When it comes to texting, the period, full stop, point – whatever you call it – has been getting a lot of attention. People have begun noticing slight changes to the way our smallest punctuation mark is deployed, from declarations that it’s going out of style to claims that it’s becoming angry. What they’re actually … Continue reading Is Good Grammar in Text Messages Making You Look Like a Jerk?
Academics around the country are embracing the relatively new trend of using trigger warnings to shield students from ideas that might be discomforting or trauma-inducing. These ideas often include topics that touch on “racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression." Though there is some debate surrounding how widespread the … Continue reading This professor is pushing back on trigger warnings, safe spaces
It's the dead of winter, but the snowflakes are already melting. In Wisconsin, incompetent neo-Nazi Paul Nehlen is already rehearsing his 2018 concession speech, bombarding Twitter with a torrent of comments, memes and photos depicting himself killing political opponents and claiming Jews are conspiring to defeat him. It's so bad the normally shameless Breitbart news … Continue reading The Alt Right’s psychological meltdown is already beginning
70 years ago tonight, November 11, 1947: The greatest wrestler of all time, Gorgeous George, has his first nationally televised match. It would completely revolutionize American culture. In the 1940s, professional wrestling wasn't much different than amateur wrestling. Two clean-cut men would come to the ring in wrestling gear, exchanging holds and pins until reaching … Continue reading American culture as you know it was born 70 years ago tonight, in a pink robe
The Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey finds nearly two-thirds (61%) of Clinton voters agree that it’s “hard” to be friends with people who voted for Donald Trump, while 38% disagree. However, Trump voters don’t feel a similar animus toward Clinton voters. Instead, a majority (64%) of Trump voters do not think that it’s hard to be … Continue reading ‘Tolerant’ Clinton Voters Refuse to Associate with Trump Voters
Is violence an appropriate response to hate speech? The Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolernace Survey finds most Americans say no. More than two-thirds (68%) of Americans say it is not morally acceptable to punch a Nazi in the face. About a third (32%), however, say it is morally acceptable. Strong liberals stand out with a slim … Continue reading 51% of Strong Liberals Say It’s Morally Acceptable to Punch ‘Nazis’
Despite popular opinion, it must be acknowledged that America and the West were once culturally Christian. That doesn't mean that the government was absolutely Christian, but rather that cultural values were most often shaped by Christian ethics and metaphysics, and that they even shaped the laws of the land. Our national holidays have always been around … Continue reading Will Christianity be Driven Back into the Catacombs?