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The War Over ‘Toxic Masculinity’

The War Over ‘Toxic Masculinity’

It's splitting us down partisan lines and poisoning our social science.

Covington: Stay Strong, Boys!

Covington: Stay Strong, Boys!

Fear not, this storm will pass.

No, People Aren't Fine Just the Way They Are

No, People Aren't Fine Just the Way They Are

No lasting self-improvement will come from self-hatred, but no real positive emotion will be gained without striving.

Supreme Court Upholds Trump Transgender Military Policy—for Now

Supreme Court Upholds Trump Transgender Military Policy—for Now

The ruling comes as at least three lawsuits were filed on the matter.

Public Enemy Number One

Public Enemy Number One

Although the teen was silent, many observers detected a smirk indicative of Thought Crime on his face.

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Carlson right to argue that the free market can be destructive to the family?

Why Politics Divides People

Why Politics Divides People

As electoral competition heats up this year, we will see politicians decrying opponents' negative attacks at the same time they are launching their own negative attacks.  That inconsistency will be maddening.

Why Liberal Chesterton Shunned the Progressive Label

Why Liberal Chesterton Shunned the Progressive Label

Although many, including President Teddy Roosevelt, saw eugenics as a social good, G. K. Chesterton was not among them.

Why I’m a ‘Misogynist’

Why I’m a ‘Misogynist’

Who are the real misogynists in today’s culture?

Gillette and the Rise of Political Sycophancy

Gillette and the Rise of Political Sycophancy

No wonder beards are making comeback.

Black Lives Only Matter if They Are Taken by Whites

Black Lives Only Matter if They Are Taken by Whites

Black children are, in fact, 10 times more likely to die of gun violence than white children. Furthermore, in most gun homicides of black children, the assailant was also black.

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.

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