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Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

The history of the Saint Valentine (176-273 A.D.) is hazy and legends vary.

Why Americans Refrigerate Eggs and Europeans Don't

Why Americans Refrigerate Eggs and Europeans Don't

A few years ago, I bought some fresh eggs from a friend who owned chickens. They were wonderful.

Gender-Affirming Bathroom Policies ‘Quackery,’ Medical Experts Say

Gender-Affirming Bathroom Policies ‘Quackery,’ Medical Experts Say

Medical experts speak out against supporting transitions for transgender children.

'Parenting Equality' Stereotypes Hurt Both Moms and Dads

'Parenting Equality' Stereotypes Hurt Both Moms and Dads

The stereotype that women are by nature better than men at child rearing is reinforced by the assumption that parental duties must be split equally.

20 Life Experiences Every Child Should Have

20 Life Experiences Every Child Should Have

Would we see a stronger generation of adults if parents let their children navigate the school of hard knocks a little more often?

Tennessee Admits One Third of High School Grads Didn’t Complete Their Coursework

Tennessee Admits One Third of High School Grads Didn’t Complete Their Coursework

Such a discovery is alarming, but it’s even more disturbing to hear where these deficiencies occur, namely, history and foreign language....

Plato Can Help You Find Love

Plato Can Help You Find Love

Love is not the solution to life’s problems, but it certainly makes them more bearable.

Catholic Church in Australia Rocked by Sex Abuse Report

Catholic Church in Australia Rocked by Sex Abuse Report

The story is ghastly enough, but the media has doubled the horror.

Rational Discourse: Has Relativism Caused Its Decline?

Rational Discourse: Has Relativism Caused Its Decline?

Would we see less anger, frustration, and ostracism on college campuses and in America at large if we returned to a more objective view of truth?

Wikipedia Bans Daily Mail as Source

Wikipedia Bans Daily Mail as Source

The ban comes days after the British paper published a story in which a whistleblower alleged a federal agency manipulated climate data. 

Teacher: Busy Work is Killing Love for Reading

Teacher: Busy Work is Killing Love for Reading

Miller’s observation is plain and simple common sense.

Diversity Can Inhibit Learning and Cognitive Growth, Study Says

Diversity Can Inhibit Learning and Cognitive Growth, Study Says

A new study published in the Journal of Higher Education challenges diversity’s vaunted status. 

Entire Homeschooling Family Kidnapped by the State

Entire Homeschooling Family Kidnapped by the State

Harris spent time researching homeschooling, which she ultimately decided was the best direction for her family. Unfortunately, the state disagreed.

Why We Should Stop Drugging Our Kids

Why We Should Stop Drugging Our Kids

Rather than suppressing our kids’ natural behavior with powerful medications, maybe we need to learn to suppress our own.

The FDA Carefully Manipulates the News You Receive

The FDA Carefully Manipulates the News You Receive

Politics is not the only place to look for 'fake news".

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Reflections from one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century.

Judge Sentences Teens to Read Books to Pay for Crimes

Judge Sentences Teens to Read Books to Pay for Crimes

Until kids start learning to read and think for themselves, they'll simply be swept up in the emotional and uncontrolled trends in society.

Campuses Should Resist Canceling Controversial Speakers

Campuses Should Resist Canceling Controversial Speakers

College officials who cave to demands to cancel controversial speakers do a disservice to their student bodies.

 

Hans Rosling, R.I.P.

Hans Rosling, R.I.P.

He was an intellectual giant and, more importantly, a true humanitarian.

The Unhinging of the Academic Left: History, Hate, and Hysteria

The Unhinging of the Academic Left: History, Hate, and Hysteria

Most people know by now that campuses are fortresses of leftist groupthink. Less well known is  how extreme these views really are.

Gridlock Increases Domestic Violence, Study Claims

Gridlock Increases Domestic Violence, Study Claims

A pair of researchers found that traffic jams don't just waste time and fuel, they actually precipitate domestic violence.

Study: Cohabitation Far Less Stable for Children Than Marriage

Study: Cohabitation Far Less Stable for Children Than Marriage

 Children born into cohabiting families are about twice as likely to see their parents split, a new study found.

5 Causes of the Civil War (Besides Slavery)

5 Causes of the Civil War (Besides Slavery)

With talk of secession heating up, a look back on the causes of America's (first?) Civil War.

A Catholic Priest’s Observations on Islam—in 1851

A Catholic Priest’s Observations on Islam—in 1851

He had some frank remarks about the treatment of Muslim women. 

Is Trump Fudging Murder Stats to Claim More Power?

Is Trump Fudging Murder Stats to Claim More Power?

Claims that crime and murder rates are at historic highs run counter to the facts.

Torture Cannot Be Condoned By Civilized Nations

Torture Cannot Be Condoned By Civilized Nations

Torture contributes to a downward spiral of retaliation into barbarism.

The NEA's 14 Principles--From 1908

The NEA's 14 Principles--From 1908

Their stance on the Bible and morality is a bit shocking.

Happy 150th Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Happy 150th Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder

One hundred-fifty years later, the small details and great themes of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life still matter.

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