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As both Europe and the United States crackdown on international travel, one academic has a few notes on how the new coronavirus affects the situation abroad.
Harry and Meghan are leaving the British Royal family at the end of the month, but they still aren't being honest about why they're really leaving.
To constantly fear dying is to deny the joy of life. To give way to fear of death, or fear of coronavirus, is to live as if already dead.
Many people claim they could never work from home, but studies show that for the most of people, working from home increases their productivity.
Our promotion of public life over private life is divorced from reality and it is leading to divisions between the sexes and decreased happiness in life.
From the coasts to the Midwest, schools are continuing to try to replace parents, sometimes by way of outright deception.
Many American adults are reading at an elementary school level, with disastrous effects for themselves and the economy.
Have Americans developed cultures too different from each other to maintain the stability of the United States' political boundaries?
We shouldn't dwell in mom guilt, but we also should be wary of trying to wave all of it away. Sometimes it can tell us something important.
While the mainstream media makes its money off exciting headlines, it is important to remain calm in regards to the coronavirus.
"If we have less children today, we going to have less parents tomorrow, and even less children and so forth, you know?"
When every aspect of life is assumed under the label of political action it becomes very hard for people to simply live their lives.
When everything looks good and optimism is up, that’s a sure sign everything is about to tank.
Standing up to our current political and cultural climates takes guts.
The #MeToo movement has brought the realm of sexual relations back full circle so that marriage is the only logical place for sex.
“This isn’t working with these people here” sounds amusing when spoken by a child, but in the mouths of hateful adults, the words are a deadly poison.
The Communist superman that Trotsky anticipated remains just as much a work of fiction as DC Comic's Superman has always been.
Netflix's new dating show is yet another that offers the American public an extremely problematic view of what love ought to be.
Who is the sucker? He who doesn't understand modern art? Or he who affects to enjoy what is, in fact, an inferior work?
The #MeToo movement is focused on the wrong group of people. We should be worried about the elites instead of the ordinary men in our lives.
Acting now to boost your immune system is prudent. Here is how.
It's hard for businesses to reject undocumented emotional support animals, because the fines can far outweigh the societal cost of allowing a rogue animal in.
One Canadian doctor is advocating for normalizing euthanasia by having children watch their loved ones voluntarily die.
The transgender train keeps steamrolling over common sense and educational responsibility, as several recent stories demonstrate.
Powerful men with money and insatiable sexual appetites must take their chances in court, but if we destroy due process for the Harvey Weinsteins of the world it won’t be there for us and the ones we love when we need it.
Nikole Hannah-Jones, the leader of the 1619 Project, needs to be more courageous in engaging with historians' criticisms of her work.
China is a very diverse country, but people of all walks of life are united by their dissatisfaction with Beijing's handling of the coronavirus.
Do we really know what socialism is? Would we sign up for it if we did?
The world is better off than it has ever been. So why do we fill our children with messages of doom and despair, instead of ones of hope?
Are the realities of the current economy making it impossible for the ideal of the nuclear family to exist in 21st century America?
According to Kevin Carey of the New America think tank, coronavirus in the U.S. could lead to “a vast unplanned experiment in mass home-schooling.”
In sharp contrast to Bernie Sanders' view of the world is that of Sakichi Toyoda, a man who had a profound respect for his employees.
Politicians rely on the tools of envy and greed to stir their audiences.
The inability to speak English doesn't stop someone from working, but it does make it easier to receive benefits from the Disability Insurance program.
We keep trying to divide each other by generation, but those distinctions make no sense and only serve to divide ordinary Americans.
Hidden away in an early chapter of Animal Farm, before the reader has caught even a whiff of Napoleon’s totalitarian ambitions, a single word reveals the moral rot at the core of Communism.
Bernie Sanders' candidacy may be more formidable than Republicans expect, just like Donald Trump's candidacy in 2016.
The objective of critical race theory? “Remake society so that the victim class eventually displaces the oppressors and becomes the new ruling class.”
Comprehensive Sex Education is forcing kids to learn about material they aren't ready for, at the expense of their education on history and other topics.
Gender experts have testified in court that humans can't change our gender. Why then do doctors still preform gender reassignment surgeries?
The British royals' approach to parenting is surprisingly down to earth, and their low tech approach to entertainment might be what we all need.
The eminent expert in communicating science botches his explanation.
American socialists want us to believe they are interested in our well-being. The truth is, they are interested first and foremost in power.
In 1921 the Tulsa Race Riots saw hundreds of people killed in one night of violence as 40 blocks of the city burned to the ground.
The TradWife movement is a valuable reminder about the fulfilling nature of working in service toward others, instead of just serving ourselves.
