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Conservatism and the Art of Catechesis

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The word catechism has fallen out of usage in American vernacular, but it remains an important concept. It refers to “a series of questions, answers, or precepts used for instruction in pedagogical situations.” To understand our current situation as a nation, we should return to an understanding of this term.

"The Big Short": Funny, But Misleading

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Big government encouraged the bad practices behind the financial crisis, it turned the crisis into a long-term economic disaster, and it etched the same bad policies in the stone of regulation. While “The Big Short” is a fun movie, its minimizing of government’s role in the financial crisis isn’t just laughable—it’s egregious.

'The Office' and the Value of Work

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When a job is not particularly exciting, it is so easy to miss the merit in the mundane. But there is merit. That seemingly mundane work Jim did for all of those years created a network and the opportunity for him to pursue work he was passionate about.

The Social Significance of Sports

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A few weeks ago, the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox played a baseball game in an empty stadium. A crack of the bat, the ball soars over the fence, Chris Davis rounds first base, and in the place of an expected cheer… silence.