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The Pursuit of Happiness Rightly Understood

The Pursuit of Happiness Rightly Understood

The right to the pursuit of happiness is coherent only in the full theological context of the Declaration of Independence.

When Knitting Becomes Political

When Knitting Becomes Political

Why can’t a knitting circle just be about knitting, friendship, and community anymore?

The Magical Narrative: The Power of Stories

The Magical Narrative: The Power of Stories

Storytelling is surely among the most ancient of the arts.

George Washington’s Dentures: Why We Venerate American Heroes

George Washington’s Dentures: Why We Venerate American Heroes

America has a certain tendency to take its adoration to religious levels.

BBC Report Shows Disturbing Nature of China’s ‘Thought Transformation’ Camps

BBC Report Shows Disturbing Nature of China’s ‘Thought Transformation’ Camps

No amount of colorful displays of political allegiance can hide the reality: None of these people are in a political reeducation camp of their own accord.

The TV Habits of Conservatives and Liberals... and Five Shows That Bring Them Together

The TV Habits of Conservatives and Liberals... and Five Shows That Bring Them Together

People with different political beliefs seem to be drawn to different types of TV entertainment.

Did Portland Violate the First Amendment by Selectively Tolerating Violence?

Did Portland Violate the First Amendment by Selectively Tolerating Violence?

Portland and its police may have violated the First Amendment by allowing members of the left-wing group Antifa to physically attack people.

The Supreme Court Announces It Will Hear DACA Case

The Supreme Court Announces It Will Hear DACA Case

The Supreme Court will decide whether President Donald Trump can rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during its next term.

Christianity and the Big Bang

Christianity and the Big Bang

When the theory exploded onto the scene in 1927 (first proposed, by the way, by Catholic priest and astronomer Georges Lemaître), it was seen as a blow to atheists and a vindication of Christianity.

Five Highlights From the Democratic 'A Team' Debate

Five Highlights From the Democratic 'A Team' Debate

What you need to know from the second round of the first Democratic Debate. 

Here’s What's Wrong With Bernie's Plan to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

Here’s What's Wrong With Bernie's Plan to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

There’s seemingly no end to the populist handouts – nor to the erosion of personal responsibility that comes along with them.

The Versailles Treaty at 100: How It Affects the Modern World

The Versailles Treaty at 100: How It Affects the Modern World

June 28, 1919. On this date, 100 years ago, Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles, her peace settlement for the First World War.

Why 'Young Hearts' Tend Toward Socialism

Why 'Young Hearts' Tend Toward Socialism

Youthful idealism plays a role, but family and work experience are just as important.

In Gerrymandering Case, Supreme Court Rules It’s a Matter for Lawmakers, Not Judges

In Gerrymandering Case, Supreme Court Rules It’s a Matter for Lawmakers, Not Judges

The Supreme Court determined partisan gerrymandering disputes are a political question, not something federal courts should be deciding.

Eight Surprises From the First Democratic Debate

Eight Surprises From the First Democratic Debate

This year the Democratic Party has a paltry few candidates running for president. Twenty-five to be exact.

Two Thumbs up for the Trades

Two Thumbs up for the Trades

Many young people, I suspect, labor under the expectations of others regarding their choice of a career.

Down With Yoga, Up With Baseball

Down With Yoga, Up With Baseball

If you want to effectively relieve stress, set aside the yoga mat, get out a couple mitts and a baseball, and play catch instead. 

 

Global Capitalism Makes Your Hipster Minimalism Possible

Global Capitalism Makes Your Hipster Minimalism Possible

All the stuff both Left and Right claim to hate makes the minimalist life possible.

Why Do Parents Have Trouble Teaching Children Respect?

Why Do Parents Have Trouble Teaching Children Respect?

Is there value in parents taking children to fine, upscale places and having them practice being adults for a little while?

Rose Wilder Lane Explains Why Anti-Semitism Threatens Freedom

Rose Wilder Lane Explains Why Anti-Semitism Threatens Freedom

Rose Wilder Lane offered this warning: “Wherever tyranny is strongest…attacks upon the Jew are most mercilessly atrocious.”

What Rightward Shift in Higher Ed?

What Rightward Shift in Higher Ed?

The Urban Institute recently released a report claiming that in the past fifty years, American higher education has been "transformed" in a rightward direction. Is this true?

Spotting Doublethink in Ourselves

Spotting Doublethink in Ourselves

A lie you forget becomes a lie you accept.

Is the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Really Underpaid?

Is the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Really Underpaid?

The United States Soccer Federation denies the pay difference between male and female soccer players is related to sex.

Three Reasons Why People Are Fascinated by Serial Killers

Three Reasons Why People Are Fascinated by Serial Killers

Ever since I started my crime show binge, I constantly ask myself why I watch these shows.

Where Have All the Young Farmers Gone?

Where Have All the Young Farmers Gone?

The graying of American growers is a troublesome development, but that doesn’t mean all is lost.

NBA Moves Away From Title of ‘Owner’ for Its Franchise Executives

NBA Moves Away From Title of ‘Owner’ for Its Franchise Executives

In a league dominated by black athletes, the term “owner” is out of vogue when referencing executives of NBA franchises due to its perceived racial connotation of evoking America’s history of slavery.

7 Figures: How Americans Spend Their Time

7 Figures: How Americans Spend Their Time

Between work, socializing, and television, how do we spend all our time?

Can You Really ‘Ban’ the Negative Effects of Advertising?

Can You Really ‘Ban’ the Negative Effects of Advertising?

The ban may overlook how and why advertising works.

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