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Are Conspiracy Theories Really on the Rise?

Are Conspiracy Theories Really on the Rise?

Have the internet and social media created a climate where Americans believe anything is possible?

Begotten, Not Made: Revisiting the Morality of Surrogacy

Begotten, Not Made: Revisiting the Morality of Surrogacy

Should we respond to the pain of infertility by making some mothers into birthers? What are the consequences for defining mother or child?

I Remember

I Remember

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 brought Americans together like nothing has since.

The Myth of Earth's Overpopulation Crisis

The Myth of Earth's Overpopulation Crisis

Fears of overpopulation have been stoked by wildly inaccurate predictions for centuries. When are we going to learn better?

Karl Marx: Intellectual Father of the 1619 Project?

Karl Marx: Intellectual Father of the 1619 Project?

To utilize their own logic, the New York Times' 1619 project can trace its roots back to the father of Communism.

80 Years of the Allies: Don’t Forget Their Stories

80 Years of the Allies: Don’t Forget Their Stories

The Allies came together to fight World War II 80 years ago, and we're losing the stories those who served can tell.

Why Socialism Is the Failed Idea That Never Dies

Why Socialism Is the Failed Idea That Never Dies

Socialism has been tried again and again, with varying degrees of failure every time. Nobody ever seems to learn.

9th Grade Reading Lists: 1922 vs. Today

9th Grade Reading Lists: 1922 vs. Today

Have you ever thought that high school graduates today… well, just don’t seem to know or understand as much as they once did?

The Root of Our Troubles

The Root of Our Troubles

Plato's Republic sheds profound light on the real problem.

Think Trump is Hitler? Go to Dachau

Think Trump is Hitler? Go to Dachau

It only takes one day on the outskirts of Munich to realize exactly how misled some critics of the President truly are.

Self-Esteem: Not the Virtue We Think It Is

Self-Esteem: Not the Virtue We Think It Is

Is humility worth defending?

How Women Got the Vote: You Might Be Surprised

How Women Got the Vote: You Might Be Surprised

The history of the 19th Amendment isn't as well known as one would hope. The party that backed women's suffrage the most ardently might surprise some people.

The Horrors of Modern Public Opinion

The Horrors of Modern Public Opinion

There are a variety of lessons to be drawn from how the Allied governments conducted themselves during World War II. Some of those messages may be more in tune with our current political climate than we care to admit.

'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': Remembering a Culture War That Never Happened

'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': Remembering a Culture War That Never Happened

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is about a moment when something big happened, and historical trajectory shifted. Except, in the film, the moment is stopped from happening.

Did Slavery Make America Richer?

Did Slavery Make America Richer?

Not exactly.

When the Russians Came to Town: Reflections on Communism and Socialism

When the Russians Came to Town: Reflections on Communism and Socialism

The Soviet Union is gone, thrown into the dustbin of history, but a lesson remains from those Russian visitors.

Red Flag Laws in the Age of Political Psychiatry

Red Flag Laws in the Age of Political Psychiatry

In the wake of recent horrific shooting sprees, Donald Trump and other Republicans wishing to appear to “do something” have seized the purported “middle ground”: red flag laws. 

Saying No to Socialism

Saying No to Socialism

This is the way of socialism. Is it time we as Americans start rejecting this way at every opportunity?

When Nominalists Curl in the Squat Rack

When Nominalists Curl in the Squat Rack

If you see some barbarian curling in the squat rack, take action. You may be surprised how drastically you alter someone’s worldview.

And Then They Came for the Left’s Sacred Symbols

And Then They Came for the Left’s Sacred Symbols

What to do when a Marxist mural depicting a dark side of American history is suddenly on the chopping block?

Is There a 'Catholic Case for Communism'?

Is There a 'Catholic Case for Communism'?

Communists killed millions of their citizens and severely persecuted Christians. I was thinking of all this because America, the magazine published by America’s Jesuits, recently featured an essay making “The Catholic Case for Communism.”

How Did the Presidential Campaign Get to Be so Long?

How Did the Presidential Campaign Get to Be so Long?

It wasn’t always this way.

Communism and Nazism Are Now Legally Synonymous in Ukraine

Communism and Nazism Are Now Legally Synonymous in Ukraine

Both Europeans and Americans would do well to consider two groups who would have enthusiastically supported state-imposed bans on undesired speech: Nazis and communists.

What Holocaust Survivor Eva Kor Taught About Forgiveness

What Holocaust Survivor Eva Kor Taught About Forgiveness

If you don’t have the life you want, Kor might counsel, don’t double-down on mistaken ideas about life. Don’t rehearse your blaming thoughts keeping painful wounds open.

Is College Really Getting Easier?

Is College Really Getting Easier?

Students are studying less. Grades are rising. And college graduation rates have increased a good deal in the last several decades.

Fighting for the Right to Repair Our Stuff

Fighting for the Right to Repair Our Stuff

Manufacturers are creating monopolies by preventing customers (or anyone else) from fixing their products. It's time to end that.

The Chinese Communist Party and Their Brave New World

The Chinese Communist Party and Their Brave New World

Aaron Sarin's "When the Lion Wakes" reveals harrowing truths about the Chinese Communist Party.  

Three Cures for a Society Obsessed With Offenses

Three Cures for a Society Obsessed With Offenses

How do we find our way back to civility?

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