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Jules Verne and the Loss of American Heroism
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Jules Verne and the Loss of American Heroism

In the late 19th century, adventure and science fiction writer Jules Verne repeatedly praised Americans’ ingenuity, inventiveness, and strong work ethic. Both in the crafting of his characters and his descriptions of Americans generally, the French author exhibited a

Politicians in Robes Destroy the Court
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Politicians in Robes Destroy the Court

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s recent rejection of packing the Supreme Court is another welcome addition to the debate, muted in recent months, of whether additional seats should be added to America’s highest court in order to dilute the power

America’s COVID Population Implosion
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America’s COVID Population Implosion

Many thought that the government-imposed lockdowns of 2020 might result in a temporary reprieve of the United States’ falling birth rates. Unfortunately, it appears that this will not be  the silver lining of COVID-19 after all.

Economists Melissa Kearney and

Burying the Lede on Reopenings
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Burying the Lede on Reopenings

CNN’s recent criticism of the reopening of Texas and Mississippi has once again proven its journalists merely engage in partisan coverage. This time it is accompanied by the added demerit of not understanding the nuances of federalism in America’s governance.

Politicians Seem Loath to Let COVID End
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Politicians Seem Loath to Let COVID End

Two weeks to “slow the spread” proved to be a lie as state government stay-at-home orders stretched on and on, being taken away and reintroduced at the whims of governors rather than by acts of the various legislatures. Even when

The Theology of Environmentalism Is Settled
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The Theology of Environmentalism Is Settled

“The science is settled” is a phrase often used to shut down debate. But perhaps the phrase would be more accurate if it was recast as “the theology is settled,” especially in relation to climate change, in which environmentalists pursue

Cancelling Schilling Is a Bloody Mark on Baseball
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Cancelling Schilling Is a Bloody Mark on Baseball

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) continues to block Curt Schilling’s entry to the Hall of Fame, not because of his performance on the field, but because of his politics.

What should have been a straight-forward decision finalized years

The Subtlest Form of Protest
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The Subtlest Form of Protest

There is a lot of discussion of late regarding various methods for protesting against government-mandated COVID-19 lockdowns or the results of the 2020 presidential election. Everything from singing in grocery stores to concentrated letter-writing campaigns has been suggested here at

Zoom Boom Driving Self-Absorption Crisis
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Zoom Boom Driving Self-Absorption Crisis

If you thought you were sick of Zoom calls due to eye strain and the constant struggle to avoid talking over your coworkers, friends, or family members, you’ve escaped relatively unscathed.

For many people, the frequent exposure to their own

Light at the End of the Pandemic
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Light at the End of the Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, most people never imagined the government-imposed restrictions would be as harsh and arbitrary as they have been, nor that the entire affair would drag on into the new year. Yet glimpses of hope

The Science of 21st Century Serfdom
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The Science of 21st Century Serfdom

That technology giants pull the strings in the 21st century is a fact that is becoming increasingly clear. It’s hard to imagine a world without social media and online shopping, and the billionaires made rich by these enterprises likely

An Election Without a Mandate
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An Election Without a Mandate

Washington Post columnist Paul Waldman somehow contorted the mixed, and yet unresolved, 2020 election results to simultaneously claim that mandates do not really exist, but that Joe Biden nonetheless has one.

It is important to refute this spurious claim because