Recent Articles by David Blankenhorn
Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:54 am MST
The American thrift movement of nearly a century ago had ideas that sound strikingly modern. Using resources wisely — what many call "sustainability" — was celebrated for decades each January under ...
Published: Monday, January 12, 2015 11:04 am MST
A common belief is society is divided into two mutually incompatible groups — the group of me and those like me who stand for truth and justice, and those not like me who stand for the opposite. It's a wr...
Published: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:21 am MST
Wisdom doesn't get much respect. When did you last hear a U.S. leader being praised as wise? When did you last hear someone stress the social importance of wisdom or speak about our nation's need for more of it...
Published: Friday, December 19, 2014 11:01 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...