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Book Review: “The Genius Within” by Frank Vertosick

GeniusWithinThumbby Brad Nelson
Frank Vertosick’s The Genius Within is one of the finest layman science books that I’ve ever read. It deals with networks, intelligence, and questions regarding the very essence of life itself. More » • (1053 views)

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Standardized Student Testing Coming Soon to a School Near You

EducationThumbby Kurt NY
Out of concern for a perceived lack of rigor in public school education across the nation, forty-six states and the District of Columbia have adopted a set of educational guidelines called Common Core More » • (1390 views)

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Book Review: Brave New World

BraveNewWorldThumbby Brad Nelson
One of the main intellectual points regarding Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is whether or not it is more prescient than Orwell’s 1984. Huxley’s novel came first and it came before Stalinism. More » • (5821 views)

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Movie Review: Mildred Pierce (1945)

MildredThumbby Brad Nelson
First off, don’t let the title of this movie scare you off. I know how that can be. I still haven’t watched “The Bridges of Madison County” because that just screams “chick flick” to me. But, goodness gracious, “Mildred Pierce”? More » • (1116 views)

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Book Review: “1776” by David McCullough

1776Thumbby Brad Nelson
After having read — and been so throughly impressed by — McCullough’s book, John Adams, I thought that a little more American history was in order. More » • (3914 views)

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Movie Review: Fiddler on the Roof

FiddlerThumbby Brad Nelson
Turn if off! Turn it off!!! I can’t get the song “If I Were a Rich Man” out of my head. Help! More » • (2854 views)

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No Magic Words – Part II

SeeNoEvilThumbby Brad Nelson
One of my friends, who is certainly wiser than I am, thinks there may well be some “magic words” to stem the tide of collectivism. They would be words (whatever they are) to turn one’s head and heart from, say, Mao to Madison (or from Frank to Franklin). More » • (1433 views)

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We’re Asking the Wrong Questions on Education

EducationThumbby Kurt NY
One of the few things on which modern-day conservatives and progressives can agree these days is the parlous state of American public education. More » • (5256 views)

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Movie Review: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

BooneThumbby Brad Nelson
Who would have figured that a grueling journey to the center of the earth would involve Pat Boone crooning while playing a concertina? More » • (1680 views)

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No Magic Words – Part I

SeeNoEvilThumbby Brad Nelson
A friend and I have had several discussions through the years about how to change the minds of people who keep voting for the reckless spenders, over-regulators, and control freaks of collectivism More » • (1146 views)

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The New Clergy

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It is ironic that the secular left which does everything in its power to repudiate religion in general, and Christianity in particular, is trying to impose its own cult on society. More » • (1533 views)

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“Sustainability” is Not Sustainable

EnviroWackoismThumbby Brad Nelson
In the march to greater over-emphasis on security at all costs — with clear underpinnings of Marxism and environmental paganism — there is this new word called “sustainability.” More » • (1955 views)

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