If Michael Bloomberg wins the presidency in 2020, America could have its first president with a "partner" rather than a wife.
Our professors told us we could find purpose in temporal affairs, yet we somehow lost the sense that we were a part of something greater. We substituted a wholehearted pursuit of “the truth” for “our truth.”
Democrats and Republicans both hold incorrect stereotypes about both the opposition party, and about their own party.
American reliance on Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturing presents us with a unique set of national security issues.
Michael Bloomberg's comments about farmers highlights a societal problem in how we view blue collar jobs, and farmers in particular.
Perhaps there’s still hope for American masculinity.
The New York Times' 1619 Project continues to take criticism from all manner of serious historians, much to the chagrin of its creators.
Is Christianity, now the butt of so many jokes and insults, really the institution to which we owe so many positive developments in history, as well as the freedoms we now take for granted?
A recent claim about transgender suicide received a sensational response in the media. Turns out it was based on weak evidence.
It's become common to say the United States is currently at the height of political and cultural divisions, but such a view reveals a lack of historical knowledge.
Sensitivity readers still follow religious guidelines, it's just the religion of political correctness instead of the priest, pastor, and rabbi that Lucy dealt with.
Filmmakers once fled to California to pursue freedom in making movies, now they're fleeing from California for the exact same reason.
Our modern technology makes it much easier to spread rumors and smear people. Might we need to take a step back, and treat our neighbors with more empathy?
Jordan Peterson is in the midst of the darkest period of his life, a situation that has caused much rejoicing among his supposedly compassionate critics.
Five of the biggest lessons I’ve gleaned from five years of balancing motherhood with freelance work.
Jimmy Fallon had a moment of panic when he thought he'd offended a drag queen and put his career in jeopardy.
Researchers at Northeastern University have a government grant to develop a device to monitor workplace interactions in an attempt to "revolutionize equality and diversity."
The Trad Wife movement has drawn the ire of feminists. Shouldn't we allow women to stay in the home if its what makes them happy?
Some easy ways families can work together, live below their means, and build meaningful connections with one another.
Don Lemon says he doesn't "believe in belittling people," but his recent laughing attack live on CNN shows he could use a dose of humility.
One man has made the journey through multiple genders, coming out on the other side with a warning for others.
It's possible that modern parents are doing their children a disservice by constantly striving to ensure they are not bored.
The 1619 Project claims that American history marginalizes African-Americans. Evidence suggests otherwise.
The Chinese Communist Party's increasing interference in academia in China is making it very difficult for researchers to do their jobs.
In a piece published by Robert Blatchford's socialist newspaper, G. K. Chesterton argued that the very nature of humanity makes socialism impossible.
Politics would be a lot less contentious if we didn't all take ourselves so seriously. We need to learn to laugh.
The biggest division in America is not over party or our views of President Trump, but instead over how we view the soul of America itself.
Civility is a two way street in politics, but more often than not we criticize our opponents' behavior while defending our own.
Why is it so difficult to have direct conversations about weight?
Valentine’s Day is coming men! You'd better prepare yourselves if you're going to weather this red and pink love fest.
The message of Netflix's "Marriage Story" is not one of liberation, but one of deep-rooted narcissism that tells us marriage is a trivial affair.
Unprincipled politicians are making New York streets and schools unsafe for the people they supposedly represent. Should we be surprised?
Super Bowl LIV's half time show was an introduction to pornography for a large segment of America who just wanted to watch a football game with their family.
The government won't just stop at trying to prevent us from talking. Now they're trying to tell us what we should be saying instead.
Will the deconstructionists win the battle for "Western Civilization"?
How is it that social conservatives are able to support a "crass, twice-divorced politican" such as Donald Trump for president?
Truth seems to be disappearing from universities' missions at an alarming rate. Can a focus on discovery and intellectual pursuits ever be recovered?
Dads today are much different than they used to be, and neither conservatives nor liberals quite know what to make of this change.
Brazil isn't all that different from the United States, but there are still things that Americans could stand to adopt from Brazilian culture.
Have humans become an indoor species?
Kobe Bryant's letter to his younger self reveals a great deal about the economic realities of modern American society and human nature.
Why is media glamorizing female violence against men? Surely all violence is to be discouraged... right?
The stories that pervade Reddit expose a deeply flawed American psyche, with its millions of suffering citizens.
Americans aren't associating like they used to, and have lost their sense of civic pride. Perhaps we can learn something from 19th century baseball players.
Budweiser's new commercial for Super Bowl LIV is one for the ages, as it extols the virtues of "Typical Americans."
Drag Queen Story Hour started on the West Coast and has spread at an alarming rate to schools and libraries across the United States.
Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites thrive off of interactions, and they promote conflict to your feeds as a way to drive this traffic.
A society such as ours which “embraces total sexual freedom” soon comes to ruin.
Most people aren't global citizens, and the elites will do whatever they have to make the ordinary folk conform to their vision.
Miss Virginia is a can't miss movie about a mother's struggle to ensure her child has a chance at a decent education.
Philodoxer: lover of opinion.
Europe is undergoing seismic changes, and it is important in this time to understand the role of Christianity and Christian Democracy in Europe's past and present.
Local reporting is a critical service provided by small-town newspapers, and we might all benefit if we worked to keep these publications alive.
It’s an injustice to care about community character so much that you’ll use government power to block people’s access to affordable food.
Is the best life a life with the least stresses, the freedom to do anything, and no-one around to have to compromise with; a life in which you can experience as much pleasure as possible?
How did we ever come to the assumption that society progresses as it moves along?
If J.R.R. Tolkien was a Titan, Christopher was Atlas, with the weight of a cosmology on his back.
For some reason, Second Amendment protesters are held to a much higher standard than the walking vulgarities of the Women's March are.
There need be no cultural war when one of the contenders fails to show up, supposing that he still exists.
American parents are ready to bend over backwards to enable their kids' food autonomy. Could this be the exact opposite of what they should be doing?
City officials in Sweden are ordering a school cook to downgrade her meals in order to create lunch time equality.
The generational warfare has to stop. Much of the ink spilled on the topic has been pointless anyway. Why keep up the crusade?
Is our American fascination with English Royalty merely a throw back to our country's founding by English Protestants?
Left-wing media pundits are once again trying to smear pro-2nd Amendment protesters as racists, bigots, and white nationalists, among other terrible titles.
Millions of children today are raised, by default, to be slaves to group-think, addicted to endorphins released from a digital device, burdened with neural pathways so obliterated that nary a logical thought might pass from brain to lips…
The writers of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" just couldn't stop themselves from mischaracterizing conservative activist and author Phyllis Schlafly.
Californians have family lives full of contradictions, where they publicly endorse one lifestyle, while they live in an entirely different manner.
“Letter from a Birmingham Jail” rests on a basis that most modern people, especially the educated, reject.
CNN's cash settlement over Nick Sandmann's defamation suit might just set the standard for the press' legal footing going forward.
Society has all sorts of parameters that seek to define which of us is a failure, but those definitions aren't the ones that matter.
Many progressives spend so much time bashing the president and criticizing our country that their relationship with America and Americans comes across as loveless.
Does woke culture use poverty and homelessness as a cover and justification to discuss its complaints with First World problems?
Teenage girls experience a much higher rate of depression compared with boys. There are several reasons for this disparity.
Stephen King is the latest author to fall victim to a woke lynch mob. His crime? Stating that art should stand on its own merits.
In the midst of the noise of the 2020 elections, we need to stay clear-headed in continuing our pursuit of the American dream.
If there’s no such thing as a free individual, then free speech simply doesn’t exist.
Scholar and author Anthony Esolen explains the deeper causes underpinning transgenderism.
It's not hard to find things to be thankful for in America. Just take a look inside your trash can today.
Amazon's Jack Ryan series is full of bald-faced lies about Venezuela's current crisis, as well as taking swipes at President Trump.
Hipsters love the right things for the wrong reasons, and their new idea of dopamine fasting might just save America's culture.
People who seek to promote themselves with moral grandstanding actually behave worse than the people they're trying to look better than.
Being American, Meghan Markle probably expected life as a British royal to be the same as the Hollywood she was used to. That's not the case.
As hard as it may be to believe, women use men as much as men use women, and women want babies as much as men want sex.
“What Meghan wants, Meghan gets!” Only time will tell if that was merely a reference to Bridezilla behavior or if it was, in fact, a prophetic statement.
The mass migration of people from Africa and the Middle East is a premeditated goal of the European political elites.
Is life only about how far you can get in a career? Is work just about paying the bills? Perhaps there's more to be gained from both work and leisure.
The new edition of Jane Austen's unfinished novel "Sanditon" is decidedly un-Austen like, unnecessarily sexed up, and just poor quality across the board.
The fertility industry is an exploitative, morally bankrupt business which misleads and damages the people who donate their genetic material.
The behavior of the politically correct types has hit some new lows, but the light at the end of the politically correct tunnel seems to be getting closer.
One Australian senator has had quite enough of the toxic masculinity narrative, and she let everyone know exactly how she feels about it.
Parental burnout is a serious problem, but is it one that we could solve simply by stepping back, taking stock, and readjusting the way we approach it?
