How Our Contradictions Make Us Human

Contradictions are omnipresent in our intrapersonal life and they are particularly visible when strong beliefs come into play.

Why Pearl Harbor Could Happen Again

December 7th marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In reading through headlines, one concern keeps resurfacing.

Does God See Humans as His Children or His Servants?

The question gets to the heart of a fundamental theological difference between Christianity and Islam.

Can Vocational Classes Teach Kids to 'Adult'?

Is it possible that vocational training would set kids on the path to becoming adults far more quickly than they do today?

The Moral Problem with that 'Last Tango' Rape Scene

A famous scene from the 1972 film 'The Last Tango in Paris' was shot by violating a very basic requirement for exercising moral agency.

New Normal on College Campuses: “I believe in free speech, but…”

A professor of sociology at the University of Kent says free speech on university campuses is under the gravest threat.

The Pentagon is Even More Bloated than You Thought

A buried report commissioned by the Department of Defense found $125 billion in administrative waste.

Why Self-Discipline Must Be Selfish

 The work, the learning, the exercise, the diet: all of the things you intend to do, but don’t. Who’s it all for?

Modern Math Problem vs. 1912 Arithmetic Problem

See which one is harder.

Take the PISA Test

Can you correctly answer test questions taken by 15-year-olds around the world?

Media’s Hit Job on Chip and Joanna Gaines is Dangerous

One wonders if the folks at BuzzFeed might try a similar tactic with prominent Muslims who worship at mosques. 

What Spawned Abdul Artan’s Rage?

Friends and students described the now-dead Ohio State student as bright, humble, and nice. So what went wrong?   

How to Actually Learn Latin

The guy on the left can teach you with his new book.

Tim Allen Show Roasts Political Correctness in Academia

It’s a pretty funny clip. The sad part is that there are students paying $3,000 a credit for this stuff. 

U.S. Students WAY Behind Canadians in Latest PISA Test

Scores from the 2015 PISA exam are in, and the results are not encouraging for Americans.

Using Campuses as Illegal Immigration Sanctuaries is a Bad Idea

And the efforts are unlikely to withstand legal scrutiny. 

Why School Choice Won't Fix Education

President-Elect Donald Trump has announced Betsy DeVos as his choice to head the U.S. Dept.of Education.

The Historical Origin of 'Political Correctness'

A professor at Boston University recently touched on origins of the term ‘politically correct.’ And it's revealing.

Colleges Offer ‘Puppy Therapy’ to Stressed Students

If students are given emotional pacifiers for the tough times, is it any wonder they're clueless about how to function as adults later in life?

Why Schools Shouldn't Teach Generic Critical-Thinking

Instead of teaching generic critical-thinking skills, we ought to focus on subject-specific critical-thinking skills. Here's why.

Chesterton: In Defense of Eating that Christmas Turkey

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the dance to make sure nobody is offended.

In Defense of Trump’s Deal with Carrier

Tax breaks for specific companies are less ideal than broad cuts of business taxes, but they should not be confused with taxpayer subsidies.

Why Gay Men in Relationships Should Think About HIV

Gay men and other men who have sex with men are the only risk group in the U.S. to be experiencing an increase in HIV infections.

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