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False Crucibles

Every American generation has been tested and tempered by crises. But this generation is different—and we should be worried.

Every generation in modern American and, indeed, Western history has had its crucibles. We’ve had the Great War, the Depression, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War, and various economic crises and foreign policy challenges. There always have been existential threats to our society requiring maximum exertion. Through that hardening effort and the concurrent […]

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We Must Ban Human Nature for the Sake of Humanity

In the wake of the Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton shootings, Americans have heard quite a bit of talk about assault weapons bans and “red flag” laws. I think it’s probably time to accept that there should be bans. Surely, though, guns aren’t the only objects in need of banning. Here are a few modest […]

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The Courts Should Stay Out of Political Battles

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Citizen Responsibility in the Face of a Mass Shooting

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Igniting Civil War

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The Latest U.N. Horror Show: Christian Refugees Ignored

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Liberalism, Originalism, and the Constitution

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The Lessons of the Declaration of Independence

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What Happened to America’s Elite?

It happened on campus. Once upon a time, the foundation of an American college education was common sense. Common sense realism was the philosophy young Americans learned in U.S. colleges. In the words of the great American historian, Arthur Herman, “Common Sense Realism was virtually the official creed of the American Republic.” Another great American […]