Politics

Judge Immigrants by Content of Character, not Skin

Judge Immigrants by Content of Character, not Skin

A reader shares his journey from Mexico City to Seattle. And he has a message for politicians.

Frightening: This Description of the Decline of Rome sounds like America

Frightening: This Description of the Decline of Rome sounds like America

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within.”

Modern America Through Edmund Burke’s Eyes

Modern America Through Edmund Burke’s Eyes

While Americans often view monarchy as an authoritarian form of government, the methods employed by the US government would yield Burkian disapproval.

Harvard Economist: No Racial Bias in Police Shootings

Harvard Economist: No Racial Bias in Police Shootings

The findings are similar to those of a recent study by the Washington Post.

Orwell on Why Politicians Resort to Euphemisms

Orwell on Why Politicians Resort to Euphemisms

An insight from his 1945 essay "Politics and the English Language".

What Does Healthy Democracy Look Like?

What Does Healthy Democracy Look Like?

Democracies can be tyrannical, too.

Study: 1 in 3 History Majors Don’t Take U.S. History

Study: 1 in 3 History Majors Don’t Take U.S. History

Not good considering that only 12 percent of American high school students are proficient in history.

Google’s NASA Diversity Problem

Google’s NASA Diversity Problem

The Juno Google Doodle doesn’t match the real world.

Elocution Lessons: Yet Another Tool of the Patriarchy?

Elocution Lessons: Yet Another Tool of the Patriarchy?

Ambitious women know they must rise above their teenage speech patterns.

Does Character Matter Anymore in Politics?

Does Character Matter Anymore in Politics?

The 2016 election is between the two least-liked candidates since voters have been polled on the question.

Why the Hillary E-mail Scandal Should Matter to You

Why the Hillary E-mail Scandal Should Matter to You

Is this the end of the rule of law? Is the law now different for the powerful and the weak? 

The 7 Deadly Sins: Then & Now

The 7 Deadly Sins: Then & Now

There are two contending worldviews shaping the debate today: Christianity and Marxism. Their lists of sins reveal a lot.

Brexit: Could it happen in the United States?

Brexit: Could it happen in the United States?

There is a decentralization movement brewing in the United States that looks different than Brexit. 

Roseanne: 'Hillary Owns the Press'

Roseanne: 'Hillary Owns the Press'

And she's not for Donald Trump either.

The Amazing Maturity of the Young Declaration Signers

The Amazing Maturity of the Young Declaration Signers

Are we expecting too little of the next generation in education, morality, and personal responsibility?

If you want a cultural revolution, here’s what needs to be done.

If you want a cultural revolution, here’s what needs to be done.

Tired of the current order? You need to focus your energies. 

The Reason for your 3-Day Weekend

The Reason for your 3-Day Weekend

It was old, dead, white men and their conception of a free society.

Did Madison Give Us a Logical Solution to Immigration?

Did Madison Give Us a Logical Solution to Immigration?

Sixty-two percent of Americans believe that the immigration system is broken.

The Revolution was in the Minds and the Hearts

The Revolution was in the Minds and the Hearts

John Adams' 1818 reflection on when the War was won in a letter to H. Niles. 

Why Some Gays Are Trying to drop Transgenders from LGBT

Why Some Gays Are Trying to drop Transgenders from LGBT

There is a movement afoot to drop the T from LGBT. 

Was Brexit Sparked by Rapes?

Was Brexit Sparked by Rapes?

Writer Ben Stein says Britain’s exit from the EU was related to an epidemic of rapes ignored by the authorities and the media.

Are Americans Becoming Less Patriotic?

Are Americans Becoming Less Patriotic?

65% of Israeli high school students say "It's good to die for our country." Would American students say the same?

10 Federal Debt Facts That Will Make You Feel Queasy

10 Federal Debt Facts That Will Make You Feel Queasy

Just how much is $20 trillion?

Historian Suggests Trump Would Suspend the Constitution

Historian Suggests Trump Would Suspend the Constitution

Princeton historian Sean Wilentz, a longtime friend of the Clintons, said Donald Trump could go full Caesar if elected.

This is what debate looks like in the Age of Twitter

This is what debate looks like in the Age of Twitter

It’s not rational, but don't blame social media. 

Do Republicans have any Credibility on Spending?

Do Republicans have any Credibility on Spending?

The GOP's recent track record is not so good—and voters know it.  

How Bonhoeffer Dealt with the Despair of World Chaos

How Bonhoeffer Dealt with the Despair of World Chaos

The chaos of the world makes many individuals want to throw up their hands and go hide in a bunker until the problems pass.

Australia’s Gun Control 'Success' Story

Australia’s Gun Control 'Success' Story

A few important parts have been left out. 

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