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Why Donald Trump Should Heed Plato on Foreign Policy

Does the ancient Greek philosopher offer a new way forward? 

The Bureaucracy Is Now More Powerful Than Congress

An army of federal bureaucrats wields enormous power through rule-making, imposing steep costs on Americans. 

10 Lessons Marcus Aurelius Learned From His Father

The last of Rome’s Five Great Emperors left a record of important life-lessons he learned from his adopted father. 

5 Reasons People Tend to Get Happier as They Grow Older

Getting through the 30s and early 40s is key. 

When the Words ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ Become Heresy

Have we finally arrived at the future Orwell predicted? 

Abdul Artan Was Taking a Class About Microaggressions

When young minds are inundated with identity politics and taught to feel outrage at small insults, should we be surprised when they become radicalized?

NYU Serves Up Unique Way to Cut College Costs

Instead of student loan forgiveness, why not come up with creative, cost-saving solutions before students rack up thousands in debt?

The Other Racists

The one thing all bigots have in common is their rejection of people as individuals. That is their underlying mistake.

Why are so Many Millennials Emotionally Fragile?

Is it because we now live in a world where feelings matter more than anything else?

Women Commit a Shockingly High Percentage of Sex Crimes

Women  prisoners were three times as likely to be sexually victimized by women inmates than were men inmates by other male inmates.

Did Apple Really Kick Breitbart’s App From iTunes?

Right-wingers are claiming that Apple “purged” Breitbart from their iTunes store. 

PC Killed One Professor’s Popular Philosophy Course

Is it time we insist our educational institutions begin instructing students to think for themselves instead of indoctrinating them with PC ideas?

Wahlberg: ‘Out of Touch’ Celebs Should Shut Up About Politics

He really lets them have it. 

Are Schools Designed to Keep Kids from ‘Learning Too Much’?

John Taylor Gatto, a former Teacher of the Year, said historical records show that governments often fear ‘common people learning too much.’

5 Reasons Why Fake News is Here to Stay

There has been a lot chatter on the subject of late. 

Trump Should Persuade Congress to Stop Subsidizing Big Bird

In an age when people are inundated with media, should the government be subsidizing it?

A Prison Mentality Is Killing Our Schools

The prison model bears striking similarities with our modern education model. 

Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters

Would a decentralization movement actually result in more freedom and better government?

Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich

What if Hitler was neither Christian nor an atheist but still religious in his worldview?

Donald Trump Could Shock a Divided Nation Back to Life

Can Trump's outsider status help him solve problems and heal a divided country?

Is it Time to Give Teachers More Autonomy in the Classroom?

The Finnish education system attributes part of its success to more recess and greater teacher autonomy.

Louisa May Alcott’s Insightful Advice for Young Women

Louisa May Alcott had some interesting views as a feminist.

Journalist Cites Bogus Climate Stat in Speech on ‘Fake News’

Christiane Amanpour recently gave a speech condemning 'fake news' in our 'post-truth' culture. But did she fudge her own facts?

Wealthy Designers Refuse Service to Melania Trump

Does anyone think the designer will be sued and driven out of business for refusing to endorse Trump’s inauguration?  

Christians Face Surge of Intolerance, Discrimination

There is a slippery slope from intolerance, to discrimination, to hate crimes and hate speech.

Can the Virtue of Simple Living be Rediscoverd in a Postmodern World?

In pre-modern times, the discrepancy between the simple life philosophers advised and how people actually lived was not so great.

‘Adulting’ School Founded to Teach Millennials How to Be Adults

We’ve failed to teach the next generation basic skills, and now it’s becoming a problem.