3 Reasons Kids Are Misbehaving More—and What Parents Can Do About It

A few years ago, I took a summer job working at a local school’s childcare program. I was placed with a group of students grades four through eight. I had a great experience, but I will admit it was not easy. Some of the children had me positively pulling out my hair. I’m not alone … Continue reading 3 Reasons Kids Are Misbehaving More—and What Parents Can Do About It

3 Things You Need to be Friends with People You Disagree With

I spent the past weekend relaxing with old friends. While it was a busy weekend, we had plenty of time to catch up. Over the course of the weekend, we discovered how much we have changed in just a few years. We live very different lives and hold very different—I would even say opposing—views on … Continue reading 3 Things You Need to be Friends with People You Disagree With

Inflation to Hit 1 Million Percent in Collapsing, Socialist Venezuela

Venezuela’s inflation may hit 1 million percent by the end of the year, the International Monetary Fund announced in July. This incredible hyperinflation is reminiscent of Weimar Germany during the years immediately after World War I, in which wheelbarrows full of cash were required to buy bare essential items, like a loaf of bread. To counter the … Continue reading Inflation to Hit 1 Million Percent in Collapsing, Socialist Venezuela

Why It’s Time to Treat the Hammer and Sickle Like the Swastika

If someone were to ask you to think of either extreme of the political spectrum, odds are you would immediately picture a swastika at one end, and a hammer and sickle at the other. Regardless of your views of the left-right paradigm, or whether you subscribe to horseshoe theory or not, we (rightfully) tend to … Continue reading Why It’s Time to Treat the Hammer and Sickle Like the Swastika

Thank God for Free Trade ‘Avocados From Mexico’

It is difficult to read the phrase “avocados from Mexico” without singing the catchy tune from a popular Super Bowl commercial. These commercials ring true today for American guacamole lovers because the triple-digit heat and wildfires in California are hurting their avocado crop. Temperatures above 115 degrees have led to major crop losses as many fruits prematurely fell off … Continue reading Thank God for Free Trade ‘Avocados From Mexico’