September 12, 2020

Conservatives are losing the war over the American mind. Although conservatives have won many elections in recent decades, younger generations are more open to fundamentally transforming the country, and they have less love for America than their parents and grandparents did. The old conservative-libertarian platform of low taxes, welfare reform, a...

July 10, 2020

Notorious gaslighter Thomas Friedman (who once claimed Christopher Columbus discovered that the world was round) recently argued in the pages of the New York Times that a debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden would be unfair. His reason? Tax returns. 

With riots, economic crisis, and coronavirus on Americans' minds, no reasonable person thinks t...

July 10, 2020

During World War II, C. S. Lewis gave a series of lectures about the essential doctrines of Christianity that united Christians. These lectures laid the groundwork for his famous book, Mere Christianity. Today, we are in the midst of a new war, a cultural war. And, although they fight against a common enemy, Republicans are divided. They need a Mer...

June 21, 2020

Before nationwide riots and protests broke out in response to the killing of George Floyd, Democrats were calling for prolonged lockdowns and social distancing. Because Democrat politicians supported prolonged lockdowns to combat the coronavirus, countless Americans missed graduations, lost their jobs, and missed the funerals of loved ones. However...

June 16, 2020

You might not know that this month is “Pride Month” given that Black Lives Matter protests have dominated headlines. Yesterday, however, the LGBTQ movement jumped back into the news when the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision in Bostock vs. Clayton County, gifted their movement with yet another nation-wide policy victory. Like same-sex marriage, whic...

June 14, 2020

It's hard to believe it has been 5 years since "Hamilton" made box-office history exploring the life and times of Alexander Hamilton in a bold, fresh new way. Featuring a mostly-black cast singing mostly-black hiphop music, "Hamilton" became an instant success, launching to the top of the charts and generating enough revenue to become the 7th-highe...

June 9, 2020

Perhaps we've been thinking about this police reform thing all wrong. In 1965, in response to racist abuses by State governments, the federal government (under the leadership of moral paragon Lyndon Johnson) removed the right of State governments to control their own electoral processes. Many Southerners argue that this was an unnecessary federal o...

June 7, 2020

After several days of nationwide riots, President Trump finally addressed Americans on how his administration would respond. In about seven minutes, Trump covered topics ranging from practical actions to political philosophy. 

Trump opened his speech by saying that all Americans were rightly infuriated over the killing of George Floyd. Floyd's death...

June 2, 2020

A republican form of government requires a free and open public square. The Founders thought that free speech was necessary for self-government. In an address to the officers of the army, George Washington said, "...the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the slaughter."

All political power originat...

May 30, 2020

When did Karens become more racist than Rednecks? Conventional wisdom used to insist that Americans who live in densely-populated cities were more sophisticated than those who live in rural areas. After all, cities tend to be more diverse, and city-dwellers typically vote Democratic. Surely this means they are less likely to hold "backwar...

May 27, 2020

I feel for the Hong Kong protesters. Hong Kongers are accustomed to Western freedom, and that freedom has shaped their souls. Their oppression by the Chinese Communist Party must feel like a foreign invasion, because, in many respects, it is.

Most conservative pundits share this feeling with me. In many cases, the feeling le...

May 27, 2020

Man is by nature a social and creative being. Work is a central aspect of a good life. Because of the lockdowns, millions now find themselves unemployed and socially isolated. In most circumstances, it is not in the common good of the society to prohibit something so central to the lives of the people. During the initial spread of the virus, it was...

An angry Twitter-mob formed around footage posted online by the McMichael family's attorney showing the last few minutes of Ahmaud Arbery's life. The video is troubling to watch, and fits easily into ready-made Left-wing narratives about American culture. In this video, we try to bring cooler heads to the issue, consider the merits of outrage, and...

April 30, 2020

Some baby boomers can't seem to let go of their environmentalist religion, no matter how many times their religion fails them. Michael Moore and Jeffrey Gibbs shake their fists at the climate establishment, imagining themselves to be the disciples of the "true gospel" of Gaia. Will anyone care? We discuss...

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March 25, 2020

Andrew Klavan is one of the preeminent living thriller writers. But, in Another Kingdom, he shifts gears into allegorical fantasy to explain, through story, his intellectual journey to faith. Few popular works as richly deserve in-depth analysis. Hear our take...

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5wt2p4zjZ4

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“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defense against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our pupils we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. For famished nature will be avenged and a hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head.”

C. S. Lewis

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