Daniel Lattier

Daniel Lattier

Senior Fellow

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Dan is a Senior Fellow at Intellectual Takeout. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas (MN), and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can find his academic work at Academia.edu.

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If You Don’t Want to be Marked Down for Using Trigger Words, DON’T TAKE THESE CLASSES!

Another example of the censorial character of modern universities is making its way around the internet. According to the original article in Campus Reform (a conservative site), “Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly...

Thomas Jefferson Had Some Issues with Newspapers

Thomas Jefferson truly believed that a free people require a free press. On the other hand, he really loathed newspapers, as illustrated by the following 10 quotes: 1. “The most effectual engines for [pacifying a nation] are the public papers...

Friendship is a Gift, Not a Guarantee

There’s a line at the end of the movie It’s a Wonderful Life that has always bothered me. After he has just experienced an influx of generosity from the people of Bedford Falls, and while everyone is singing “Auld Lang Syne,” George Bailey picks up...

Can Conservatives Have Problems with Capitalism?

In our present climate of polarization, conservatives and liberals often feel bound to subscribe to the perceived dogmas of their respective camps. Thus, when it comes to economics, many liberals may feel pressured to support the current welfare...

32 Million U.S. Adults are "Functionally Illiterate"... What Does That Even Mean?

In a few of our blog posts we’ve mentioned the statistic that 32 million (1 in 7) adults in the U.S. are considered “functionally illiterate.” There have been some questions about the meaning of this mysterious term “functionally illiterate,” so I...

Public Shootings and Narcissism

This morning, a Virginia news reporter and cameraman were tragically shot dead on live TV by a gunman dressed in black.  Now, news comes out from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe that the shooter is most likely "a disgruntled employee of...

Twin Cities School District Thinks Students Should be in Front of a Screen ALL OF THE TIME

Public school districts today are increasingly identifying screen time with education. Across the country, many districts are spending a lot of money to provide each student with an iPad or laptop.  I live around one of them. The other day I...

Should We Switch New Year's Day Back to September 1?

Let’s face it: January 1 is a lame day for celebrating the New Year. In our Northern hemisphere the weather is cold, and promises to get colder, and many people are still worn out after the celebrating Christmas for the past month. And with changes...

Stillness Lost

The frequent texting, the flipping back and forth between apps on your tablet, the intermittent glancing at notifications of social media updates. What these actions both cause and represent is a lack of stillness – that inner state of...

Motley Fool Columnist: Why Americans Should Stop Whining and Be Thankful

Last year, prompted by Louis C.K.’s bit on the Conan O’Brien show, Morgan Housel at the Motley Fool put together a list titled “50 Reasons We're Living Through the Greatest Period in World History.” Below are his first 10 reasons: 1. U....

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