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Homeschool is Booming, New Study Shows

Homeschool is Booming, New Study Shows

New data compiled by a Boston-based a public policy think tank reveals that homeschooling has gained in both popularity and reach in recent decades.

How People Used to Celebrate ‘Midsummer Night’

How People Used to Celebrate ‘Midsummer Night’

The night of June 23rd was the setting for Shakespeare's famous play, and for one of the most popular feast days in Europe's past.

'Empathy' is Becoming a Joke

'Empathy' is Becoming a Joke

HBO’s hit show 'Silicon Valley' recently skewered the trend of using 'empathy' to grandstand and feel good without actually doing anything. 

Stevie Wonder: If Black Lives Matter, then Stop all this Black-on-Black Killing

Stevie Wonder: If Black Lives Matter, then Stop all this Black-on-Black Killing

"It is in your hands to stop all of the killing and the shooting wherever it might be."

The Taste of Strawberries: Tolkien’s Imagination of the Good

The Taste of Strawberries: Tolkien’s Imagination of the Good

The most remarkable aspect of Tolkien’s vision is his ability to make the good desirable. Rather than portraying an exceptionally good character, he instead portrays rather ordinary characters who are drawn by exceptionally beautiful visions of goodness or shalom.

5.7 Million Noncitizens Voted in Past Presidential Elections, Study Finds

5.7 Million Noncitizens Voted in Past Presidential Elections, Study Finds

The study is based on data compiled from Harvard University’s Cooperative Congressional Election Study.

Trump Is Falstaff with Power

Trump Is Falstaff with Power

He gets all the best lines. He is at all the best parties. And when he is on stage the whole play lights up with excitement and uproar.

Chores Lead to Happy Children. So Why Do So Few Parents Require Them?

Chores Lead to Happy Children. So Why Do So Few Parents Require Them?

Surveys show that less than 30 percent of parents require their children to perform chores.

Why Your Kids Should Avoid Summer Reading Programs

Why Your Kids Should Avoid Summer Reading Programs

Libraries have a special opportunity in summer to undo some of the damage of forced schooling and help children to reconnect with their innate learning instincts.

Why the latest wave of terrorism will get worse before it gets better

Why the latest wave of terrorism will get worse before it gets better

The “newest” terrorists encourage more frequent active violence, hostage-takings and kidnappings.

Black Coffee, Psychopaths, and Pseudoscience

Black Coffee, Psychopaths, and Pseudoscience

The internet says if you drink black coffee you're more likely to be a psychopath. So it must be true, right?

Prof: Light Skin 'a Handicap for Black Athletes'

Prof: Light Skin 'a Handicap for Black Athletes'

This unspoken belief about skin color and toughness has historical roots. And for a light-skinned player like Curry, it means having to prove himself each time he steps onto the court. 

Boys in Skirts: Genius Protest or Irrational Tantrum?

Boys in Skirts: Genius Protest or Irrational Tantrum?

Boys at Isca Academy in Exeter wear skirts to school in protest at not being allowed to wear shorts in hot weather.

15 Astute Observations by George Orwell

15 Astute Observations by George Orwell

Do you recognize these quotes?

Jordan Peterson Explains Why He Doesn’t Like Virtue Signaling

Jordan Peterson Explains Why He Doesn’t Like Virtue Signaling

“You shouldn’t make a public display of your virtues until you’ve straightened out your damn life."

How Many Libertarians Are There?

How Many Libertarians Are There?

The answer depends on the method you use. 

Harvard Study Shows the Main Reason Wives Divorce Husbands

Harvard Study Shows the Main Reason Wives Divorce Husbands

A Harvard study examining income, work, and marital stability suggests that 'bread-winning remains a central component of the marital contract for husbands.'

Progressive Business Owner on Living Wage Law: ‘The arithmetic doesn’t work’

Progressive Business Owner on Living Wage Law: ‘The arithmetic doesn’t work’

“I’m a bleeding heart liberal and I’m a big Bernie Sanders supporter, but this whole, flat-out, $15, one-size-fits-all is just wrong.”

13 Surprising Facts About J.R.R. Tolkien

13 Surprising Facts About J.R.R. Tolkien

Well-educated and well-traveled, it comes as no surprise that his prose rose to such fame. However, other aspects of his life are not as expected. 

Class and Race Are Never an Excuse to Gloat Over State Atrocities

Class and Race Are Never an Excuse to Gloat Over State Atrocities

If there is anything redeeming to come of this, it should be a wake-up call to all of us to change the way we think about human rights and stop a terrible trajectory of public rhetoric.

Steven Pinker: Free Speech Should Not Be a Partisan Issue

Steven Pinker: Free Speech Should Not Be a Partisan Issue

The prominent psychologist and author was asked why intolerance seems to come more often from the left on campuses. He offered a simple answer.

Trade Schools: 10 of the Best in America

Trade Schools: 10 of the Best in America

The salaries of trade school graduates can be pretty impressive.

5 Lost Literary Works That Would Be Great to Read

5 Lost Literary Works That Would Be Great to Read

Though we may have a historical record of their existence, such a record only serves as a sad reminder of what we are missing.

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