Tuesday Open Thread

Last night I gave a speech at our leadership institute entitled “Civility in Uncivil Times” the gist of which is that we are not necessarily more uncivil than other times in our past (as the above cartoon printed by Andrew Jackson supporters in 1828 attests — ditto JQA’s followers hounding Mrs. Jackson to her […]

Raising Financially Literate Kids

Rachel Cruze, financial expert (and daughter of Dave Ramsey) with some very good suggestions for us parents on how to give our kids a good financial education, so that they don’t grow up to be broke, entitled snowflakes. (Man, Prager U has been killin’ it with their videos lately.)

Her advice is definitely a […]

Wiping Away America

Earlier this week, I held an impromptu history lesson for my 7 year-old son, where I taught him about Christopher Columbus. Why did I do this? Because his public school teachers had taught him nothing about the man. There was no school holiday for Columbus Day, and no lesson about him. Apparently the explorer […]

Wednesday With Floyd

Ok that was Monday with my 500 cl of Chouffe…. in Brussels.

Today was…

In the Mauritshuis, The Hague Netherlands with a few friends such as this beauty. And beer.

This Afternoon’s Broadcast Brought to You By…

Sending out this long distance dedication to NCAA Men’s basketball coaches, players, families of players, apparel companies, and fans everywhere…

In-Humanities

I know Floyd disagrees with me on this topic, but I find this nearly criminal.

FEWER HUMANITIES COURSES, MORE PH.D.’S

(emphasis mine)

A new report says that humanities departments in the United States produced 5,891 doctorates in 2015, the largest since the numbers were first tracked in 1987.

Meanwhile, the chief market for those […]

Classic Ignorance

Here’s an interesting op-ed from a couple of weeks ago from the New York Post about Millennial ignorance of classic movies.

It appears that the “Golden Age of Cinema” has lost its sheen to the young over the years, as millennials are turning their back on classic movies.

A new study finds that […]

Dealing With Liberal Logic - It's A Dirty Job

As many of you know, the Facebook feed of former Dirty Jobs host and all-around awesome guy Mike Rowe is full of win, and his recent response to a message from an arrogant liberal is no exception.

Here is the message he received, from someone named Chuck Atkins (sic):

“One of the tenants […]

Friday Night Fight - The Kingsman: SJW Edition

Looks like the Thought Police have finally pushed Chris and Meg too far.

Warning: NSFW violence.

When even Family Guy – freaking Family Guy – has had enough of SJWs and their bullying, you know they’re losing popularity, even on the Left.

And Family Guy is in good company, as The Simpsons has […]

The High Road to China

I promised to write something up about my two week sojourn to China so here goes. Let me start with bit of backstory. Last January I met a woman — “Jane”, a law professor from the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing. She was looking for a base of operations […]