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Our Over-Controlled Society is Damaging Children’s Social Skills

Our Over-Controlled Society is Damaging Children’s Social Skills

Do we need to re-evaluate the controlled, institutionalized approach we have employed toward education and other childhood activities?

'Tolerant' French Close Mosques

'Tolerant' French Close Mosques

The French have just shown that there are limits to tolerance.

This 1896 Text Gives One Clue on Handling High School Discipline

This 1896 Text Gives One Clue on Handling High School Discipline

How do we restore order and handle such glaring discipline issues in our schools?

The solution to school debt? Prostitution.

The solution to school debt? Prostitution.

But don’t call it prostitution.

High School Violence: A Sign that Schools Need Stronger Discipline Policies?

High School Violence: A Sign that Schools Need Stronger Discipline Policies?

The assault of a teacher at a St. Paul high school is cause for concern.

The Ideologies of Capitalism and Socialism

The Ideologies of Capitalism and Socialism

We ought to discourse in other terms, employing some moral imagination and confronting honestly our disorders...

Surrounded by mirrors, does it matter?

Surrounded by mirrors, does it matter?

It's the original selfie-maker.

The Irony of Banning Donald Trump for Hate-Speech

The Irony of Banning Donald Trump for Hate-Speech

And the fatal flaw of democracy.

10 Classic Tales to Put Under the Tree

10 Classic Tales to Put Under the Tree

Check out some of our staff favorites!

George Orwell: What is Fascism?

George Orwell: What is Fascism?

Thinking about Donald Trump, Orwell is worth a read.

What’s Driving the Rise in ADHD?

What’s Driving the Rise in ADHD?

Is it influenced by American lifestyle choices?

Have we reached the end of history?

Have we reached the end of history?

Francis Fukuyama’s words about democracy against today’s realities.

Want a Long-Lasting Marriage? Avoid Cohabitation.

Want a Long-Lasting Marriage? Avoid Cohabitation.

A matter of common sense rather than a prudish whim?

E Pluribus Unum - 'Out of Many, One'

E Pluribus Unum - 'Out of Many, One'

What does it mean to be one? 

Move Over, Entitled Millennials

Move Over, Entitled Millennials

Entitlement attitudes may soon begin to cost millennials dearly.

10 Noam Chomsky Quotes That Reach Across the Political Aisle

10 Noam Chomsky Quotes That Reach Across the Political Aisle

Thoughtful quotes from the "Father of Modern Linguistics" on his birthday.

It’s terrorism, but the vibe out there is strange.

It’s terrorism, but the vibe out there is strange.

What's the mood of the country? 

Mother Jones: Only 4 Mass Shootings this Year

Mother Jones: Only 4 Mass Shootings this Year

It’s all about how you count them. 

Problem: 21% of Parents Don’t Require Their Kids to Do Chores

Problem: 21% of Parents Don’t Require Their Kids to Do Chores

Ever feel like a meanie by requiring your kids to help with family chores, such as folding laundry or washing dishes?

Have Americans Forgotten How to Make Friends?

Have Americans Forgotten How to Make Friends?

Americans are lonely, and now there are professional cuddlers.

The Wise Men Know What Wicked Things Are Written on the Sky

The Wise Men Know What Wicked Things Are Written on the Sky

Just as renewal of soul and body often is possible for the individual person, so whole societies may recover in considerable degree from follies and blunders.

What Happened to Doing Good Things in Secret?

What Happened to Doing Good Things in Secret?

Yesterday, the internet was filled with praise for the story of a woman who bought a cake decorated by an employee with autism. 

Virtual reality is coming. Is that a good thing?

Virtual reality is coming. Is that a good thing?

Everything will likely change. 

Single Moms Now Rooming Together

Single Moms Now Rooming Together

And not just for financial reasons, either...

Being Emotional Isn't a Form of Debate

Being Emotional Isn't a Form of Debate

Professor: “It has become clear ... that we are suffering the tragic results of having cut logic and rhetoric..."

No Yoga for You!

No Yoga for You!

How the cultural appropriation argument could backfire. 

Our Overcautious Society is Hurting Children

Our Overcautious Society is Hurting Children

“If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong.”

Let Your Child Play Outside? You Could Face Jail for That.

Let Your Child Play Outside? You Could Face Jail for That.

Does society need to step back from its overcautious mentality and allow parents to once again freely carry out their parental rights and duties?

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