Politics

Americans are Charitable without the Government’s Help

Americans are Charitable without the Government’s Help

Who is better equipped to help the poor: bureaucracy or caring citizens?

Chicago Native Explains Why He’s ‘Leaving and Never Coming Back’

Chicago Native Explains Why He’s ‘Leaving and Never Coming Back’

In a blistering op-ed, one native of Chicago explains why he's giving up on Chi-Town.

U.S. Judge: Administrators Turning Colleges into 'Surveillance States'

U.S. Judge: Administrators Turning Colleges into 'Surveillance States'

College administrators have turned their campuses into “surveillance” states.

Nat Hentoff Will Be Missed

Nat Hentoff Will Be Missed

Nat Hentoff, a fearless intellectual and champion of civil rights, died last week.

When Warming Up a Car in Winter Becomes a Crime

When Warming Up a Car in Winter Becomes a Crime

A Michigan man's ticketing for warming up his car on a frigid day brings to mind something Bertrand Russell wrote on "petty power."

American Studies All 'Racism, Sexism, and Imperialism' Now, Prof Says

American Studies All 'Racism, Sexism, and Imperialism' Now, Prof Says

A once 'vibrant and useful discipline' has experienced a sad decline, writes Charles Kupfer.

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."  

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