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Gas Prices Are Creeping Up Again. Why?

Gas Prices Are Creeping Up Again. Why?

The recent gas price rise is a real concern and addressing it is important for all Americans.

What 19 in 20 Americans Don’t Know About World Poverty

What 19 in 20 Americans Don’t Know About World Poverty

Has extreme poverty a) almost doubled, b) stayed the same, or c) almost halved?

Why Private Security Is a Booming Industry in South Africa

Why Private Security Is a Booming Industry in South Africa

In South Africa, a country beset by problems, the demand for private security is only going to rise in the foreseeable future.

Alfie Evans: From the Cradle to the Grave

Alfie Evans: From the Cradle to the Grave

I can think of no worse situation than having to choose whether or not to continue treating my child. Actually, that’s not true. There is a worse situation.

What if Women Had Voted on Women's Suffrage?

What if Women Had Voted on Women's Suffrage?

G.K. Chesterton thought that the matter of the vote for women should be left to a vote of women.

Peter Hitchens on the War in Syria: An Interview

Peter Hitchens on the War in Syria: An Interview

Mr Hitchens isn’t a pro-Assad or pro-Putin apologist, nor is he a believer of the “evidence” that forms the basis of further intervention in Middle East.

What Happens When an MBA Student Raised in Communist China Reads Hayek

What Happens When an MBA Student Raised in Communist China Reads Hayek

My Chinese students grasped—perhaps more than many Americans—the gift that America’s founders bequeathed to humanity.

Imperialism Is Baked into America’s (Progressive) DNA

Imperialism Is Baked into America’s (Progressive) DNA

Our heritage of foreign intervention is a new one, an innovation introduced by the progressives. To imagine a clean and humane progressivism is, simply, a fool’s errand. There is no such thing as a non-racist and non-imperialist progressivism…

Andrew Sullivan: Privilege Is Beginning to Trump Reason in Our Culture

Andrew Sullivan: Privilege Is Beginning to Trump Reason in Our Culture

Many on the left now hold that structural inequalities in society are so overwhelming that reason itself is largely futile, Andrew Sullivan writes.  

Only Congress Has the Power to Declare War. Just Ask James Madison

Only Congress Has the Power to Declare War. Just Ask James Madison

Since 2001 the United States has been in a perpetual state of undeclared war. We have ignored Madison’s warning for too long.

The Paradox of Leveling the Playing Field in the Name of Equality

The Paradox of Leveling the Playing Field in the Name of Equality

Modern egalitarianism has begun to go against everything previous understandings of equality stood for.

China’s ‘Social Credit System’ Is a Totalitarian’s Dream Come True. Are We Far Behind?

China’s ‘Social Credit System’ Is a Totalitarian’s Dream Come True. Are We Far Behind?

China’s rating scheme is the latest and most expansive effort by central planners to use government to encourage good behavior.

Archaeology Is Revealing New Truths About Christianity's Origins

Archaeology Is Revealing New Truths About Christianity's Origins

Many Christians believe that Glastonbury is the site of the earliest church in Britain, allegedly founded in the first or second century by Joseph of Arimathea.

Should Teens Be Taught Parenting Skills?

Should Teens Be Taught Parenting Skills?

With two children in tow, another one on the way, and a great deal of time in the public eye, the Duchess of Cambridge is undoubtedly one of the world’s foremost mothers.

Leo Tolstoy Believed Life Was Meaningless. This Changed His Mind.

Leo Tolstoy Believed Life Was Meaningless. This Changed His Mind.

In his autobiographical book A Confession, Leo Tolstoy described the nihilistic beliefs that haunted him.

Romanticism Is Killing Marriage. Is it Time to Rethink Some Things?

Romanticism Is Killing Marriage. Is it Time to Rethink Some Things?

It’s been 50 years since the Atlantic decried marriage as “a wretched institution”—and since then everything seems to have only gotten worse.

Why Ricky Gervais Is Right to Defend Free Speech Following ‘Count Dankula’s’ Hate Speech Conviction

Why Ricky Gervais Is Right to Defend Free Speech Following ‘Count Dankula’s’ Hate Speech Conviction

Mark Meechan, the Scottish man who taught his girlfriend's pug to perform a Nazi salute, was found guilty of a hate crime Tuesday. 

Does Putin Want to Make Moscow 'the Third Rome'?

Does Putin Want to Make Moscow 'the Third Rome'?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been described as a Byzantine Emperor in style, positioning Russia as the “third Rome.” In western history books, on the other hand, the Bzyantine Empire is all but ignored, pointing as it does to the east.

I Grew Up in a Communist System. Here’s What Americans Don’t Understand About Freedom

I Grew Up in a Communist System. Here’s What Americans Don’t Understand About Freedom

Only in a free-market system can we truly achieve individual liberty and human flourishing.

Is Sweden Socialist? No, but ...

Is Sweden Socialist? No, but ...

Sweden is far from the socialist nirvana it has been depicted to be. A look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of its economic system.

Why Does America Have a Second Amendment?

Why Does America Have a Second Amendment?

Prominent writers are calling for repeal of the Second Amendment. This invites an important question: Why do we have it in the first place?

Why American Media Fawn Over Communist Murderers

Why American Media Fawn Over Communist Murderers

Kim Yo-jong, sister to Kim Jong Un, is deputy director of North Korea's powerful Propaganda and Agitation Department.

The Education System Loves Promoting Anti-Bullying… Until Homeschoolers Do the Same
Individualistic Nations Provide the Most Charity for Strangers, Survey Shows

Individualistic Nations Provide the Most Charity for Strangers, Survey Shows

Writing at NPR, Georgetown University’s Abigail March explains that the nations that provide the most help to strangers are also among the most individualistic. 

Effects of Immigration From Impoverished Nations

Effects of Immigration From Impoverished Nations

The answer varies considerably depending upon the circumstances and people affected, but some eye-opening patterns are present.

Does the Quest for Equality Degrade Women?

Does the Quest for Equality Degrade Women?

Does the quest for equality actually do more to insult women than it does to advance their cause?

Patients Are 'Dying in Corridors' of Britain’s Single-Payer Health System

Patients Are 'Dying in Corridors' of Britain’s Single-Payer Health System

Nearly 30% of Britain’s public services budget is spent on its socialized healthcare system.

The 5 Most Dangerous Countries for Christians

The 5 Most Dangerous Countries for Christians

The international non-profit ministry Open Doors says these five countries are the most dangerous for Christians.

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