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Putin’s Claim on Crimea: Spurious or Legit?

Russia, America's primary geopolitical foe, is looking to reclaim Crimea. Does Russia's claim to the peninsula nation have merit?

France Says to Hell With Free Speech

The Parliament passed a measure banning the dissemination of any information deemed "misleading" on the issue of abortion. 

College Illiteracy is Growing

Nearly half of professors say students are not prepared for college.

Students in Turkey Value Free Speech Way More than American Students

Why do young people embrace rights not specifically spelled out in the Constitution, but reject the one to which they are given free recourse?  

Respectful Children So Rare that Restaurant Owner Gives Them a Discount

Many of today’s children seem to have a lack of respect for others, a fact which becomes particularly apparent in their poor behavior in public.

Nation’s Longest Wed Couple Reveals the Secret to a Good Marriage

A New Zealand couple are honored for their fidelity.

Nietzsche Wrote Love Poems (And They Are Just What You'd Expect)

Nietzsche wrote so much about love in 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' that it could be renamed 'Thus Spoke Romeo.'

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.

Immigration Lessons for President Trump from Thomas Aquinas

There has been much discourse on what responsibility Christians have to immigrants and refugees seeking new homes.

What the 7 Countries Included in Trump's Ban Have in Common

Are they are all majority Muslim? Yes. Another commonality is war.

America’s Demise: Trump’s a Sign, not the Cause

Richard Stengel writes in the Atlantic that the American Century is over and Trump’s to blame. He’s only half right.

Is Ivanka Making Motherhood Great Again?

Kate Middleton has done an exceptional job of making motherhood glam again. ... Like Middleton, Ivanka has allowed herself to be defined by motherhood.

Is Respect Vanishing from Society?

By focusing so much on respect for the self, have we lost focus of the respect we owe to individuals, places, and events?

Study: Immaturity Being Mislabeled as ‘Mental Disorder’

American psychiatrist Allen Frances suggests that while some ADHD cases are legitimate, others are not.

Should Mothers Be Paid to Stay Home?

Given there are many incentives to work outside the home, are mothers who choose to care for their children themselves now being discriminated against?

These Eight US States have Shrunk in 2016

U.S. population growth is at an 80 year low.

Why it’s Easier to Create an Extremist Group in Iraq than a Moderate One

It all comes down to two things, says an Iraqi-born writer.

The Intellectual Roots of Martin Luther King Jr.

Popular culture often overlooks that MLK's ideas and rhetoric were steeped in the Western tradition.

CIA Claims Russia Has Pervy Dirt on Trump. But Did They Get Trolled?

A bombshell intelligence report published Tuesday will leave some people embarrassed. Will it be Trump or the media and CIA?

Who's Afraid of RT?

It is the Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet, say intelligence officials. So what?

France Bans Parents from Spanking Their Children

France thinks it's the parents, not the kids, who need an attitude adjustment.
 

5 of the Coolest Biblical Archaeology Finds from 2016

A few interesting discoveries you may have missed this year.

Shakespeare the Scapegoat: Sacrificing the Bard on an Altar of Ignorance

Ivy League students removed a hallway portrait of William Shakespeare (too white) and replaced it with a photo of black lesbian activist.

George Orwell's Review of Mein Kampf

While working as a journalist during the Second World War, Orwell penned a review of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. 

When Santa Claus was Replaced by Ded Moroz

Once upon a time, in a far away land, Santa Claus gave way to Ded Moroz or “Old Man Frost.” 

Madonna and the Meaning of Democracy

Modern plutocracy, whether it be in Europe or the United States, should not be allowed to continue wearing the label of “democracy”.

The Story Behind Charles Dickens' ‘A Christmas Carol’

Originally he had intended to write a pamphlet called “An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man's Child.”

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