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When Sears Used the Market to Combat Jim Crow

When Sears Used the Market to Combat Jim Crow

As we eulogize this beacon of American capitalism, we should also celebrate one of its lesser-known achievements: using markets to combat Jim Crow laws.

Why Cultural Marxism Seeks to Control Culture

Why Cultural Marxism Seeks to Control Culture

Before socialism can succeed, the existing culture must change.

The Man in the High Castle and the History That Never Was

The Man in the High Castle and the History That Never Was

The TV series "The Man in the High Castle" sketches a world in which the Axis powers won World War II.  

Why the Soviets Would Have Sent Kanye West to a Mental Hospital

Why the Soviets Would Have Sent Kanye West to a Mental Hospital

Should we associate political disagreements with mental illness with such a dark history behind that practice?

Why All Good Social Justice Warriors Support Presumption of Innocence

Why All Good Social Justice Warriors Support Presumption of Innocence

The presumption of innocence until proven guilty is a bed rock principle of Western Civilization.  Protecting individuals from angry mobs remains a basic task of our judicial system.

The PC Crowd Goes After the Honored Dead

The PC Crowd Goes After the Honored Dead

A young group of students wants to nix remembering victims of past wars because such activities glorify warfare.

Today’s Young Voters Are Embracing Socialism for a Very Good Reason

Today’s Young Voters Are Embracing Socialism for a Very Good Reason

A new survey finds that a third of young voters identify with some form of socialism.

Should Jury Duty Be Taken from the Common Man and Given to Professionals?

Should Jury Duty Be Taken from the Common Man and Given to Professionals?

Should something as serious as guilt or innocence be left to experts?

Americans Have Almost Entirely Forgotten Their History

Americans Have Almost Entirely Forgotten Their History

In America, we celebrate democracy and are justifiably proud that this nation was founded on the idea that the people should rule.

That’s why it is so important that Americans be informed about their government. They are partakers in it. In fact, they control it.

The History Russians and Communists Want Us to Forget

The History Russians and Communists Want Us to Forget

The Soviet Union did not free the world of tyranny in World War II. It merely helped defeat one evil while ruthlessly attempting to supplant it with another one.

A Tale of Two Countries

A Tale of Two Countries

History has seen the rancor of the Kavanaugh hearings before.

How the Myth of the 'Robber Barons' Began—and Why It Persists

How the Myth of the 'Robber Barons' Began—and Why It Persists

The widely-accepted "history" of America's Gilded Age was grossly inaccurate, but it told a compelling story that many fell for hook, line, and sinker.

Why Does Michelle Obama Think Ignorant Voters Are Just Fine?

Why Does Michelle Obama Think Ignorant Voters Are Just Fine?

America wasn’t founded as a democracy to be run by voters acting on their feelings and opinions.

Calling the Education System ‘Progressive’ is a Lie. Here’s Why.

Calling the Education System ‘Progressive’ is a Lie. Here’s Why.

How do we correct a failing educational system?

Five Lesser Known Financial Crises of the 20th Century

Five Lesser Known Financial Crises of the 20th Century

Between the 1930s and 2008, the world economy experienced five significant economic crises. Although not all impacted the United States directly, they had severe repercussions in the countries affected. 

Attempt to Diminish Heroism of Alamo Defenders Is a Shameful War on History

Attempt to Diminish Heroism of Alamo Defenders Is a Shameful War on History

The next generation of Texans may not care to “remember the Alamo” after a recent decision by the Texas State Board of Education.

Three Ways the U.S. has Changed Since 9/11

Three Ways the U.S. has Changed Since 9/11

Seventeen years after Pearl Harbor the United States presided over a stable world order and a robust, growing economy.  Seventeen years after 9/11, the United States looks weaker and poorer while the world looks less stable.  

9/11: The Day I Wasn't Ready for, but Mustered My Will to Act

9/11: The Day I Wasn't Ready for, but Mustered My Will to Act

On the morning of September 11th, 2001, I got up expecting to unpack boxes in our new house.  I wasn't ready for the phone call that came at 8:50 AM, telling me to get a cameraman and get to New York City.  

Three Movies You Should Watch to Understand the Economic Collapse of 2008

Three Movies You Should Watch to Understand the Economic Collapse of 2008

It has been ten years since Lehmann Brothers investment bank collapsed. This set off the banking crisis which led to a world wide recession.  These three movies give good insight into what happened, why and the consequences.

‘First Man’ Omission of the Flag Will Not Rewrite US History

‘First Man’ Omission of the Flag Will Not Rewrite US History

The director and the star of “First Man,” a forthcoming film about Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11, are congratulating themselves for leaving out one of the most dramatic moments in spaceflight.

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.

Teacher Punishes Student… for Good Manners

Teacher Punishes Student… for Good Manners

Why have good manners become an object of scorn?

MLK’s ‘Dream’ Speech Is Coming True, His Niece Says

MLK’s ‘Dream’ Speech Is Coming True, His Niece Says

The time is ripe, she said, for America to embrace the values that her uncle fought and prayed for.

Anthropological Architecture

Anthropological Architecture

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

Is Killing a Tyrant Ever Justified?

Is Killing a Tyrant Ever Justified?

Venezualan dicator Nicolas Maduro appears to fulfill all the requirements of a tyrant who ought to be removed from office by assassination. But is killing a tyrant ever a good idea?  

When Will Men in Hats Come Back?

When Will Men in Hats Come Back?

Whatever happened to the hat?

Chores: The Secret to Childhood Happiness?

Chores: The Secret to Childhood Happiness?

Would childhood anxiety and depression diminish if more parents followed through on giving chores?

Outlander is Boosting a Renaissance of the Scots Language – Here's How

Outlander is Boosting a Renaissance of the Scots Language – Here's How

The presence of Scots in Outlander is a sign of how far an historically repressed language has come in just a few decades.

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