Education

This is What Happens When Every Kid Gets a Trophy

Millennials are the most social-justice-warring generation ever and it’s hard to imagine anything less appealing to them than an old white man forgetting to check his privilege and doing something so insensitive as becoming president of the United States. Yet, here the are in a recent Monmouth study, saying that they want old, white Bernie Sanders as president. And this… Read more →

A Libertarian Hippie Catholic’s Take on Laudato Si’

In the latest addition to papal encyclicals, Pope Francis lays out a complex mix of science, politics, and theology that can typically only be found in one of these documents. As the Holy Father writes in Laudato Si’, “The Catholic Church is open to dialogue with philosophical thought; this has enabled her to produce various syntheses between faith and reason.”… Read more →

Cult of the White Lab Coat

For most of human history, society has been subjected to indefensible beliefs—some legitimate, some not—but when the Enlightenment came, many people thought that we as a species were done with superstition, blind faith, and indefensible beliefs. Science will save us from those foolish belief systems! *Plot twist* Much of humanity has crept back into a scary cult in which the… Read more →

Letter from a Birmingham Jail

This Letter, more than any other piece written by King, embodies the wisdom and the heart of a man who is rightly celebrated as one of the greatest personalities of the modern age. Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr.: 16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came… Read more →

John Green’s Fallacies on Education

In an image being tossed around social media recently, John Green, author of several books including the excellent Fault in Our Stars, expands his literary repertoire to political commentary, specifically, education. He writes: We have discovered as a species that it is useful to have an educated population. You do not need to be a student or have a child… Read more →