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I’ve loved books ever since I was a small child. As an expression of my love, I always tried to treat them carefully and respectfully, never throwing them around and never – Heaven forbid! – ...

Posted by: Annie Holmquist on July 15, 2015

Over the years, I’ve heard a number of teachers and parents say a variation of the following: “I don’t care what the child reads, just as long as he is reading!”

This statement...

Posted by: Annie Holmquist on July 13, 2015

The hero in this story is not any one person but rather nearly two million Americans — moms and dads who go the extra mile and who, often at great sacrifice to themselves, are rescuing children in a profoundly personal way. They are the...

Posted by: Lawrence W. Reed on July 8, 2015

Last week saw the 239th celebration of America’s Independence Day. Considering many Americans today can’t even explain why we...

Posted by: Annie Holmquist on July 7, 2015

As the rest of the world watches Greece crumble under crippling debt, it might be worth looking at Greece as it used to be....

Posted by: Daniel Lattier on July 7, 2015

You’re in an intellectual argument, and know you’re right. You have presented the evidence in your favor, and effectively countered the other person’s critiques.

But the other person still sticks to his position,...

Posted by: Daniel Lattier on July 6, 2015

Reflecting on the American Revolution in 1818, John Adams wrote,

"The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations."

And so...

Posted by: Devin Foley on July 3, 2015

Some people can smell a rat a mile away. Others don’t notice even when the odor wafts right under their noses.

Olfactory proficiency by itself doesn’t make you a hero. But if you’re among the first to pick up the scent and warn others, and...

Posted by: Lawrence W. Reed on June 29, 2015

Last winter, I was getting ready to put insulating plastic on all of my windows to keep the cold out. I quizzed my Facebook friends to see if they could use the economic way of thinking to predict which room’s windows...

Posted by: Sarah Skwire on June 19, 2015

June 15, 2015 marks 800 years since a fateful day along the River Thames just twenty miles west of central London. It’s a good thing to note such anniversaries. They encourage us to discover things we should...

Posted by: Lawrence W. Reed on June 15, 2015