The Authenticity of Clint Eastwood’s 'Gran Torino'

The Authenticity of Clint Eastwood’s 'Gran Torino'

If we were judging Walt for his bigotry and only looking on the outward appearance, we suddenly realize that we were also guilty.

How Working Moms Are Discovering They Can Homeschool

How Working Moms Are Discovering They Can Homeschool

"I would love to homeschool my kids, but I have to work.”

Why Psychology is Turning Back to God

Why Psychology is Turning Back to God

The science that for most of the 20th century portrayed itself as the enlightened alternative to organized religion has taken a decidedly spiritual turn.

Is New York City Entering a Pension Death Spiral like Chicago?

Is New York City Entering a Pension Death Spiral like Chicago?

New York City is spending more on pensions than on infrastructure. The City has 215 billion in debt. How long can New York sustain this? 

The Joys of Not Gifting at Christmas

The Joys of Not Gifting at Christmas

Christmas gift giving can break your budget and drive you crazy. There is a simple solution.  

What's the Best Way to Deal with a 'Political Animal'?

What's the Best Way to Deal with a 'Political Animal'?

G. K. Chesterton's life offers an example.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Solid Advice for the Holidays

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Solid Advice for the Holidays

The Broadway star of Hamilton has some sage advice about maintaining sanity in this day and age.

Harvard Study: Gender Pay Gap Explained Entirely by Work Choices of Men and Women

Harvard Study: Gender Pay Gap Explained Entirely by Work Choices of Men and Women

The “gender wage gap” is as real as unicorns and has been killed more times than Michael Myers.

Thinking About What’s Right in America

Thinking About What’s Right in America

Amid this holiday season of reflection, I’m thinking about America’s future.

Jordan Peterson and the Unknown God

Jordan Peterson and the Unknown God

To some, Jordan Peterson is a breath of fresh air. To others, a guru. Many find him and his ideas to be dangerous. Still others see him as a sign of the times. In a sense, they’re all right.

Why Frequent Firings Are a Sign of a Good President

Why Frequent Firings Are a Sign of a Good President

Rapid turnover at the White House can easily be mistaken for incompetence or bewilderment, but that is not always the case.

The Brilliant Reason This School Decided to ‘Cancel’ Christmas

The Brilliant Reason This School Decided to ‘Cancel’ Christmas

It seems there’s always some Grinch that wants to ruin Christmas every year.

Schools Banning Parents from Lunchtime Visits

Schools Banning Parents from Lunchtime Visits

As a parent, you should wonder: What are the schools trying to hide?

What the New Socialists in Congress Need to Know About Poverty

What the New Socialists in Congress Need to Know About Poverty

The danger with popularizing socialism is that it sounds reasonable, but it never works.

Pediatricians Offer 3 Simple Guidelines for Toy-Buying Parents

Pediatricians Offer 3 Simple Guidelines for Toy-Buying Parents

How can we ensure that the children in our lives receive toys they actually use, enjoy, and are beneficial for them as well?

Maybe You’re A Witch

Maybe You’re A Witch

Witch hysteria relies on a protean concept of “evidence.”

Moralitis: The Cultural Virus That Keeps Reason at Bay

Moralitis: The Cultural Virus That Keeps Reason at Bay

This moral framework is built not on sturdy blocks of reason, but a flimsy façade of emotionalized value judgments.

The Perpetual Presidency

The Perpetual Presidency

Ex-Presidents have generally retired from public life and refrained from criticizing their successors. Unfortunately, this traditional seems to be changing.  

California’s Background Check Law Had No Impact on Gun Deaths, Johns Hopkins Study Finds

California’s Background Check Law Had No Impact on Gun Deaths, Johns Hopkins Study Finds

The findings—which run counter to the conventional wisdom that gun control saves lives—have received almost no media attention.

3 Weird Things That Are 'Triggering' People This Holiday Season

3 Weird Things That Are 'Triggering' People This Holiday Season

Let’s run through just a few “triggering” things that political Christmas has already contaminated this holiday season.

Jane Austen Forever!

Jane Austen Forever!

Jane Austen describes a world of highly regulated social behavior in which roles and intentions were more clearly communicated than they are tody.  Nevertheless, Jane Austen's world is filled with people struggling with the same weaknesses we struggle with today. 

Why the Pence Rule is Conquering Wall Street

Why the Pence Rule is Conquering Wall Street

Wall Street executives have reacted to the #Metoo with mass conversions to the Pence Rule: no meetings with women alone.

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