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On the Efficacy of Joining Crusades

Posted on March 31, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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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

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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

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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

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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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Attacks on Scott Walker Remind of Reagan

Posted on March 10, 2015 by Dr. Paul Kengor

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As soon as a conservative Republican emerges as a serious presidential frontrunner, liberals in the media suddenly yank out the microscopes they’ve been keeping away from Barack Obama since 2007. They could care less what Obama did in college, how he got into college, who paid for his college, who wrote his letters of recommendation, […]

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Expert Advice versus Common Sense

Posted on March 4, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Even though we’re living in an era where perhaps more college dropouts than at any other time in history are becoming obscenely wealthy, there are still those establishment folks — on both the political right and left — who ferociously cling to the old caste system whereby experts are accorded a cushy position at the […]

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An Educational Culture: The Right Angle on Education

Posted on March 3, 2015 by Dr. Gary L. Welton

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The basic problem with America’s educational system is not that college is too expensive. Nor is the basic problem that public school teachers are underpaid or that educators are poorly trained. The basic problem with America’s educational system today is that far too many children are given the implicit message at home that education is […]

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Freedom from the Past

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Who among us does not have unpleasant experiences in his past? Being bullied in school, getting cut from an athletic team, losing a sweetheart to a rival, the premature death of a loved one, failing a licensing exam, or suffering through an ugly divorce are the kinds of painful experiences that stay with most people […]

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