Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Campaign Platform Explains Her Primary Victory

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Campaign Platform Explains Her Primary Victory

Ocasio will very likely go on to win her seat by a comfortable margin, but the real losers will be her constituents.

The Separation of Church and State: It’s Biblical 

The Separation of Church and State: It’s Biblical 

Christianity is the first major religion that, at its founding, stripped the state of its theocratic powers over the spiritual lives of the people. 

Odd Things People Say to Families with Lots of Children

Odd Things People Say to Families with Lots of Children

Big families are fairly accustomed to questions, remarks, and strange looks, and generally take it in stride. We get it. We’re a bit of a distraction – or maybe attraction – out in public.

You Can't Leave the U.S. Unless the IRS Lets You Now

You Can't Leave the U.S. Unless the IRS Lets You Now

The U.S. government is now cracking down on Americans who have outstanding tax bills — by holding their passports hostage.

 I Used to Loathe Guns and the NRA. Then I Got Mugged.

I Used to Loathe Guns and the NRA. Then I Got Mugged.

Get rid of the guns, problem solved—or so I thought. Then I was mugged.

Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’: The Science Fiction Masterpiece You Probably Haven’t Read

Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’: The Science Fiction Masterpiece You Probably Haven’t Read

The Foundation series—which Apple reportedly is adapting into a television series—is a masterpiece of science-fiction literature.

The Top 10 Presidential Vetoes in American History

The Top 10 Presidential Vetoes in American History

The veto itself is a long-established and venerable tool of republican government. 

Does Political Correctness Erase Cultural Substance?

Does Political Correctness Erase Cultural Substance?

Does it ever seem to you that a politically correct student can do no wrong?

$3 Million Government Study Finds Link Between Excessive Drinking and Aggressive Nightclub Behavior

$3 Million Government Study Finds Link Between Excessive Drinking and Aggressive Nightclub Behavior

The cumulative tab for the ongoing studies into the behavior of alcohol-consuming nightclub customers has cost U.S. taxpayers nearly $3 million.

George Orwell Knew We'd Buy the Screens That Are Used Against Us

George Orwell Knew We'd Buy the Screens That Are Used Against Us

When acting on our desires in the marketplace means signing over our data to corporate entities, the erosion of choice is revealed to be the consequence of choice – or at least, the consequence of celebrating choice.

Leonard Bernstein’s Search for Faith

Leonard Bernstein’s Search for Faith

As conductor, as composer, and as mass-media music educator, Bernstein made Western art music more than accessible: He made it understandable. And at the root of this understanding was his idea of faith.

Why the Russian Hacking Narrative Is So Important to the Deep State

Why the Russian Hacking Narrative Is So Important to the Deep State

In normal times, the conduct of U.S. intelligence agencies would raise grave concerns among civil libertarians and media. Alas, these are not normal times. 

5 Things Muslims and Christians Can Agree On

5 Things Muslims and Christians Can Agree On

While there are undeniably a great number of fundamental differences between Islam and Christianity, there are a handful of concepts the two popular religions share.

101 Books Millennials Should Read Before They Die

101 Books Millennials Should Read Before They Die

The dark curse laid upon Millennials has condemned them to read nothing longer than 140 characters. We hope that our list will lift this dismal hex and allow them to saunter through the sunny uplands of Western culture.

What Living in a Single-Sex Dorm Has Taught Me About Men and Women

What Living in a Single-Sex Dorm Has Taught Me About Men and Women

Given the struggle to define what it means to be masculine or feminine, could single-sex dorms provide us with a way to rediscover these things? 

Is Motherhood Falling Out of Fashion?

Is Motherhood Falling Out of Fashion?

The beloved teacher from Jane Eyre provides some food for thought on mothering.

3 Things Economics Major Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Gets Totally Wrong About Economics

3 Things Economics Major Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Gets Totally Wrong About Economics

Her economics degree didn’t help her in the recent PBS interview, as she revealed an ignorance of basic economics and argued multiple points that objective data contradict.

Self Control: The Overlooked Key to Wealth and Health

Self Control: The Overlooked Key to Wealth and Health

We have a secret weapon to take back ownership of our fates. 

What Is the Christian Idea of 'Heaven'?

What Is the Christian Idea of 'Heaven'?

Different cultural groups, and different individuals within them, respond with numerous, often conflicting, answers to questions about life after death. One theme remains constant, however: Heaven is the presence of God, in the company of others who have responded to God’s call in their own lives.

Distinguishing Important Tasks from Urgent Ones Is the Secret of Success

Distinguishing Important Tasks from Urgent Ones Is the Secret of Success

If President Eisenhower had not focused on the important while commanding the Allied forces, would World War II been lost?

School Superintendent Tells Education Scholar to 'Drop Dead' Following Janus Decision

School Superintendent Tells Education Scholar to 'Drop Dead' Following Janus Decision

An email was sent to all school district superintendents in Illinois regarding the recent Supreme Court decision. See one superintendent's response.

The Solution to Poverty Isn't Charity. It's Opportunity

The Solution to Poverty Isn't Charity. It's Opportunity

Treating symptoms is not enough.

Rome and the Decline and Fall … of Bureaucracy?

Rome and the Decline and Fall … of Bureaucracy?

Perhaps the warning to the Western World is more like this: Be careful, or your carefully constructed globalism will ebb away into a new provincialism.

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