The new elite class of America is the old one: America’s mainline Protestant Christians in both the glory and the annoyingness of their moral confidence and spiritual certainty. They just stripped out the Christianity along the way.
Americans celebrated Washington’s birthday long before Congress in 1879 declared it a holiday for federal workers in the District of Columbia, and, in 1885, a holiday for federal employees everywhere.
Adult involvement may be a chief cause of children’s declining participation in sports.
Publishers and postmodernism are contributing to the death of the humanities.
Americans use this anniversary not only to pay tribute to one man’s efforts in the cause of equal rights, but also to celebrate the Civil Rights Movement as a whole.
The main point in Reagan’s farewell address, a quarter-century ago today, remains relevant to the current dominant debate: expanding government control of the economy is not the way to advance equality.
The first presidential election was 225 years ago today. Although it was not democratic, it was a first in human history.
Nowhere in the Bible are Christians commanded to observe Christ’s birthday. It is as if God said to man, 'Make of this event what you will.'
A look back at the Depression era reminds us to be skeptical of the technological pessimism of some leading economists today — few people foresaw just which inventions would be most momentous.
As Americans settle in to celebrate another Thanksgiving, we look back at the holiday's history.
We are a grateful nation. And because we are a grateful nation, we are a generous nation. Our founders were steeped in this idea, and it is still strong among us.
When great events are precipitated by little people, it is common for conspiracy theories to abound.
Why was Lincoln’s prophecy that ‘the world will little note nor long remember what we say here’ so spectacularly wrong?
A nation, a people, can be known and be judged by its heroes.
If people suspect you don't care about them, they will rarely follow you, no matter how right your solutions may sound. Therein lies the challenge – and promise – for conservatives.
Each November 11, our nation commemorates Veterans Day. But what does the holiday mean, and how do we properly observe it?
The greatest month to be a sports fan.
Promoting civilian review of police departments is in keeping with conservative values.
As the number of prizes for scientific achievement rises, the debate over their effects on scientists and science continues.
Genuinely successful people in business have nothing in common with the likes of Bernie Madoff. Why do so many see them all as greedy and selfish?