Treat Others the Way Chick-fil-A Treats You

Treat Others the Way Chick-fil-A Treats You

I sit down on a plush, blue-grey booth seat and admire the freshly cut daisies on the table in front of me. It’s a rainy day in Fort Wayne, Indiana, ...
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What the Game of Thrones Finale Can Teach Us About Politics Today

What the Game of Thrones Finale Can Teach Us About Politics Today

One cannot write about this show with any insight without also, however inadvertently, giving away some plot twists, which is to say: what you will read contains spoilers. So if ...
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The Secret Behind the Success of Avengers Endgame

The Secret Behind the Success of Avengers Endgame

Avenger’s Endgame became the highest grossing opening weekend in film history. Its opening weekend shattered expectations by grossing an estimated $350 million in the US alone, and over $1 billion ...
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Louis XIV Invented the Faux Etiquette of Political Correctness

Louis XIV Invented the Faux Etiquette of Political Correctness

Ball State University’s Bias Response Team (BRT) is one of many proliferating on college campuses across the country. Unlike some other BRTs, this office has no disciplinary authority. But such ...
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Remember the Good that Social Media has Achieved

Remember the Good that Social Media has Achieved

It’s the popular and fashionable thing to do these days — on both the political Left and Right — to name, shame, and blame the social media giants for the ...
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The Answer to the Social Media Conundrum Will Not Come From Government

The Answer to the Social Media Conundrum Will Not Come From Government

This week, YouTube chose to ban the channel of right-of-center comedian Steven Crowder. This situation is the same as when Twitter banned Milo Yiannopoulos or Facebook banned Louis Farrakhan. In ...
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and the Sisyphean Pursuit of Happiness

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and the Sisyphean Pursuit of Happiness

Rebecca Bunch, the protagonist of The CW’s musical romantic comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, shows how pursuing happiness alone is as vain as grasping for vapor in the wind. As the award-winning ...
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A Case for Civility in Public Debate

A Case for Civility in Public Debate

I am loath even to write about this topic so as not to give it more attention than it deserves, thereby perpetuating the incentives around polemical behavior (in the time ...
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Modern Technology and the Return of Civility

Modern Technology and the Return of Civility

Technology is often condemned as a pox on American public discourse. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as other social media technologies, are criticized for promoting division and creating echo ...
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