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A New Year's Feud In the Land of MAGA

A New Year's Feud In the Land of MAGA

America’s a crazy place these days, Uncle Dan. Hattie says it’s because people have made politics their god.

Here’s How Bad San Francisco’s Poop Problem Got In 2019

Here’s How Bad San Francisco’s Poop Problem Got In 2019

“This is a national embarrassment.”

Up In Arms: The Battle Over Guns in Virginia

Up In Arms: The Battle Over Guns in Virginia

The fight over the Second Amendment is getting pretty real in Virginia, as citizens await the introduction of a sweeping new gun control bill in 2020.

Gollum and the Spirit of Christmas

Gollum and the Spirit of Christmas

Gollum is more like Ebenezer Scrooge than one might think, and his story teaches us an important Christmas lesson as well.

Intellectual Takeout’s Five Favorite Christmas Movies

Intellectual Takeout’s Five Favorite Christmas Movies

The staff at Intellectual Takeout participated in a highly non-scientific poll to crown our favorite Christmas movies. What are your Christmas favorites?

Why Are Women Proposing to Their Boyfriends?

Why Are Women Proposing to Their Boyfriends?

Women are starting to propose to their boyfriends. What's behind this trend and can we expect it to continue?

Why Are so Few People Born on Christmas and Other Holidays?

Why Are so Few People Born on Christmas and Other Holidays?

There are reasons why you don't know many people who have their birthday on Christmas, or New Years Day, or April Fools' Day.

Fighting Loneliness During the Holidays

Fighting Loneliness During the Holidays

Americans are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness, and at no time is that more presently felt than during the holidays, especially for older Americans.

Millennials Are Finding Religion, but Not at Church

Millennials Are Finding Religion, but Not at Church

It's not that millennials have lost the mysticism of generations past, it's just that they put their faith in much different things than their parents or grandparents do.

‘The Far Side’ Is Returning… But Can the PC Crowd Handle It?

‘The Far Side’ Is Returning… But Can the PC Crowd Handle It?

People can’t take a joke anymore. Will Larson’s humor still be appreciated, or will he unintentionally poke at the sacred cows of political correctness and mortally offend the nation?

Are Human Rights Real?

Are Human Rights Real?

George Carlin once claimed that human rights are "imaginary." He's wrong, and for many reasons.

Why Liberals Should Ban Porn

Why Liberals Should Ban Porn

Libertarians and others are decrying calls to ban porn. But such a ban might actually be deeply steeped in the liberal tradition.

What’s So Wrong With Using Plain Ol’ English?

What’s So Wrong With Using Plain Ol’ English?

Once in a while, someone has to stand up for the common usage of the English language, and against the academic double speak we're slipping into.

Do We Treat Children Worse Than Dogs?

Do We Treat Children Worse Than Dogs?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that dogs have more time to spend with their mothers than human children do. Is she right?

Star Wars Actor: Ignoring Trolls Is a Sign of Mental Strength

Star Wars Actor: Ignoring Trolls Is a Sign of Mental Strength

Are those suffering from social media trolls just "not mentally strong"? Or is there more to surviving a stream of Twitter abuse?

Lack of Assimilation Is Economically Harming Latino Immigrants and Society

Lack of Assimilation Is Economically Harming Latino Immigrants and Society

The changing attitude of immigrants toward assimilation has been transforming the U.S. from a melting pot to a salad bowl. This is having harmful economic effects, especially on immigrants who don’t assimilate.

No-Hassle Holidays: A Fun and Easy Way to Give Gifts

No-Hassle Holidays: A Fun and Easy Way to Give Gifts

No wrapping, no worrying, no fuss. Just fun.

Christmas Predators, Parasites, or Magi?

Christmas Predators, Parasites, or Magi?

From "Baby, its Cold Outside" to "Santa Baby", Christmas songs are replete with bad examples of love. We should look elsewhere for marital virtue.

There's No Relief in Euthanasia

There's No Relief in Euthanasia

Embracing suffering, learning from it, and enduring it, benefits not only those we love, but ourselves as well.

The Never-Ending PC Assault

The Never-Ending PC Assault

Now it’s the Salvation Army’s turn.

Three Harmful Ideas Weakening My Generation

Three Harmful Ideas Weakening My Generation

This younger generation is afflicted by thought processes that are damaging society, and the kids are starting to notice what's wrong.

Epstein Scandal Proves Monarchy Is More Answerable to the People Than Democracy

Epstein Scandal Proves Monarchy Is More Answerable to the People Than Democracy

Elected officials aren't being held accountable for their connections to Jeffrey Epstein. Surprisingly, those in the monarchy are.

Artwork Made From Old Bananas Shows Value Is Subjective

Artwork Made From Old Bananas Shows Value Is Subjective

Last week, Miami art gallery Art Basel sold, for $120,000, a piece of art composed of a banana duct taped to a wall. The banana used in the display is a real banana, and on Saturday, a performance artist named David Datuna ate some of it.

How Much Can One Person Accomplish in a Day?

How Much Can One Person Accomplish in a Day?

When we humans apply ourselves in a given day there's an untold amount of things we can accomplish.

Kids and Sexuality: Enough Is Enough

Kids and Sexuality: Enough Is Enough

From Drag Queen Story Hour to swimming pool locker rooms, we need to stop the abomination of our society's march to sexualize children.

Life After Flight from Castro’s Cuba

Life After Flight from Castro’s Cuba

It's difficult to leave your country and start a new life, the repressive regime in Cuba made that choice much easier for thousands of people.

The Anti-Feminist Message Hidden in ‘Little Women’

The Anti-Feminist Message Hidden in ‘Little Women’

This passage seems to be overlooked when creating "Little Women" for the feminist mind.

The Pros and Cons of Kids With Smartphones

The Pros and Cons of Kids With Smartphones

Your kid might be begging for a new cell phone for Christmas, but there are some things you should consider before you pull the trigger on that purchase.

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