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Portland: A Preview of Civil War?

Portland: A Preview of Civil War?

As we get closer to the mid-term election in November, we can expect the violence to escalate.

How Early America Overcame Unrest and Cultural Diversity

How Early America Overcame Unrest and Cultural Diversity

They pulled through. Will we?

How Democracies Become Tyrannical

How Democracies Become Tyrannical

While democracy historically was part of the great movement for human liberty, majorities potentially could be as dictatorial and dangerous as the most ruthless and oppressive kings and princes of the past.

 Academic Publishing Is a Total Mess. Here Are 6 Ways to Fix It.

Academic Publishing Is a Total Mess. Here Are 6 Ways to Fix It.

It's up to research funders, institutes, and researchers themselves to act to make a system that represents defensible democratic values.

Can Americans Remember the Virtue of Independence (and the Corrosiveness of Dependence)?

Can Americans Remember the Virtue of Independence (and the Corrosiveness of Dependence)?

The latest data places the United States as only the 18th freest country in the world. Do we lack a freedom mindset?

What the Story of Cain and Abel Teaches Us About Envy and Victimhood

What the Story of Cain and Abel Teaches Us About Envy and Victimhood

Cain and Abel represent rival responses to the suffering inherent in the human condition. Abel’s suffering leads to his self-development as a warrior. Cain’s suffering leads to envy, malevolence, and murder.

Is It a Problem if Kids Don’t Know How to Use Dictionaries?

Is It a Problem if Kids Don’t Know How to Use Dictionaries?

Search engines are convenient, but do they undermine a student’s opportunity to learn how to investigate a topic and retain information if a digital device is not immediately available to them?

How My Unschooled Child Learned to Read Financial Statements (It Started with Silly YouTube Videos)

How My Unschooled Child Learned to Read Financial Statements (It Started with Silly YouTube Videos)

This is where attaining strong literacy and numeracy skills meet individual interests and innate childhood curiosity.

Do America's Reading Habits Explain Today's Lack of Clear Thinking? (See Chart)

Do America's Reading Habits Explain Today's Lack of Clear Thinking? (See Chart)

Of the hours Americans devote to free time, one area in particular is rather shortchanged.

Illegal Immigrants Are Far More Likely to Commit Serious Crimes Than the U.S. Public

Illegal Immigrants Are Far More Likely to Commit Serious Crimes Than the U.S. Public

Data from the Obama administration Census Bureau and Department of Justice proves that illegal immigrants are far more likely to commit serious crimes than the U.S. population

We Went to a Families Belong Together Protest. Here Are 6 Things We Saw.

We Went to a Families Belong Together Protest. Here Are 6 Things We Saw.

Signs included “My family didn’t cross the border, the border crossed my family,” and an adult holding a sign in front of a toddler that read, “Would you put me in a cage?”

YouTube Refuses to Take Down ‘Baby Raping’ Video—As It Cracks Down on Instructional Gun Videos

YouTube Refuses to Take Down ‘Baby Raping’ Video—As It Cracks Down on Instructional Gun Videos

Uproar is growing over a music video created by the artistic duo Simon G & Mr Cool that features the performers singing about raping babies.

Ban Burqas? Don't be Too Hasty

Ban Burqas? Don't be Too Hasty

Could the ban be the first step towards the Netherlands becoming a religiously oppressive nation? 

Why the Dutch 'Burqa Ban' is a Good Thing

Why the Dutch 'Burqa Ban' is a Good Thing

On Tuesday, the Netherlands joined a growing number of European nations to implement a "Burqa Ban." Here's why that's a good thing.

Pope Affirms Freedom of Press While Myanmar Journalists Remain Jailed

Pope Affirms Freedom of Press While Myanmar Journalists Remain Jailed

Freedom of the press is a crucial component to a virtuous, flourishing society, as Pope Francis affirmed on June 20 when he called for greater liberty for the press.

Why People in Hong Kong Have Incomes 5x Higher Than People in China's Richest Province

Why People in Hong Kong Have Incomes 5x Higher Than People in China's Richest Province

The people of Hong Kong understand that a free market left alone is a market that will flourish.

British Physician Accused of 'Shortening the Lives' of Hundreds of Patients Resigns

British Physician Accused of 'Shortening the Lives' of Hundreds of Patients Resigns

A recently released report found an “institutionalized regime” of disregard for human life at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Miss Manners Rescues Civilization: A Forlorn Hope

Miss Manners Rescues Civilization: A Forlorn Hope

Americans have terrible manners online and in the media. But the strange thing is, many of us don't misbehave this way in our every day lives. What gives?

(Strange) Advice from Grandma that Actually Works

(Strange) Advice from Grandma that Actually Works

Grandmothers can throw out some strange advice. And while it comes with varying degrees of apparent relevance, it often does contain quite a bit of wisdom.

Three Common Ways Governments Misuse Statistics and What You Can Do About It

Three Common Ways Governments Misuse Statistics and What You Can Do About It

While statistics can be valuable, they can be easily misrepresented.

3 Ways to be a Great Friend as Told by Alcuin of York

3 Ways to be a Great Friend as Told by Alcuin of York

Alcuin was an 8th century cleric. Never heard of him? You should have.

Why 'Boring' Summers are the Latest Trend in Parenting

Why 'Boring' Summers are the Latest Trend in Parenting

Most children spend their summers going from one camp to the next, busily engaged in anything and everything their parents can come up with, never having a moment to catch their breath. But that may be changing.

Coming to a Nation Near You, Starbucks Racial Bias Training

Coming to a Nation Near You, Starbucks Racial Bias Training

We must fight the evil of racism. However, could its current expression be the result of a society that is now too focused on the individual over community?

What Lincoln Foresaw Would Occur If Maxine Waters, Others Got Their Way With Mob Justice

What Lincoln Foresaw Would Occur If Maxine Waters, Others Got Their Way With Mob Justice

The constitutional system the Founding Fathers built is strong, but it can’t survive when citizens en masse are ready to come to blows with one another on a semipermanent basis.

Schools Have Created a Generation of Permit Pattys and BBQ Beckys

Schools Have Created a Generation of Permit Pattys and BBQ Beckys

Beyond being an irritant and filling society with busybodies of the worst type, these people are indicative of the infantilization of the American adult.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Union Fees for Government Employees

Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Union Fees for Government Employees

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that nonunion government workers can’t be forced to pay dues or other fees to support a union.

Want to Take Control of Your Life? 4 Simple and Empowering Life Lessons from a Navy SEAL

Want to Take Control of Your Life? 4 Simple and Empowering Life Lessons from a Navy SEAL

“Sometimes the simple act of making your bed can give you the lift you need to start your day..."

The U.S. Is a More Dangerous Country for Women than North Korea, 548 Women’s Rights Experts Concluded

The U.S. Is a More Dangerous Country for Women than North Korea, 548 Women’s Rights Experts Concluded

In North Korea, tens of thousands of women are trafficked and trapped in prison camps. But somehow, it’s the U.S. where women are doomed.

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