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About Well of Knowledge Tour Guide

I am a public policy thinker and amateur historian. My interests are seeking knowledge in all areas of life.

Why Are Men So Angry?

About a week ago, The Wall Street Journal published an excerpt of my new book, which argued that the new stage I call pre-adulthood—the twenties and early thirties—was not bringing out the best in single young men. Some men didn’t … Continue reading

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Obama’s Social Security Hoax

Everyone knows that the U.S. budget is being devoured by entitlements. Everyone also knows that of the Big Three — Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security — Social Security is the most solvable. Back-of-an-envelope solvable: Raise the retirement age, tweak the … Continue reading

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Army Chaplain Charles Joseph Watters Awarded Medal of Honor

Charles Joseph Watters (January 17, 1927 – November 19, 1967) was a Chaplain (Major) in the United States Army. He was posthumously received the Medal of Honor for bravery exhibited while rescuing wounded men in the Vietnam War, specifically the … Continue reading

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Impervious to Evidence

Excerpt on Head Start Program It would have been worth the $166 billion taxpayers have spent on the program since 1965 if a significant portion of Head Start alumni did improve their educational outcomes and escape poverty. But that did … Continue reading

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What an Honest Progressive Would Do

“I would rather get away from that whole idea of clocks. We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward … Continue reading

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“Fellows, come over here and gather around. Doss wants to pray for us.”

True and inspiring story of a Conscientious Objector awarded the Medal Of Honor in World War II. Corporal Desmond Doss, the lanky medic, cringed inside.  This was not what he had meant when he’d suggested prayer to Lieutenant Goronto.  Faced … Continue reading

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Hate-A-Rama: The Vulgar, Sexist, Racist, Homophobic Rage of the Left

Where’d all that civility go the Dems were calling for a few short months ago? Civil? For thee, but not for me. Barack Obama’s new era of civility was over before it began. You wouldn’t know it from reading the … Continue reading

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