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Melinda Gates’ Love Letter to the Pill

Melinda Gates’ Love Letter to the Pill

“Contraceptives are the greatest life-saving, poverty-ending, women-empowering innovation ever created.”

Brexit: Where Are We?

Brexit: Where Are We?

The history of the Brexit phenomenon, and how the incoming Prime Minister plans to resolve the situation. 

The Growing Tyranny of Political Correctness and Mass Media

The Growing Tyranny of Political Correctness and Mass Media

Mass Media, Social Media, and PC culture have created an American social-policing apparatus on par with Chairman Xi Jinping's Social-Credit-Score System.

The Difference Between Fourth of July and Bastille Day

The Difference Between Fourth of July and Bastille Day

Americans think of Bastille Day as “France’s Fourth of July.” But do these holidays really celebrate the same thing? Hardly.

The BBC’s Critique of ‘I, Pencil’ Misses the Point

The BBC’s Critique of ‘I, Pencil’ Misses the Point

“I, Pencil” has persuaded people of the wonders of the free market. Some want it to be destroyed.

Foul! Women Actually Make More Than Men in Soccer

Foul! Women Actually Make More Than Men in Soccer

When viewed analytically—based on how much money they generate—women in soccer actually make more than men.

The Supreme Court Announces It Will Hear DACA Case

The Supreme Court Announces It Will Hear DACA Case

The Supreme Court will decide whether President Donald Trump can rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during its next term.

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.

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. 

 

Global Capitalism Makes Your Hipster Minimalism Possible

Global Capitalism Makes Your Hipster Minimalism Possible

All the stuff both Left and Right claim to hate makes the minimalist life possible.

Can You Really ‘Ban’ the Negative Effects of Advertising?

Can You Really ‘Ban’ the Negative Effects of Advertising?

The ban may overlook how and why advertising works.

Forced Organ Harvesting: Extreme Wickedness or Simply the Modern Way?

Forced Organ Harvesting: Extreme Wickedness or Simply the Modern Way?

Every once in a while, a news story pops up that should break our hearts. That, or make us retch.

The Night Donald Trump Became President

The Night Donald Trump Became President

Trump has faced pushback when he has tried to keep his antiwar campaign promises.

Mexico's Crackdown Nabs Nearly 800 Illegal Immigrants in One Day

Mexico's Crackdown Nabs Nearly 800 Illegal Immigrants in One Day

Honoring its new agreement with the U.S. to adopt new measures to curb illegal immigration, Mexico recently arrested 791 illegal immigrants at its border. 

‘I Want You to Panic,’ Said Greta, and Panic They Did

‘I Want You to Panic,’ Said Greta, and Panic They Did

Even if most of us are still using plastic drinking straws and driving gas-guzzlers, the words of the prophet from Stockholm have not fallen on dry ground.

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?

How Portugal’s Livraria Lello Uses Price Discrimination to Improve Its Business

How Portugal’s Livraria Lello Uses Price Discrimination to Improve Its Business

The Livraria Lello bookshop in Portugal now requires prospective patrons to purchase a voucher, or ticket, in order to gain entry.

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.

Netherlands Discovers ‘Achilles Heel’ of Euthanasia

Netherlands Discovers ‘Achilles Heel’ of Euthanasia

Has the Netherlands found the “Achilles heel” of Euthanasia? That’s the question quietly being asked in Dutch medical circles.

The Tax That Closed 3,600 Doctors' Offices

The Tax That Closed 3,600 Doctors' Offices

Envy-driven taxation schemes, political calculations, and overregulation hinder anyone willing to “minister to the needs of suffering humanity.”

A Nordic Paradox: Higher Gender Equality, More Partner Violence

A Nordic Paradox: Higher Gender Equality, More Partner Violence

The Nordic countries lead the world in gender equality, but have some of the highest rates of intimate partner violence against women in the EU.

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. 

Friends Don’t Let Friends Marry the Wrong Person

Friends Don’t Let Friends Marry the Wrong Person

The birth of Prince Harry's son has caused the British tabloids to take a break from their favorite topic: the alleged feud between Prince Harry and his older brother Prince William.

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.

Dumbfounded by American Socialism

Dumbfounded by American Socialism

Let’s allow one survivor of Communism to stand as a witness for the millions of dead around the globe, the neighbors snatched away in the dead of night, the beatings and torture, the theft of property, the erasure of private life, the work camps, the restrictions on speech and travel, the propaganda delivered as fact in schools and the press.

The Soviet and Nazi Inception: A Married Ideology

The Soviet and Nazi Inception: A Married Ideology

The manikin of socialism was identical for the Nazis and Soviets.

Congratulations, Harry and Meghan! Now It’s Time for a Second Baby.

Congratulations, Harry and Meghan! Now It’s Time for a Second Baby.

Here’s the painful truth: society does not consider you to be a legitimate parent when you have only one child.

The Perils of an Open Mind

The Perils of an Open Mind

How often have you heard someone praised for having an open mind? Pretty often, I’d bet.

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