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The Real Problem with Today's Discourse

The Real Problem with Today's Discourse

Interacting only with people that you agree with is not only impossible, but it also limits opportunity for persuasion and for intellectual growth.

The Unbundling of America’s Political Parties

The Unbundling of America’s Political Parties

 Their coalitions are co-existing uneasily—which could mean a shift and even a third-party challenger.

In Germany, the State Can Seize Your Dog if You're Late on Taxes

In Germany, the State Can Seize Your Dog if You're Late on Taxes

The state relies on force to achieve its ends.

Are We All 'Cat Persons' Now? How Modern Dating Destroys Intimacy

Are We All 'Cat Persons' Now? How Modern Dating Destroys Intimacy

In common parlance, a “cat person” is not simply someone who likes cats; it is a lonely human being who has either refused or is unable to achieve the risks and benefits of human intimacy.

Sorry, Marie Kondo. Most People Have Too Little Stuff.

Sorry, Marie Kondo. Most People Have Too Little Stuff.

Of course, it’s great to have a tidy house. No one denies that. But the alleged benefits of the KonMari method are absurdly overblown.

What an Old Sears Roebuck Catalogue Teaches Us About Gun Control

What an Old Sears Roebuck Catalogue Teaches Us About Gun Control

Why were so few of our ancestors shooting one another when guns could be bought as easily as soap, shoes, and slipcovers?

Arresting Homebirth Midwives Just Reduces Women’s Birth Choices

Arresting Homebirth Midwives Just Reduces Women’s Birth Choices

After being arrested and charged with practicing midwifery without a license last fall, a midwife in upstate New York is wondering whether or not she will go to jail for the work she has done for decades.

Minimum Wage Hike to $15 Wipes Out Jobs in Illinois and New York

Minimum Wage Hike to $15 Wipes Out Jobs in Illinois and New York

Big minimum wage hikes wipe out a lot of jobs.

Quiz: How Strong is Your Thriftiness Quotient?

Quiz: How Strong is Your Thriftiness Quotient?

A handy meter to track how you are doing in regards to saving and thrift.

Netherlands Moving Towards Euthanasia for the Healthy

Netherlands Moving Towards Euthanasia for the Healthy

Even though the parameters for euthanasia in the Netherlands are very wide, one member of Parliament wants to allow any one 75 years or older to be able to request euthanasia for any reason whatsoever.  

The Essential Life Lesson in the Series Finale of ‘The Office’

The Essential Life Lesson in the Series Finale of ‘The Office’

From the comfort of our armchair, The Office shows us what we see in others, we can see in ourselves.

Don't Write Off Young 'Socialists'

Don't Write Off Young 'Socialists'

While public opinion has softened toward socialism, the public’s perception of what socialism is has shifted. 

Schools Renormalize Raising Adults

Schools Renormalize Raising Adults

It’s unfortunate, of course, that we need projects and play clubs to grant our children a taste of the freedom and fun we enjoyed as kids.

How Animal Farm is Playing Out in the Democrat Party

How Animal Farm is Playing Out in the Democrat Party

Today the revolution has passed over the once-edgy Obama (“bring a gun to a knife fight”). Now to the Left he sounds more like a crabby Bill Cosby ranting about falling-down trousers.

Nine Ways to Actually Help a Friend Through Tragedy

Nine Ways to Actually Help a Friend Through Tragedy

When you or someone close to you is facing the worst kind of tragedy, some kind of death (because every bad thing is some kind of death), you want to help. But you think: “There’s nothing I can do!”

Is Darwinism ‘Still True’? A Journalist Ponders the Question.

Is Darwinism ‘Still True’? A Journalist Ponders the Question.

If Darwinism was true, did it need to be touted as “still true?”

Homer on Why Hospitality is the Greatest Virtue

Homer on Why Hospitality is the Greatest Virtue

What would Homer tell us if he was alive today?

Experts Claim Assisted Suicide isn’t as Painless as We’ve Been Led to Believe

Experts Claim Assisted Suicide isn’t as Painless as We’ve Been Led to Believe

In all likelihood, assisted dying patients will have to take their chances, along with those tormented prisoners on gurneys in American prisons.

New York City Experienced Worst Decline in Restaurant Jobs since 9/11 After $15 Minimum Wage Win

New York City Experienced Worst Decline in Restaurant Jobs since 9/11 After $15 Minimum Wage Win

New economic research suggests their latest experiment is not going as planned.

Will the Future Judge Us in the Same Way We Judge the Past?

Will the Future Judge Us in the Same Way We Judge the Past?

The future will judge us. If we are fortunate, our descendants will extend to us more understanding and mercy than we have recently shown our ancestors.

Are Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson Using the Same Method to Build Their Audiences?

Are Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson Using the Same Method to Build Their Audiences?

In essence, Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson are encouraging and equipping people to pull their lives together.

John Wayne: The New Confederate Statue

John Wayne: The New Confederate Statue

Hey, I don’t even like Westerns, but I believe it would be appalling to drive John Wayne out of the public square.

Effort to Abandon Electoral College Gains Steam. Here’s What It Would Ruin for America.

Effort to Abandon Electoral College Gains Steam. Here’s What It Would Ruin for America.

Colorado is joining a list of states attempting to overturn the way Americans have selected their presidents for over two centuries.

My Family Fled Communism When I Was 6. Now We Fear Our Nightmare Has Followed Us Here

My Family Fled Communism When I Was 6. Now We Fear Our Nightmare Has Followed Us Here

With children in tow, my parents escaped oppression and a lack of human rights—the right to pursue happiness and the right to own property.

4 Ways to Navigate Toddler Meltdowns While Shopping

4 Ways to Navigate Toddler Meltdowns While Shopping

Every parent has been there, and it’s every parent’s worst nightmare.

The Coming Socialist President?

The Coming Socialist President?

There is a strong prospect that 2020 will see the emergence of a new leftist president who represents democratic socialism of the European style—a brand of politics eschewed by America since at least the end of World War II.

How Government-Guaranteed Student Loans Killed the American Dream for Millions

How Government-Guaranteed Student Loans Killed the American Dream for Millions

There needs to be a major cultural shift away from the belief that college is a one-size-fits-all requirement for success.

The Double-edged Sword of Economic Sanctions Against Venezuela

The Double-edged Sword of Economic Sanctions Against Venezuela

Are economic sanctions an effective way to remove Venezuela’s satrap from power?

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