Shock: College President Spine Manifested

Shock: College President Spine Manifested

Camille Paglia said something the other day that triggered a group of whinypants college students at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. 

Three Public Speaking Tips From a Little Schoolhouse on the Prairie

Three Public Speaking Tips From a Little Schoolhouse on the Prairie

Given McGuffey’s five generations of successful use in the classroom, maybe modern educators have something to learn from this approach.

Are We In Fact Melding With Machines?

Are We In Fact Melding With Machines?

It could be argued that today’s young “snowflakes” are the obvious products of a lifetime immersion in digitalism.

Electricity Access Is Spreading (Except in Venezuela)

Electricity Access Is Spreading (Except in Venezuela)

The lack of access to electricity is having an unprecedented humanitarian impact on the Venezuelan population.

What Happened to Manners and What to Do About It

What Happened to Manners and What to Do About It

Manners are the finishing touch.

How Women Can Determine Which Men Will Be Successful in Life

How Women Can Determine Which Men Will Be Successful in Life

Noah Webster offers some advice for women evaluating suitors.

Venezuela Should Shock and Teach this Generation

Venezuela Should Shock and Teach this Generation

It may sound like a dark chapter out of a history book, but Venezuela is happening right now, and millions are suffering.

Assange's Arrest Threatens Global Press Freedom

Assange's Arrest Threatens Global Press Freedom

A dangerous precedent is being set.

The Moral Preening of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The Moral Preening of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

In some ways, AOC’s style captures perfectly our current predicament. Rhetoric is more important than results, and hubris in the name of virtue more admirable than the humble ordering of one’s own life.

The Intellectual Dishonesty of the Campaign Against the Electoral College

The Intellectual Dishonesty of the Campaign Against the Electoral College

A full-blown war is raging against the Electoral College.

Why Early Marriage Is Better Than We Thought

Why Early Marriage Is Better Than We Thought

Today’s young adults continually hear the go-to-college, get-into-grad-school, find-a-good-job mantra thrown at them. But would they find greater success and happiness if we began sounding the get-married mantra earlier in life?

Hope for the Future is Not Blind Optimism

Hope for the Future is Not Blind Optimism

Let stout hearts, a strong will and a sense of humor be our weapons, and let Invictus be our watchword.

Baseball:  The Sport of Thinking Americans

Baseball: The Sport of Thinking Americans

I was the bat boy for the "Knoxville Smokies" for five years. I can’t think of a better way to grow up than spending those thousands of hours at the ballpark. I felt extremely lucky, and still do.

How Hope Fosters a More Prosperous Society

How Hope Fosters a More Prosperous Society

Is it possible for people to improve their lives through hard work, or is the system rigged against you? Your answer – and your results – may depend on your faith.

One Simple Plan to Undermine Socialism

One Simple Plan to Undermine Socialism

Clear-thinking Americans fear a headlong plunge into the same ideological swamp that has ruined so many other economies and lament that there seems to be no way to stop it.

ABBA Will Outlast The Rolling Stones

ABBA Will Outlast The Rolling Stones

The “Rolling Stones” have real drive. But ABBA’s music better reflects the human condition. My suspicion is that the as the Baby Boomers age and disappear, so too will the Stones.

What I Learned When My Students Began Jumping Rope

What I Learned When My Students Began Jumping Rope

When my fifth graders all flunked the physical fitness test, I decided to do something about it.  Every day after lunch we jumped rope for five minutes.   It worked.  

NEWS: Judge Blocks Trump Administration Policy of Returning Asylum-Seekers to Mexico

NEWS: Judge Blocks Trump Administration Policy of Returning Asylum-Seekers to Mexico

A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily barred the Trump administration from enforcing its “Remain in Mexico” policy, which returns asylum-seekers back to Mexico while they await a hearing.

The Zone of Adulthood

The Zone of Adulthood

Watching episodes of the 1960's show "The Twilight Zone," I noticed that we used to define adulthood as coming to accept that mankind's negative traits can be ameliorated, but not completely eradicated. 

Fox News Isn’t the Problem, It’s the Media’s Obsession with Fox News

Fox News Isn’t the Problem, It’s the Media’s Obsession with Fox News

When we pull back the curtain, the evidence that Fox News, and Rupert Murdoch, created and sustained our current political moment, appears far more circumstantial.

A Scrunchie-Wearing Man Just Doesn't Cut It

A Scrunchie-Wearing Man Just Doesn't Cut It

Unfortunately for men, women are fickle. Many are beginning to realize that a soft, sensitive, elegant man isn’t what they really want.

Has Patriotism Gone out of Fashion?

Has Patriotism Gone out of Fashion?

Is love of country no longer a virtue? It depends on where we look for it.

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