Tag Archive: Participation Trophy

The Presidency Should Not Be a Participation Trophy


There’s been a lot of talk about the participation trophy in recent years – you know, that prize we hand out to every member of our children’s intramural sports team at the end of each season, regardless of how well they play. Many people believe it’s become a cultural symbol of how politically-correct we’ve become…

A Stubborn Parent’s Challenge: Fending Off the Video Game Culture


Every six months or so, my wife and I get into an animated discussion over my stubborn reluctance to buy a video game system for our children. Her case always comes with a bullet list of arguments: It will build their hand-eye coordination;  It will give them a head-start on technology they’ll use later in…