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Are you smart enough to ace this mini SAT?

We all know tests don't define us. Except when we get a high score. Then they define the sh*t out of us. 

The Executioner's Song: The Best Nonfiction Novel I've Read

The Executioner's Song: The Best Nonfiction Novel I've Read

If you’re looking to start a great book in 2017, this might be the place to start.

How We’ll Remember George Michael

By choosing to remember only half of their portraits, we deny celebrities their humanity and overlook an obvious truth.

When Rudolph Meets Beowulf

Here is what the modern Christmas ditty looks like in heroic Anglo-Saxon metre.

Team Solo or Team Vader?

Should we dismiss Han Solo as a selfish, self-serving misanthrope? Should we resent the rebels as enemies of order and authority?

Study Explains Best Way to Bond with Kids While Reading

For many years now, my family has always tried to make some time over the holidays to sit down together and read old Christmas stories.

The Classic Christmas Movies That Say Taxation Is Theft

And it happens in the first 30 seconds of the film. 

About Those Apparitions Who Shook Down Scrooge for Money

What was the real purpose of this psychological waterboarding?

The Politicization of Everything

Cereal producers, family television hosts, beer companies, and shoemakers have all been pulled into America’s political sideshow. 

Quiz: What's Your Purpose in Life?

Take a look at these thought-provoking quotes and see which answer leads you to your life purpose.

Old Man Potter: The Real Hero of 'It's a Wonderful Life'

While the Baileys squandered their investors’ money on subprime loans, Mr. Potter was employing half of Bedford Falls. 

The Moral Problem with that  'Last Tango' Rape Scene

The Moral Problem with that 'Last Tango' Rape Scene

A famous scene from the 1972 film 'The Last Tango in Paris' was shot by violating a very basic requirement for exercising moral agency.

Media’s Hit Job on Chip and Joanna Gaines is Dangerous

One wonders if the folks at BuzzFeed might try a similar tactic with prominent Muslims who worship at mosques. 

Tim Allen Show Roasts Political Correctness in Academia

It’s a pretty funny clip. The sad part is that there are students paying $3,000 a credit for this stuff. 

Mike Rowe on the College President Who Ditched the Flag

Why is it that no one burns flags at trade schools?

Hollywood’s Disgraceful Hero-Worship of Castro

Castro’s own daughter sought asylum in the United States and denounced her father as “a tyrant.” 

Wahlberg: ‘Out of Touch’ Celebs Should Shut Up About Politics

Even the Left is Getting Tired of PC Thanksgivings

Is it possible that we might go back to a plain, common sense Thanksgiving, uncorrupted by any PC-nonsense?

HBO’s ‘Westworld' is Amazing

It might be science fiction, but Westworld grapples with moral questions that we are already facing in the present.

The Great Celebrity Freak-Out Over Donald Trump

It's a meltdown of epic proportions.

Dave Chappelle’s Poignant SNL Monologue Goes Viral

The comedian known for his edgy humor ended his SNL monologue with a plea for unity at a time when Americans are deeply divided.

Stephen King’s 6 Favorite Stephen King Movies

Stephen King’s 6 Favorite Stephen King Movies

And the celebrated movie he hated.

‘Sweet Land of Liberty’: Colin Kaepernick and Freedom of Speech

‘Sweet Land of Liberty’: Colin Kaepernick and Freedom of Speech

Kaepernick is exercising more than his right to free speech.

Did Pediatricians Really Say More Screen Time is Okay?

Or are they only telling us what we all want to hear?

Being Moral Means You Can Never Do Enough

Being Moral Means You Can Never Do Enough

Philosophers refer to versions of this concern as the ‘demandingness objection’. Its advocates claim that a moral theory that would ask so much.

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