Christmas is the power of the small

by Laura Hollis -- Many people ignore Christ, not because they hate Him, but because they simply don't understand him. (An even larger number think they understand Him but don't; that's a more…

Is 'collective punishment' of Muslims just?

by Laura Hollis -- After the horrific slaughter of nearly 3,000 people on 9/11, Americans were outraged. But that fury was directed outward; none of the perpetrators of those terrorist attacks had more…

'But-we've-got-to-do-something' nonsense

by Laura Hollis -- In a recent Facebook discussion following the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, a friend whom I respect greatly posed a challenge to those of us defending Second more…

The real threats to our liberty

by Laura Hollis -- It's a predictable tradition for columnists to offer things for which we ought to be thankful on Thanksgiving. High on that list is usually our liberty and the more…

Where there is no vision

by Laura Hollis -- "Where there is no vision, the people perish." – Proverbs 29:18, King James Version The above passage from the book of Proverbs is among my favorites. It's worth more…

Mizzou: Grievance versus gratitude

by Laura Hollis -- This week we celebrated Veterans Day, and social media has been filled with stories, pictures and expressions of deep appreciation for those who have served their country. Our more…

Asinine in Academia

by Laura Hollis -- If anyone wonders why I often write about the antics that go on in academia, it's not merely because I've spent 25 years as an academic – and more…

The real scandal: Media propaganda

by Laura Hollis -- Hillary Clinton's performance art before Congress last week did not impress anyone who was not already inclined to slavishly adore her. While not quite as combative as her more…

Abortion abolitionists

by Laura Hollis -- Before the United States was even a nation, during its formation, and all the way up until the Civil War, those who opposed slavery argued fervently for its more…