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US Has History of Banning Immigrants with Radical Ideas

US Has History of Banning Immigrants with Radical Ideas

The U.S. government denies green cards to communists 25 years after the Cold War. Why not immigrants with other radical ideologies?

When Democrats Were Opposed to a Centralized, Bureaucratic Education System

When Democrats Were Opposed to a Centralized, Bureaucratic Education System

They were worried about "unnecessary state expenses."

Is Islam Actually a Christian Heresy?

Is Islam Actually a Christian Heresy?

Some influential authors have made that charge throughout history. 

Latin America: Way more violent than the U.S.
Jane Austen Vindicates the Rights of Women

Jane Austen Vindicates the Rights of Women

The new film 'Lady Susan' reveals the grapple for power and money in the 19th-century marriage market. 

Washington on the 3 Qualities a President Should Have

Washington on the 3 Qualities a President Should Have

Are today's presidential candidates in it for themselves, or are they seeking to be humble servants like Washington?

Fathers: Not as Worthless as We’ve Been Told

Fathers: Not as Worthless as We’ve Been Told

Is it time we recognized that fathers are far more valuable and positively influential in a child’s life than we give them credit for?

13 Virtues in the Ben Franklin Code of Morality

13 Virtues in the Ben Franklin Code of Morality

In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin identified 13 virtues that guided him on his ‘bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection’

Are Criminals Born Bad?

Are Criminals Born Bad?

The father of modern criminology believed that criminality was genetically determined. We've come a long way since then. Or have we?

Was Trump Reasonable on Immigration?

Was Trump Reasonable on Immigration?

Maybe we should talk more about the purpose of immigration.

Why Benjamin Franklin Hated Going to Church

Why Benjamin Franklin Hated Going to Church

In his Autobiography, Franklin explained why he seldom attended church services.

Gamers: What major war came before World War II?

Gamers: What major war came before World War II?

A boss at EA Studios is worried you don’t know. 

John Locke on Religious Tolerance

John Locke on Religious Tolerance

Locke said tolerance was the chief characteristic of the true Christian.

What would Enlightenment Thinkers have Thought of Trump?

What would Enlightenment Thinkers have Thought of Trump?

As they saw it, democratic political systems were a risky proposition at the best of times.

Oxford Scholar: 5 Problems with Today’s Education System

Oxford Scholar: 5 Problems with Today’s Education System

Is the biggest defect of today’s education system the fact that we have failed to teach children to learn and think for themselves?

Harvard Prof: Democracy Doesn’t Work Without Religion

Harvard Prof: Democracy Doesn’t Work Without Religion

‘If you take away religion, you can’t hire enough police.’

Homeschool Grads: More Unique and Innovative?

Homeschool Grads: More Unique and Innovative?

These homeschool grads are not only planning to attend college, they already are in college.

C.S. Lewis’ 5 Writing Tips to a Child

C.S. Lewis’ 5 Writing Tips to a Child

With only 27% writing proficiency, perhaps today’s students would be wise to take Lewis’ advice to little Joan to heart.

Teddy Roosevelt’s Reading List vs. Today’s Candidates

Teddy Roosevelt’s Reading List vs. Today’s Candidates

If Americans aren’t informing their minds by reading, should we be surprised when we get the candidates, laws, and culture that we do?

Are Americans More Ignorant than We Realize?

Are Americans More Ignorant than We Realize?

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

Would You Survive Ancient Rome?

Would You Survive Ancient Rome?

It was no picnic. 

Refugees vs. Immigrants: Let's Not Conflate the Two

Refugees vs. Immigrants: Let's Not Conflate the Two

Let's skip the parallels between Europeans who sought refuge in the Middle East and today's Syrian refugee crisis. 

Today’s One-Room Schools: Why Families Love Them

Today’s One-Room Schools: Why Families Love Them

Is it possible that smaller, more local schools can offer surprising educational benefits that today’s mammoth institutions are missing?

Did Darwin Plagiarize the Idea of 'Natural Selection'?

Did Darwin Plagiarize the Idea of 'Natural Selection'?

Debunking historical narratives is hard work—even when the narratives are not true. 

The U.S. Government Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition
D-Day's Greatest Hero: Agent Garbo

D-Day's Greatest Hero: Agent Garbo

Double agent Juan Pujol García fooled Hitler in one of the great ruses of history. 

Presidential Candidates Symptom of Educational Decline

Presidential Candidates Symptom of Educational Decline

Given the state of education, should we be surprised when the our government and the leaders the people elect are in a degenerative state?

U.S. Students Cheat Far Less Than International Ones

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