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Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Carlson right to argue that the free market can be destructive to the family?

Why Liberal Chesterton Shunned the Progressive Label

Why Liberal Chesterton Shunned the Progressive Label

Although many, including President Teddy Roosevelt, saw eugenics as a social good, G. K. Chesterton was not among them.

Where Is The Beauty in Buildings?

Where Is The Beauty in Buildings?

Each building has a voice, and each city, town, or village is merely a collection of those voices. 

The Man Who Created the German Economic Miracle

The Man Who Created the German Economic Miracle

With the post-war German economy in ruins, a little-known economist named Ludwig Erhard suggested a bold kick start:  replace the old currency with the Deutsche Mark and lift all economic controls.   It worked.  The German economy boomed.  

What 1990s True-Crime Shows and Movies Teach about America Today

What 1990s True-Crime Shows and Movies Teach about America Today

The worst example of how little things have changed is the movie I, Tonya.

A History Lesson on the Shifting Political Stances on Illegal Immigration

A History Lesson on the Shifting Political Stances on Illegal Immigration

"Border control is a federal responsibility," says... Dianne Feinstein?

George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

For decades, Shaw was a staunch proponent of genocide, refusing to soften his views even after the full horror of the Nazi death camps was brought to light.

The Feminist Fantasy: Strong Women, Weak Men, No Children

The Feminist Fantasy: Strong Women, Weak Men, No Children

Television writer Andrew Davies has complained that "it is now 'compulsory' to have a leading lady capable of fending for herself."

Was There a Star of Bethlehem? An Astronomer Presents the Evidence.

Was There a Star of Bethlehem? An Astronomer Presents the Evidence.

Astronomer and chairman of the New York-based American Museum-Hayden Planetarium, Dr. Franklyn Branley, addresses the question.

Congress Used to Pass Bipartisan Legislation – Will It Ever Again?

Congress Used to Pass Bipartisan Legislation – Will It Ever Again?

Does the return of divided government in the current Congress mean not much will happen over the next two years? 

Why are Parents Now Paying Children to Get Dressed?

Why are Parents Now Paying Children to Get Dressed?

Have we gone overboard on the entitlement-attitude toward chores?

What Aristotle Can Teach Us about Trump's Rhetoric

What Aristotle Can Teach Us about Trump's Rhetoric

Trump's success as a communicator may have something to do with the fact that he employs Aristotle's tips on effective rhetoric.

'Justice' is the 'Word of the Year.' But What is 'Social Justice'?

'Justice' is the 'Word of the Year.' But What is 'Social Justice'?

Merriam-Webster has picked the word 'justice' for 2018. But are we practicing the wrong definition of the word?

Chesterton On Why You Should Be A Reactionary

Chesterton On Why You Should Be A Reactionary

Chesterton did not like to be called a conservative.  He classified himself as a reactionary.  

Saying You’re Against Fascists Doesn’t Excuse Acting Like One

Saying You’re Against Fascists Doesn’t Excuse Acting Like One

Despite claims that Antifa fights fascism, the group's tactics actually mirror those of Benito Mussolini's regime.

The Great War Christmas Truce: ‘They Were Positively Human’

The Great War Christmas Truce: ‘They Were Positively Human’

On Christmas Day of 1914, at least 100,000 British and German troops stopped fighting, climbed out of their trenches  and met each other in No-Man's-Land.  

The Humble Origins of ‘Silent Night’

The Humble Origins of ‘Silent Night’

Over the centuries, hundreds of Christmas carols have been composed. Many fall quickly into obscurity. Not “Silent Night.”

Does the Unfortunate 20th Century Foretell a Worse 21st?

Does the Unfortunate 20th Century Foretell a Worse 21st?

The end result of moral nihilism, as the Soviets demonstrated, is death and destruction on an industrial scale.

A Perfect Solution to the Statue-Toppling Problem

A Perfect Solution to the Statue-Toppling Problem

Schools ought to teach history, not protest it.

What the Fake History of Guns Can Teach Us

What the Fake History of Guns Can Teach Us

Emory University history professor Michael Bellesiles published the book Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture. Only it wasn't as academic as it was first thought.

Why Psychology is Turning Back to God

Why Psychology is Turning Back to God

The science that for most of the 20th century portrayed itself as the enlightened alternative to organized religion has taken a decidedly spiritual turn.

What's the Best Way to Deal with a 'Political Animal'?

What's the Best Way to Deal with a 'Political Animal'?

G. K. Chesterton's life offers an example.

The Perpetual Presidency

The Perpetual Presidency

Ex-Presidents have generally retired from public life and refrained from criticizing their successors. Unfortunately, this traditional seems to be changing.  

Why the Pence Rule is Conquering Wall Street

Why the Pence Rule is Conquering Wall Street

Wall Street executives have reacted to the #Metoo with mass conversions to the Pence Rule: no meetings with women alone.

Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

Are Americans who admire the world’s most brutal regimes miseducated or stupid?

Can Patriotism and Nationalism Co-exist?

Can Patriotism and Nationalism Co-exist?

Can a patriot be a nationalist and vice versa? If not, why not?

The Reason We Love The Nutcracker

The Reason We Love The Nutcracker

Many people this holiday season will experience the joy of attending a local performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

The ’60s Radicals Won the Culture War

The ’60s Radicals Won the Culture War

Unfortunately, the wounds of the '60s have not healed with the graying of the 1968 generation.

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