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Why Aristotle Believed Common Goods Are More Divine than Private Goods

Why Aristotle Believed Common Goods Are More Divine than Private Goods

Comfortable shoes, Thanksgiving turkeys, and geometry can all teach us about happiness and the Divine.

No Trouble For Trudeau?

No Trouble For Trudeau?

A report of sexual misconduct involving Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, resurfaced after 18 years. Is Trudeau guilty of a double standard?

Are We Populating Ourselves Out of Existence?

Are We Populating Ourselves Out of Existence?

Happy World Population Day! Should we be worried about whether the earth can support us? 

Refusal to Use Preferred Gender Pronouns Costs British Doctor His Job

Refusal to Use Preferred Gender Pronouns Costs British Doctor His Job

Dr. David Mackereth, 55, the father of four, was dismissed from the department after only recently being hired because he told the instructor for a training course that he would not recognize a pronoun that didn’t correspond to a patient’s biological sex, the Telegraph reported Sunday.

Denmark’s New “Ghetto” Policies: A Desperate Push for Cultural Assimilation of Muslims?

Denmark’s New “Ghetto” Policies: A Desperate Push for Cultural Assimilation of Muslims?

One of the most controversial new laws is that children in low-income “ghettos” (an official government term) must attend mandatory cultural education sessions. 

 Socialism is Not Built on Compassion. It's Built on Group Conflict.

Socialism is Not Built on Compassion. It's Built on Group Conflict.

Regulators should put some basic rules in place and leave the rest to innovation and common sense.

How the Supreme Court Avoided a Disaster with the Trump Travel Ban

How the Supreme Court Avoided a Disaster with the Trump Travel Ban

Let us be grateful that the Court’s majority avoided a constitutional disaster. 

3 Ways to Have a Good Argument

3 Ways to Have a Good Argument

Somewhere along the way, we forgot how to argue well. Help restore civil discourse.

Rights and Political Revolution: When is Violence Justified?

Rights and Political Revolution: When is Violence Justified?

Human rights can be a polarizing topic in modern political discourse. So where do rights come from, and how do modern views of rights differ from those of the Founders? 

Giving Your Baby Solid Food Early Won’t Help Them Sleep Better

Giving Your Baby Solid Food Early Won’t Help Them Sleep Better

Unfortunately there is a large gulf between the headlines and the data.

8 Things to Know About Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

8 Things to Know About Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, Kavanaugh would replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy to give the court a likely solid 5-4 conservative majority.

Why are Men So Reluctant to Commit to Marriage?

Why are Men So Reluctant to Commit to Marriage?

"The Dating Project" reveals one possible reason.

Is Japan's Royal Family Going Extinct?

Is Japan's Royal Family Going Extinct?

Is the Imperial Household Law that prevents Princess Ayako from staying in the family when she marries a relic of Japan’s ancient past? Not quite.

A Month of Data Provides Ample Evidence for Why Law-Abiding Citizens Own Firearms

A Month of Data Provides Ample Evidence for Why Law-Abiding Citizens Own Firearms

Lawful gun owners are saving lives a lot more often than you might think.

Why It’s Okay That the Constitution Isn’t Perfect

Why It’s Okay That the Constitution Isn’t Perfect

No one would assert that the Constitution is perfect. Not even the founders themselves thought it was. But while not perfect, is the Constitution a problem?

The Supreme Court Has Destroyed the Principle of the "Consent of the Governed"

The Supreme Court Has Destroyed the Principle of the "Consent of the Governed"

Any power exercised by the federal government that is not among those delegated in the Constitution is power exercised without the consent of the governed.

Republican Governor Signs Gun Seizure Bill

Republican Governor Signs Gun Seizure Bill

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill that allows gun confiscation without due process.

Progressives Want to Recycle Some of History’s Worst Ideas

Progressives Want to Recycle Some of History’s Worst Ideas

What we now consider stupid and dangerous ideas of the past, progressives see as useful in the present.

William Shatner Defended Laura Ingalls Wilder on Twitter. Now He's Being Accused of Racism.

William Shatner Defended Laura Ingalls Wilder on Twitter. Now He's Being Accused of Racism.

The decision to rename the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award didn’t sit well with former Stark Trek actor William Shatner. And now he's being called a racist. 

The Frightening Internal Logic of the Far Left’s Calls for Political Violence

The Frightening Internal Logic of the Far Left’s Calls for Political Violence

This is how holy wars start. Each side becomes so convinced that their opponents are the embodiment of evil, that violence against them not only becomes morally permissible, but morally imperative, and anyone who refuses to help becomes complicit with the armies of darkness.

Chesterton on the ‘Unimportance’ of Evolution

Chesterton on the ‘Unimportance’ of Evolution

Would you be stunned to learn that G. K. Chesterton regarded the topic of evolution as unimportant? Well, he did.  In fact, he wrote an essay titled “The Unimportance of Evolution.”

Just 18% of Universities Require Students to Take an American History Course to Graduate

Just 18% of Universities Require Students to Take an American History Course to Graduate

As Americans celebrate the 4th of July holiday, it’s a good time to reflect on just how little college students know...

Is the Inability to ‘Adult’ Driving the Teen Summer Job Decline?

Is the Inability to ‘Adult’ Driving the Teen Summer Job Decline?

Teen summer employment has experienced a dramatic drop in the last 30 years.

Mexico Begins Its Own Trek to Hell

Mexico Begins Its Own Trek to Hell

There is no doubt that Mexico is going to experience a big transformation after December 2018.

Les Miserables: What Permit Patty's Outburst Can Teach Us About Mercy

Les Miserables: What Permit Patty's Outburst Can Teach Us About Mercy

For the unlucky few who win the internet lottery, misdeeds become fodder for public judgement. Did the severity of the crime match the severity of the punishment? 

Honoring American Exceptionalism and an Exceptional American, Charles Krauthammer

Honoring American Exceptionalism and an Exceptional American, Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer excelled at explaining our times. He will be missed.

Calvin Coolidge Achieved Economic Excellence without Sacrificing Freedom

Calvin Coolidge Achieved Economic Excellence without Sacrificing Freedom

On July 4th, Americans celebrate our freedoms. Unfortunately, we all but ignore the only President born on Independence Day—Calvin Coolidge, who, though denigrated by historians, produced remarkable results without sacrificing them

The Minnesota First at the Battle of Gettysburg: Putting Lincoln's Words into Perspective

The Minnesota First at the Battle of Gettysburg: Putting Lincoln's Words into Perspective

“Every man realized in an instant what that order meant, death or wounds to us all; the sacrifice of the regiment to gain a few minutes time and save the position, and probably the battlefield, and every man saw and accepted the necessity for the sacrifice."

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