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Why Christians Should Read Detective Fiction

Why Christians Should Read Detective Fiction

Detective fiction has been consistently interpreted as an inherently religious genre by such Christian literary luminaries as W.H. Auden and Dorothy L. Sayers

Genetically Modified Babies? The Future Is Now

Genetically Modified Babies? The Future Is Now

New research allows scientists "to rewrite the DNA bound up in living cells," and now an ethics panel suggests this may be "morally permissible."

Citizenship No Longer Required to Vote in School Board Elections in San Francisco

Citizenship No Longer Required to Vote in School Board Elections in San Francisco

San Francisco is the first California city to allow noncitizens to vote in its Board of Education elections.

Elon Musk and the Excessive Adoration of Technology Visionaries

Elon Musk and the Excessive Adoration of Technology Visionaries

Should we be looking to tech visionaries for life advice and personal guidance?

The Art of Beautification: The Graces of Ordinary Life

The Art of Beautification: The Graces of Ordinary Life

The art of happiness requires the gift of beautifying daily life with the gracious touches that decorate rooms, select elegant clothing, bring cheer into others’ lives, create hospitable social occasions, and cultivate the manners that create harmony and affability in human relationships.

What Part of ‘Brexit Now’ Does Theresa May Not Understand?

What Part of ‘Brexit Now’ Does Theresa May Not Understand?

If the British government fails to deliver actual Brexit, it will have even more serious implications than leaving the country tied to the anti-democratic corpse politic of the European superstate.

Obama Pushes Back on Identity Politics

Obama Pushes Back on Identity Politics

In South Africa on Tuesday, in an address honoring Nelson Mandela, Obama spoke about our “strange and uncertain times.”

In 2017, the U.S. Led the World in CO2 Emission Reduction. It’s the 9th Time This Century

In 2017, the U.S. Led the World in CO2 Emission Reduction. It’s the 9th Time This Century

This also was the third consecutive year that emissions in the U.S. declined.

Should Immigrants be Required to Learn English?

Should Immigrants be Required to Learn English?

Rhode Island Lawmaker Takes a Swipe at 100-year-old “Americanization” Law.

Ben Franklin’s 6 Steps to Becoming a Good Conversationalist

Ben Franklin’s 6 Steps to Becoming a Good Conversationalist

In a 1748 edition of Poor Richard Improved, Franklin laid out the following six ways to succeed in conversation.

Aristotle: 4 Reasons Private Property Is Better Than Communal Property

Aristotle: 4 Reasons Private Property Is Better Than Communal Property

Aristotle’s arguments on property are still relevant today. Many free-marketeers have forgotten that there are more benefits of private property than mere economic efficiency.

What Pundits Missed About the Trump-Putin Press Conference in Helsinki

What Pundits Missed About the Trump-Putin Press Conference in Helsinki

When Presidents Trump and Vladimir Putin ended their joint press conference in Helsinki, the punditocracy predictably swarmed all over it like ants around a pile of crumbs.

Why It Might Be the Right Time to Quit Your Job

Why It Might Be the Right Time to Quit Your Job

Employers now are begging for talent, and ready to pay to keep it. That gives workers more confidence that they can leave one job for another.

What the Origins of Money Teaches Us About Spontaneous Order

What the Origins of Money Teaches Us About Spontaneous Order

From Mesopotamia (or even earlier), all civilizations have employed some kind of medium of exchange to facilitate transactions regardless of their geographical locations, legal and economic systems, religious beliefs or political structures. Have you ever wondered why?

The Real Reason Many People Recoil From Political Correctness

The Real Reason Many People Recoil From Political Correctness

To be anti-PC is not to be against manners or mutual respect.

Former CIA Boss John Brennan Tweets Fake Lincoln Quote, Won’t Take It Down

Former CIA Boss John Brennan Tweets Fake Lincoln Quote, Won’t Take It Down

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves,” John Brennan ominously wrote.

Robert Frost, Original Sin, and Why Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Robert Frost, Original Sin, and Why Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

The liberal rage against the border wall has much to do with the nature of boundaries. Walls, borders, and fences are manifestations of restraint. Fallen humanity naturally resists the restraints of order that keep the unbridled passions under control. Walls are needed to keep the peace…

The Economic Illiteracy of Bernie Sanders

The Economic Illiteracy of Bernie Sanders

The uniquely frustrating brilliance of Sanders lies in his theatrical acuteness for distortions and inaccuracies. 

 7 Takeaways From FBI Agent Strzok’s Bizarre Congressional Testimony

7 Takeaways From FBI Agent Strzok’s Bizarre Congressional Testimony

A joint hearing of two House committees Thursday repeatedly turned testy.

Why Deep Thinkers Are Often Societal Outcasts

Why Deep Thinkers Are Often Societal Outcasts

Civilizations have never truly appreciated the virtue of men like Socrates.

Like Thinking For Yourself? Think Again

Like Thinking For Yourself? Think Again

If decision making is more often intuitive than reasoned, and our thinking is largely influenced by our social groups, how do we pursue wisdom?

3 Ways Milton Friedman Improved the Field of Economics

3 Ways Milton Friedman Improved the Field of Economics

The contributions of Friedman as an economist are often overlooked by non-economists. Here are three that will help you understand a bit better his work.

 How We Discovered Three Poisonous Books in our University Library

How We Discovered Three Poisonous Books in our University Library

One wouldn’t expect a book to contain a poisonous substance. But it might.

It's Time to Privatize the United States Postal Service

It's Time to Privatize the United States Postal Service

The country would be wise to let the market take a shot at cleaning up government waste.

Pascal on Why Living in the Present Is So Difficult (Yet so Important)

Pascal on Why Living in the Present Is So Difficult (Yet so Important)

We spend most of our lives not truly living at all but shoring up goods for some time in the future when we can enjoy them—which never comes since we have incapacitated ourselves from enjoying the present.

Alexander De Tocqueville on Why America Has No More Statesmen

Alexander De Tocqueville on Why America Has No More Statesmen

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln led America through periods of political chaos and enormous uncertainty when few others could.  Does America have any statesman left?

The Real Questions You Should Ask Your Economics Professor

The Real Questions You Should Ask Your Economics Professor

The “conventional wisdom” may be conventional, but it’s often not wisdom.

The Presidency to the Rescue: How America Begins the Downward Spiral Into Tyranny

The Presidency to the Rescue: How America Begins the Downward Spiral Into Tyranny

In an age when democracy is clearly retreating, will America eventually succumb to autocracy while waving sayonara to democracy?

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