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After 100 Years, Mussolini’s Fascist Party Is a Reminder of the Fragility of Freedom

After 100 Years, Mussolini’s Fascist Party Is a Reminder of the Fragility of Freedom

Mussolini's life offers deep, cautionary insights for contemporary politics.

What's the Problem with 'Reparations'?

What's the Problem with 'Reparations'?

As the issue of reparations for victims of slavery rages, we encounter a common problem: virtually no one is addressing the specifics of how such a reparations effort would be administered.

Seven Ways to Remain Sane in an Age of Insanity

Seven Ways to Remain Sane in an Age of Insanity

All of us, liberals and conservatives, need laughter. Not the snide humor of some late-night comedians, mind you, but the rolling guffaw our attackers deserve, a belly laugh of epic proportions.

 

Venezuela's 3 Comrades in Economic Meltdowns

Venezuela's 3 Comrades in Economic Meltdowns

The last decade has witnessed very few collapses as steep as the one Venezuela is still immersed in, but there are some significant runners-up.

The Carl Jung Behind Jordan Peterson

The Carl Jung Behind Jordan Peterson

The Swiss psychologist foresaw and lamented the West's break with tradition and the loneliness of modernity.

Media Hostility Could Help Trump Win Reelection

Media Hostility Could Help Trump Win Reelection

Those who “don’t remember history are condemned to repeat it.” But the hostile media apparently don’t remember history and are at it again.

I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.

I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.

Three years ago, I decided that I was neither male nor female, but nonbinary. Now, I want to live again as the man that I am.

The New Moralism of Female Leaders

The New Moralism of Female Leaders

If we truly believe men and women to be equal, then does that include the capacity for mistakes?

Is Contentment Possible in the Midst of Calamity?

Is Contentment Possible in the Midst of Calamity?

G.K. Chesterton believed we have something to learn from the controversial and inflammatory Dominican friar Savonarola. Was he right?

New Houses Are Getting Smaller — But They're Still Much Larger Than What Your Grandparents Had

New Houses Are Getting Smaller — But They're Still Much Larger Than What Your Grandparents Had

Would city planners and neighborhood groups welcome a developer who planned to build a neighborhood of 1950s retro housing?

11 Economic Stats That Tell Venezuela's Story

11 Economic Stats That Tell Venezuela's Story

The suffering in Venezuela is not just tragic. It’s also senseless.

Is It Time for International Women’s Day to Lose Its Victimhood Status?

Is It Time for International Women’s Day to Lose Its Victimhood Status?

Women are constantly starring as victims of the male patriarchy, of inequality, of sexual/physical/emotional/abuse.

The Secret to Having Model Manners

The Secret to Having Model Manners

The Royals know the secret... do you?

Looking for Springtime in an Age of Outrage

Looking for Springtime in an Age of Outrage

For centuries, people have immigrated to this country in search of the “American Dream.” Think about it. What other nation has the word “dream” attached to its name?

Democratic Party Supports Socialism, Poll Says

Democratic Party Supports Socialism, Poll Says

The Zogby and Harvard/Harris polls showing rising support for socialism among Democrats are not outliers.

Lawmakers in Hawaii Propose Repealing Second Amendment

Lawmakers in Hawaii Propose Repealing Second Amendment

Legislators in Hawaii moved this week to bring their concerns about the Second Amendment to the national level.

Is a Happy Marriage Just a Matter of Genes?

Is a Happy Marriage Just a Matter of Genes?

What’s the secret of a happy and enduring marriage? According to a team from the Yale School of Public Health, it could be the genes of husband and wife.

How Toxic Masculinity Permeates the Intellectual Takeout Office

How Toxic Masculinity Permeates the Intellectual Takeout Office

Instead of seeing the toxic masculinity abate, I have seen it rise to a fevered pitch in the last few months.

The Real Problem with Today's Discourse

The Real Problem with Today's Discourse

Interacting only with people that you agree with is not only impossible, but it also limits opportunity for persuasion and for intellectual growth.

The Unbundling of America’s Political Parties

The Unbundling of America’s Political Parties

 Their coalitions are co-existing uneasily—which could mean a shift and even a third-party challenger.

In Germany, the State Can Seize Your Dog if You're Late on Taxes

In Germany, the State Can Seize Your Dog if You're Late on Taxes

The state relies on force to achieve its ends.

Are We All 'Cat Persons' Now? How Modern Dating Destroys Intimacy

Are We All 'Cat Persons' Now? How Modern Dating Destroys Intimacy

In common parlance, a “cat person” is not simply someone who likes cats; it is a lonely human being who has either refused or is unable to achieve the risks and benefits of human intimacy.

Sorry, Marie Kondo. Most People Have Too Little Stuff.

Sorry, Marie Kondo. Most People Have Too Little Stuff.

Of course, it’s great to have a tidy house. No one denies that. But the alleged benefits of the KonMari method are absurdly overblown.

What an Old Sears Roebuck Catalogue Teaches Us About Gun Control

What an Old Sears Roebuck Catalogue Teaches Us About Gun Control

Why were so few of our ancestors shooting one another when guns could be bought as easily as soap, shoes, and slipcovers?

Arresting Homebirth Midwives Just Reduces Women’s Birth Choices

Arresting Homebirth Midwives Just Reduces Women’s Birth Choices

After being arrested and charged with practicing midwifery without a license last fall, a midwife in upstate New York is wondering whether or not she will go to jail for the work she has done for decades.

Minimum Wage Hike to $15 Wipes Out Jobs in Illinois and New York

Minimum Wage Hike to $15 Wipes Out Jobs in Illinois and New York

Big minimum wage hikes wipe out a lot of jobs.

Quiz: How Strong is Your Thriftiness Quotient?

Quiz: How Strong is Your Thriftiness Quotient?

A handy meter to track how you are doing in regards to saving and thrift.

Netherlands Moving Towards Euthanasia for the Healthy

Netherlands Moving Towards Euthanasia for the Healthy

Even though the parameters for euthanasia in the Netherlands are very wide, one member of Parliament wants to allow any one 75 years or older to be able to request euthanasia for any reason whatsoever.  

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