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Melinda Gates’ Love Letter to the Pill

Melinda Gates’ Love Letter to the Pill

“Contraceptives are the greatest life-saving, poverty-ending, women-empowering innovation ever created.”

Who Wants to ‘See Them Aliens’?

Who Wants to ‘See Them Aliens’?

Over 1.3 million people have RSVP’d as “Going” on Facebook to an event titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.”

Are Transwomen Transforming the World of Sports?

Are Transwomen Transforming the World of Sports?

A transwoman has just won a gold medal in weightlifting. Women competitors are not happy campers.

A Time for Trade Schools

A Time for Trade Schools

We should applaud as Americans become disenchanted with a world of cubicles and debt. They’re finding greater reward in learning a trade.

I Went to a Socialism Conference. Here Are My 6 Observations.

I Went to a Socialism Conference. Here Are My 6 Observations.

There wasn’t a wide gap between what was being discussed at Socialism 2019 and the ideas emerging from a growing segment of the American left.

Foul! Women Actually Make More Than Men in Soccer

Foul! Women Actually Make More Than Men in Soccer

When viewed analytically—based on how much money they generate—women in soccer actually make more than men.

The Sober Curious Are Challenging the Drinking Culture. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

The Sober Curious Are Challenging the Drinking Culture. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

The sober curious are challenging the belief you need alcohol as a social lubricant.

Scarlett Laughs

Scarlett Laughs

Hollywood pats itself on the back for their ridiculous dress-up paper dolls and proclaim voila! As if it is the first time we’ve ever seen the “strong female character.”

Three Reasons Why People Are Fascinated by Serial Killers

Three Reasons Why People Are Fascinated by Serial Killers

Ever since I started my crime show binge, I constantly ask myself why I watch these shows.

Can You Really ‘Ban’ the Negative Effects of Advertising?
An Unforgettable Life: Three Reasons Nat "King" Cole Needs a Biopic

An Unforgettable Life: Three Reasons Nat "King" Cole Needs a Biopic

More than just a magnificent singer, Nat "King" Cole left an indellible mark on America both on and off the stage. 

‘I Am Mother’: Brainless Diversion… but With a Darker Point

‘I Am Mother’: Brainless Diversion… but With a Darker Point

Underneath its unoriginal premise, a Netflix show toys with the idea of giving the human race a complete reset. 

How a Backflipping Terrier Got Me Reading

How a Backflipping Terrier Got Me Reading

Amazingly, watching a dog act out the plot of classic novels doesn’t veer too far into the absurd.

Saul Alinsky Explains Why Hank Haney Hit the PC Chopping Block

Saul Alinsky Explains Why Hank Haney Hit the PC Chopping Block

Moral of the story: If you’re a white guy named Hank, shut up.

Three Classic Reads That Are Still Relevant Today

Three Classic Reads That Are Still Relevant Today

We often overlook books from the past, preferring to look at something fresh and relevant. But might these works from the past give us fresh insight into present issues?

The Forgotten Family Ritual That Bonds Parents and Children

The Forgotten Family Ritual That Bonds Parents and Children

What would happen if we reversed the mundane and made dinner special again?

The Duchess of Cambridge on the Benefits of a Childhood Lived Outdoors

The Duchess of Cambridge on the Benefits of a Childhood Lived Outdoors

Over the weekend, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, debuted her garden design for the Chelsea Flower Show. The whole family came along making for some adorable photos.

Distractions Don’t Have to Control You

Distractions Don’t Have to Control You

Why did so many become addicted to distraction?

Why Good Books Are Better When You Talk About Them
The Lasting Appeal of Batman

The Lasting Appeal of Batman

Live on, Batman! Hopefully future incarnations will live up to the character’s full potential.

‘8 Mile’ and the Power of Logos

‘8 Mile’ and the Power of Logos

Given our society's current inability to engage in rational discourse, a renewed appreciation for the logos as a shared commitment to seeking and articulating truth could be our only hope.

The Value of a Self-Directed Summer for Kids

The Value of a Self-Directed Summer for Kids

This race to the elusive top is causing many young people to experience severe anxiety, depression, and hopelessness.

Easter Egg Hunts and Deluded Political Ideologies
Baseball:  The Sport of Thinking Americans

Baseball: The Sport of Thinking Americans

I was the bat boy for the "Knoxville Smokies" for five years. I can’t think of a better way to grow up than spending those thousands of hours at the ballpark. I felt extremely lucky, and still do.

ABBA Will Outlast The Rolling Stones

ABBA Will Outlast The Rolling Stones

The “Rolling Stones” have real drive. But ABBA’s music better reflects the human condition. My suspicion is that the as the Baby Boomers age and disappear, so too will the Stones.

The Zone of Adulthood

The Zone of Adulthood

Watching episodes of the 1960's show "The Twilight Zone," I noticed that we used to define adulthood as coming to accept that mankind's negative traits can be ameliorated, but not completely eradicated. 

The Age of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

The Age of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

Young men need authority structures to belong to, and in lieu of that, some are turning to hate.  

Victimhood: How Does It Start?

Victimhood: How Does It Start?

I also wonder if Jussie Smollett ever encountered a university administrator who taught him that one could gain power by feigning impotence and claiming victimhood. If so, that would explain a lot

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