What kind of leader wants a military more loyal to himself than to the rule of law? And why? These are two questions to ponder when considering the strange happenings in the armed forces since Barack Obama took office.
Anti-bullying programs are spreading like wildfire. Yet a recent university study shows that they not only don't reduce bullying — they may actually increase it.
The Equality Police are unhappy. It seems that despite their best efforts women still aren’t entering the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as men are. You may not care about this — but you should. Because when the Equality Police become unhappy, we get bad policy such as the leftist desire to apply Title IX dictates to STEM, which would effectively eliminate opportunities for men in those fields. And this could happen despite research showing that biological factors strongly influence the sexes' job preferences.
So many of today's political arguments amount to childish denials of reality. And one good example is the rationale behind forcing insurance companies to cover "pre-existing conditions."
It is unlikely that many Americans now believe that pedophilia will soon be accepted in this country, but it is riding the same track to respectability as did homosexual “marriage.”
As the state tramples freedom of association further, Christians are increasingly forced to choose between obeying their consciences and making a living. But there is a way to fight back.
When you hear about consensus on global warming, know that it is the terminology of politics, not science. True science has nothing to do with consensus, but only requires one scientist who happens to be right.
A certain very erudite and always entertaining social critic remarked recently that he always thought the worst of people. He went on to say — perhaps, at most, half jokingly — that he was always right about them, too. He then revealed that he actually had been very trusting as a boy; that he believed everyone and often got taken advantage of. He certainly doesn’t get taken advantage of much now, I’m sure. But what he doesn’t know is that in one significant way he hasn’t changed at all.
Will the grinding poverty and initiative killing of collectivism soon wear the label “Made in Japan”? Such a prospect is likely a ways off, but it could become a reality if Yoshiko Kira has her way. Kira is one of a slew of Japanese Communist Party (JCP) candidates who won office in her nation’s July elections, which saw the JCP increase its presence in the House of Councilors from six to 11 seats — enough representation to propose legislation.