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Well, This 1835 Warning to America Was on Target

Well, This 1835 Warning to America Was on Target

"For their happiness such a government willingly labors, but it chooses to be the sole agent and the only arbiter of that happiness."

What Would You Do if $1,300 Showed Up in Your Pizza Delivery Box?

What Would You Do if $1,300 Showed Up in Your Pizza Delivery Box?

“Honesty is the 1st chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

Ignoring Boy Rape

Ignoring Boy Rape

The practice is called bacha bazi, literally ‘boy play,’ and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene.

Making Parents Responsible

Making Parents Responsible

Laws can reward or punish irresponsibility. 

Why Are Some People Bad at Listening?

Why Are Some People Bad at Listening?

I suspect that it is so hurtful because it strikes so closely to what has traditionally been thought of as a primary goal of human beings: communion.

Homeschooling Is a Threat to Public Education

Homeschooling Is a Threat to Public Education

The greatest threat that homeschooling poses to the government system is its diversity, its resiliency, and its undisputed academic success.

This is news?

This is news?

At least we're entertained.

We Need More Entrepreneurial Children Like This One

We Need More Entrepreneurial Children Like This One

We worry that fewer children today are developing that creative and entrepreneurial spirit on which America was built.

New Study: Universal Preschool May Hurt Children, Not Help

New Study: Universal Preschool May Hurt Children, Not Help

Given these results, might it be wise to reconsider support for universal preschool programs?

When One of America's Most Liberal Colleges Wasn't So Liberal

When One of America's Most Liberal Colleges Wasn't So Liberal

Check out this reading list and faith statement from Oberlin's 1915 Catalogue.

Celebrating Toilet Cleaners

Celebrating Toilet Cleaners

There's honor in all honest work. 

Is It Time for a New Renaissance?

Is It Time for a New Renaissance?

We live in an age that attempts to build upward by destroying foundations. 

Should Children Address Adults as Mr. or Mrs.?

Should Children Address Adults as Mr. or Mrs.?

Is it possible that simply teaching young people to address their elders by last name would help to restore some level of respect for authority while also building up the family unit?

New Yorker Skewers PC Culture in Recreation of "Lord of the Flies"

New Yorker Skewers PC Culture in Recreation of "Lord of the Flies"

In the piece, Keohane recreates a scene on the beach from the famous William Golding novel, but this time, with language that you might find on modern college campuses.

What Harvard Neglected in 1982

What Harvard Neglected in 1982

It might hint at our current leadership challenges in politics and business.

People in 1890 Waited Longer to Get Married, Too

People in 1890 Waited Longer to Get Married, Too

"Despite marrying at older ages, Americans are actually marrying sooner in their lifetime than they did a century ago."

Are We Discouraging Parenting?

Are We Discouraging Parenting?

In the long run, does our society need to do better at encouraging a healthy view toward the importance of parenting?

What 8th Graders Had to Know About Geography in 1907

What 8th Graders Had to Know About Geography in 1907

Check out these questions and answers to see if you can pass the exam!
We're Sitting Ducks

We're Sitting Ducks

It's a little scary how dependent Americans have become upon the government and present system.

Refugees, Migrants, or Invaders?

Refugees, Migrants, or Invaders?

Let's honestly consider Europe's mass-migration challenge. 

C.S. Lewis on the 4 Major Differences between the Present and the Recent Past

C.S. Lewis on the 4 Major Differences between the Present and the Recent Past

He thought the “greatest of all divisions in the history of the West” was between the time of Jane Austen (1775-1817) and his own time.

These Americans Can’t Answer Simple Citizenship Questions: Are Schools to Blame?

These Americans Can’t Answer Simple Citizenship Questions: Are Schools to Blame?

What happens when our schools don’t focus on the same education goals as those of the Founders?

Advice from My Father

Advice from My Father

I barely knew him, but he left a journal and it might help you. 

DePaul Professor Says the Free Market Isn’t That Free

DePaul Professor Says the Free Market Isn’t That Free

Cavanaugh argues that the way the free market understands freedom eventually leads to greater imbalances of power and the diminishment of freedom.  

What is "Secularism"?

What is "Secularism"?

Obviously, we’re in a secular age. But what kind? Charles Taylor, author of the seminal book A Secular Age gives 3 definitions.

The Suicide of Thought

The Suicide of Thought

Naturalism may be insupportable as a worldview, but when generations now have had it beaten into them from the earliest age, is it really a surprise when there are those who take it seriously and act accordingly?

New Research Shows iPads are Not a Panacea for Educational Woes

New Research Shows iPads are Not a Panacea for Educational Woes

Have iPad initiatives been misguided?

A Primer on Courage

A Primer on Courage

Here is what Western civilization has traditionally meant by the term "courage."

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