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What American Students Learned about the Pilgrims in 1913 vs. Today

What American Students Learned about the Pilgrims in 1913 vs. Today

Do the Pilgrims deserve more than two paragraphs in today’s history textbooks? 

The Father of the Big Bang? A Catholic Priest

The Father of the Big Bang? A Catholic Priest

Yes, the religious can be quite rational.

One Recommendation for Being a Good Debater

One Recommendation for Being a Good Debater

A good lesson from MacDonald's 'The Princess and the Goblin'. 

Kate Winslet Thinks Fixating on Gender Pay Gap is “Vulgar”
Is this where equality takes us?

Is this where equality takes us?

Colorado Springs’ police physical fitness test is discriminatory. 

Another Trophy is Claimed at Missouri

Another Trophy is Claimed at Missouri

Due to student pressure, a professor resigned. 

It’s Time to Revisit South Park’s Social Justice Episodes
The Threat to Free Speech at Missouri

The Threat to Free Speech at Missouri

Even the police are in on it.

Why You Should Stay in Your Hometown

Why You Should Stay in Your Hometown

Americans should stop to consider: perhaps permanence—the guardian of family, tradition, practical wisdom, environment, and culture—is worth it.

5 Historic Quotes for Veterans Day

5 Historic Quotes for Veterans Day

Many years ago, my little sister was given a school assignment to write a thank-you to a veteran. In her childish scrawl, she sent a thank-you card and picture to our grandfather, who served in World War II.

When Truth is Relative, Racism is Okay

When Truth is Relative, Racism is Okay

If you argue that all truth is relative, then you must accept what that means. 

How to Politically Condition a Generation

How to Politically Condition a Generation

Some insights from The Rape of the Mind.

Fragile Snowflakes or Manipulative Narcissists?

Fragile Snowflakes or Manipulative Narcissists?

It’s worth pondering the role of helicopter-parenting.

The Children are in Charge

The Children are in Charge

Protestor madness at Yale and Missouri are just the latest examples. 

Family Reading Lists for Toddlers to Teens

Family Reading Lists for Toddlers to Teens

Parent-child reading times – even into the teen years – are one of the best ways to turn your child into a well-rounded and educated reader.

When the Father of Modern, American Education thought Soviet Schools were the Best Example

When the Father of Modern, American Education thought Soviet Schools were the Best Example

John Dewey had a lot of praise for communist education in Russia.

Are Lax School Discipline Policies Hurting Good Students?

Are Lax School Discipline Policies Hurting Good Students?

“Mom, I have to get out of my history class and transfer to another. I’m never going to learn anything because the kids are so disruptive.”

Do More Americans Need to Get Outdoors?

Do More Americans Need to Get Outdoors?

Is it possible that our shift away from a nature-filled lifestyle is hurting us more than we realize?

They’re Creating Dorms for Lonely Millennials

They’re Creating Dorms for Lonely Millennials

Because millennials don't know how to form associations?

Equity: Just another name for Marxism?

Equity: Just another name for Marxism?

It’s a question that should be asked.

This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

Would we see American writing ability increase if these three elements were restored to the classroom?

Chores are Becoming Tourist Attractions

Chores are Becoming Tourist Attractions

An article in The Atlantic yesterday asks, "Why has apple picking become a tourist attraction?"

Should the Welfare System Go Local?

Should the Welfare System Go Local?

Americans were warned long ago that such a complicated mess would result if the government became an “administrative system … to provide for the needs of the poor.” 

Is a Two-Parent Income Worth It?

Is a Two-Parent Income Worth It?

Society has made many mothers feel that they have to join the workforce in order have a nice home, the latest cars, impressive vacations, and regular restaurant meals and movie nights.

Marriage Advice from John Adams

Marriage Advice from John Adams

Although spoken in a bantering, almost scornful fashion, Adams’ words convey simple truths which are easy to overlook in a marriage.

Christopher Lasch’s 9 Characteristics of the “New Narcissist”

Christopher Lasch’s 9 Characteristics of the “New Narcissist”

Many often wonder what Lasch means by his term "Culture of Narcissism"...

You Can't Buy Simplicity

You Can't Buy Simplicity

Today’s simplicity movements are ostensibly a reaction against materialism. However, they can easily slip into materialism themselves.

Tradition! “Fiddler on the Roof” Gets it Wrong

Tradition! “Fiddler on the Roof” Gets it Wrong

At the risk of seeming the spoilsport, I must confess that I dislike Fiddler on the Roof.

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