Reporters keep claiming that the right is the peddler of fake news. Turns out it's a bipartisan problem.
Porta dos Fundos and Netflix view themselves as defenders of free speech, but they aren't risking anything by poking fun at Christians.
A man who has to work alongside many other men in a condition where caste or class does not apply will see true democracy in action.
When you have an argument, what do you look for from your partner? Emotional support can be good, but there are downsides.
Ricky Gervais tore the Hollywood elites apart in his speech at the Golden Globes, but not everyone is laughing, especially in the media.
The American Dialect Society said some interesting things about the English language, but most folks outside of gender studies departments wouldn't agree with them.
The world is waking up to the problem of low fertility rates, as the demographics of America shift dramatically towards the elderly and towards immigrants.
"Woke" culture is dehumanizing people by removing all expectations from them, and casting people into indifference and callousness.
If politicians were to actually listen to what the American people hope for in 2020, they might find American is a lot less divided than they think.
Bacon is more important than you might realize, and here's 15 facts to justify your mass consumption of the world's tastiest breakfast treat.
“Why Is America So Depressed?” was one of the first headlines I saw as I jumped back into work after the holidays.
The United States will continue to change throughout the 2020s. Here's a preview of what to expect going forward in America.
As we enter the third decade of the third millennium, it's important to take time to look at the good news of how the human condition continues to improve.
Despite the best attempts of left-leaning media sources to say otherwise, 2019 has proven that lawful gun owners are a positive good for America.
Disney's takeover and utter destruction of Star Wars has been completed with "The Rise of Skywalker" and the company has truly fallen to the dark side.
Many of us make New Year's resolutions to kick a bad habit. Here's one thing you'll need to learn do to have a high chance of success in 2020.
There seems to be a set of the elite who are quite ready to view themselves as gods, replacing any and all of the traditional deities.
Indulging in the Auld Lang Syne cliché is not unique to humans. The spirit world does the same...
Planet earth is getting better and better for humans on a number of economic and lifestyle metrics, not just in the West, but also around the world.
The new adaptation of Little Women misses the entire point of Louisa May Alcott's original novel and substitutes the director's own message.
America’s a crazy place these days, Uncle Dan. Hattie says it’s because people have made politics their god.
“This is a national embarrassment.”
The fight over the Second Amendment is getting pretty real in Virginia, as citizens await the introduction of a sweeping new gun control bill in 2020.
Gollum is more like Ebenezer Scrooge than one might think, and his story teaches us an important Christmas lesson as well.
The staff at Intellectual Takeout participated in a highly non-scientific poll to crown our favorite Christmas movies. What are your Christmas favorites?
Women are starting to propose to their boyfriends. What's behind this trend and can we expect it to continue?
There are reasons why you don't know many people who have their birthday on Christmas, or New Years Day, or April Fools' Day.
Americans are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness, and at no time is that more presently felt than during the holidays, especially for older Americans.
It's not that millennials have lost the mysticism of generations past, it's just that they put their faith in much different things than their parents or grandparents do.
People can’t take a joke anymore. Will Larson’s humor still be appreciated, or will he unintentionally poke at the sacred cows of political correctness and mortally offend the nation?
George Carlin once claimed that human rights are "imaginary." He's wrong, and for many reasons.
Libertarians and others are decrying calls to ban porn. But such a ban might actually be deeply steeped in the liberal tradition.
Once in a while, someone has to stand up for the common usage of the English language, and against the academic double speak we're slipping into.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that dogs have more time to spend with their mothers than human children do. Is she right?
Are those suffering from social media trolls just "not mentally strong"? Or is there more to surviving a stream of Twitter abuse?
No wrapping, no worrying, no fuss. Just fun.
From "Baby, its Cold Outside" to "Santa Baby", Christmas songs are replete with bad examples of love. We should look elsewhere for marital virtue.
Embracing suffering, learning from it, and enduring it, benefits not only those we love, but ourselves as well.
Now it’s the Salvation Army’s turn.
This younger generation is afflicted by thought processes that are damaging society, and the kids are starting to notice what's wrong.
Elected officials aren't being held accountable for their connections to Jeffrey Epstein. Surprisingly, those in the monarchy are.
Last week, Miami art gallery Art Basel sold, for $120,000, a piece of art composed of a banana duct taped to a wall. The banana used in the display is a real banana, and on Saturday, a performance artist named David Datuna ate some of it.
When we humans apply ourselves in a given day there's an untold amount of things we can accomplish.
From Drag Queen Story Hour to swimming pool locker rooms, we need to stop the abomination of our society's march to sexualize children.
