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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.

‘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.

High Schoolers Don't Read Books Anymore… and Why That Sets Them Up for Failure

High Schoolers Don't Read Books Anymore… and Why That Sets Them Up for Failure

Forty years ago, 60 percent of high school kids read books daily. Not anymore.

Former Syracuse Professor Explains Why the University Should Not Be a Shopping Mall

Former Syracuse Professor Explains Why the University Should Not Be a Shopping Mall

But is a shopping mall exactly what we have reduced the university to?

Revered College President Explains What Parents Miss in Preparing Their Children for College

Revered College President Explains What Parents Miss in Preparing Their Children for College

Some prime advice from the late University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins.

Why a Nation in Turmoil Must Choose Civility

Why a Nation in Turmoil Must Choose Civility

In 1961, I participated in what one newspaper in Richmond, Virginia, called “one of the most ambitious experiments in race-mixing the South had seen.”

Does the Arc of History Bend Towards Justice ... or Madness?

Does the Arc of History Bend Towards Justice ... or Madness?

In today’s society, conscientious people’s livelihoods are deliberately destroyed merely because they unknowingly give others offense.

Why It's Time to Treat the Hammer and Sickle Like the Swastika

Why It's Time to Treat the Hammer and Sickle Like the Swastika

The communist ideology in its purest form might be separated from its implementations, but at what point does it’s awful track record discredit any attempts to advocate it?

The Worst Emperor of Ancient Rome: Caligula

The Worst Emperor of Ancient Rome: Caligula

Of his own citizens, he famously declared, “I wish the Roman people had but a single neck” so he could hang them all at once.

A Brief History of Russia Meddling in Other People’s Elections

A Brief History of Russia Meddling in Other People’s Elections

Let’s look at patterns of Russian policy stretching back over three centuries.

How One Deleted Scene Turns Star Wars into a Struggle Against Socialism

How One Deleted Scene Turns Star Wars into a Struggle Against Socialism

A deleted Star Wars scene reveals that, at least in the 1970s, George Lucas understood that free markets make free people.

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