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Why People Should Still Study Latin

Why People Should Still Study Latin

Here are 3 reasons why...

No, slavery didn’t build America.

No, slavery didn’t build America.

It’s a popular narrative, but history doesn’t support it. 

Chick-fil-A: Ditch the Phone and Spend Time with Family

Chick-fil-A: Ditch the Phone and Spend Time with Family

Some companies are recognizing the need to restore interest in family and community.

You’ll never be Equal Enough

You’ll never be Equal Enough

Severed from its traditional meaning, eventually the aim for equality could actually tear society apart.

The Declining Importance of the Family

The Declining Importance of the Family

Nowhere is the concern with the problem of community in Western society more intense than with respect to the family.

8 Thought-Provoking Quotes from the Author of ‘The Little Prince’

8 Thought-Provoking Quotes from the Author of ‘The Little Prince’

Wisdom from Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944).  

Is Google Influencing People’s Opinions of Presidential Candidates?

Is Google Influencing People’s Opinions of Presidential Candidates?

It’s something to seriously consider as we head into the general election this November.

Are Zero-Tolerance Policies Hurting the Good Kids?

Are Zero-Tolerance Policies Hurting the Good Kids?

Alyssa Drescher is learning the answer to that question the hard way.

Dr. Seuss’ Advice for ‘Super Tuesday’ Voters
Diversity vs. Academic Excellence

Diversity vs. Academic Excellence

It’s tough to have both as the University of Minnesota seems to be experiencing. 

Want to See Life as a Perpetual Victim? There’s an App for That!!

Want to See Life as a Perpetual Victim? There’s an App for That!!

It’s a common conundrum at the end of a meal at a restaurant:  How to split the bill fairly?

School Dress Codes = 'Slut Shaming'? Give Me a Break

School Dress Codes = 'Slut Shaming'? Give Me a Break

James, now 17, says he told them that was sexist. She refused to change her clothes.

Why Knowing the Past is Important

Why Knowing the Past is Important

Only 12% of high school seniors are considered proficient in U.S. History by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. 

Can Religion Help Rejuvenate the Black Community?

Can Religion Help Rejuvenate the Black Community?

By sidelining religion, have we unintentionally contributed to other economic, social, and political problems which plague American life?

Is the Supreme Court Today More Powerful Than the Founders Intended?

Is the Supreme Court Today More Powerful Than the Founders Intended?

The Supreme Court wasn’t always the political power house that we know it today.

The Average American Today Is Richer than John D. Rockefeller
Whatever Happened to Noblesse Oblige?

Whatever Happened to Noblesse Oblige?

Like the aristocrats in Downton Abbey, Hampy lived out the principle of noblesse oblige....

10 Penetrating Quotes on Contemplation from an American Monk

10 Penetrating Quotes on Contemplation from an American Monk

Thomas Merton's writings touched many a life in the 20th century, including the Dalai Lama's.

One Reason a Border Wall makes some People Uncomfortable

One Reason a Border Wall makes some People Uncomfortable

A wall has a purpose which ultimately strikes at the heart of our modern, cultural orthodoxies.

4 Ways Parents Can Encourage Their Children to Read Good Books

4 Ways Parents Can Encourage Their Children to Read Good Books

Directing children to worthwhile reading material requires more than picking up a book and handing it to them.

The “Newspeak” of Facebook Reactions

The “Newspeak” of Facebook Reactions

Hurtling toward the loss of language?

Wow… Only 28% of Parents Require Their Children to do Chores

Wow… Only 28% of Parents Require Their Children to do Chores

Are parents missing a great chance to give their children a successful start in life?

Do Millennials Take Employment for Granted?

Do Millennials Take Employment for Granted?

Is it time that Americans of all ages begin recognizing that the good life doesn’t come to a person without a lot of blood, sweat, and tears?

Why It’s Bad for a Society to Do Away with Shame

Why It’s Bad for a Society to Do Away with Shame

C.S. Lewis offers some insight.

New Study Suggests Manners Might Reduce Obesity

New Study Suggests Manners Might Reduce Obesity

Would the physical and emotional health of American families improve if they returned to having more mannerly and leisurely dinners together?

‘Peter Rabbit’ vs. ‘Polar Bear’s Underwear’: The Revenge of the Classics

‘Peter Rabbit’ vs. ‘Polar Bear’s Underwear’: The Revenge of the Classics

Do children really need books about zombies or a polar bear’s missing underwear?

Many New Toys Leave No Room for Imagination

Many New Toys Leave No Room for Imagination

“Imagination does not stir at the suggestion of the feeble, much-diluted stuff that is too often put into children’s hands.”

Modesty, Faith, and Burqa Bans

Modesty, Faith, and Burqa Bans

Women cannot participate as equals in the public space when entirely disguised, when their ability to show emotion and communicate is so intentionally handicapped.

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