Politics

Can You Compete with an 1899 American Civics Student?

Can You Compete with an 1899 American Civics Student?

Are American schools no longer teaching basic civics?

Why media should give the guy with the silly haircut a fair shake

Why media should give the guy with the silly haircut a fair shake

Donald Trump is no saint and he says rude things. But he and his supporters should be treated with more respect.

Is Playing Powerball More Rational than Voting for President?

Is Playing Powerball More Rational than Voting for President?

At least with Powerball, if you do beat the odds, you end up benefiting financially.

10 Truth-Bombs Courtesy of Milton Friedman

10 Truth-Bombs Courtesy of Milton Friedman

The Nobel Prize-winning economist had a quick wit and a sharp tongue. 

Why is the swear 'c*nt' way more offensive than 'd*ck'?

Why is the swear 'c*nt' way more offensive than 'd*ck'?

Every child knows that words can hurt. But as we mature, shouldn’t mean words lose their power over us?

Constitution at stake in this year's election?

Constitution at stake in this year's election?

The the future of the Supreme Court, and the U.S. constitutional system, hangs in the balance, writes Prof. Patrick Wiseman.

California Overhauls its K-12 History Curricula
Is All Lives Matter a Hateful Message?

Is All Lives Matter a Hateful Message?

Richard Sherman says no, but a Texas student was suspended after firing off a Tweet that said All Lives Matter. 

Thomas Jefferson could teach Trump about American Greatness

Thomas Jefferson could teach Trump about American Greatness

Trump is overlooking a key component of American greatness, but Thomas Jefferson had it right from the start.

Can’t stand Hillary or Trump? Here’s what you must do.

Can’t stand Hillary or Trump? Here’s what you must do.

A famous philosopher explains what you should do if you find both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump repellent.  

Central planners have a long history of controling birth

Central planners have a long history of controling birth

Controlling demographic trends goes with aspirations to control society.

Unlawful gun owners commit 80 percent of gun crimes

Unlawful gun owners commit 80 percent of gun crimes

The findings were published in the Washington Post. (And pretty much nowhere else.)

Princeton Prof: The 3 Pillars of a Decent Society
Calvin Coolidge’s Immigration Policy: Relevant Today?

Calvin Coolidge’s Immigration Policy: Relevant Today?

Does he offer some clarity in the emotional immigration debate we find ourselves in?

Is Social Media Tearing Us Apart?

Is Social Media Tearing Us Apart?

It’s not 1968, but it sure feels like it is. Is social media to blame?

People Should Be Able to Calmly Discuss Politics

People Should Be Able to Calmly Discuss Politics

In response to a popular pie chart that’s been going around social media for some time now.

Welcome to the Chaos Stage of our Decline

Welcome to the Chaos Stage of our Decline

Societal breakdown, insecurity, and the rise of the police state.

If the Constitution Was Written Like Campus Speech Codes

If the Constitution Was Written Like Campus Speech Codes

It might have went down something like this ...

Are We Blindly Accepting Preschool without Evidence?

Are We Blindly Accepting Preschool without Evidence?

Pre-K expansion is like having a hammer—with the consequence that every problem is then perceived as a nail.

James Madison on the Separation of Church and State

James Madison on the Separation of Church and State

The ‘father of the Constitution’ didn’t like government and religion commingling one bit.  

What is Distributism?

What is Distributism?

Understanding a controversial alternative to socialism and plutocracy.

Are Churches to Blame for Today’s Political Candidates?

Are Churches to Blame for Today’s Political Candidates?

Church involvement in political matters wasn't always such a concern.
 

Policing Was Militarized from the Start

Policing Was Militarized from the Start

'I abominate and detest the idea of a government, where there is a standing army.'

Seeing Others as Collectively Evil Is the Root of All Evil

Seeing Others as Collectively Evil Is the Root of All Evil

America seems to be in a dangerous spiral of polarization.

Bush’s Dallas Speech Was Clutch

Bush’s Dallas Speech Was Clutch

Regardless of how you feel about Bush 43, Americans should pay attention to what he said yesterday.

Philosopher Explains Why We Protest. All. The. Time.

Philosopher Explains Why We Protest. All. The. Time.

'The self-assertive shrillness of protest arises because the facts of incommensurability ensure that protestors can never win an argument...'

Decentralization: The Secret of Swiss Success
Police Are Safer than Ever

Police Are Safer than Ever

So why does it feel otherwise?

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