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Why the Great War Matters Today

Why the Great War Matters Today

World War I and its subsequent peace agreements brought consequences that even today haunt our lives.

This Former Navy SEAL Has a Veterans Day Message for All Americans

This Former Navy SEAL Has a Veterans Day Message for All Americans

Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw of Texas appeared on “Saturday Night Live” to give a message of unity and connection this Veterans Day weekend.

Why is America Divided?

Why is America Divided?

There's a major difference between today's politics and the politics of yore.

Are We Becoming a Victimocracy?

Are We Becoming a Victimocracy?

It’s at least plausible to suspect that a relatively new and poorly understood phenomenon called victimocracy is taking hold of politics in the Anglosphere.

Dutchman 'Identifies' as Young Man, Demands to Have 20 Years Taken Off Age

Dutchman 'Identifies' as Young Man, Demands to Have 20 Years Taken Off Age

He told the judge that he did not feel comfortable with his age and that doctors had told him that he had the body of a 45-year-old.

How to Avoid One of the Most Common Parenting Mistakes

How to Avoid One of the Most Common Parenting Mistakes

I’ve lost count of how often I’ve witnessed parents threaten a perfectly reasonable punishment for misbehavior and then fail to make good on their words.

Kristallnacht: Are We Experiencing the Modern Version?

Kristallnacht: Are We Experiencing the Modern Version?

November 9th marks the eightieth anniversary of Kristallnacht.

3 Ways to Make the Post-Election World Better

3 Ways to Make the Post-Election World Better

Voting isn’t the only way to effect social change.

The Economist Explains How Transgenderism Hurts Feminism

The Economist Explains How Transgenderism Hurts Feminism

Is the surprising stand taken by The Economist a sign that common sense is reasserting itself?

Remembering Jim Jones and the Socialist Ideals He Held

Remembering Jim Jones and the Socialist Ideals He Held

Jones sought to “infiltrate the church” to spread the communist message.

D.C. Bureaucrats Are Trying to Make Parents Get a License to Let Children Play Together
Five Ways Couples Manage to Kill Love - and How to Avoid Them
Not Too Big to Fail: Why Facebook's Long Reign May Be Coming to an End

Not Too Big to Fail: Why Facebook's Long Reign May Be Coming to an End

Sears and Blockbuster fell because neither was able to adapt and grow with its consumer base. Is Facebook making the same mistakes?

The F-Bomb and the Age of Public Crudity

The F-Bomb and the Age of Public Crudity

I would contend that the word is emblematic of the crudity of our culture at large, a four-letter banner of our decadence.

The Sad Death of 'All Politics is Local'

The Sad Death of 'All Politics is Local'

For nearly a quarter-century, the midterm elections that used to center on bread-and-butter issues like schools, crime—“the economy, stupid”—have now been little more than proxy wars to impeach the sitting president.

‘I’ll Never Be the Same’: My Ukrainian Wife’s First Trip to the United States

‘I’ll Never Be the Same’: My Ukrainian Wife’s First Trip to the United States

America’s greatness is not always measured like in the movies or a campaign speech. Sometimes, an anonymous act of gratitude is proof enough, even if we, as Americans, don’t always see it that way.

How to Avoid Becoming a Self-Righteous Virtue Signaler

How to Avoid Becoming a Self-Righteous Virtue Signaler

Condemnation by the self-righteous—what some call virtue signaling—is rampant these days.

Here’s Why Trump’s Constant Criticism of the Media Resonates With Americans

Here’s Why Trump’s Constant Criticism of the Media Resonates With Americans

When it comes to media, Americans tend to agree with Donald Trump.

When Laws Are Not Enforced, Anarchy Follows

When Laws Are Not Enforced, Anarchy Follows

Unenforced or selectively enforced laws are not only unjust, but can also establish incentives which can weaken our entire civilization.

7 Ways to Teach Civil Discourse to Students

7 Ways to Teach Civil Discourse to Students

If young people are to engage in democracy and society, young people need to learn how to respectfully disagree.

Why Medical Students Are Suddenly Struggling to Conduct Surgeries

Why Medical Students Are Suddenly Struggling to Conduct Surgeries

No one likes to go under the knife... and unfortunately, that experience is set to get worse. 

When It Comes to Gender, Science and Political Correctness Don't Mix

When It Comes to Gender, Science and Political Correctness Don't Mix

All of a sudden, about five years ago, something unsettled the science on sex and gender. Unfortunately, what unsettled the science was not better science, but political ideology. 

New Voter Fraud Cases Show Need to Secure Our Elections

New Voter Fraud Cases Show Need to Secure Our Elections

If Americans cannot say with certainty that their votes will be counted, that the process is free of fraud, and the outcome is valid, what incentive do they have to turn out in the first place?

Is a Second Reformation Unfolding in Front of Our Eyes?

Is a Second Reformation Unfolding in Front of Our Eyes?

Today's reformation has many similarities with the one which occurred 500 years ago, only today's is not happening in the churches.

A Nation Addled by Conspiracy Theories

A Nation Addled by Conspiracy Theories

As the Pittsburgh shooting showed, we increasingly prefer tribe-affirming stories to Occam's Razor.

Why Has Halloween Become So Popular Among Adults?

Why Has Halloween Become So Popular Among Adults?

Halloween used to be kid stuff. To quit dressing up was an important rite of passage. It meant you were one step closer to becoming an adult. Not anymore.

3 Reasons Not to Make Your Kids Share Their Toys

3 Reasons Not to Make Your Kids Share Their Toys

There are other ways to teach this all-important life lesson. 

Some Thoughts on Halloween and Ray Bradbury

Some Thoughts on Halloween and Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury loved Halloween. 

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