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10 Weird Facts on the Lincoln Assassination

10 Weird Facts on the Lincoln Assassination

One of the most dramatic events in American history is shrouded in mystery and oddity. 

Bended-Knee Proposals: Reconsidering the Tradition

Bended-Knee Proposals: Reconsidering the Tradition

Does the bended-knee proposal give a distorted view of marriage?

Viktor Frankl’s Guide to Living a Life of Meaning

Viktor Frankl’s Guide to Living a Life of Meaning

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's 1946 work 'Man’s Search for Meaning' is considered one of the most influential books of all time. It may also hold a key to happiness and success.

He Was a President Who Understood Principle

He Was a President Who Understood Principle

Coolidge was the rare sort of politician who stuck by his principles of fiscal responsibility and governmental restraint.

Why the World Needs Optimists

Why the World Needs Optimists

We certainly can’t force ourselves to be happy, but we don’t have to because that’s not what true optimism is about.

FISA Memo: Who controls our government?

FISA Memo: Who controls our government?

If the allegations are true, the country could be facing the worst scandal in all of its history. 

A Century Ago, Progressives Were the Ones Shouting 'Fake News'

A Century Ago, Progressives Were the Ones Shouting 'Fake News'

No, Donald Trump didn't coin the term "fake news."

Understanding the Cultural Left's Intolerance

Understanding the Cultural Left's Intolerance

The Soviet historian Martin Malia observed that Marx's teachings advocated opposition against any person possessing the wrong “consciousness.”

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person. 

How John Dewey 'Deadened the Souls' of America's Children

How John Dewey 'Deadened the Souls' of America's Children

If Horace Mann set out education’s goals, it was John Dewey who provided the progressive methodology.

Why We Are a Republic, Not a Democracy

Why We Are a Republic, Not a Democracy

Is it ignorance of or contempt for our Constitution that fuels the movement to abolish the Electoral College?

Did the Catholic Church Invent Propaganda?

Did the Catholic Church Invent Propaganda?

A brief look at the history of propaganda. 

How Today’s Students Can Become Great Writers by Using Thomas Jefferson’s Methods

How Today’s Students Can Become Great Writers by Using Thomas Jefferson’s Methods

Today's schools appear to neglect teaching the very things which made Jefferson's writing great.

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

Wise was he. (So spend five minutes on his couch.)

The FBI's Attacks on MLK, Jr. Are Helpful Reminders for Today

The FBI's Attacks on MLK, Jr. Are Helpful Reminders for Today

Today, the FBI and other American intelligence agencies are attempting to legalize what was once considered illegal, or at least of questionable legality. 

Why One Inner City College is Bringing Back Plato

Why One Inner City College is Bringing Back Plato

Instead of teaching woke literature that’s social justice compatible, the college is teaching Plato.

What Today’s Young Men and Women Can Learn From the Abernathy Boys

What Today’s Young Men and Women Can Learn From the Abernathy Boys

The exploits of these two boys will horrify today's helicopter parents.

William of Ockham: The Man Who Started the Decline of the West

William of Ockham: The Man Who Started the Decline of the West

In modern accounts of the decline of the West, it’s become common to blame one man in particular for starting that decline.

Couple Forced to Dismantle Dream Treehouse. Because Regulations.

Couple Forced to Dismantle Dream Treehouse. Because Regulations.

Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen checked with the government before building an elaborate treehouse on their private property. Then the government changed its mind.

Could You Pass Thomas Edison’s Hiring Test? Probably Not.

Could You Pass Thomas Edison’s Hiring Test? Probably Not.

The exam consisted of 146 questions and required a score of 90 percent to pass.

The Future Will Not Be Dull

The Future Will Not Be Dull

The future in a representative capitalist democracy has never shown any inclination to permanency, but the volume and velocity of change approaching our species in the current age may be unprecedented.

Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Shows the Founders Were Right About the Presidency

Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Shows the Founders Were Right About the Presidency

Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury paints an ugly portrait of President Trump—and shows the Founders were right when it came to power and the presidency.

Archbishop Damaskinos: The Greek Clergyman Who Stared Down the Nazis

Archbishop Damaskinos: The Greek Clergyman Who Stared Down the Nazis

In Greece today, Archbishop Damaskinosis is universally remembered as a hero for all humanity.

Everything You Know About the Gospel of Paul is Probably Wrong

Everything You Know About the Gospel of Paul is Probably Wrong

The Apostle Paul’s teachings, as taken directly from the Greek of his letters, emphasize neither original guilt nor imputed righteousness.

Ben Franklin’s 5 Secrets to Successful Friendships

Ben Franklin’s 5 Secrets to Successful Friendships

As one of America's earliest diplomats, Franklin had firsthand experience in gaining and maintaining valuable friendships.

Trump vs. Bannon: Have you ever met a billionaire?

Trump vs. Bannon: Have you ever met a billionaire?

Based on experience, here's what to make of the spat as well as some advice to all of us in the peanut gallery

Dueling: Time to bring it back?

Dueling: Time to bring it back?

If we want honor to make a comeback in our culture, it does come at a price.

An Overlooked Cause of Rome’s Decline

An Overlooked Cause of Rome’s Decline

In a fifteen-year span, a quarter to a third of the empire's population was wiped out.

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