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How to Avoid Becoming a Self-Righteous Virtue Signaler

How to Avoid Becoming a Self-Righteous Virtue Signaler

Condemnation by the self-righteous—what some call virtue signaling—is rampant these days.

Two for the Price of One: Why More Schools Should Offer College Degrees in High School

Two for the Price of One: Why More Schools Should Offer College Degrees in High School

Three ways a combined high school and college career can help both students and employers.

Here’s Why Trump’s Constant Criticism of the Media Resonates With Americans

Here’s Why Trump’s Constant Criticism of the Media Resonates With Americans

When it comes to media, Americans tend to agree with Donald Trump.

When Laws Are Not Enforced, Anarchy Follows

When Laws Are Not Enforced, Anarchy Follows

Unenforced or selectively enforced laws are not only unjust, but can also establish incentives which can weaken our entire civilization.

7 Ways to Teach Civil Discourse to Students

7 Ways to Teach Civil Discourse to Students

If young people are to engage in democracy and society, young people need to learn how to respectfully disagree.

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Common Sense in Crisis

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Common Sense in Crisis

Join us on November 15th for an evening with Ted Malloch on his recent book and the boarder culture of business ethics in America and around the world.

Why Medical Students Are Suddenly Struggling to Conduct Surgeries

Why Medical Students Are Suddenly Struggling to Conduct Surgeries

No one likes to go under the knife... and unfortunately, that experience is set to get worse. 

When It Comes to Gender, Science and Political Correctness Don't Mix

When It Comes to Gender, Science and Political Correctness Don't Mix

All of a sudden, about five years ago, something unsettled the science on sex and gender. Unfortunately, what unsettled the science was not better science, but political ideology. 

The Despair of Stephen Hawking's Inconsistencies

The Despair of Stephen Hawking's Inconsistencies

Stephen Hawking’s own personal brief history of time is up. But he left as he lived, feisty, modern and… depressing.

New Voter Fraud Cases Show Need to Secure Our Elections

New Voter Fraud Cases Show Need to Secure Our Elections

If Americans cannot say with certainty that their votes will be counted, that the process is free of fraud, and the outcome is valid, what incentive do they have to turn out in the first place?

Think You're Bad at Math? You May Suffer from 'Math Trauma'

Think You're Bad at Math? You May Suffer from 'Math Trauma'

Research has confirmed what many people share with me anecdotally: Tying speed with computation debilitates learners.

Three Reasons Brazilians Elected Their Own ‘Trump’

Three Reasons Brazilians Elected Their Own ‘Trump’

Brazilians believe that their country is destined for greatness. They elected a man as president who has promised to make Brazil great.  

Is a Second Reformation Unfolding in Front of Our Eyes?

Is a Second Reformation Unfolding in Front of Our Eyes?

Today's reformation has many similarities with the one which occurred 500 years ago, only today's is not happening in the churches.

Scientific Survey Finds Voters of All Parties, Ages, and Genders Are Broadly Misinformed

Scientific Survey Finds Voters of All Parties, Ages, and Genders Are Broadly Misinformed

The survey shows that many voters are not only uninformed about major issues—they are positively misinformed.

A Nation Addled by Conspiracy Theories

A Nation Addled by Conspiracy Theories

As the Pittsburgh shooting showed, we increasingly prefer tribe-affirming stories to Occam's Razor.

Why Has Halloween Become So Popular Among Adults?

Why Has Halloween Become So Popular Among Adults?

Halloween used to be kid stuff. To quit dressing up was an important rite of passage. It meant you were one step closer to becoming an adult. Not anymore.

3 Reasons Not to Make Your Kids Share Their Toys

3 Reasons Not to Make Your Kids Share Their Toys

There are other ways to teach this all-important life lesson. 

Birthright Citizenship: Should We Keep It?

Birthright Citizenship: Should We Keep It?

One vexing current problem centers on who becomes the citizen of a given country, since citizenship confers voting rights.

Some Thoughts on Halloween and Ray Bradbury

Some Thoughts on Halloween and Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury loved Halloween. 

New PBS Documentary Shows How Sweden's Socialist Success Story Falls Short
John Taylor Gatto (1935-2018): Remembering America's Most Courageous Teacher

John Taylor Gatto (1935-2018): Remembering America's Most Courageous Teacher

Gatto leaves behind a legacy that inspired thousands of people to challenge the premise on which our education system was built.

How Dumbed Down Education is Creating a National Security Crisis

How Dumbed Down Education is Creating a National Security Crisis

I know many young people who are educated, fit, and morally sound. I am certain my readers do as well. We just need more like them.

Caravan Contradictions

Caravan Contradictions

For all the staged midterm theatrics, the caravan illustrates the abject ironies and paradoxes of the entire illegal alien project.

Physician: Sex Changes Are Not the Common Sense Approach to Gender Dysphoria in Kids

Physician: Sex Changes Are Not the Common Sense Approach to Gender Dysphoria in Kids

Is society so eager to affirm and advance those who struggle with gender dysphoria that it overlooks common sense and solid research?

Men and Women: Should We Just Call the Whole Thing Off?

Men and Women: Should We Just Call the Whole Thing Off?

It's a draw in the battle of the sexes and marriage rates are plummeting. Thank the extremists.

Michael Scott and the NPC Life We Can All Fall Into

Michael Scott and the NPC Life We Can All Fall Into

Every episode of The Office provides a master class in how an NPC behaves. Michael ignores the warning signs that he is an NPC, but we don’t have to. 

Why Thomas Merton Renounced Communism: 6 Lessons We Can Learn Today

Why Thomas Merton Renounced Communism: 6 Lessons We Can Learn Today

In an age where individuals are increasingly falling for socialist nostrums, Thomas Merton provides timeless lessons about why people choose bankrupt ideologies such as communism.   

Is Gender Equality a Self-defeating Goal?

Is Gender Equality a Self-defeating Goal?

Gender equality aims at a self-sufficiency of sameness even in marriage and family life. How many people really prefer that?

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