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Socialization as a Religious Phenomenon

Posted on May 5, 2015 by Dr. Gary L. Welton

05.05 Gary Welton

Every home schooling parent has been asked the S-Question: “What about socialization?” The implications (real or imagined) of the question are less than flattering: Students who attend schools outside the home are socialized better because they spend so much time with their immature peers, whereas students who attend school within the home are poorly socialized […]

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Torching the City of Charm

Posted on April 29, 2015 by Robert Ringer


As the dependably vile Al Sharpton, criminal par excellence, arrives in Baltimore to stir the still-burning embers scattered about town, it’s time to reflect on the City of Charm. Baltimore is perhaps the most authentic big-city blue-collar town in America, but it’s also a sophisticated and historic city. It’s where, in 1814, Francis Scott Key […]

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On Demanding Dignity

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Robert Ringer


In case you hadn’t noticed, dignity is a rare commodity in our decadent, morally degenerate world of the new millennium. We see confirmation of this all around us in such phenomena as: Talk shows that feature tragic people emotionally and psychologically disrobing themselves in public while sharing their most intimate secrets with millions of lobotomized […]

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Advice from a Marketing Genius

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Robert Ringer


Following are the words of one of the greatest marketing minds of all time: “Know how to sell your wares. It is not enough that they have intrinsic merit, for everyone does not bite the substance nor look within. Most go where there is a crowd, and go because they see that others go. Also, […]

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Great Expectations?

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Dr. Gary L. Welton

04.16 Gary Welton

“If your children are no better than you are, you have fathered them in vain, indeed you have lived in vain.” -Solzhenitsyn from “Cancer Ward” Actually, I am not satisfied merely if my children are better than I am, for I have set that bar rather low. At the very least, my goal is that […]

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Dealing with Slander

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Robert Ringer


Watching Rand Paul get hazed by the media (both on the left and the right) last week reminded me again just how hot the kitchen can be if you’re playing for big stakes. Rand comes from good stock, so he’ll get the hang of it quickly and learn how to excel at forced smiles while […]

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The Anti-Pizzeria Mob Loses Its Mind

Posted on April 8, 2015 by Matt Welch

04.08 Matt Welch

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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