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Does Party Affiliation Influence Marital Bliss?

Does your party affiliation influence your marital bliss? Today’s New York Times suggests that it may.   Reporting on a recent study by W. Bradford Wilcox, the NYT reports: “Among married people between the ages of 20 and 60, 67 percent...

"Freedom is a Prize to be Continually Won"

From Jacques Ellul's The Technological Society, in which he describes a world in which individual freedom is becoming increasingly subjugated by outside forces.

Beware Teachers Like These Ones in Ancient Greece

Their name? “Sophists.” In Norms and Nobility David Hicks writes: “Socrates was a nuisance to many of the educators of his day, the utilitarian Sophists who were experts at teaching their students how to function within the madding city of...

It's Sad When the Government Feels the Need to Say This...

  Perhaps you've seen the images below around your neck of the woods? They are billboard PSAs from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' campaign to "encourage and strengthen fathers and families":

Any College Professor Knows This Statistic is True...

Informational source: The Nation's Report Card Image credit: Nic McPhee

The Past Deserves a Seat at the Table

We live in an age that views itself as necessarily superior to the ages that preceded it. As such, it doesn’t have much use for history and the opinions of those who came before us. For many today, past tradition no longer serves as an authority...

How is Liberty Lost?

Many Americans feel that their liberties are being continuously eroded through government overreach and overregulation.   But the following quotation from the eighteenth-century British statesman Edmund Burke makes one wonder: has the...

Check Out This White Privilege Survey Administered to Teachers

Below is a white privilege survey that was administered to teachers in the St. Paul Public Schools district (MN) by Pacific Educational Group—a consultant for many public school districts around the country. We're curious to hear your thoughts on it...

When Libertarianism and Relativism Collide

A question posed in one of our most popular Facebook posts: Can you answer it?

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