Happy New Year!
What are you grateful for? And do you have a New Year's resolution?
Happy New Year!
Another pandemic year comes to a close.
While there are likely many things we would like to change about our government, our policies, and our fellow Americans, the close of the year is a good time to reflect on what we’re grateful for. I published this article in March of 2020, as everything shut down. Although much has changed since the pandemic began, reaching out to those who are isolated and making a conscious effort to be both grateful and kind are still as necessary as ever.
More recently, I wrote about the cult-like quality of certain Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs and policies, and political scientist Sam Abrams and I wrote about the relationship between campus censoriousness and political party, sexual orientation, and gender identity in “Sex and Politics on Campus.”
For those of you who missed the Zoom call with Pulitzer Prize-winning opinion journalist Bret Stephens, the recording will be available on the Habits of a Free Mind YouTube Channel in the new year.
Finally, have you made a New Year’s resolution? The Statistic Brain Research Institute reports that only 8% of New Year’s resolutions are kept. Journalist John Tierney predicts that by the end of January, one third will be broken. How can you keep your New Year’s resolution? Here’s piece I wrote several years ago about three things you can do.
May 2022 be the best year so far and the worst year to come!