When did normal become bigoted?

Kinda funny being called hateful/bigoted/phobic/etc for expressing opinions that were emphatically mainstream just five years ago. And by funny, of course I mean it’s asinine. There was a time not too long ago when common sense ideas and opinions were pretty much the norm. Now, anyone who dares to express a perspective or a belief […]

The only proper way to celebrate Karl Marx’s birthday

Happy birthday to Karl Marx, the father of communism and hero to totalitarians and villains the world over! Let’s take a look at Karl’s legacy: Marx believed in a socialist society where the state owned the means of production, and everything was distributed equally among the people. Not surprisingly, regimes that follow Marxist ideology have […]

In Their Perfect World, Parents Don’t Exist…

John Taylor Gatto, a renowned educator and author, once said, “The family is the main engine of education. If we use schooling to break children away from parents… we’re going to continue to have the horror show we have right now.” Horror show, indeed. Mr. Gatto passed away a couple of years ago, but his […]

This is Why We’ll Win

Today is Good Friday—a holy day for Christians. As I was getting ready this morning, I found myself reflecting on some of tenets of my faith, and how similar they are to the beliefs of many who hold different religious views than me. In The Tuttle Twins and the Golden Rule, Ethan and Emily learn […]

What’s the Difference Between US and Chinese Media?

If there’s one thing state-sponsored media can’t stand, it’s when people tell the truth. For decades, The New York Times, NPR, and other so-called “trusted sources” have enjoyed a reputation in the mainstream as being reliable, unbiased, and generally trustworthy. Of course there have always been those of us who have looked with skepticism at […]

The Short and Sweet of Bank Failures and Bailouts

Bank failures and bailouts are a topic that we’ve heard a lot about in recently. Here’s what you need to know: When a bank goes under, it can have a ripple effect on the economy. It can lead to a loss of confidence in the financial system, make it harder for businesses and individuals to […]

Beyond Table Manners: Teaching Your Children the Fundamental Principles of Good Manners

Although many people associate good manners with proper table etiquette and saying please and thank you, good manners extend beyond these basic behaviors. In fact, manners are essential for promoting respect and harmony in social settings, including at home. The 3 Basic Principles of Good Manners There are three fundamental principles of good manners: respect, […]