own daughter sought asylum in the United States and denounced her father as “a tyrant.” 

Why Donald Trump Should Heed Plato on Foreign Policy

Does the ancient Greek philosopher offer a new way forward? 

5 Reasons Why Fake News is Here to Stay

There has been a lot chatter on the subject of late. 

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?

Is it Time to Give Teachers More Autonomy in the Classroom?

The Finnish education system attributes part of its success to more recess and greater teacher autonomy.

Christians Face Surge of Intolerance, Discrimination

There is a slippery slope from intolerance, to discrimination, to hate crimes and hate speech.

It's Undeniable that Fidel Castro Made Cuba Poorer

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

Was Shakespeare Really a Nihilist?

In order to answer the question, we need to know the difference between what Shakespeare said and what Shakespeare wrote.

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?