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How To Ruin Thanksgiving in a Few Easy Steps

November 26, 2014 – Don’t you love Thanksgiving? I sure do. Apparently, however, a lot of people kind of hate Thanksgiving—or, at the very least, they kind of hate their relatives. Here’s Henry Alford writing in Friday’s New York Times: “The hurt feelings and the culture of psychological entrapment. The long-dormant resentments that seem to redouble […]



Artificial Intelligence and “Scientific” Insanity

November 20, 2014–Worried about killer computers? So is billionaire technology guru Elon Musk. In August, Musk—the mind behind Tesla Motors, the CEO of SpaceX, and co-founder of PayPal—said that artificial intelligence, popularly known as AI, is “potentially more dangerous than nukes.” In October, Musk warned an MIT audience that AI’s rapid rise could be mankind’s […]



When Comets and Shirts Collide

November 17, 2014–If you keep a close eye on the quatrains of Nostradamus—and I do not, although I once watched a terrifying History Channel “documentary” on the soothsayer’s “Lost Book,” which informed me that the world would almost certainly be blown up by a mysterious man wearing a sky-blue turban by the fall of 2010—you […]



What Women Really Want

November 6, 2014–If you follow the antics of modern “feminism”—or even if you desperately try to ignore them—you’ve probably witnessed the following sad and wacky spectacle: Every week or so, certain clusters of cloistered, college-educated, first-world women will dredge the darker realms of the Internet for some new form of oppression to call their own. […]



When “Bumpkins” Are Smarter Than Elites

October 30, 2014 – If you want a quick, potent illustration of the distance many coastal political insiders feel from the average American, you can’t do much better than Mark Leibovich’s piece in this week’s New York Times Magazine. Titled “The Bumpkinization of the Midterm Elections,” the article bemoans the “countless candidates” across the country—largely Republican, […]



“Potty-Mouthed Princesses” and the Feminist Rabbit Hole

October 23, 2014 – You’ve got to hand it to feminists: Just when you think they can’t get any crazier, they go ahead and up the ante. If I’ve written some version of this line before—and I’m sure I have, because today’s feminists are truly the unwanted gift that keeps on giving—please forgive me. My brain […]



The Embarrassing American Parenting Fail

October 23, 2014 – When it comes to public image, the millennial generation isn’t exactly knocking the cover off the ball. Just Google something like “Millennials are the worst” and you’ll see headlines labeling the 14-34 age demographic as “deluded narcissists,” “America’s worst generation,” and, somewhat hilariously, people whom Pizza Hut marketers apparently find “super boring.” […]



America’s Dangerous Ebola Advice

October 16, 2014 – If you lived in New York City during the September 11 terrorist attacks, you can attest to one rather remarkable fact: Nobody really panicked. On a day when Manhattan looked like a scene from some horrible, over-the-top sci-fi production, the vast majority of people kept calm, carried on, and watched out […]



Christians, Libertarians, and Ayn Rand

October 9, 2014 – Five years ago, I wrote a column that earned more hate mail than all of my other columns combined. It wasn’t about an emotionally charged issue like abortion, euthanasia, or gay marriage. Nor did it advocate something dreadful like malls putting up Christmas decorations before Halloween, call for Oprah quotes on Starbucks […]



Lena Dunham, Anti-Feminist

October 2, 2014 – So, did you hear that Lena Dunham wrote a new memoir? The 28-year-old Dunham is, of course, the media-declared “voice of her generation.”  She is a “feminist icon.” She is also the “wunderkind” creator of HBO’s “Girls,” which, in case you’ve missed it, is a mediocre television show featuring confused, naked, […]



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Heather Wilhelm is an Austin, Texas-based writer with experience in marketing, public relations, corporate communications, online news, web development, magazine editing, and print journalism. Her written commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, RealClearPolitics.com, the Washington Examiner, and the National Review Online. She currently serves as a senior fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute.
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