Conservatism is not about saying “no” to everything, nor is it about putting the brakes on a rapidly moving culture. It’s about gratitude. That’s what Yuval Levin told us upon receiving the Bradley Prize two years ago at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Levin, who calls himself a “reform conservative,” is editor of National Affairs, […]
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Pamela Whitmore is editor at Sutherland Institute.
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Tucked in between today’s ominous Friday the 13th and the ill-fated Ides of March on Sunday is a cozy little day celebrating math and dessert: Pi Day. Learn more about it here! And if you want to go out and celebrate, The Leonardo museum in Salt Lake City is having a Pi Day event (“Celebrate the Irrational!”), with admission at (of course) $3.14 apiece. […]
The Wall Street Journal writes that experiencing awe is good for you: Want to improve your life? Go do something awesome. The actual feeling of awe, and experiences that inspire it, benefit us in all sorts of ways, from stronger health to improved relationships, according to several recent studies. … Awe is an emotional response […]
Vaccines have fallen victim to their own success. They have worked so incredibly well that no one remembers the reality of the diseases that vaccines have kept at bay, and instead too many people, out of fear, focus on a very few bad outcomes. The granddaddy of the anti-vaccine accusations, the infamous Wakefield study from 1998 – which claimed a […]
I’m a conservative who loves reusable bags. When I lived in Austria 20+ years ago, I learned quickly that if you didn’t bring your own bag to the corner grocery store, you’d have to carry your purchases home in your pockets or purse. It was odd for an American who was used to free plastic bags […]
Do men need a guide for how to work with women? Joanne Lipman, writing in The Wall Street Journal, has some suggestions, and they’re worth reading: The point isn’t to blame men. In my view, there has been way too much man-shaming as it is. My aim instead is to demystify women. The business case […]
For seven ghastly, confused days, we have been at war. To the women of Hawaii, it has meant a total disruption of home life, a sudden acclimation to blackout nights, terrifying rumors, fear of the unknown as planes drone overhead and lorries shriek through the streets. The seven days may stretch to seven years, and […]
A few months ago I was on the receiving end of a fender-bender in Taylorsville. I spent some time standing around and talking with the other drivers who had been hit. After I left one conversation to tend to my bored son, two other drivers continued talking to each other, switching to Spanish. I felt […]
“What could be scarier than an elected official in a Halloween costume?” asks Politico. Well, plenty of things, but take a look anyway! Click here to see Politico’s slideshow of various officials throughout the decades … and see if you shriek.
A story by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott last month declared adulthood dead in the United States. Well, maybe, but his reasons for thinking so are not the ones I’d choose. Much of his argument seems to rest on the death of patriarchy in pop culture, with a side journey into American literature […]