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What Russia’s Real-Life ‘Hooligan’ Fight Clubs Can Teach Us About Reality, Violence, and the Human Condition

What Russia’s Real-Life ‘Hooligan’ Fight Clubs Can Teach Us About Reality, Violence, and the Human Condition

Why would bare-knuckle, mob-style, illegal fighting be so popular for anyone?

3 Takeaways on Jordan B. Peterson After Watching Him Speak on Tour

3 Takeaways on Jordan B. Peterson After Watching Him Speak on Tour

Here are three things that stuck with me after listening to the best-selling author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.

How Big Technology Is Keeping You Hooked

How Big Technology Is Keeping You Hooked

Digital technologies, such as social networks, online shopping, and games, use a set of persuasive and motivational techniques to keep users returning.

Hayek Can Teach Trump the Key to Bringing Political Freedom to North Korea

Hayek Can Teach Trump the Key to Bringing Political Freedom to North Korea

According to Nobel Prize laureate F.A. Hayek, easing restrictions on economic freedom may be exactly what is needed to encourage political freedom in a totalitarian state.

Why Campus Protests Should Stop at the Door of the Classroom

Why Campus Protests Should Stop at the Door of the Classroom

By protesting instead of arguing, student activists risk having their arguments drowned in the wash of media publicity that invariably comes their way. They will be seen, to be sure, but they very likely will not be heard.

Why are Catholic Bishops Defending Illegal Immigration? They’re Bought?

Why are Catholic Bishops Defending Illegal Immigration? They’re Bought?

Religious organizations and other charities are scooping up billions in government funds earmarked for refugees and illegal immigrants. Are we at all surprised that they want to maintain the status quo?

Are Elite Charter Schools Excluding Minorities?

Are Elite Charter Schools Excluding Minorities?

Are we jumping to conclusions if we assume that a lack of diversity in certain charter schools is a result of racial bias?

Social Security Has Not Been ‘Looted’

Social Security Has Not Been ‘Looted’

The vast majority of voters blame the Social Security Program’s problems on an imaginary cause.

How Did America Become a Nation of Slobs?

How Did America Become a Nation of Slobs?

Are we rebelling against the idea of beauty and culture? Or are we just too lazy to pull on a pair of slacks instead of wearing the sweats we slept in?

Why the 5 Major World Religions All Reject Suicide

Why the 5 Major World Religions All Reject Suicide

Why have most of the world's major religions condemned suicide as an escape from suffering?  

FDA Nears Approval of Ecstasy Drug for Treating PTSD

FDA Nears Approval of Ecstasy Drug for Treating PTSD

The drug ecstasy recently passed phase 2 of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration four-phase drug-approval process.

Did Hitler Really Say People Will ‘Endure Almost Any Curtailment of Liberty’ if it’s ‘Perceived as Working for the Benefit of the Children’?

Did Hitler Really Say People Will ‘Endure Almost Any Curtailment of Liberty’ if it’s ‘Perceived as Working for the Benefit of the Children’?

A reputed quote by Adolph Hitler has been trending on social media. I was asked to verify whether the quote is true.

Pew: 3 in 4 Americans Have Trouble Discerning Between Fact and Opinion

Pew: 3 in 4 Americans Have Trouble Discerning Between Fact and Opinion

A new Pew Research quiz shows that many Americans can't tell the difference between fact and opinion. Can you?

Is Loneliness Fueling the Rise of Political Polarization in the U.S.?

Is Loneliness Fueling the Rise of Political Polarization in the U.S.?

Today we see a great fear between the opposing political parties. Is a loss of personal identity at play?

The Dream and the Nightmare of Globalization

The Dream and the Nightmare of Globalization

What would become the globalized project was predicated on lots of flawed, but unquestioned assumptions.

Mises' Observations on the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Mises' Observations on the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Roman Empire crumbled to dust because it lacked the spirit of liberalism and free enterprise.

Research Suggests Media Efforts to Portray Suicide as a Passive Act Could Increase Suicide

Research Suggests Media Efforts to Portray Suicide as a Passive Act Could Increase Suicide

What vocabulary and imagery should outlets resort to when relaying the suicides of famed individuals?

How 'Incredibles 2' Is Making Superheroes Great Again

How 'Incredibles 2' Is Making Superheroes Great Again

'Incredibles 2' has a lot to do with the virtues of a system that allows individuals to find out what they can do well and how those abilities can serve others for their good.

 What’s in a Name? Mom and Dad’s Political Preferences, Apparently.

What’s in a Name? Mom and Dad’s Political Preferences, Apparently.

Can you figure out someone’s political leanings based on their child’s name? A research team at University of Chicago suggests you can.

How to Avoid Becoming a Casualty of Student Loan Debt

How to Avoid Becoming a Casualty of Student Loan Debt

While Congress deliberates on student loan relief, how else can parents help their kids make informed life decisions and avoid student debt? 

Parents Launch Petition after Transgender Athletes Place First and Second in Girls Track Championships

Parents Launch Petition after Transgender Athletes Place First and Second in Girls Track Championships

Two athletes who were born males placed first and second in state track championship events for high school girls.

Netflix’s New ‘Anti-Harassment’ Guidelines Reveal How Corporations Are Trivializing Consent

Netflix’s New ‘Anti-Harassment’ Guidelines Reveal How Corporations Are Trivializing Consent

Netflix recently imposed draconically-strict rules on interaction that border on parody, illustrating how our view of consent is beginning to morph into mollycoddled nannying.

Hey Millennials: Here’s the Truth About Socialism, Kim Jong-un, and Nicolás Maduro

Hey Millennials: Here’s the Truth About Socialism, Kim Jong-un, and Nicolás Maduro

Rather than being a Utopia, socialism and communism in practice create a hell on earth.

The Diversity Division at the University of Texas Has 8 Vice Presidents

The Diversity Division at the University of Texas Has 8 Vice Presidents

Each of the VPs in the diversity division at the University of Texas make more than six figures. Meanwhile, tuition at the school more than doubled between 2002 and 2015.

3 Tips from Ernest Dimnet on Choosing Books—For Yourself and For Your Children

3 Tips from Ernest Dimnet on Choosing Books—For Yourself and For Your Children

Our culture is full of sour stuff. We could all use a little bit more nectar.

Twitter Loses Round One of Anti-Censorship Suit Brought By Supremacist

Twitter Loses Round One of Anti-Censorship Suit Brought By Supremacist

Should American courts protect such ugly viewpoints from spreading through social media avenues like Twitter?

FBI Employees' Texts Reveals an Astonishing Level of Elitism and Scorn for Everyday Americans

FBI Employees' Texts Reveals an Astonishing Level of Elitism and Scorn for Everyday Americans

Keep in mind, these are the idiots sending messages like this on government devices.

 What the Reaction to MPR Raccoon Tells Us About Millennials

What the Reaction to MPR Raccoon Tells Us About Millennials

The raccoon that scaled the UBS building in Saint Paul, Minnesota took Twitter by storm.

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