Russian President Vladimir Putin has been described as a Byzantine Emperor in style, positioning Russia as the “third Rome.” In western history books, on the other hand, the Bzyantine Empire is all but ignored, pointing as it does to the east.
A 2015 study found that women were paid $0.73 dollars per dollar earned by men, a 27% gap. But evidence does not support the claim that this wage gap is the result of systemic gender discrimination
As is typical with so many other policies, federal meddling in what should be a local matter leads to poor results.
Patrick’s own writings and early accounts of the saint’s career reveal many interesting details about the life of this patron saint of Ireland.
Today's society works overtime to proclaim its devotion to women and their right to be anything they want to be... but does it ignore a woman's foremost desire?
Are there ways to reduce gun violence and school shootings? Yes, but only after objectively assessing the facts and working collaboratively to fashion commonsense solutions.
In her classic work The Origins of Totalitarianism, the philosopher Hannah Arendt described loneliness as 'the common ground for terror' and 'the essence of totalitarian government.'
Forcing an equality of outcome for disadvantaged groups requires enormous outside interference.
This High School Senior Explains Why It’s Better to ‘Walk Up’ to Help Others Than to Walk Out of Classes
“I feel like the media tends to focus a lot on the anger, hurt, and destruction of our youth in society,” Alessa Love, who attends Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs.
The habits families model or teach to their children – whether in spending or saving – will likely get passed on to each generation whether they are wise or not.
In his classic book 'The Art of Loving,' social psychologist Erich Fromm explained how 'being in love' depends largely on increasing our own capacity to love.
The belief that humans are perfectible leads, inevitably, to mistakes when ‘a perfect society’ is designed for an imperfect species.
At a cost of $100,000, the city of Baltimore plans to provide 60 free buses to take students from its schools to planned anti-gun demonstrations in Washington, D.C. later this month.
Stephen Hawking inspired millions by a unique example of achievement against all the odds – a manifestation of amazing willpower and determination.
College students are very supportive of free speech protection... but only if it fits within their idea of diversity and inclusion.
A former girls-only summer camp says it now includes boys... but it's still labeled as a day program for girls. A subtle form of discrimination against boys?
Transgender rights campaigner Karen Pollock is credited with the push for such cards. She also suggests the name of the holiday be changed to “Mothering Sunday.”
Should college be the norm for students after they graduate from high school?
Congressional Republicans now are reportedly looking to spend billions of additional tax dollars bailing out insurers offering Obamacare coverage, rather than dealing with the real problems that are driving up costs.
That's equal to an entire day of school.
If we want to raise children who can hold a conversation, they need actual people with whom to converse. Likewise, if we want to raise readers, they need, more than anything else, real and worthy books to read…
We may fail to appreciate how much progress the world has made because the news is usually about bad and unusual things.