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George Washington’s Dentures: Why We Venerate American Heroes

George Washington’s Dentures: Why We Venerate American Heroes

America has a certain tendency to take its adoration to religious levels.

The Versailles Treaty at 100: How It Affects the Modern World

The Versailles Treaty at 100: How It Affects the Modern World

June 28, 1919. On this date, 100 years ago, Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles, her peace settlement for the First World War.

Why 'Young Hearts' Tend Toward Socialism

Why 'Young Hearts' Tend Toward Socialism

Youthful idealism plays a role, but family and work experience are just as important.

Down With Yoga, Up With Baseball

Down With Yoga, Up With Baseball

If you want to effectively relieve stress, set aside the yoga mat, get out a couple mitts and a baseball, and play catch instead. 

 

An Unforgettable Life: Three Reasons Nat "King" Cole Needs a Biopic

An Unforgettable Life: Three Reasons Nat "King" Cole Needs a Biopic

More than just a magnificent singer, Nat "King" Cole left an indellible mark on America both on and off the stage. 

America: Still the Land of Hope

America: Still the Land of Hope

If the United States is such a bastion of oppression and misery, then why are so many immigrants, legal and illegal, trying to come here?

Olympe de Gouges, Heroine of the French Revolution

Olympe de Gouges, Heroine of the French Revolution

Did women win some long-sought freedom from oppression in the male-dominated society of the ancien regime?

Twelve Quotes from Leo Tolstoy on Truth, Violence, and Government

Twelve Quotes from Leo Tolstoy on Truth, Violence, and Government

Tolstoy is best remembered for his voluminous masterpiece novels, Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Yet, in quantity, at least, Tolstoy’s philosophical works rivaled his fiction.

Raising a Great Man: Four Child-Rearing Practices Used By Ben Franklin’s Father

Raising a Great Man: Four Child-Rearing Practices Used By Ben Franklin’s Father

Nearly a quarter of American children grow up in a single mother home. Will yesterday’s fatherless boys have difficulty raising today’s children?

What Saint Augustine Would Have Thought of Joel Osteen

What Saint Augustine Would Have Thought of Joel Osteen

These brilliant tweets highlight something important that Joel Osteen gets wrong.

Orwell’s '1984': How to Misread a Classic

Orwell’s '1984': How to Misread a Classic

In the decades since the time of its publication, the context of Orwell’s magnum opus has been lost.

Five Facts About Women's Suffrage

Five Facts About Women's Suffrage

This week marks the centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

D-Day Succeeded Thanks to an Ingenious Design Called the Mullberry Harbours

D-Day Succeeded Thanks to an Ingenious Design Called the Mullberry Harbours

When Allied troops stormed the beaches at Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 – a bold invasion of Nazi-held territory that helped tip the balance of World War II – they were using a remarkable and entirely untested technology.

Is Meryl Streep Right in Saying That Women Can Be Pretty Toxic?

Is Meryl Streep Right in Saying That Women Can Be Pretty Toxic?

Perhaps it’s time we stop pretending that men have a monopoly on toxicity.

The Bedford Boys: A Time for Remembrance and Gratitude

The Bedford Boys: A Time for Remembrance and Gratitude

Thursday, June 6th, 2019, brings the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Extended Childhood: The New American Way

Extended Childhood: The New American Way

We all want our children to have the quality of resilience, but are we making it difficult for them to obtain?

When Ralph Abernathy Took His Stand

When Ralph Abernathy Took His Stand

The moon mission is an important anniversary in 2019, but we should also recall Ralph Abernathy’s preceding protest. He was telling our government to look homeward and put Americans first.

Why Are We No Longer Visiting Our Nation's Historical Sites?

Why Are We No Longer Visiting Our Nation's Historical Sites?

One of the things an American visitor at these monuments notices is the inordinately large proportion of non-American visitors.

Inverting the Wisdom of the Ages

Inverting the Wisdom of the Ages

The difference here is between people who are dull and people who are shrieking, to drown out the voice of conscience.

Does the Constitution Mandate Universal Birthright Citizenship? Here’s the Answer
On War With Iran, It's Trump Versus the Founding Fathers

On War With Iran, It's Trump Versus the Founding Fathers

Modern presidents routinely claim monarchical powers, using the military without proper authority. 

Collusion: It’s Not Unprecedented in American Politics

Collusion: It’s Not Unprecedented in American Politics

Is this unprecedented? The first time America has dealt with collusion? Nope. History clearly shows we’ve been here before.

Monetary Stability and the Independence of the Federal Reserve Bank

Monetary Stability and the Independence of the Federal Reserve Bank

Central Banks need to be independent of politics to make the right decisions about monetary policy. But that's not always what happens.   

Remembering the Original Meaning of the American Dream

Remembering the Original Meaning of the American Dream

It was about social responsibility, not material acquisition, and losing sight of it has cost us dearly.

 

The War on History Comes for George Washington

The War on History Comes for George Washington

The perpetual war on history now has the father of our country in its sights.

What's Behind the Belief in a Soulmate?

What's Behind the Belief in a Soulmate?

It’s not surprising that even at a time when fewer Americans may be turning to God, they are still looking for their one true soulmate.

What Bernie Sanders Missed on His Soviet Honeymoon

What Bernie Sanders Missed on His Soviet Honeymoon

In 1988 Sanders was on what he called “a very strange honeymoon” with his bride Jane.

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Should Know About Her Garbage Disposal

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Should Know About Her Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal has made a contribution to an ancient problem, in a way that is a service to the human population in search of convenience and sanitary living conditions.

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