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Does God See Humans as His Children or His Servants?

The question gets to the heart of a fundamental theological difference between Christianity and Islam.

U.S. Students WAY Behind Canadians in Latest PISA Test

Scores from the 2015 PISA exam are in, and the results are not encouraging for Americans.

The Washington Post’s Weird Descent into McCarthyism

Writers at left-leaning media companies this week slammed the paper over its 'shameful and disgusting' black list story. 

Hollywood’s Disgraceful Hero-Worship of Castro

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

Why Donald Trump Should Heed Plato on Foreign Policy

Does the ancient Greek philosopher offer a new way forward? 

5 Reasons Why Fake News is Here to Stay

There has been a lot chatter on the subject of late. 

Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich

What if Hitler was neither Christian nor an atheist but still religious in his worldview?

Is it Time to Give Teachers More Autonomy in the Classroom?

The Finnish education system attributes part of its success to more recess and greater teacher autonomy.

Christians Face Surge of Intolerance, Discrimination

There is a slippery slope from intolerance, to discrimination, to hate crimes and hate speech.

It's Undeniable that Fidel Castro Made Cuba Poorer

Between 1949 and 1959, the per capita GDP in Cuba barely changed.

Was Shakespeare Really a Nihilist?

In order to answer the question, we need to know the difference between what Shakespeare said and what Shakespeare wrote.

Homeschool Kid Becomes Youngest in Canadian Parliament

Do we too often prevent young people from accomplishing great things at early ages when we consign them to institutionalized schooling?

Should Schools Be Teaching Public Speaking?

Is it possible that the multiple protests on college campuses are an outgrowth from the lack of public speaking instruction in schools?

Why Big Media Got Trump and Brexit So Wrong

Big Media has become part of the political/celebrity bubble and tends to forget that journalism is meant to be an “outsider” activity.

How the Bible Won a WWI Battle

A culturally literate person knows the Bible...

Students Reject Everyone-Gets-a-Trophy Mentality

Is it possible that young people would both do and feel better about themselves if we quit trying to make everyone equal across the board?

5 Reasons Parents Want Homework to Disappear

Parents in Spain are planning homework strikes in November for some of these same reasons.

Politician Triggers Parenting Debate after Leaving Son ‘Home Alone’

What is the appropriate age to leave a child home alone?

Is Affirmative Action the New Noblesse Oblige?

The idea of bestowing benefits to underprivileged classes goes way back. 

Don’t Culturally Appropriate Halloween—It’s Mine

Don’t Culturally Appropriate Halloween—It’s Mine

Not just anyone is allowed to participate in Halloween.

Lost in translation: five common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

Lost in translation: five common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

Can we be said to be using a phrase incorrectly if it has assumed a new meaning by being repeatedly used in a certain way?

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.

Why Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Call it ‘Marriage Equality’

Cloudy and ambiguous language can be ethically perilous.

Is the UN Sweeping Israel’s History Under the Rug?

Israel and the UN have not been what one could call “chummy” in recent history. And they’re not likely to grow any closer after today, either.

Holocaust Survivor Warns How Societies Make Monsters

"When we present man as an automaton of reflexes, as a mind-machine... we feed the nihilism to which modern man is, in any case, prone."

More Walls Being Built Than at Any Time in Modern History

Donald Trump’s call for a wall on America’s southern border is part of a global trend.

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