Of the many specials on health care that have been taking place these past few weeks, this recent PJTV forum should be singularly commended for daring to ask of our political leaders the one question upon which the whole concept of government health care rests:
The purpose of The Undercurrent's summer issue is to provide those attending Tea Parties with a deeper moral perspective on the government's increasing attack on individual freedom. It is our belief that the nascent Tea Party movement, if it is to achieve enduring change, must
Millions of Americans choose to continue smoking despite known health risks. Presumably, the value they get from smoking is (rightly or wrongly) worth the risk to them. But for a short time, it appeared that smokers had a healthy third alternative: electronic cigarettes.
The electronic cigarette
Would you like to write for The Undercurrent but aren’t sure how to get started? If so, consider attending our first blog writing meeting on Sunday, April 19th!
For those of you who attended our blog information session in February and are interested in writing for
The Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News recently published an excellent op-ed on the national service bill by TU editor Lucy Hugel. Hugel writes,
Thursday, the U.S. Senate sent back to the House an amended bill to "expand and improve opportunities for service," legislation modeled on President Obama's campaign
In our parents’ generation, academia was a bastion of secularism, and a threat to religion. Amid peace and love, political activism, one small step for man and several giant leaps in science and technology, college campuses had little room for faith.
The picture today is quite
Would you like to improve your understanding of Objectivism, further develop your writing skills, and help introduce college students to the philosophy of Objectivism? If so, consider writing for The Undercurrent! Come to our blog information session on Sunday, February 15th to find out more.
Alex Epstein of the Ayn Rand Institute has written a great column about the significance of New Year's resolutions and why so many people find it hard to keep them:
Every New Year's Eve millions of Americans make New Year's resolutions. Whether the resolution is to
The city of Los Angeles passed a $7 billion bond measure to refurbish public schools on Election Day. “Measure Q,” the fifth education-related bond measure since 1997, will go towards renovating buildings and creating new preschools and adult education centers.
Figures on LA’s total per pupil
This past summer, The Economist published an article ("Out of the Wilderness") pointing to a decade long trend of declining outdoorsmanship in America. According to the article, national park attendance peaked in the mid-80s and has been in a steady decline since. Despite tremendous population