Politics

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

Decentralization: The Secret of Swiss Success

Will other nations take notice?

Police Are Safer than Ever

Police Are Safer than Ever

So why does it feel otherwise?

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.

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