Why It’s Okay That the Constitution Isn’t Perfect

Why It’s Okay That the Constitution Isn’t Perfect

No one would assert that the Constitution is perfect. Not even the founders themselves thought it was. But while not perfect, is the Constitution a problem?

The Supreme Court Has Destroyed the Principle of the "Consent of the Governed"

The Supreme Court Has Destroyed the Principle of the "Consent of the Governed"

Any power exercised by the federal government that is not among those delegated in the Constitution is power exercised without the consent of the governed.

Republican Governor Signs Gun Seizure Bill

Republican Governor Signs Gun Seizure Bill

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill that allows gun confiscation without due process.

Progressives Want to Recycle Some of History’s Worst Ideas

Progressives Want to Recycle Some of History’s Worst Ideas

What we now consider stupid and dangerous ideas of the past, progressives see as useful in the present.

William Shatner Defended Laura Ingalls Wilder on Twitter. Now He's Being Accused of Racism.

William Shatner Defended Laura Ingalls Wilder on Twitter. Now He's Being Accused of Racism.

The decision to rename the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award didn’t sit well with former Stark Trek actor William Shatner. And now he's being called a racist. 

The Frightening Internal Logic of the Far Left’s Calls for Political Violence

The Frightening Internal Logic of the Far Left’s Calls for Political Violence

This is how holy wars start. Each side becomes so convinced that their opponents are the embodiment of evil, that violence against them not only becomes morally permissible, but morally imperative, and anyone who refuses to help becomes complicit with the armies of darkness.

Chesterton on the ‘Unimportance’ of Evolution

Chesterton on the ‘Unimportance’ of Evolution

Would you be stunned to learn that G. K. Chesterton regarded the topic of evolution as unimportant? Well, he did.  In fact, he wrote an essay titled “The Unimportance of Evolution.”

Just 18% of Universities Require Students to Take an American History Course to Graduate

Just 18% of Universities Require Students to Take an American History Course to Graduate

As Americans celebrate the 4th of July holiday, it’s a good time to reflect on just how little college students know...

Is the Inability to ‘Adult’ Driving the Teen Summer Job Decline?

Is the Inability to ‘Adult’ Driving the Teen Summer Job Decline?

Teen summer employment has experienced a dramatic drop in the last 30 years.

Mexico Begins Its Own Trek to Hell

Mexico Begins Its Own Trek to Hell

There is no doubt that Mexico is going to experience a big transformation after December 2018.

Les Miserables: What Permit Patty's Outburst Can Teach Us About Mercy

Les Miserables: What Permit Patty's Outburst Can Teach Us About Mercy

For the unlucky few who win the internet lottery, misdeeds become fodder for public judgement. Did the severity of the crime match the severity of the punishment? 

Honoring American Exceptionalism and an Exceptional American, Charles Krauthammer

Honoring American Exceptionalism and an Exceptional American, Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer excelled at explaining our times. He will be missed.

Calvin Coolidge Achieved Economic Excellence without Sacrificing Freedom

Calvin Coolidge Achieved Economic Excellence without Sacrificing Freedom

On July 4th, Americans celebrate our freedoms. Unfortunately, we all but ignore the only President born on Independence Day—Calvin Coolidge, who, though denigrated by historians, produced remarkable results without sacrificing them

The Minnesota First at the Battle of Gettysburg: Putting Lincoln's Words into Perspective

The Minnesota First at the Battle of Gettysburg: Putting Lincoln's Words into Perspective

“Every man realized in an instant what that order meant, death or wounds to us all; the sacrifice of the regiment to gain a few minutes time and save the position, and probably the battlefield, and every man saw and accepted the necessity for the sacrifice."

Portland: A Preview of Civil War?

Portland: A Preview of Civil War?

As we get closer to the mid-term election in November, we can expect the violence to escalate.

How Early America Overcame Unrest and Cultural Diversity

How Early America Overcame Unrest and Cultural Diversity

They pulled through. Will we?

How Democracies Become Tyrannical

How Democracies Become Tyrannical

While democracy historically was part of the great movement for human liberty, majorities potentially could be as dictatorial and dangerous as the most ruthless and oppressive kings and princes of the past.

 Academic Publishing Is a Total Mess. Here Are 6 Ways to Fix It.

Academic Publishing Is a Total Mess. Here Are 6 Ways to Fix It.

It's up to research funders, institutes, and researchers themselves to act to make a system that represents defensible democratic values.

Can Americans Remember the Virtue of Independence (and the Corrosiveness of Dependence)?

Can Americans Remember the Virtue of Independence (and the Corrosiveness of Dependence)?

The latest data places the United States as only the 18th freest country in the world. Do we lack a freedom mindset?

What the Story of Cain and Abel Teaches Us About Envy and Victimhood

What the Story of Cain and Abel Teaches Us About Envy and Victimhood

Cain and Abel represent rival responses to the suffering inherent in the human condition. Abel’s suffering leads to his self-development as a warrior. Cain’s suffering leads to envy, malevolence, and murder.

Is It a Problem if Kids Don’t Know How to Use Dictionaries?

Is It a Problem if Kids Don’t Know How to Use Dictionaries?

Search engines are convenient, but do they undermine a student’s opportunity to learn how to investigate a topic and retain information if a digital device is not immediately available to them?

How My Unschooled Child Learned to Read Financial Statements (It Started with Silly YouTube Videos)

How My Unschooled Child Learned to Read Financial Statements (It Started with Silly YouTube Videos)

This is where attaining strong literacy and numeracy skills meet individual interests and innate childhood curiosity.

Do America's Reading Habits Explain Today's Lack of Clear Thinking? (See Chart)

Do America's Reading Habits Explain Today's Lack of Clear Thinking? (See Chart)

Of the hours Americans devote to free time, one area in particular is rather shortchanged.

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