Culture

Where Is The Beauty in Buildings?

Where Is The Beauty in Buildings?

Each building has a voice, and each city, town, or village is merely a collection of those voices. 

Why the Gillette Ad Has Been Misjudged and Deserves a Second Look

Why the Gillette Ad Has Been Misjudged and Deserves a Second Look

Society doesn’t need men to stop being men. It needs men to start being better men.

Discovering How to Make Peace with Ourselves After Moral Failure

Discovering How to Make Peace with Ourselves After Moral Failure

You are a good person who abides by a moral code. Then, for whatever reason, you break that code. What now?

Why Ex-Churchgoers Flocked to Trump

Why Ex-Churchgoers Flocked to Trump

When Trump caught so many political commentators off guard, we looked for an explanation amid the closing factories, but we should have been looking for the closing churches.

Why California’s 6-Month Paid Leave Program is Not as Popular as You Think

Why California’s 6-Month Paid Leave Program is Not as Popular as You Think

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced a new plan to offer 6-months of paid family leave, but the program isn't as popular as you might think.

How To Talk to Someone Who Wants To Put You In A Gulag

How To Talk to Someone Who Wants To Put You In A Gulag

It can be done, despite today's discourse of guillotine references and helicopter memes.

What 1990s True-Crime Shows and Movies Teach about America Today

What 1990s True-Crime Shows and Movies Teach about America Today

The worst example of how little things have changed is the movie I, Tonya.

Human Rights Court Rules Against Parental Rights

Human Rights Court Rules Against Parental Rights

Parents have a natural right and responsibility to raise and educate their children, not the state.

Ten Books that Make Us Human

Ten Books that Make Us Human

Descartes said that reading good books is like engaging with the most cultivated minds of the past.

Millennials: A Lost Generation Without the Booze and Jazz

Millennials: A Lost Generation Without the Booze and Jazz

They entered an economy ravaged by their parents,  Now they must regroup, persist and somehow prevail.  

The Heart of the Matter: Families and Fatherhood

The Heart of the Matter: Families and Fatherhood

Why don’t our politicians and others begin a campaign to "revalorize fathers and men?" Such a campaign would cost little money but might bring great gains in nearly all parts of our society.

Meat-eating Made Homo Sapiens Brainy and Brawny

Meat-eating Made Homo Sapiens Brainy and Brawny

Red Meat is good for you.  It made the human race. 

Homer's Advice for Husbands and Wives

Homer's Advice for Husbands and Wives

Homer writes about honor, war, politics and love.  His portrait of the marriages of Hector and Andromache as well as  Odysseus and Penelope provides good advice for successful relationships. 

How America Let the Culture of Disrespect Get Out of Hand

How America Let the Culture of Disrespect Get Out of Hand

There are a couple factors at play in the rise of childhood disrespect.

Mistakes People Make When They Are Fired

Mistakes People Make When They Are Fired

Everyone will get fired at some point in a career.

The Immigrants Challenging Europe’s Code of Silence on Islam

The Immigrants Challenging Europe’s Code of Silence on Islam

They have been liberated by their ethnic backgrounds to speak more candidly than the vast majority of their countrymen.

The Profession that Dare Not Speak Its Name

The Profession that Dare Not Speak Its Name

If someone is so delusional as to think I don’t work, then calling myself a “work-at-home mom” isn’t going to change their minds.

How Fantasy Helps Us Appreciate the Past

How Fantasy Helps Us Appreciate the Past

The Lord of the Rings. Star Wars. Harry Potter. These beloved fantasies, despite their differences in tone and setting, all have one thing in common.

The Ironies of Illegal Immigration

The Ironies of Illegal Immigration

A recent poll revealed that one-third of Mexicans (34 percent) would like to emigrate to the United States. Such massive potential emigration into the United States makes no sense.

Meghan Markle Spent a Lot More on Clothes Than Kate in 2018. Here’s Why.

Meghan Markle Spent a Lot More on Clothes Than Kate in 2018. Here’s Why.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is enjoying the perks of royalty and it has come back to bite her.

Why One College is Making Cooking Class Mandatory for Chemistry Students

Why One College is Making Cooking Class Mandatory for Chemistry Students

Can a lack of cooking knowledge and skills hinder development in other areas?

Three Charts Showing How Childbearing Varies Across the US

Three Charts Showing How Childbearing Varies Across the US

The number of children and the timing of childbearing reflect some of the significant demographic divides in the U.S.

Owner of Historic Boston Restaurant Says Minimum Wage Hikes Hastened Its Demise

Owner of Historic Boston Restaurant Says Minimum Wage Hikes Hastened Its Demise

The owner says it’s due in part to a recently passed law that raised the minimum wage from $11 to $12 an hour on Jan. 1, and will further increase it to $15 by 2024.

Falling IQ Scores Suggest We’re Getting Dumber. Can We Reverse Course?
The Feminist Fantasy: Strong Women, Weak Men, No Children

The Feminist Fantasy: Strong Women, Weak Men, No Children

Television writer Andrew Davies has complained that "it is now 'compulsory' to have a leading lady capable of fending for herself."

Mr. Rogers: Responsible for the Entitlement Culture?

Mr. Rogers: Responsible for the Entitlement Culture?

Can millennials blame Mr. Rogers for leading them astray?

The Seven Deadly Sins of Networking

The Seven Deadly Sins of Networking

Play the long-game with networking, and you’ll have a better experience doing it.

What the Popularity of DNA Tests Really Tells Us

What the Popularity of DNA Tests Really Tells Us

Maybe what we hope to derive from these tests is exactly what the commercials for them promise: a people, a place, and a tradition in a time that frequently offers us none of those.

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