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Only 1 in 4 Can Name All Three Branches of U.S. Government
A Brief History Of Presidents Fibbing About Their Health

A Brief History Of Presidents Fibbing About Their Health

Americans are unforgiving about their presidents having any medical ailments.

Camus’ Touching Letter to Teacher After Receiving Nobel Prize

Camus’ Touching Letter to Teacher After Receiving Nobel Prize

'Without you, without the affectionate hand you extended to the small poor child that I was...none of this would have happened.'

Thomas Jefferson’s 10 Simple Rules for Successful Living

Thomas Jefferson’s 10 Simple Rules for Successful Living

They offer a lot more wisdom than today's platitudes.

Do You Know the National Anthem’s Secret Verses?

Do You Know the National Anthem’s Secret Verses?

Do our arguments over the national anthem signal our lack of knowledge?

Students Today Should Read More Nonfiction

Students Today Should Read More Nonfiction

Today, if schools assign a book to read, it’s almost always a novel.

Are Schools Underestimating What Students Are Capable Of?

Are Schools Underestimating What Students Are Capable Of?

A surge in advanced placement courses suggests many students want to be challenged. 

That Guy Who Tried to Assassinate George Washington in 1776

That Guy Who Tried to Assassinate George Washington in 1776

It didn't end well for him.

Pew: 1 in 4 Americans Didn’t Read a Book Last Year

Pew: 1 in 4 Americans Didn’t Read a Book Last Year

If Americans continue to avoid reading, will our nation be filled with people ill-equipped and unprepared to lead the next generation?

Maybe America Was Never ‘Great’?

Maybe America Was Never ‘Great’?

By now all of you have heard or seen Trump’s slogan of “Make America Great Again.”

Anthropology is Far From Licking the Problem of Fossil Ages

Anthropology is Far From Licking the Problem of Fossil Ages

Difficulties in dating fossils have plagued anthropology since its inception.

Should We Stop Calling Liberals ‘Liberal’?

Should We Stop Calling Liberals ‘Liberal’?

The term has gone through a considerable evolution, or devolution, depending on whom you ask. 

Alexander Hamilton Predicted How the Colonies Would Defeat Britian

Alexander Hamilton Predicted How the Colonies Would Defeat Britian

'This was more than just precocious knowledge: this was intuitive judgment of the highest order.'

Pursuing the Good Life

Pursuing the Good Life

Here's some advice on a starting point.

What Should be the Goal of Education?

What Should be the Goal of Education?

A new poll suggests Americans answer that question differently than America’s Founders would have. Who’s right?

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know World History?

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know World History?

Test yourself with these 15 questions on world history.

Why is the Influence of Literary and Religious Figures Often Overlooked by Historians?

Why is the Influence of Literary and Religious Figures Often Overlooked by Historians?

Without Moses there would be no Bible, no Judaism, no Christianity, and no Islam.

Can we learn from Thucydides' writings on the Trump of ancient Athens?

Can we learn from Thucydides' writings on the Trump of ancient Athens?

A few months ago Donald Trump was Alcibiades. This week he is Cleon.

Americans Say U.S. Schools Stink (But Not Their Own)

Americans Say U.S. Schools Stink (But Not Their Own)

Why do Americans continue to have such confidence in their local schools?

Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Is this what's actually going on?

It's Up to America to Save Western Civilization

It's Up to America to Save Western Civilization

When it comes to Western civilization, we have reached a moment of decision.

Can You Identify These Famous People From The Middle Ages?

Can You Identify These Famous People From The Middle Ages?

Here are 20 medieval rulers, saints, men and women depicted in medieval art.

Morgan Freeman Destroys Black History Month
National Geographic: Jesus Not an Influential Figure of the Ancient World

National Geographic: Jesus Not an Influential Figure of the Ancient World

National Geographic's list of "the most influential figures of ancient history" is comprised mostly of strong men, and it omits a key religious figure.

9 Surprising Quotes on Welfare Reform

9 Surprising Quotes on Welfare Reform

President Clinton had some strong words for the welfare system... as did these eight other men.

10 Strangest Deaths of Roman Emperors

10 Strangest Deaths of Roman Emperors

Vespasian's last words: 'Oh dear, I think I'm becoming a god.'

Were Cavemen more civilized than Millennials?

Were Cavemen more civilized than Millennials?

It's a legitimate question.

6 Forgotten Tips from America’s Oldest Public School

6 Forgotten Tips from America’s Oldest Public School

Would the practices of the Boston Latin School help restore order and rigor to today’s classrooms?

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