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Second Grade Reading Textbooks: 1879 vs. Today

Second Grade Reading Textbooks: 1879 vs. Today

There are two major differences between the texts used today and those used in the schools of the past.
 

What the 7 Countries Included in Trump's Ban Have in Common

What the 7 Countries Included in Trump's Ban Have in Common

Are they are all majority Muslim? Yes. Another commonality is war.

Is Parental Fear of Boredom Overworking Kids?

Is Parental Fear of Boredom Overworking Kids?

Growing up, I knew better than to utter those two infamous words of childhood: “I’m bored.”

Super-Rich Survivalists Are Preparing for an Apocalypse

Super-Rich Survivalists Are Preparing for an Apocalypse

Should this be a cause of concern?

‘On Bullshit’: A Text for the Times

‘On Bullshit’: A Text for the Times

Harry Frankfurt's minor classic sheds light on the Trump phenomenon.

The Human-Pig: Is C.S. Lewis’ 1944 Prediction Coming True?

The Human-Pig: Is C.S. Lewis’ 1944 Prediction Coming True?

Will our efforts to manipulate mankind through science only end in dehumanizing our own selves?

America’s Demise: Trump’s a Sign, not the Cause

America’s Demise: Trump’s a Sign, not the Cause

Richard Stengel writes in the Atlantic that the American Century is over and Trump’s to blame. He’s only half right.

Camus and Sartre: How Communism Drove them Apart

Camus and Sartre: How Communism Drove them Apart

In 'The Rebel,' Camus declared for a peaceful socialism that would not resort to revolutionary violence. Sartre read the book with disgust.

Our Culture is Dead

Our Culture is Dead

Anthony Esolen isn’t saying our culture is vulgar and debased. He’s saying it no longer exists.

‘This is Library!’: Watch a student trying to study rudely interrupt a mob of protestors

‘This is Library!’: Watch a student trying to study rudely interrupt a mob of protestors

What’s he doing trying to study? Didn’t he realize he’s at a university?

How to Raise Kids to Be Leaders—Not Twitter Trolls

How to Raise Kids to Be Leaders—Not Twitter Trolls

The supreme advantage of debate is that it compels a man to think. A man is not a man unless he is a thinker—he is a fool having no ideas of his own.

Is it Still Important to Teach Children to Sew?

Is it Still Important to Teach Children to Sew?

"I think the disconnection [to sewing] comes from schools. They don’t have life-learning events in schools anymore...."

How to Break the Deadbeat Dad Cycle

How to Break the Deadbeat Dad Cycle

A new NYU study suggests men want to be better dads—many just don’t know how.

Are We Already Fighting the 2nd Civil War?

Are We Already Fighting the 2nd Civil War?

A conservative pundit recently made the claim that "America is currently fighting its Second Civil War."

Fact Check: Do 74% of Californians Really Oppose Sanctuary Cities?

Fact Check: Do 74% of Californians Really Oppose Sanctuary Cities?

A poll circulating online claims nearly three out of four Californians oppose sanctuary cities. But is the poll legit?

Systemic Racism or the Collapse of the Family?

Systemic Racism or the Collapse of the Family?

Those on the left and right have very different “what’s wrong with America” narratives—especially on the subject of race.

Harvard Article from 1863 Offers 3 Simple Rules for Reading

Harvard Article from 1863 Offers 3 Simple Rules for Reading

We all know how important reading is. It benefits relationships, builds language development, and even lengthens one’s life.

Love or Hate the Term ‘Snowflake’? Thank 'Fight Club'

Love or Hate the Term ‘Snowflake’? Thank 'Fight Club'

It comes directly from Chuck Palahniuk’s book, on which David Fincher’s 1997 film is based. 

3 Books That Explain the Decline of Western Civilization

3 Books That Explain the Decline of Western Civilization

These 3 books explain what is happening with our culture.

How Students ‘Ghost’ Through Online Degree Programs

How Students ‘Ghost’ Through Online Degree Programs

Cheating in online courses is a big problem but a fixable one. But do colleges actually want to address the cheating?

Carl Sagan's Eerie Prediction of America’s Future

Carl Sagan's Eerie Prediction of America’s Future

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time – when the United States is a service and information economy… 

Progressive Columnist: Riots Are Hurting Our Cause

Progressive Columnist: Riots Are Hurting Our Cause

New York magazine writer Jonathan Chait points to studies that show rioting makes America more conservative.

Is Ivanka Making Motherhood Great Again?

Is Ivanka Making Motherhood Great Again?

Kate Middleton has done an exceptional job of making motherhood glam again. ... Like Middleton, Ivanka has allowed herself to be defined by motherhood.

Are Colleges Discriminating Against Homeschoolers?

Are Colleges Discriminating Against Homeschoolers?

Homeschool kids do better on tests and in college... so why are some colleges making them jump through extra hoops in order to apply?

Think For Yourself: How to Reject the Team Mentality of Politics

Think For Yourself: How to Reject the Team Mentality of Politics

Politics is not a sport. You don't have to pick a side to cheer for. 

Odysseus' Voyage: What We Can Learn From Homer's Everyman

Odysseus' Voyage: What We Can Learn From Homer's Everyman

Odysseus serves as an image of homo viator. Man on a journey. Travelling man. Man on a quest.

Is Respect Vanishing from Society?

Is Respect Vanishing from Society?

By focusing so much on respect for the self, have we lost focus of the respect we owe to individuals, places, and events?

Politics Will Make You Dumber

Politics Will Make You Dumber

One of America's most iconic humorists came to believe politics was the end-all-be-all of everything.  And it ruined him.

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