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How Shirley Temple Responded to Sexual Harassment

How Shirley Temple Responded to Sexual Harassment

Is much of the current dialogue on sexual differences between men and women patronizing toward females?  

10 Things Schools, Parents and Communities Can Do Now to Prevent School Shootings

10 Things Schools, Parents and Communities Can Do Now to Prevent School Shootings

Here are 10 actions people can take beyond calling for prayers or gun control. 

Keynes and the Myth of Permanent Deficit Spending

Keynes and the Myth of Permanent Deficit Spending

John Maynard Keynes is often remembered as an advocate for permanent deficits. In fact, he opposed them.

Why Security Measures Won't Stop School Shootings

Why Security Measures Won't Stop School Shootings

Making schools 'hard targets' is probably not the answer. 

Government Spending on Higher Education Reaches an All-Time High

Government Spending on Higher Education Reaches an All-Time High

“Typical students burn thousands of hours studying material that neither raises their productivity nor enriches their lives.”

The Education System Loves Promoting Anti-Bullying… Until Homeschoolers Do the Same
Why Amish Romance Novels Are So Popular

Why Amish Romance Novels Are So Popular

The three most popular authors of Amish romance have between them sold 30 million books.

Minnesota Seeks to Insert 'Social Justice' in Teacher Licensing

Minnesota Seeks to Insert 'Social Justice' in Teacher Licensing

A new Minnesota licensing board seeks to require new teachers to undergo training in such topics as gender identity, sexual orientation, and implicit bias.

Frederick Douglass Knew That Racial Identity Is No Antidote to Racial Injustice

Frederick Douglass Knew That Racial Identity Is No Antidote to Racial Injustice

Now no less than in his own day, the nation would do well to attend the wisdom of Frederick Douglass.

10 Books You Need to Read Before Graduation

10 Books You Need to Read Before Graduation

“If you don’t read good books, you will read bad ones,” C. S. Lewis writes.

Why So Many Lovers Don’t ‘Grow Old with Me’

Why So Many Lovers Don’t ‘Grow Old with Me’

Has culture bought into a lie about truly romantic love?

From Dummies to Blankies – When Should You Worry About Your Child's Attachment to Comfort Items?

From Dummies to Blankies – When Should You Worry About Your Child's Attachment to Comfort Items?

Weaning babies from dummies and bottles is best started early, rather than letting it become an ingrained habit.

Chesterton on the Dangers of 'Cloudy Political Cowardice'

Chesterton on the Dangers of 'Cloudy Political Cowardice'

G. K. Chesterton saw 'creedless vagueness' as potentially more dangerous than dogma.

Individualistic Nations Provide the Most Charity for Strangers, Survey Shows

Individualistic Nations Provide the Most Charity for Strangers, Survey Shows

Writing at NPR, Georgetown University’s Abigail March explains that the nations that provide the most help to strangers are also among the most individualistic. 

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.

School Tells Girls They Can’t Say ‘No’ When Asked to Dance….Because Inclusivity
Children Are the UN’s ‘Secret Weapon’ Against Climate Change

Children Are the UN’s ‘Secret Weapon’ Against Climate Change

John Olson, a science specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education, had the opportunity to be a credentialed observer at the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. This is what he saw.

Should Schools Purge Literary Classics From Reading Lists Because Students Feel 'Uncomfortable'?

Should Schools Purge Literary Classics From Reading Lists Because Students Feel 'Uncomfortable'?

One of Minnesota’s largest school districts became the latest to pull two literary classics from its curriculum—'To Kill a Mockingbird' and 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'—citing student discomfort with the works.

Confabulation: Why Telling Ourselves Stories Makes Us Feel Ok

Confabulation: Why Telling Ourselves Stories Makes Us Feel Ok

When we confabulate, we tell a story that is fictional, while believing that it is a true story.

The 'Real' St. Valentine Was No Patron of Love

The 'Real' St. Valentine Was No Patron of Love

At the root of our modern holiday is a beautiful fiction. St. Valentine was no lover or patron of love.

7 Simple Ways Parents Can Prepare Their Children for Adulthood

7 Simple Ways Parents Can Prepare Their Children for Adulthood

Do parents know how to raise children to be well-adjusted members of society?

Are Progressives More Biased Than Conservatives?

Are Progressives More Biased Than Conservatives?

Progressives generally assume that they're less biased than conservatives. New research shows otherwise.

Transgender Ideology Is Riddled With Contradictions. Here Are the Big Ones.

Transgender Ideology Is Riddled With Contradictions. Here Are the Big Ones.

Is our gender identity biologically determined and immutable, or self-created and changeable?

Bright Kids Shouldn't Be Dulled Down with Drugs

Bright Kids Shouldn't Be Dulled Down with Drugs

It's not uncommon for gifted children to be misdiagnosed with ADHD, and that comes with consequences.

10 Weird Facts on the Lincoln Assassination

10 Weird Facts on the Lincoln Assassination

One of the most dramatic events in American history is shrouded in mystery and oddity. 

Are Schools Seeking to Raise Social Justice Warriors?

Are Schools Seeking to Raise Social Justice Warriors?

The book selections schoolchildren are reading seem to suggest this might be the case.

Why Bitcoin Will Never Become a World Currency

Why Bitcoin Will Never Become a World Currency

It seems unquestionable that cryptocurrencies are bound to play a critical role in coming years. Yet the inherent nature of bitcoin could condemn it to irrelevance as a widely-accepted medium of exchange.

Bended-Knee Proposals: Reconsidering the Tradition

Bended-Knee Proposals: Reconsidering the Tradition

Does the bended-knee proposal give a distorted view of marriage?

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