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A Backward View: Older Books and the Culture of the Now

A Backward View: Older Books and the Culture of the Now

We miss a lot of important truths by simply sticking to new books and avoiding the old.

If Middle Eastern Nations Are Stabilizing, Then Why Do the Refugees Keep Coming?

If Middle Eastern Nations Are Stabilizing, Then Why Do the Refugees Keep Coming?

Hundreds of thousands ended up in Germany after an invitation from Angela Merkel. But now that ISIS has been defeated and the Syrian civil war is winding down, why are refugees continuing to come?

The In-N-Out Burger Boycott Shows that Under Socialism, Those Who Don’t Obey Won’t Eat

The In-N-Out Burger Boycott Shows that Under Socialism, Those Who Don’t Obey Won’t Eat

What kind of twisted mindset demands obedience from others? A mindset that loves power.

Mayor Suggests Fine-Free Libraries So ‘Everyone Can Afford to Check Out a Book’

Mayor Suggests Fine-Free Libraries So ‘Everyone Can Afford to Check Out a Book’

Isn't that the whole point of libraries in the first place?

Four Reasons to Avoid Teaching Stranger Danger to Children

Four Reasons to Avoid Teaching Stranger Danger to Children

Teaching "stranger danger" to children is a bad idea.   It cannot be enforced and it hinders a child's ability to learn how to interact with adults.  In addition, it ignores the fact that the adults most dangerous to children are not strangers.  

Are Women Rejecting True Girl Power?

Are Women Rejecting True Girl Power?

Chesterton marveled at how suffragettes were willing to punch policeman in 1911 England.  But he wondered whether the drive to obtain the vote for women obscured the real power which women have in society.  

5 Dating Tips for Those Interested in True, Long-Lasting Love

5 Dating Tips for Those Interested in True, Long-Lasting Love

Common sense that today's young people have forgotten?

 J.D. Martinez’s Second Amendment Stance Isn’t Controversial. It’s Patriotic.

J.D. Martinez’s Second Amendment Stance Isn’t Controversial. It’s Patriotic.

Why should an athlete be subjected to warnings from his team’s president—or a nonsensical controversy ginned up by reporters—for showing appreciation of an enduring American value?

Facebook Flags, Censors NPR Report on Inflated Government School Shooting Statistics

Facebook Flags, Censors NPR Report on Inflated Government School Shooting Statistics

Facebook has the right to censor whoever they want, but this kind of clumsy, partisan censorship practice is just begging for government intervention.

Delayed Motherhood and the Body Beautiful

Delayed Motherhood and the Body Beautiful

Putting off having children robs them of your youth.

 

Will Downton Abbey’s Gender Problem Be Solved in the 21st Century?

Will Downton Abbey’s Gender Problem Be Solved in the 21st Century?

A British aristocrat has daughters but no sons, thus his title and estate must pass to a distant male relative. It’s the classic plot device in many famous stories – ranging from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to the TV show Downton Abbey.

Why It Matters That Teens Are Reading Less

Why It Matters That Teens Are Reading Less

If print starts to die, a lot will go with it.

Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis: PA AG Says He Has Evidence That Vatican Knew

Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis: PA AG Says He Has Evidence That Vatican Knew

In response to the Viganò Testimony, Pennsylvania Attorney General weighs in with even more damaging news for the Vatican. 

Adulting May Be Hard at First, but It's So Worth It

Adulting May Be Hard at First, but It's So Worth It

Seriously, y’all. Stop. “Adulting” is not that hard.

Pedophilia & the Pope: Did He Cover It Up?

Pedophilia & the Pope: Did He Cover It Up?

In his 11-page account, Viganò ultimately calls for the resignation of Pope Francis and alleges that the Pontiff actually played a role in the cover-up of McCarrick’s decades of sexual abuse, covering for him “to the bitter end”.

Teacher Punishes Student… for Good Manners

Teacher Punishes Student… for Good Manners

Why have good manners become an object of scorn?

Why Are Americans Such Lousy Writers?

Why Are Americans Such Lousy Writers?

Only 24% of students in the 8th and 12th grades were proficient in writing.  Why are Americans such lousy writers?  They are not taught to write.  

Stop Criminalizing Parenthood

Stop Criminalizing Parenthood

Parents today are less afraid that their child will be kidnapped or hit by a car if they let them play outside and much more afraid that an onlooker will call the cops on them.

Why Every Sane Society Encourages Marriage, Not Divorce

Why Every Sane Society Encourages Marriage, Not Divorce

Chesterton was generally sympathetic to the plight of the poor, but not in the case of easy divorce.

Keith Ellison Abuse Allegations: #BelieveAllWomen . . . When it's Convenient.

Keith Ellison Abuse Allegations: #BelieveAllWomen . . . When it's Convenient.

The charges that Democrat Congressman Keith Ellison abused his girlfriend have shined a light on the difficulties of the "MeToo" movement.  

Menopause Cafe: The Latest Trend in Workplace Equality

Menopause Cafe: The Latest Trend in Workplace Equality

Misogyny is increasingly viewed as a hate crime.

Christopher Robin and the Value of Doing Nothing

Christopher Robin and the Value of Doing Nothing

The curative for a society drowning in busyness?

7 Things I'd Do if I Wanted to Keep Poor People Poor

7 Things I'd Do if I Wanted to Keep Poor People Poor

If I wanted to keep poor people poor, there are several government policies I would favor. Let's count them down.

Why the Sudden Frenzy Against Plastic Straws?

Why the Sudden Frenzy Against Plastic Straws?

Plastic straws are now in the cross hairs of various levels of government. What leads to this American political culture of bans, restrictions and controls from above?

Five Suggestions for Having a Successful College Career

Five Suggestions for Having a Successful College Career

Five suggestions to have a college education which prepares you for life

The Four Pillars of Good Writing

The Four Pillars of Good Writing

To be a good writer you need to think about what your readers want, you need to read more, you need to edit and you have to actually write.  So, get started.

Anthropological Architecture

Anthropological Architecture

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." -  Winston Churchill

Why Teachers Should Be Stingy with Praise

Why Teachers Should Be Stingy with Praise

Students perform better when they work under a moderate amount of stress. Studies also show that too much praise of students is not a good idea.  

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