Why We Need Second Breakfast: Three Things Hobbits Teach About Friendship

Why We Need Second Breakfast: Three Things Hobbits Teach About Friendship

We’re not perfect, and neither were the Hobbits. Deep friendships take time, energy, and forgiveness.

U.S. 'Non-Profit' Hospitals and CEOs Raking in Big Bucks

U.S. 'Non-Profit' Hospitals and CEOs Raking in Big Bucks

The lavish profits and salaries of America's top non-profit hospitals' executives impel many to call for increased transparency. 

The Native Americans Who Owned Slaves

The Native Americans Who Owned Slaves

The “Five Civilized Tribes” of the southeast also participated in the institution of slavery.

Midwestern Values: May We Never Lose Them

Midwestern Values: May We Never Lose Them

To a city slicker like me, 4-H and farm chores epitomize the discipline and ethos of Midwestern Americans.

What Is Personalized Learning and Why Is It so Controversial? Five Questions Answered

What Is Personalized Learning and Why Is It so Controversial? Five Questions Answered

The implementation of personalized learning is challenging.

A Wolf, A Dog, and the Declaration of Independence

A Wolf, A Dog, and the Declaration of Independence

Many embrace liberty and her handmaid, freedom, but disregard or push away the requisite responsibilities these two spirits demand.

The Deafening Silence on Social Security’s Looming Insolvency

The Deafening Silence on Social Security’s Looming Insolvency

The bottom line is that within 16 years, either Social Security recipients will have to take a 20 percent benefits cut, or workers will have to incur a 20 percent payroll tax increase.

What Americans Often Forget

What Americans Often Forget

Our nation’s birthday is approaching once again, along with the celebrations which have accompanied the holiday for so many years. In recent years, however, Independence Day celebrations are often overshadowed by bickering over race or class.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: It’s Been a Year, and What a Year It’s Been

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: It’s Been a Year, and What a Year It’s Been

Here are seven highlights from her campaign and time in Congress over the past year.

Thanks, 'Avengers: Endgame,' for Reminding Us Why Inflation Matters

Thanks, 'Avengers: Endgame,' for Reminding Us Why Inflation Matters

I liked “Avengers: Endgame,” whose plot is based on time-traveling superheroes. It was definitely three hours of escapist fun. But the hype surrounding its box office records, like its plot, shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

Scarlett Laughs

Scarlett Laughs

Hollywood pats itself on the back for their ridiculous dress-up paper dolls and proclaim voila! As if it is the first time we’ve ever seen the “strong female character.”

Nike: Taking Colin Kaepernick’s PC Advice Once Again?

Nike: Taking Colin Kaepernick’s PC Advice Once Again?

You’d think Nike would have learned by now to avoid Colin Kaepernick’s advice like the plague.

Three Myths About Prohibition and Why It Actually Worked

Three Myths About Prohibition and Why It Actually Worked

Americans fail to realize that prohibition was a success. Will the myths surrounding prohibition trick us into legalizing everything?

Why Didn't the Founders Abolish Slavery?

Why Didn't the Founders Abolish Slavery?

Four reasons America's architects tolerated slavery in their country's infancy. Were they justified? You decide. 

All Out of Bootstraps

All Out of Bootstraps

Somewhere along the line, the Republican Party earned itself the moniker of the “Stupid Party.”

The Pursuit of Happiness Rightly Understood

The Pursuit of Happiness Rightly Understood

The right to the pursuit of happiness is coherent only in the full theological context of the Declaration of Independence.

When Knitting Becomes Political

When Knitting Becomes Political

Why can’t a knitting circle just be about knitting, friendship, and community anymore?

The Magical Narrative: The Power of Stories

The Magical Narrative: The Power of Stories

Storytelling is surely among the most ancient of the arts.

George Washington’s Dentures: Why We Venerate American Heroes

George Washington’s Dentures: Why We Venerate American Heroes

America has a certain tendency to take its adoration to religious levels.

BBC Report Shows Disturbing Nature of China’s ‘Thought Transformation’ Camps

BBC Report Shows Disturbing Nature of China’s ‘Thought Transformation’ Camps

No amount of colorful displays of political allegiance can hide the reality: None of these people are in a political reeducation camp of their own accord.

The TV Habits of Conservatives and Liberals... and Five Shows That Bring Them Together

The TV Habits of Conservatives and Liberals... and Five Shows That Bring Them Together

People with different political beliefs seem to be drawn to different types of TV entertainment.

Did Portland Violate the First Amendment by Selectively Tolerating Violence?

Did Portland Violate the First Amendment by Selectively Tolerating Violence?

Portland and its police may have violated the First Amendment by allowing members of the left-wing group Antifa to physically attack people.

The Supreme Court Announces It Will Hear DACA Case

The Supreme Court Announces It Will Hear DACA Case

The Supreme Court will decide whether President Donald Trump can rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during its next term.

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