Politics

How to Lose the War on Terror

How to Lose the War on Terror

The bottom line is that terrorism is designed to turbo-charge our emotional buttons. It is not only about violence but the threat of future violence.

The Danger of Rejecting America's Cultural Heritage

The Danger of Rejecting America's Cultural Heritage

You may not like it, but what will replace it? 

D.C. Police Chief: Take the Gunman Out, If You Can

D.C. Police Chief: Take the Gunman Out, If You Can

A surprising recommendation from a law enforcement leader.

Is ISIS an ‘existential threat’?

Is ISIS an ‘existential threat’?

This month, yes. But back in July, the incoming chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Congressional committee that it was Russia.

Why is college so %#*&% expensive?

Why is college so %#*&% expensive?

That’s the first question you’ll ask when see this chart.

Video: The Debate over Free College

Video: The Debate over Free College

Yes, we should discuss the causes and solutions.

Is Civilization Yielding to Barbarism?

Is Civilization Yielding to Barbarism?

It seems Samuel Huntington was pretty close to the mark. 

What's the Greater Threat?

What's the Greater Threat?

Perhaps the greater enemy is within.

Poll: Lots of Whites are Feeling Oppressed

Poll: Lots of Whites are Feeling Oppressed

Anxiety, nostalgia, and mistrust run deep in white America.

Is Education Control Finally Being Restored to the States?

Is Education Control Finally Being Restored to the States?

What the new NCLB provisions might mean.

The Gospel of Lincoln

The Gospel of Lincoln

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address has achieved a status as American Scripture equaled only by the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and Washington’s Farewell Address.

What Bureaucrats Secretly Crave

What Bureaucrats Secretly Crave

It starts with a ‘P’.

A Sex Strike to End Chicago's Violence?

A Sex Strike to End Chicago's Violence?

A Chicago women channels Lysistrata.  

Mesa Verde and the Refugee Question

Mesa Verde and the Refugee Question

The historical record reveals more about the clashes of cultures and civilizations.

Does the U.S. Still Believe in Assimilating Immigrants?

Does the U.S. Still Believe in Assimilating Immigrants?

There are fears that immigrants are no longer being assimilated in the deeper ideals that underlie American identity.

Fearsome threats

Fearsome threats

France must resist the temptation to sink to the level of its ISIS foes.

One Recommendation for Being a Good Debater

One Recommendation for Being a Good Debater

A good lesson from MacDonald's 'The Princess and the Goblin'. 

Is this where equality takes us?

Is this where equality takes us?

Colorado Springs’ police physical fitness test is discriminatory. 

Another Trophy is Claimed at Missouri

Another Trophy is Claimed at Missouri

Due to student pressure, a professor resigned. 

It’s Time to Revisit South Park’s Social Justice Episodes
The Threat to Free Speech at Missouri

The Threat to Free Speech at Missouri

Even the police are in on it.

5 Historic Quotes for Veterans Day

5 Historic Quotes for Veterans Day

Many years ago, my little sister was given a school assignment to write a thank-you to a veteran. In her childish scrawl, she sent a thank-you card and picture to our grandfather, who served in World War II.

How to Politically Condition a Generation

How to Politically Condition a Generation

Some insights from The Rape of the Mind.

The Children are in Charge

The Children are in Charge

Protestor madness at Yale and Missouri are just the latest examples. 

Why Do Some Americans Admire Putin?

Why Do Some Americans Admire Putin?

He seems to have his fair share of American admirers.

Should the Welfare System Go Local?

Should the Welfare System Go Local?

Americans were warned long ago that such a complicated mess would result if the government became an “administrative system … to provide for the needs of the poor.” 

Does an Unhealthy Individualism Lead to Collectivism?

Does an Unhealthy Individualism Lead to Collectivism?

America was destined to become a country that vacillates between individualism and collectivism.

15 Thoughts from the Father of Modern Propaganda

15 Thoughts from the Father of Modern Propaganda

Edward Bernays was surprisingly transparent when sharing his perspective.

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