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Why Gun Ownership Rates Tell Us Little About Homicide Trends in America

Why Gun Ownership Rates Tell Us Little About Homicide Trends in America

There is not a consensus among criminologists, sociologists, and historians that guns are the primary or driving factor behind US homicide rates.

Extended Childhood: The New American Way

Extended Childhood: The New American Way

We all want our children to have the quality of resilience, but are we making it difficult for them to obtain?

The Consequences of an Anti-Male Culture

The Consequences of an Anti-Male Culture

Young adults have become unwitting victims of a culture whose values have gone drastically awry.

What’s Behind the ‘Sex Recession’?

What’s Behind the ‘Sex Recession’?

One factor is the increased availability of online entertainment and other digital usage.

Let's Talk About Big, Bad, Greedy Capitalism

Let's Talk About Big, Bad, Greedy Capitalism

“When you see the greed and the concentration of power, did you ever have a moment of doubt about capitalism and whether greed is a good idea to run on?” Milton Friedman was asked. His answer is important.

How College Students Really Feel About Free Speech on Campus

How College Students Really Feel About Free Speech on Campus

A new survey finding that college students generally support free speech also shows what for some is a worrisome divide over what students value more: an “inclusive society” that “welcomes diverse groups” or protecting “the extremes of free speech.”

Leaving the Peach State Won’t Be so Peachy for Netflix

Leaving the Peach State Won’t Be so Peachy for Netflix

As Netflix attempts to strong-arm the state of Georgia, they may want to take time for some self-evaluation.

The Dictatorship of the Young

The Dictatorship of the Young

We are left with children who rely not on authoritative adults but on news from nowhere.

The Three Things Every Good Man Wants to Do for Women

The Three Things Every Good Man Wants to Do for Women

Would we see women who are less stressed if they stepped back and allowed men to take more of a pursuer, protector, and provider role in their lives?

Why Are We No Longer Visiting Our Nation's Historical Sites?

Why Are We No Longer Visiting Our Nation's Historical Sites?

One of the things an American visitor at these monuments notices is the inordinately large proportion of non-American visitors.

Graduates, Be Skeptical of Those in Power

Graduates, Be Skeptical of Those in Power

Here's what I want this year's graduates to know...

Biological Male Wins NCAA Women’s Track Championship

Biological Male Wins NCAA Women’s Track Championship

A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won an NCAA national championship over Memorial Day weekend.

Debunking Seven Persistent Myths About Homeschoolers

Debunking Seven Persistent Myths About Homeschoolers

Time to put these misconceptions to rest once and for all.

Should Hikers Pay for Their Own Rescue?

Should Hikers Pay for Their Own Rescue?

Usually, such emergency services are provided “free” to victims as part of the overall “public good” of safety. In reality, the costs fall upon taxpayers, who are often irritated at having to bail out individuals who don’t take common sense precautions.  

When the Tassle Isn't Worth the Hassle

When the Tassle Isn't Worth the Hassle

Looking beyond the practicalities, though, we should keep in mind that education ought to be more than mere job preparation. It should be soulcraft, enabling the student to realize his human potential, and preparing him to embrace the true, beautiful, and good (both in this world and the next).

Extreme Marie Kondo: Could You Give Up all Your Worldly Goods?

Extreme Marie Kondo: Could You Give Up all Your Worldly Goods?

Marie Kondo’s Netflix show “Tidying Up” is a smash hit, but what if people didn't stop there? What if they got rid of their house altogether?

A Nordic Paradox: Higher Gender Equality, More Partner Violence

A Nordic Paradox: Higher Gender Equality, More Partner Violence

The Nordic countries lead the world in gender equality, but have some of the highest rates of intimate partner violence against women in the EU.

Are We Outsourcing Our Brains to Google?

Are We Outsourcing Our Brains to Google?

Cars, light bulbs, telephones, and compact discs are objects we use and control. Social media has the power to use and control us.

For Some Millennials, ‘Despair Springs Eternal’

For Some Millennials, ‘Despair Springs Eternal’

A mindset of “despair springs eternal” can create our destiny. And as more people embrace socialism, the more likely we will no longer live under the blessings of capitalism, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The PC Killing of Kate Smith

The PC Killing of Kate Smith

Just because we have smartphones, live in comfort, and have abundant choices does not mean that we are the sole holders of wisdom.

Lawmakers Seek to Protect Americans from Beach Umbrellas This Summer

Lawmakers Seek to Protect Americans from Beach Umbrellas This Summer

Without government, who would protect us from beach umbrellas?

Inverting the Wisdom of the Ages

Inverting the Wisdom of the Ages

The difference here is between people who are dull and people who are shrieking, to drown out the voice of conscience.

Design Regulations Helped Ruin American Cars

Design Regulations Helped Ruin American Cars

Your car looks like a box. So does every other car. It’s boring, even shocking when you consider how awesome cars used to look. What’s gone wrong?

Why I'm Celebrating Memorial Day Differently This Year

Why I'm Celebrating Memorial Day Differently This Year

In recent years, I have rarely celebrated the day. For some reason or another Memorial Day has become a day of reading or chores.

A Slow Learner Looks at Anti-Semitism

A Slow Learner Looks at Anti-Semitism

Sometimes being a slow learner can be a good thing.

Does the Constitution Mandate Universal Birthright Citizenship? Here’s the Answer
The Forgotten Family Ritual That Bonds Parents and Children

The Forgotten Family Ritual That Bonds Parents and Children

What would happen if we reversed the mundane and made dinner special again?

Remembering the Original Meaning of the American Dream

Remembering the Original Meaning of the American Dream

It was about social responsibility, not material acquisition, and losing sight of it has cost us dearly.

 

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