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The Moral Preening of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The Moral Preening of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

In some ways, AOC’s style captures perfectly our current predicament. Rhetoric is more important than results, and hubris in the name of virtue more admirable than the humble ordering of one’s own life.

The Intellectual Dishonesty of the Campaign Against the Electoral College

The Intellectual Dishonesty of the Campaign Against the Electoral College

A full-blown war is raging against the Electoral College.

Why Early Marriage Is Better Than We Thought

Why Early Marriage Is Better Than We Thought

Today’s young adults continually hear the go-to-college, get-into-grad-school, find-a-good-job mantra thrown at them. But would they find greater success and happiness if we began sounding the get-married mantra earlier in life?

Hope for the Future is Not Blind Optimism

Hope for the Future is Not Blind Optimism

Let stout hearts, a strong will and a sense of humor be our weapons, and let Invictus be our watchword.

Baseball:  The Sport of Thinking Americans

Baseball: The Sport of Thinking Americans

I was the bat boy for the "Knoxville Smokies" for five years. I can’t think of a better way to grow up than spending those thousands of hours at the ballpark. I felt extremely lucky, and still do.

How Hope Fosters a More Prosperous Society

How Hope Fosters a More Prosperous Society

Is it possible for people to improve their lives through hard work, or is the system rigged against you? Your answer – and your results – may depend on your faith.

One Simple Plan to Undermine Socialism

One Simple Plan to Undermine Socialism

Clear-thinking Americans fear a headlong plunge into the same ideological swamp that has ruined so many other economies and lament that there seems to be no way to stop it.

ABBA Will Outlast The Rolling Stones

ABBA Will Outlast The Rolling Stones

The “Rolling Stones” have real drive. But ABBA’s music better reflects the human condition. My suspicion is that the as the Baby Boomers age and disappear, so too will the Stones.

What I Learned When My Students Began Jumping Rope

What I Learned When My Students Began Jumping Rope

When my fifth graders all flunked the physical fitness test, I decided to do something about it.  Every day after lunch we jumped rope for five minutes.   It worked.  

NEWS: Judge Blocks Trump Administration Policy of Returning Asylum-Seekers to Mexico

NEWS: Judge Blocks Trump Administration Policy of Returning Asylum-Seekers to Mexico

A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily barred the Trump administration from enforcing its “Remain in Mexico” policy, which returns asylum-seekers back to Mexico while they await a hearing.

The Zone of Adulthood

The Zone of Adulthood

Watching episodes of the 1960's show "The Twilight Zone," I noticed that we used to define adulthood as coming to accept that mankind's negative traits can be ameliorated, but not completely eradicated. 

Fox News Isn’t the Problem, It’s the Media’s Obsession with Fox News

Fox News Isn’t the Problem, It’s the Media’s Obsession with Fox News

When we pull back the curtain, the evidence that Fox News, and Rupert Murdoch, created and sustained our current political moment, appears far more circumstantial.

A Scrunchie-Wearing Man Just Doesn't Cut It

A Scrunchie-Wearing Man Just Doesn't Cut It

Unfortunately for men, women are fickle. Many are beginning to realize that a soft, sensitive, elegant man isn’t what they really want.

Has Patriotism Gone out of Fashion?

Has Patriotism Gone out of Fashion?

Is love of country no longer a virtue? It depends on where we look for it.

Four Reasons 'You're a Hater' Has Become Fashionable Slander

Four Reasons 'You're a Hater' Has Become Fashionable Slander

Truth is the best antidote to hatred. Not my truth and your truth, but the conviction that it is possible for both of us to reach agreement on the truth of things with reason, evidence and dialogue.

How America’s Gun Culture Cultivates Civic Virtue

How America’s Gun Culture Cultivates Civic Virtue

Owning and shooting a gun promotes self-reliance, personal responsibility, and community.

How the West Can Save Masculinity

How the West Can Save Masculinity

There’s no manual for becoming a man. Nonetheless, there are concrete steps men can take towards positive masculine ideals.

Is a Recession  around the Corner?

Is a Recession around the Corner?

The dismal track record of economists should warn us to be skeptical of anyone who yells “recession” at the first opportunity.  Still, there are enough red flags to be worried.  

The Age of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

The Age of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

Young men need authority structures to belong to, and in lieu of that, some are turning to hate.  

Pet Owners Want To Be Masters, Not Servants - Which Is Why We Value Dogs More Than Cats

Pet Owners Want To Be Masters, Not Servants - Which Is Why We Value Dogs More Than Cats

Dog owners are willing to spend more on their pets than cat owners – including to save their lives. One reason suggested was that dog owners had stronger bonds to their pets, which prompted them to spend more on things like veterinary care.

Trump Has Four Options to Address Border Crisis

Trump Has Four Options to Address Border Crisis

Let’s face it, our southern border is a hot mess. At least the administration is trying to do something about it. The alternative is amnesty and open borders. 

How to Approach Your Friend's New Baby:  3 Tips for Childless People

How to Approach Your Friend's New Baby: 3 Tips for Childless People

It’s always good to start by asking if you can hold the baby. Some moms would appreciate the help, but they are scared to impose.

Two and Two Now Equal Five

Two and Two Now Equal Five

The future is neither 1984 nor Brave New World. It’s a mix of both.

How PC Humor Signals an Anxious Society

How PC Humor Signals an Anxious Society

Why is it we can no longer laugh at ourselves, our neighbors, and our respective quirks?

The Startling Price Tag of Paid Family Leave

The Startling Price Tag of Paid Family Leave

It seems likely the FAMILY Act will cost substantially more than advocates claim...

How the Elite's Disdain for the Working Class Could Become Their Undoing

How the Elite's Disdain for the Working Class Could Become Their Undoing

Over the last few generations, America’s elites have stood in the way of the working class’s pursuit of the American dream by devising, and then tenaciously defending, policies that actually impede upward economic mobility.

 The Washington Post Grossly Understates the Crime Rate of Illegal Immigrants

The Washington Post Grossly Understates the Crime Rate of Illegal Immigrants

By using a patent falsehood and disregarding key facts, the Post paints a picture of illegal immigration and crime that is diametrically opposed to reality.

White Privilege: A Thing of the Past?

White Privilege: A Thing of the Past?

Those who smear an entire part of the population with the label “white privilege” paint with far too broad a brush.

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