July 6, 2020
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Restoring Reason in American Culture, Part 2

In a recent essay, I explained how the social chaos being experienced in the U.S. today can be traced to a half-century of valuing emotion over reason, notably in education and journalism. Then, in a subsequent essay, I discussed the changes...

Heavenly News

Many follow news bulletins on various tv and radio stations. Others flock to news blogs to have access to the latest current events. It is the technological age we are living in where reality 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...

The Sad Legacy of the Self-Esteem Movement

It has been almost sixty years since the Gospel of Self-Esteem was first preached in America and quickly planted in the nation’s schools. Since then it has impacted three generations of Americans. Here is a summary of the message they have been...

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 Continuing Decline of Journalism

A number of authors have written probing criticisms of modern journalism, notably Bernard Goldberg, James Fallows, and Bob Kohn. Now award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson adds The Smear, an insightful account of the most recent, shameful, and...

Hoodwinking Journalists

If there were a prize for hoodwinking American journalists, South Carolina state representative Mike Pitts would surely be a top contender for it. On January 19, 2016, Pitts proposed a “South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law.” The law...