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How the Elite's Disdain for the Working Class Could Become Their Undoing

How the Elite's Disdain for the Working Class Could Become Their Undoing

Over the last few generations, America’s elites have stood in the way of the working class’s pursuit of the American dream by devising, and then tenaciously defending, policies that actually impede upward economic mobility.

White Privilege: A Thing of the Past?

White Privilege: A Thing of the Past?

Those who smear an entire part of the population with the label “white privilege” paint with far too broad a brush.

Is Seattle Dying?

Is Seattle Dying?

A local news documentary about Seattle’s rampant homelessness and drug-abuse crisis has touched a nerve with the city’s residents.

You've Just Been Called a Bigot. Now What?

You've Just Been Called a Bigot. Now What?

Don’t fool yourself. Everyone is a potential target. Anyone can be called out.

How Would Dostoevsky Have Responded to the Smartphone?

How Would Dostoevsky Have Responded to the Smartphone?

It turns out that this paradox of isolation and connection is nothing new. Fyodor Dostoevsky observed a similar trend in his own day.

Why Time Speeds Up as We Get Older (And What We Can Do About It)

Why Time Speeds Up as We Get Older (And What We Can Do About It)

Time seems to go faster as we age. When we were children, the school year and then the summer seemed to stretch forever. As adults, we wonder where the time went.

Social Justice Is at Odds with American Ideas of Justice

Social Justice Is at Odds with American Ideas of Justice

In the end, we can have individual justice or we can have social justice, but we can’t have both

Victimhood: How Does It Start?

Victimhood: How Does It Start?

I also wonder if Jussie Smollett ever encountered a university administrator who taught him that one could gain power by feigning impotence and claiming victimhood. If so, that would explain a lot

What Jordan Peterson's Response to a Disturbed Fan Teaches about Humility

What Jordan Peterson's Response to a Disturbed Fan Teaches about Humility

Peterson fights back tears, and gives an answer of startling humility.

The Problem of Care in a Culture of Convenience

The Problem of Care in a Culture of Convenience

Caregiving is important. The mind-numbing, ordinary, unseen, everyday sacrifices have an impact far beyond what we see in the present.

Could Marriage Help Millennials Escape Poverty?

Could Marriage Help Millennials Escape Poverty?

If we’re tired of seeing this promising generation flounder, then perhaps they’re at least entitled to being shown a better way forward. 

Have the Elites Lost Their Mandate?

Have the Elites Lost Their Mandate?

Our elites believe they can engineer complex systems and institutions from the top, and thereby control national and global conditions. But our tech-based systems have outgrown such deterministic control. 

Two Ways Our World Resembles '1984'

Two Ways Our World Resembles '1984'

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four,” Winston Smith tells us. “If this is granted, all else follows.” When I read this line 25 years ago I didn’t understand what Orwell was saying. Now I do.

The Long March: Are Its Days Numbered?

The Long March: Are Its Days Numbered?

Those radicals of the 1960s seem to have won the game.  Or have they?

The Banality of the Modern Hipster

The Banality of the Modern Hipster

Hipsters, like many Americans, have confused the plethora of consumer-oriented diversions and incessant internet interactions with living a wholesome life.

When the State Kicks Down Your Door and Takes Your Child Over a Fever

When the State Kicks Down Your Door and Takes Your Child Over a Fever

What has our country become that we can tear down the doorway of a family who has a child with a high fever that disagrees with their doctor?

The Virtues of Boredom in an Anxious Age

The Virtues of Boredom in an Anxious Age

Could it be that we need more boredom?

The Best Way to Teach History to Children

The Best Way to Teach History to Children

When an old person dies, a library burns to the ground.

Jussie Smollett’s Hoax: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Jussie Smollett’s Hoax: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Jussie Smollett wasted police time and resources while attempting to paint himself as a victim. Has the lenient attitude toward hate crime hoaxes on many campuses spread to the rest of the country, as well?

#NationalSpinachDay: Why Our Constant Fabrication of Holidays Expresses a Sacred Yearning

#NationalSpinachDay: Why Our Constant Fabrication of Holidays Expresses a Sacred Yearning

Have we lost the common culture and associations which were once primarily obtained through church and religious societies?

Tara Westover and the Contradictions Which Allowed Her to Write a NYT Bestseller

Tara Westover and the Contradictions Which Allowed Her to Write a NYT Bestseller

Tara Westover refuses to admit that if her parents had taken a conventional path, she would not be where she is today.

NEWS: Charges Against Jussie Smollett Dropped

NEWS: Charges Against Jussie Smollett Dropped

The Chicago Police Department is reportedly furious after the state dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who allegedly staged a fake hate crime against his person.

Post-Russiagate: Who Has the Most Egg on Their Face?

Post-Russiagate: Who Has the Most Egg on Their Face?

The reputations of media pundits and whole news organizations are now in shambles and exposed for all to see.

San Antonio Violates Chick-Fil-A's First Amendment Rights

San Antonio Violates Chick-Fil-A's First Amendment Rights

The City of San Antonio cannot discriminate against Chick-Fil-A because it disapproves of the company's charitable giving.  Donations to a private group are protected by the First Amendment.  

How to Raise 'Em Tough in a World of Chaos

How to Raise 'Em Tough in a World of Chaos

Is it too risky to bring children into this chaotic world in which we live?

Does America Need a 'Civic Great Awakening'?

Does America Need a 'Civic Great Awakening'?

When it comes to the direction of society Americans (surprisingly) agree: things are not getting better.

Swimming Upstream in a Turbulent Society

Swimming Upstream in a Turbulent Society

“A dead thing,” Chesterton wrote, “can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”

Bookstore Removes Jordan Peterson Book Over Mosque Shooting, Continues Selling ‘Mein Kampf’

Bookstore Removes Jordan Peterson Book Over Mosque Shooting, Continues Selling ‘Mein Kampf’

A New Zealand bookstore stopped selling Jordan Peterson’s book in light of the Christchurch mosque shootings, but continues offering “Mein Kampf.”

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