I Spent a Week Teaching High School Kids How Government Works. Here’s What I Discovered.

I Spent a Week Teaching High School Kids How Government Works. Here’s What I Discovered.

Five takeaways from a week with Generation Z.

Why a Nation in Turmoil Must Choose Civility

Why a Nation in Turmoil Must Choose Civility

In 1961, I participated in what one newspaper in Richmond, Virginia, called “one of the most ambitious experiments in race-mixing the South had seen.”

A Psychologist Explains the 4 Things Gambling Does to Your Brain

A Psychologist Explains the 4 Things Gambling Does to Your Brain

Looking to the brain to understand the hooks that make gambling so compelling.

Climate Change is Not a Pressing Concern for People. Why?

Climate Change is Not a Pressing Concern for People. Why?

Many past claims about climate change have proven false. Is it time we focused our attention on more pressing matters?

Should Parents Have the Right to Choose a Safe School?

Should Parents Have the Right to Choose a Safe School?

When it comes to protecting a child’s well-being, parents usually know best.

The Trend Suggesting Millennials are Feeling Their Childless Void

The Trend Suggesting Millennials are Feeling Their Childless Void

Do millennials have a deep longing to be a nurturing caregiver?

5 Reasons to Avoid Ad Hominem Arguments

5 Reasons to Avoid Ad Hominem Arguments

Despite the proliferation of the ad hominem, there are serious reasons it should be avoided. Here are five of them.

Does the Arc of History Bend Towards Justice ... or Madness?

Does the Arc of History Bend Towards Justice ... or Madness?

In today’s society, conscientious people’s livelihoods are deliberately destroyed merely because they unknowingly give others offense.

Doctors Who Decline to Perform Abortions Violate Medical Ethics, International Panel Says

Doctors Who Decline to Perform Abortions Violate Medical Ethics, International Panel Says

Only one thing matters for the IWHC: unrestricted abortion rights. And it will fight to steamroller any health professional who objects.

How the Summer Gave Me Hope for the Future

How the Summer Gave Me Hope for the Future

Perhaps the future isn’t as bleak as we’ve been led to believe.

5 of the Worst Economic Predictions in History

5 of the Worst Economic Predictions in History

History has shown that experts aren’t often much better than the average person when it comes to forecasting the future.

How the Term 'Social Justice Warrior' Became an Insult

How the Term 'Social Justice Warrior' Became an Insult

A decade ago, calling someone a social justice warrior was merely a description, and in some cases, even a compliment.

Are Trigger Warnings Ruining Literature?

Are Trigger Warnings Ruining Literature?

If literature produces this sting, it also produces the cure. 

The Good Intentions Fallacy Is Driving Us Toward the Destructive Outcomes of Socialism

The Good Intentions Fallacy Is Driving Us Toward the Destructive Outcomes of Socialism

“Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.” - Milton Friedman

Why We Fear (and Crave) Commitment

Why We Fear (and Crave) Commitment

Does the modern culture leave young people with a narrative that they must fear and mistrust love?

Why It's Time to Treat the Hammer and Sickle Like the Swastika

Why It's Time to Treat the Hammer and Sickle Like the Swastika

The communist ideology in its purest form might be separated from its implementations, but at what point does it’s awful track record discredit any attempts to advocate it?

Liberation Theology: How Competing Claims of Being on God’s Side Are Testing Our Social Order

Liberation Theology: How Competing Claims of Being on God’s Side Are Testing Our Social Order

Competing claims of being on God’s side are testing the limits of a liberal social order straining to accommodate militant believers.

The Problem With Conflating Sexual Advances With Sexual Harassment

The Problem With Conflating Sexual Advances With Sexual Harassment

'"Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors?"

The Worst Emperor of Ancient Rome: Caligula

The Worst Emperor of Ancient Rome: Caligula

Of his own citizens, he famously declared, “I wish the Roman people had but a single neck” so he could hang them all at once.

A Brief History of Russia Meddling in Other People’s Elections

A Brief History of Russia Meddling in Other People’s Elections

Let’s look at patterns of Russian policy stretching back over three centuries.

Why California Cities Are Becoming Unlivable

Why California Cities Are Becoming Unlivable

California has the highest poverty rate in the U.S. and is rated dead last in quality of life.

How 'The Abolition of Man' Destroys the Idols of the Postmodern Age

How 'The Abolition of Man' Destroys the Idols of the Postmodern Age

In the modern world, C.S. Lewis argues in The Abolition of Man, we have trained the head and encouraged the heart, while neglecting the soul, the most important part of the person. As Lewis so scathingly puts it, we are producing men without chests.

The Affective Fallacy: Understanding How Your Feelings Can Make You Dumb

The Affective Fallacy: Understanding How Your Feelings Can Make You Dumb

When we elevate our feelings as if they are the truth, we degrade our minds and ourselves.

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