It's difficult to leave your country and start a new life, the repressive regime in Cuba made that choice much easier for thousands of people.
This passage seems to be overlooked when creating "Little Women" for the feminist mind.
Your kid might be begging for a new cell phone for Christmas, but there are some things you should consider before you pull the trigger on that purchase.
The minds of those who shoot up schools, who gun down shoppers at WalMart, or who live in a state of daily rage, are not intact.
There are plenty of candidates for the worst Christmas song. "Mary, Did You Know" should not be one of them.
The behavior of people outside of the transgender movement may be contributing to the increasing trend of gender transitions.
There are more reasons than you might think for why some movies become holiday classics.
When Chambers rejected the Communist philosophy of faith in man and embraced faith in God, he had what he viewed as his first Christmas.
Groypers might be trying to ask the right questions of the Conservative establishment, but they aren't doing a very good job of it.
Helicopter parents are widely discussed, but do we overlook the ways that these hovering moms and dads neglect their kids?
Americans are staying put more often than ever before. What's driving the lack of movement within the United States?
Parents keep trying to get their children to like them by accommodating their kids views. It's not working.
Everyone is trying to figure out how we make progress and fix the American education system. Maybe we need to be looking backward rather than forward.
What’s the connecting factor in teenage mass shooters, after all? It’s not playing football. It’s missing a father. And what do fathers do? They teach young boys how to become men.
If socialists had their way, Thanksgiving and other family holidays would go the way of the dodo bird.
Parents often think praise encourages their children, but it could be teaching them bad habits that could cost them later in life.
All life is precious, but more kids are waiting for adoption and a third who age out of foster care end up homeless.
While society condemns toxic masculinity, it is important that we remember the sacrifice of heroes such as those portrayed in "Saving Private Ryan."
Many people believe the lack of a supermarket causes people to eat unhealthily, but research finds that poor eating habits are more complicated than that.
The first President's humility, faith, and outlook stand in stark contrast to the politicians of our time.
Is Thanksgiving, as the American left would frame it, merely a holiday celebrating the oppression of the Native Americans by European settlers?
With Republicans and Democrats continuing to escalate their political rhetoric, it's time to take a look back at what Marx had to say about his opponents' suggestions.
By changing our habits, we can become more thankful human beings.
There is something very, very wrong when the government starts creating incentives that push moms out of the home and into the workforce when they don’t want to be there.
It's not student loan debt, or non-family-friendly employment policies.
What do women want? It's complicated.
You may tell a toddler, “You can’t go there.” But you may not tell an illegal trespasser, “Hey, turn back. You can’t come into the U.S. at whim.”
Might our children be better prepared for future successes if they grew up spending more time with their parents, within the more relaxed and comfortable atmosphere of the family?
Frozen II might never have recaptured the magic of the first. Thanks to a woke politics heavy plot, it's now sure to fail in that regard.
Thanksgiving discussions are best when warm, rather than too hot or cold.
The fourth branch of government is headless, responsible to no one, and impossible to hold accountable.
Is the battle over gluten avoidance just one more political argument you'll have to tread lightly around this Thanksgiving?
Closing the gap between wanting to be grateful and actually feeling grateful is more a matter of allowing than doing.
Millennials and Gen Z are paying a lot more into Social Security than baby Boomers did, and they won't even see the benefits later in life.
Socialized medicine can be deadly.
Why is it that older generations feel so comfortable criticizing how kids behave and dissecting the parenting styles of younger parents?
Chic-fil-A's recent decision causes some to question its authenticity to Christians and to LGBT+ groups.
Family dinners have been on the decline in America in recent years. But there's a lot of benefits to be gained from families eating together.
Stupidity continues to swirl in society with increasing vigor. The important thing is whether each of us will allow ourselves to be dragged along with it.
Why do we push entrepreneurship on young people when all the data show that they're very likely to fail?
Why is it that attitudes, after the laissez faire ones of the sixties and onward, now may be changing?
Education is not about political influence, but about responsible freedom through a well-developed mind.
Socialism is more than political. It's a secular religion.
We all have things that "trigger" us.
Just last week, the citizens of Los Angeles awoke to find these posters plastered on bus stops and public benches.
Do you know the origins of George Orwell's 'Thought Police'? They are unfortunately real, and alive and well in the 21st century.
The fact that Rolling Stone attempts to cite science to justify porn and villainize self-control shows our lack of consensus on virtue.
Lack of religion doesn’t really affect our quality of life today, does it?
Lifting our neighbors out of poverty may begin with providing structures to provide dignified work.
Transgender issues create problems in defining what it means to be a woman.
When it comes to selecting a candidate for president, how do you choose?