Are Dems finally getting used to losing?

by Laura Hollis -- The Democrats just lost two more elections. This time, it was the hotly contested race in Georgia's Sixth Congressional District, and the less-followed special election in the Fifth more…

In praise of those who build things

by Laura Hollis -- Father's Day is this weekend, and I find myself thinking in particular about the men who build things in this country. Perhaps it's because there is a national more…

What margarine can teach us about climate change

by Laura Hollis -- National Geographic Magazine is a national treasure. Published by the National Geographic Society since 1888, it is an unparalleled source of information about the world (and broader universe) more…

Might as well sandblast Mount Rushmore

by Laura Hollis -- Evangelical author and pastor Jim Wallis has referred to slavery as America's "original sin." That is a powerful reference, fraught with significance. The Old Testament notion of original more…

The terrorists aren't winning -- but we are losing!

by Laura Hollis -- Another attack. More carnage. More dead people. More grievously wounded people. More videos of screaming, terrified people. More young people targeted at an entertainment venue. This time, they more…

Socialists lie, people die

by Laura Hollis -- Last weekend's Wall Street Journal featured yet another article about Venezuela. Titled simply, "Venezuela is starving," the article starts with a subhead about how Venezuela was "once Latin more…

Why academia is akin to dictatorship

by Laura Hollis -- History shows with painful clarity that whenever human beings get too much power, that power ends up corrupting the very values that prompted people to seek it in more…

Want more civility? Try less federal power

by Laura Hollis -- Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and now-deceased Justice Antonin Scalia (posthumously) received the seventh annual Award for Civility in Public Life from Allegheny College. more…