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School Security Is Now a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry. Is There a Better Way to Protect Children?

School Security Is Now a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry. Is There a Better Way to Protect Children?

U.S. taxpayers spend nearly $700 billion each year on K-12 public schooling and that eye-popping sum shows no sign of slowing.

The Rich Never Actually Paid 70 Percent

The Rich Never Actually Paid 70 Percent

The 70 percent tax rate figures prominently in the financial equation behind the “Green New Deal” proposal championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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?

Was There a Star of Bethlehem? An Astronomer Presents the Evidence.

Was There a Star of Bethlehem? An Astronomer Presents the Evidence.

Astronomer and chairman of the New York-based American Museum-Hayden Planetarium, Dr. Franklyn Branley, addresses the question.

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.

Why Elizabeth Gilbert’s Ideas about Happiness in Eat Pray Love are Wrong

Why Elizabeth Gilbert’s Ideas about Happiness in Eat Pray Love are Wrong

Gilbert’s ideas are popular, but many popular ideas are wrong.

Congress Used to Pass Bipartisan Legislation – Will It Ever Again?

Congress Used to Pass Bipartisan Legislation – Will It Ever Again?

Does the return of divided government in the current Congress mean not much will happen over the next two years? 

What is Hygge and Why Does Everyone Love It?

What is Hygge and Why Does Everyone Love It?

What is this idea of Hygge sweeping America and what are its origins?

Government Shutdown Shows Why We Need to Decentralize National Parks

Government Shutdown Shows Why We Need to Decentralize National Parks

The federal government has no skin in the game when it comes to shutting down monuments and national parks thousands of miles from Capitol Hill. 

Would Trump's Wall Eventually Pay for Itself?

Would Trump's Wall Eventually Pay for Itself?

By cutting illegal immigration, Trump's wall could save the US $750 million per year.

The Nash Equilibrium Minimum Wage Is Zero

The Nash Equilibrium Minimum Wage Is Zero

There is simply no level of a minimum wage that can make sense when looked at as a Nash equilibrium problem, where we take logical steps from zero to infinity and then all the way back down to zero.

More Americans Find "Meaning in Life" Through Money than Faith

More Americans Find "Meaning in Life" Through Money than Faith

What makes your life meaningful? A recent Pew Research survey reveals that more Americans find meaning in money than in their faith.

Why are Parents Now Paying Children to Get Dressed?

Why are Parents Now Paying Children to Get Dressed?

Have we gone overboard on the entitlement-attitude toward chores?

New York Rings in New Year by Offering Gender-Neutral Birth Certificates

New York Rings in New Year by Offering Gender-Neutral Birth Certificates

The bill also permits parents to choose “X” on their newborn babies’ birth certificates.

What Aristotle Can Teach Us about Trump's Rhetoric

What Aristotle Can Teach Us about Trump's Rhetoric

Trump's success as a communicator may have something to do with the fact that he employs Aristotle's tips on effective rhetoric.

Five Political Predictions for 2019

Five Political Predictions for 2019

From the Democratic primary to the release of the Mueller report, it's sure to be a big year.

'Justice' is the 'Word of the Year.' But What is 'Social Justice'?

'Justice' is the 'Word of the Year.' But What is 'Social Justice'?

Merriam-Webster has picked the word 'justice' for 2018. But are we practicing the wrong definition of the word?

 Exercise Less, Eat better and Sleep More: Lo Bosworth’s Three Tips for a Healthier 2019

Exercise Less, Eat better and Sleep More: Lo Bosworth’s Three Tips for a Healthier 2019

Busy actress and businesswoman Lo Bosworth does not work out every day and sleeps ten hours a night.

Castro's Revolution on Its 60th Anniversary

Castro's Revolution on Its 60th Anniversary

Castro's Communist regime has often been praised for improving literacy and health care in Cuba. 60 years of statistics paint a different picture.

New Year's Eve: Marxism-Lennonism Revisited

New Year's Eve: Marxism-Lennonism Revisited

John Lennon's "Imagine" will be played again at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. For many baby boomers, this song is the new national anthem.

When We Protected Women from the Wolves

When We Protected Women from the Wolves

Yet if we step back, we can think of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” as merely a milestone in the long process that brought the culture to where it is today.

Three Selfish Reasons Not to Divorce in 2019

Three Selfish Reasons Not to Divorce in 2019

If you are thinking about starting 2019 by filing for divorce, think again.  It's a terrible idea.  

Our Politics Now: Up vs. Down, Not Left vs. Right

Our Politics Now: Up vs. Down, Not Left vs. Right

The real battle is no longer between Left and Right; the Left has won two-thirds of the important political debates of our time.   The real fight is now between up-and-down;  those who comprise the elite and those who do not.  

Ortega Y Gassset: Technology Is the Essence of Man

Ortega Y Gassset: Technology Is the Essence of Man

Technological advance continues and nothing seems to stop it or slow it down. Philosopher Ortega Y Gasset says that this is rooted in the nature of man. 

Chesterton On Why You Should Be A Reactionary

Chesterton On Why You Should Be A Reactionary

Chesterton did not like to be called a conservative.  He classified himself as a reactionary.  

The Transformative  Power of Forgiveness

The Transformative Power of Forgiveness

When drawing up your New Year's Resolutions, put forgiveness at the top of the list.  

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