Five Ways the Charlottesville Marches Backfired

By Jeffrey A. Tucker It’s a rule of social and political movements that they cannot fully control the outcome of their efforts. Actions cause reactions, many of them unanticipated and certainly unintended. This is because no group, no matter how powerful, can control the human minds of others not part of their cause. This is … Continue reading Five Ways the Charlottesville Marches Backfired

How Much Money Each State Saves Thanks to Homeschooling

As many recognize, homeschooling has been booming in recent years and promises to keep growing. The most recent numbers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) hail from 2012 and suggest that 1.8 million children are now educated at home. Compared to public school students, studies suggest that homeschoolers perform up to 30 percentile … Continue reading How Much Money Each State Saves Thanks to Homeschooling

Here’s why American Catholics have a problem with Pope Francis

Around the world, Pope Francis is understandably rather popular. It’s not just that he’s a good pastor; it’s that he doesn’t hesitate to speak truth to power when he can have an effect. But he’s probably less popular among US Catholics than anywhere else in the Church. The reasons for that are instructive, and not … Continue reading Here’s why American Catholics have a problem with Pope Francis

Kids are getting dumber because they don’t watch ‘Tom & Jerry’

I recently picked up Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court for the first time. Finding the plot rather amusing, I began relaying it to my father over the weekend. Because he had never read the book, I was rather surprised when he began asking informed questions about the story. In no time … Continue reading Kids are getting dumber because they don’t watch ‘Tom & Jerry’