Recent Articles by David Blankenhorn
Published: Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:20 pm MST
Food, like love, is a human fundamental. We likely risk something important when we act as if wasting it is not a problem. Berlin's example of a wise use of food is compelling; America's penchant for wasting sh...
Published: Friday, November 28, 2014 11:48 pm MST
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is all in for legalizing sports betting. But here are lots of reasons why commercial sports betting is a bad idea for society.
Published: Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:51 pm MST
The Beatles said, “All you need is love.” But that’s not all you need! For fullness, transcendence and staying power, the smart move is to put a ring on it.
Published: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:20 am MDT
If you want to know America, study the words of our national anthems. In his terrific book “This Land That I Love,” John Shaw offers at least eight songs that qualify as true American anthems.
Published: Thursday, October 9, 2014 9:35 pm MDT
Contrary to what some are saying, marriage isn't disappearing in America. A new, broadly based marriage coalition is within our grasp.
Published: Friday, September 26, 2014 10:58 am MDT
It’s also worth remembering that there's no such thing as a donation without expectations. As long as we have think tanks, we're going to have donors with motives.
Published: Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:18 pm MDT
The state of Kansas was all set to start a prize-linked savings program that would help people save money rather than spend it on lotteries and gambling — then the governor reversed and turned to state-op...
Published: Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:52 pm MDT
When you were a child, you probably had a piggy bank. Do you wonder who conceived this idea and what made them so popular? One answer, at least in the U.S., is the success of the “Pete Pig” campaign...
Published: Thursday, August 7, 2014 8:17 pm MDT
Good art frequently deepens our political views, much to our advantage, but marshalling political zeal to create politically-themed art is a recipe for mediocrity and failure. It’s hoping to achieve throu...
Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 1:20 pm MDT
Why is our public discussion so dominated by rancor and divisiveness? Why do our politicians increasingly resemble silly children throwing food at each other? Why do our “news” programs so often con...