October 11, 2020
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A Glaring Occasion of Sin

A good friend sent me a statement charging Fox News with “inexcusably” violating “elementary canons of journalism” in its handling of the Coronavirus. It was signed by a large number of professors and journalists. I am sure my friend intended to...

Why Aren’t America’s Problems Being Solved?

The United States has had a border problem for decades and both political parties have blamed each other, promised to solve it if elected, failed to do anything about it when elected, and then blamed the other side for their failure. The same is...

Ideas That Are Destroying America

Many writers have lamented America’s moral and intellectual decline but few have identified the cause. I submit that it is the cluster of ideas known as Relativism. First popularized by J. J. Rousseau in the eighteenth century as Romanticism, these...

Why Venezuela’s Lesson is Being Ignored

The news is filled with the tragic story of Venezuela’s decline from being the most oil-rich country in the world, surpassing Saudi-Arabia’s legendary wealth, to a country with an inflation rate of over 1,370,000 percent, rampant crime, and...

Be Afraid; Be Very Afraid

Did you ever hear of Sheridan School? It’s a K-8 school in northwest Washington D.C. It’s private, and if you want to send your child there, it will cost you over $36,000 per year. Not exactly a place for the indigent to get an education. The school...

The Roots of Divisiveness

Divisiveness means “tending to cause disagreement or dissension.” The word is interesting because it illustrates the very condition it describes—people can’t agree on how to pronounce it! Lately, there has been much blather about the condition...

The Latest Schoolhouse Absurdity

I recently wrote, “Contemporary discussion of social issues is filled with overgeneralization, oversimplification, selective reporting of facts, and appeals to emotion,” all of which lead to ill-considered judgments. The solution, I suggested, is to...