Politics

Maybe America Was Never ‘Great’?

Maybe America Was Never ‘Great’?

By now all of you have heard or seen Trump’s slogan of “Make America Great Again.”

Political Science Needs More Viewpoint Diversity

Political Science Needs More Viewpoint Diversity

Why it needs to happen.

Why America Shouldn't Make College 'Free'

Why America Shouldn't Make College 'Free'

"For one of the few times in my teaching life I thought of the right answer right then..."

Should We Stop Calling Liberals ‘Liberal’?

Should We Stop Calling Liberals ‘Liberal’?

The term has gone through a considerable evolution, or devolution, depending on whom you ask. 

What Should be the Goal of Education?

What Should be the Goal of Education?

A new poll suggests Americans answer that question differently than America’s Founders would have. Who’s right?

Is Clinton's Pay-to-Play the Natural Consequence of Big Government?

Is Clinton's Pay-to-Play the Natural Consequence of Big Government?

There is a reason why large companies send millions of dollars to the Clintons and other top politicians in both major parties.

Colin Kaepernick Should Do a Ride Along With Chicago Police

Colin Kaepernick Should Do a Ride Along With Chicago Police

The 49ers’ quarterback, who says police are targeting people of color, might benefit from seeing things from police officers’ perspectives.

Liberal Academics Are ‘Open’ But Are They Truly Tolerant?

Liberal Academics Are ‘Open’ But Are They Truly Tolerant?

Psychologist: 'Data shows that it is very hard for people not to be prejudiced towards people they disagree with, however open they might be.'

Can we learn from Thucydides' writings on the Trump of ancient Athens?

Can we learn from Thucydides' writings on the Trump of ancient Athens?

A few months ago Donald Trump was Alcibiades. This week he is Cleon.

Americans Say U.S. Schools Stink (But Not Their Own)

Americans Say U.S. Schools Stink (But Not Their Own)

Why do Americans continue to have such confidence in their local schools?

Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Is this what's actually going on?

How Dostoevsky predicted Trump's America

How Dostoevsky predicted Trump's America

The writer warned about the destructive force of demagoguery and unchecked rhetoric.

9 Surprising Quotes on Welfare Reform

9 Surprising Quotes on Welfare Reform

President Clinton had some strong words for the welfare system... as did these eight other men.

Black Families in Georgia Are Choosing to Homeschool

Black Families in Georgia Are Choosing to Homeschool

Is it a paradigm that could work across the country?

When Fewer Men Farm, A Civilization Dies

When Fewer Men Farm, A Civilization Dies

Is America suffering from "the Punic Curse"?

5 Reasons Schools Should Teach Debate to Students

5 Reasons Schools Should Teach Debate to Students

Teaching critical thinking through the medium of debate can lead to a number of academic benefits, particularly for disadvantaged students.

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

California Overhauls its K-12 History Curricula

Traditionalists will not be happy.

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.)

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