Politics

Why George Washington’s Farewell Address Still Matters

Why George Washington’s Farewell Address Still Matters

President Obama said goodbye to the nation last night. Did his speech measure up? 

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

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?

Why are Conservative Politicians so Good-looking?

Why are Conservative Politicians so Good-looking?

Right-wing politicians are winning elections because they have a "beauty advantage", according to European social scientists.

Study: Textbooks Are Super Biased

Study: Textbooks Are Super Biased

A confirmation of what has long been suspected?

Thomas Paine on the Dangers of Elitism

Thomas Paine on the Dangers of Elitism

Would Paine equate today's politicians with King George?

Meryl Streep’s Comments Were Boring. That’s All

Meryl Streep’s Comments Were Boring. That’s All

We’re making a national production over the actor’s comments because they were clumsy and lacked subtlety. Welcome to 21st century America.

Philosopher: Chance is Baked into the Cake of Democracy

Philosopher: Chance is Baked into the Cake of Democracy

In a state devoted to upholding the principle of equality – as a democracy does – chance is the proper and only foundation of authority.

Who's Afraid of RT?

Who's Afraid of RT?

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

Feds Create Orwellian Propaganda Agency to Combat 'Fake News'

Feds Create Orwellian Propaganda Agency to Combat 'Fake News'

Sandwiched in the middle of a 969-page Act is a provision creating the Global Engagement Center. (Because, you know, the Russians.)

Chicago: 3 out of 4 Blacks Born out of Wedlock

Chicago: 3 out of 4 Blacks Born out of Wedlock

Let’s talk about the issues behind Chicago’s violence.

Former NEA Lawyer: Abolish the Department of Education

Former NEA Lawyer: Abolish the Department of Education

Would we see a change for the better in the nation’s schools if education was placed back in the hands of local communities?

What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About Minimum Wage Laws

What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About Minimum Wage Laws

The economies of the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands tell a common story.

From Russia with Love?

From Russia with Love?

Can we trust Russia? Should we trust Russia? Should we trust Trump on Russia?

No, Don, this was Evil

No, Don, this was Evil

Bad parenting or not, the perpetrators of this crime must be held accountable for their actions.

Apprenticeships Are Leading a Quiet Revolution in Higher Ed

Apprenticeships Are Leading a Quiet Revolution in Higher Ed

The apprentice revolution is not just a better way to learn and work. It’s a better way to think and live.

Psychologist: Society Experiencing a 'Devaluation of Masculinity'

Psychologist: Society Experiencing a 'Devaluation of Masculinity'

Society is experiencing a “devaluation of masculinity,” a fact attributable to the lack of male role models in current culture.

If Women are Better Doctors, Aren’t Men Better Firefighters?

If Women are Better Doctors, Aren’t Men Better Firefighters?

If the Left is willing to admit that men and women might not be the same, for consistency’s sake, it had better prepare for the consequences.

Two Things Holding America Together

Two Things Holding America Together

A photojournalist touring the U.S. offers a stunning and powerful portrait of America, showing what is holding it together. 

Wise (and Timeless) Advice from Rudyard Kipling

Wise (and Timeless) Advice from Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling’s outspoken views on the foreign and domestic policies of his day guaranteed him some powerful enemies. 

NPR: Gun Homicides in Chicago Reach ‘Startling Number’

NPR: Gun Homicides in Chicago Reach ‘Startling Number’

Resident: ‘It’s like the devil is just loose.’

Study Concludes Women Are Better Doctors Than Men (to Great Applause)

Study Concludes Women Are Better Doctors Than Men (to Great Applause)

Confirmation Bias (noun): the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one's existing beliefs or theories.

Friendship: A Powerful Antidote to Racism

Friendship: A Powerful Antidote to Racism

The more diverse friendship networks we cultivate, the less we think in categories of “us vs. them."  

13 Badass Facts About Teddy Roosevelt

13 Badass Facts About Teddy Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. president, was more than the man behind the Panama Canal and the inspiration for the teddy bear.

Hanging Out at the Park May Soon be a Crime

Hanging Out at the Park May Soon be a Crime

Is it time America was reinfused with a dose of good, ol’ common sense?

The Reason Barack Obama Failed

The Reason Barack Obama Failed

Despite his intelligence, erudition, earnestness, and public-relations genius, Obama failed  to address the driving concern of Americans.

5 Suspensions From 2016 That Show a Common-Sense Deficiency in Our Schools

5 Suspensions From 2016 That Show a Common-Sense Deficiency in Our Schools

The rise of zero-tolerance discipline policies in schools has resulted in suspensions for … interesting incidents. 2016 was no exception.

The Great Equalizer

The Great Equalizer

Guns give women greater power. 

Overcoming Cultural and Racial Division in the Age of Trump

Overcoming Cultural and Racial Division in the Age of Trump

Examining America's past can show us how to make America great again. We will see that we are a divided society that has succumbed to fear.

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