The Nation’s Pulse
by | May 24, 2019

Something stupid this way comes. If the proliferation of neck tattoos does not convince, then consider the research of Bernt Bratsberg and Ole Rogeberg. A study by the two Norwegians shows a decline in IQ, a reversal of the Flynn…

by | May 22, 2019

Louisiana Senator Russell Long famously explained how most people feel about taxes: “Don’t tax you; don’t tax me; tax that fellow behind the tree.” It was an apt description of our natural desire to make other people pay for things…

by | May 11, 2019

There is a real crisis in America. The severity of the crisis transcends religious and political boundaries. It has nothing to do with the shrinking of the ice caps; it has everything to do with the expansion of the waistbands….

by | May 10, 2019

“A man must be something of a moralist if he is to preach,” G.K. Chesterton observed, “even if he is to preach immorality.” Brian Sims, a Pennsylvania state representative by profession and abortion counterprotester by avocation, embodies Chesterton’s quip. The…

by | May 9, 2019

It’s interesting to contemplate the settlement of the American West that was accomplished in eighty-six years (1804-1890), the equivalent of a long lifetime. We are approaching the 150th anniversary of the event that completed that surge known as American Manifest Destiny….

by | May 1, 2019

Last week, a woman in Coachella, California was caught on surveillance video tossing a sack full of puppies into a dumpster at a local NAPA Auto Parts store. The footage then shows a homeless man finding the puppies and retrieving…

by | Apr 23, 2019

Reading the headlines these days, it seems America is besieged by countless threats. China, deficits, a broken educational system, there’s no shortage of monsters under our proverbial bed intent on doing us in. But lurking in the shadows, virtually unnoticed,…

by | Apr 20, 2019

One didn’t have to be a golf fan to know something of Tiger Woods’s troubles when they became the subject of tabloids more than a decade ago. A man who appeared to have everything, his whole world seemed to come…

by | Apr 16, 2019

It doesn’t get any more American than this. Tiger Woods, the wunderkind of golf who won his first Masters tournament in 1997 when he was 21 years old, has won it again over the weekend — when he is 43….

by | Apr 12, 2019

James Holzhauer won a record $110,994 on Jeopardy! on Tuesday. That same day, Charles Van Doren, the James Holzhauer of his day who won $129,000 by the end of his run on NBC’s Twenty-One in March of 1957, died at…

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