Parents. Dirt Is Good!

In 2017, Jack Gilbert—who teaches microbial science at the University of Chicago—published a fascinating book: Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System. As the title suggests, Gilbert challenges a core assumption of every nervous parent, namely that we must take every step humanly possible to protect our child fromContinue reading “Parents. Dirt Is Good!”

A Glimmer of Light in a Culture of Cancel

Evangelical med students and pro-life physicians across Canada celebrated with Rafael Zaki when the Coptic Christian won a Manitoba court appeal that quashed his university’s decision to expel him over Facebook posts. But that doesn’t mean they’re ready to start broadcasting their own personal beliefs about abortion, euthanasia, or the value of human life onContinue reading “A Glimmer of Light in a Culture of Cancel”

What Is Happening to Our Military?

The highest echelon of the U.S. military is becoming dysfunctional.  There are too many admirals and generals for the size of the current U.S. military. It now boasts three times the number of four-star admirals and generals than we had during World War II—when the country was in an existential war for survival and when,Continue reading “What Is Happening to Our Military?”

Are Men Abandoning College?

In yet another indicator that they are not ok, men in America are abandoning higher education in record numbers. According to the Wall Street Journal, at the end of the 2020 academic year, the percentage of male college students dropped to just over 40 percent. Soon, if current trend lines continue, one expert predicts, for every man whoContinue reading “Are Men Abandoning College?”