The Men of Notre Dame Request a Porn Filter: Three Reasons for Concern

At first glance, it seems to be a very positive initiative on the part of those at the University of Notre Dame. Over one thousand male students, faculty and staff have signed a petition asking that “the University implement a filter to make pornography inaccessible on the Notre Dame Wi-Fi networks.” Finally, some sanity seems to … Read more

A Student’s Guide to Popular Heresies

Disorientation: How to Go to College Without Losing Your Mind, John Zmirak, editor (West Chester, Penn.: Ascension Press, 2010)   For many students, the summer after graduation is a stressful time. After the long expected rite of passage, they anticipate a few weeks of ease before going off to college. High school is over. College … Read more

Can America’s Schools Be Saved? An Insider Weighs In

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The American education system has long been in crisis. It seems every administration seeks to reform the system, but it usually ends up making matters worse. The book, Can America’s Schools Be Saved? How the Ideology of American Education Is Destroying It? helps explain what has gone wrong. Author Edwin Benson has seen it all. … Read more

Liberals Are in Trouble – and They Know It

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Conservatives often complain about the lamentable state of their movement. They would do well to look left. Liberals are in greater trouble, and they know it. The recent special elections for vacant House seats made this evident. The thrashing liberals received in the 2016 elections were also a sign of an inability to communicate their message. Gone are … Read more

Unenlightened Enlightenment Thought

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David Hume (1711-1776) exercised a great influence on the formation of the modern mind. However, his “enlightened” views that were part of the Enlightenment had dark consequences. He paved the way for the present moral relativism with his idea that man is more a creature of sensitive and practical sentiment than of reason. Read the … Read more