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The Anti-Pizzeria Mob Loses Its Mind

Posted on April 8, 2015 by Matt Welch

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Someone please tell me if my progression here is inaccurate in any way: Family owners of small-town Indiana pizzeria spend zero time or energy commenting on gay issues. TV reporter from South Bend walks inside the pizzeria to ask the owners what they think of the controversial Religious Restoration Freedom Act. Owner Crystal O’Connor responds, […]

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Crusades: Some Afterthoughts

Posted on April 7, 2015 by Robert Ringer


Perhaps the most critical element that professional cause advocates fail to factor into their crusade equations is technological advance. Not only does technology continually render perceived crises irrelevant, it also continues to raise the living standards of potential cause joiners. In our modern age of prosperity, nothing annoys crusade leaders more than the realization that […]

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The Worst Day of My Life

Posted on April 4, 2015 by Craig Ballantyne

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This is no April Fool’s Day joke. I don’t mind if you a get chuckle at my misfortune because everything turned out fine, but please don’t miss the big lessons here. It doesn’t matter what you are going through, things will get better. Trust me. Now let me tell you about the lowest point of […]

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The Three Mega-Skills: Thinking, Writing, and Speaking

Posted on April 2, 2015 by Mark Ford

04.02 Ford Article

Today, I’d like to talk about the most important skills we need to be successful in life. I’ve been thinking about this subject for several decades. I hope that what I’m about to say will be helpful to you. I’ve identified about a dozen skills I believe are important to a successful life. Of these, […]

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On the Efficacy of Joining Crusades

Posted on March 31, 2015 by Robert Ringer


With the presidential campaigns starting to heat up, bogus crusades like the war on women, income inequality, and “institutionalized” racism are heating up right along with them. Yep, balderdash as they may be, phony crusades are back in vogue with millions of folks who are naïve, uninformed, or just plain dishonest. If everyone who had […]

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Saying Goodbye to Drain People

Posted on March 28, 2015 by Robert Ringer


In my book Million Dollar Habits I wrote at length about the dangers posed by Drain People, those who drain others of time, energy, peace of mind, and, all too often, money. Unfortunately, there are no statutes on the books outlawing the actions of Drain People. The only foolproof defense against them is to keep […]

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A Golden Anniversary of Bad Decisions

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Dr. Earl Tilford

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“A Great nation cannot wage a little war.” –Duke of Wellington to Parliament, 1838 In September 1964, shortly after Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution authorizing President Lyndon Johnson to conduct military operations against North Vietnam, the administration tasked the departments of defense and state for military options. The recent stalemate in Korea warned […]

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Letting Go of Guilt

Posted on March 21, 2015 by Robert Ringer


Longtime readers know that I have often referred to the current decadent state of Western civilization as the Age of Envy. On reflection, however, I believe it would be more appropriate to refer to it as the Age of Guilt and Envy, because guilt and envy go hand in hand; i.e., one person’s envy leads […]

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What Did My Parents Ever Do to the Federal Reserve?

Posted on March 14, 2015 by Dr. Shawn Ritenour

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In September 1993, President Bill Clinton reassured his radio audience that “if you work hard and play by the rules, you’ll be rewarded with a good life for yourself and a better chance for your children.” Picking up that theme over 18 years later, President Barack Obama affirmed that “Americans who work hard and play […]

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Let People Scratch their Heads in Awe

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Robert Ringer


It’s always a good idea to exercise discretion when it comes to private matters, choosing both your words and actions carefully. What makes discretion so important is a little reality of life called human nature. To the extent we ignore this reality, we invite bad consequences into our lives. Perhaps the number-one rule of human […]

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