Politics

Diversity vs. Academic Excellence

Diversity vs. Academic Excellence

It’s tough to have both as the University of Minnesota seems to be experiencing. 

Here's the Best Predictor of Support for Donald Trump

Here's the Best Predictor of Support for Donald Trump

It's not income, education, or age...

Is the Supreme Court Today More Powerful Than the Founders Intended?

Is the Supreme Court Today More Powerful Than the Founders Intended?

The Supreme Court wasn’t always the political power house that we know it today.

‘Idiocracy’ Writer: The Fictional Movie Has Become a ‘Documentary’
One Reason a Border Wall makes some People Uncomfortable

One Reason a Border Wall makes some People Uncomfortable

A wall has a purpose which ultimately strikes at the heart of our modern, cultural orthodoxies.

George Washington’s Secret to Successful Government

George Washington’s Secret to Successful Government

As we continue on the elusive quest for an ideal 45th president, perhaps we would benefit from examining the first: George Washington.

Why Political Debate Today is Incoherent

Why Political Debate Today is Incoherent

Most don't admit it, but their political positions are often the result of hidden doctrines. 

Is the Pope Infallible? It depends.

Is the Pope Infallible? It depends.

Here’s some clarity on what the Catholic Church actually believes. 

Harper Lee on ‘Equality’

Harper Lee on ‘Equality’

4 surprising quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird.

What’s the meaning?

What’s the meaning?

Bernie’s new t-shirt by Shep Fairey looks like a cross.

Can a Christian build a wall?

Can a Christian build a wall?

The Pope made a statement he might want to walk back. 

Yes, Blacks can be Racist

Yes, Blacks can be Racist

In the name of Black Lives Matter, a white Marine allegedly was beat up by a group of black teens and adults.

Incident Highlights a Problem with Transgender Bathroom Laws

Incident Highlights a Problem with Transgender Bathroom Laws

The man returned a second time while young girls were changing for swim practice...

3 Reasons Why Antonin Scalia Was a Great Writer

3 Reasons Why Antonin Scalia Was a Great Writer

Considering that only 27% of American students are proficient in writing, would American students benefit from learning from some of his writing secrets? 

Tradition with Incredible Track Record Predicts the GOP Nominee
Antonin Scalia, RIP

Antonin Scalia, RIP

Scalia took delight in skewering opponents with just the right word or phrase.

Words of wisdom from Russia?

Words of wisdom from Russia?

Americans probably don’t want another ‘permanent war’.

9 Quotes that Might Make Trump and Sanders Reconsider Their Presidential Bids

9 Quotes that Might Make Trump and Sanders Reconsider Their Presidential Bids

“With me it is exceptionally true that the Presidency is no bed of roses.”

One of Putin’s Favorite Authors on the ‘Antichrist’

One of Putin’s Favorite Authors on the ‘Antichrist’

Vladimir Soloviev (1853-1900) on the characteristics of a false messiah. 

T.S. Eliot on Early Childhood Education

T.S. Eliot on Early Childhood Education

We're in a Catch-22 when it comes to parenting and education.

Less Freedom and Equality, more Justice?

Less Freedom and Equality, more Justice?

We need less ideology in our discourse and decision making. 

The best form of government?

The best form of government?

It can also be the worst according to Thomas Aquinas.

Even Math can be Biased

Even Math can be Biased

It can’t be said enough, there is no value-neutral education. 

Polls: Trump and Sanders FTW in NH

Polls: Trump and Sanders FTW in NH

Will the polls be right? 

Is Selfishness a Virtue?

Is Selfishness a Virtue?

Russell Kirk takes on Ayn Rand. 

There were still ‘White Tears’

There were still ‘White Tears’

Talk about the racism of some black writers...

Latest U.S. Move May Piss Off Russia

Latest U.S. Move May Piss Off Russia

Last week, the U.S. named Russia as its top threat, and plans to increase its troop presence in Europe.

Are Standardized Tests A Necessary or Unnecessary Evil?

Are Standardized Tests A Necessary or Unnecessary Evil?

A balanced approach to the opt out movement.
 

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