Politics

The Limitations of 'Right' and 'Left'

The Limitations of 'Right' and 'Left'

A prudent person cannot be entirely comfortable with supporting those on either the so-called Right or the so-called Left.

Is It Important to Support Small Businesses?

Is It Important to Support Small Businesses?

It's a way we can actually make a difference.

Millicent, Zombies, and the Gullibility of Americans

Millicent, Zombies, and the Gullibility of Americans

The recent viral zombie prank has an interesting parallel to Americans' lack of knowledge.

Is Kleptocracy the Most Common Form of Government?

Is Kleptocracy the Most Common Form of Government?

Kleptocracy means 'rule by thieves'

Pedophilia is a sexual orientation?!?

Pedophilia is a sexual orientation?!?

That’s what a psychologist argued on Reddit. 

What Did Nietzsche Mean by ‘God is Dead’?

What Did Nietzsche Mean by ‘God is Dead’?

Though most people have heard of Nietzsche’s “God is dead” claim, there are few who understand its intended meaning.   

What the Poor Need the Most?

What the Poor Need the Most?

It goes against much of our modern thinking.

Why care about Pope Francis’ new document on marriage and family?

Why care about Pope Francis’ new document on marriage and family?

Having reasonably happy marriages and families is crucial for the health of society.

Bonhoeffer on the ‘Stupidity’ That Led to Hitler’s Rise

Bonhoeffer on the ‘Stupidity’ That Led to Hitler’s Rise

Americans today might do well to heed Bonhoeffer’s warning.  

Gay and Transgender Issues: Can You Actually Change People's Minds on Them?
Must a Jewish Baker Make a Nazi Cake?

Must a Jewish Baker Make a Nazi Cake?

Sacrificing principle for the sake of marginalized groups is short-sighted

Megyn Kelly: 'I don’t like being the story.'

Megyn Kelly: 'I don’t like being the story.'

It's a revealing lesson for media about their power. 

The Coarseness of our Discourse

The Coarseness of our Discourse

It's becoming hard to ignore ... and resist.

Ray Lewis Rips #BlackLivesMatter

Ray Lewis Rips #BlackLivesMatter

He says the group ignores black-on-black crime. The video has gone viral. 

Who is Assata Shakur?

Who is Assata Shakur?

In the 1970s she took part in the execution of a cop. 

Why Big Government Wants to Micromanage Your Parenting

Why Big Government Wants to Micromanage Your Parenting

How many minutes is too long to leave a child in a car alone?

Chicago Public Schools has a $1 billion deficit!?!

Chicago Public Schools has a $1 billion deficit!?!

And an overall $11 billion hole in its budget -- no wonder there was a teacher strike.

Chicago Teachers Union Rally: ‘F-ck the Police’

Chicago Teachers Union Rally: ‘F-ck the Police’

Caught on Video: There’s a new controversy brewing in Chicago.

This Reason for the Veto is Practically Unheard of these Days

This Reason for the Veto is Practically Unheard of these Days

On this day in 1792, George Washington issued the first presidential veto in American history.

Politico.EU: ‘Europe’s Muslims hate the West’

Politico.EU: ‘Europe’s Muslims hate the West’

A surprising opinion piece by a Dutch political commentator.

Left and Right: Why Not Work Together on Poverty?

Left and Right: Why Not Work Together on Poverty?

A tiresome false dichotomy bedevils political debate about the causes of poverty.

What makes an American? (Part 2)

What makes an American? (Part 2)

If it’s the Constitution, we’re in trouble. 

College Isn't for Everyone

College Isn't for Everyone

In our quest to get more impoverished kids into college, have we actually doomed them to a life of greater poverty?

What makes an American? (Part 1)

What makes an American? (Part 1)

'Bridge of Spies' gives us an perceptive take on what it is to be an American.

Psychologist: TV 'Rapes' our Mind

Psychologist: TV 'Rapes' our Mind

The average adult spends 4 1/2 hours a day watching it. 

When Socialism Works

When Socialism Works

Sanders-Style Economics Will Undo Any Large Society

Something Pro-Life and Pro-Choice People Can Agree On?

Something Pro-Life and Pro-Choice People Can Agree On?

This week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested during an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that women who have abortions should be “punished” in some form.

Why FDR was against Public Employee Unions

Why FDR was against Public Employee Unions

In the case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the Supreme Court announced a 4-4 vote on March 29, 2016. The tie was due to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. For teachers unions around the country it was a great victory that would have likely not happened. FDR likely would have been disappointed.

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