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Obamacare Is in a 'Death Spiral.' Who's to Blame?

Obamacare Is in a 'Death Spiral.' Who's to Blame?

Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell says that Obamacare is collapsing and Republicans are to blame. Is she right?

Therapist Explains Why Parents Should Not Seek ‘Consent’ to Change Their Child’s Diaper

Therapist Explains Why Parents Should Not Seek ‘Consent’ to Change Their Child’s Diaper

As anyone who has ever changed a diaper will tell you, obtaining consent for it isn’t as easy as getting a few coos and giggles.

Is Justice a Matter of Truth or Power?

Is Justice a Matter of Truth or Power?

Twenty-five hundred years ago Socrates asked a Sophist orator named Thrasymachus the meaning of justice. It's a question we're still struggling to answer.

Ethanol Is a Never-Ending Gravy Train for Corn Farmers and Ethanol Producers. But What About the Rest of America?

Ethanol Is a Never-Ending Gravy Train for Corn Farmers and Ethanol Producers. But What About the Rest of America?

Like most people I’ve spoken with, I have no innate, inflexible antipathy to ethanol in gasoline. What upsets me are the deceptive claims used to justify adding mostly corn-based ethanol to this indispensable fuel....

Kanye West Threatens the Democratic Party’s Hold on Black Americans

Kanye West Threatens the Democratic Party’s Hold on Black Americans

In the aftermath of the Kanye West dust-up, my heart goes out to the white people who control the Democratic Party.

3 Stoic Lessons That Can Help Heal Our Toxic Political Culture

3 Stoic Lessons That Can Help Heal Our Toxic Political Culture

Back in the days of Ancient Rome and Greece, the founding fathers of the stoic school of philosophy taught the importance of clear-mindedness and rationalism in the development both of the self and of society.

Do Barn Weddings Diminish the Solemnity of Marriage?

Do Barn Weddings Diminish the Solemnity of Marriage?

Might the latest wedding trend detract from the solemnity of marriage?

Restaurants Are Giving People 'Option Paralysis'

Restaurants Are Giving People 'Option Paralysis'

It is the fate of anyone who orders a sandwich or a salad: There are just too many decisions to make.

‘You Are Not Special; You Are Not Exceptional’: Why David McCullough Jr.'s dose of reality to young people is important

‘You Are Not Special; You Are Not Exceptional’: Why David McCullough Jr.'s dose of reality to young people is important

The empirical evidence that you are not special is overwhelming, David McCullough Jr. famously observed in a 2012 graduation speech. 

Why You Should Watch 'Cobra Kai' Instead of 'The Last Jedi'

Why You Should Watch 'Cobra Kai' Instead of 'The Last Jedi'

How not to enrage your fan-base.

Why Kanye Is Hated for Refusing to Hate

Why Kanye Is Hated for Refusing to Hate

“You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him.” – Kanye West

The Childhood Quality That’s the Best Predictor of Health, Wealth, and Happiness

The Childhood Quality That’s the Best Predictor of Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Have you instilled this quality in your child?

Airbnb's Co-founder Has Been Innovating since He Was a Kid

Airbnb's Co-founder Has Been Innovating since He Was a Kid

Success is found by constantly asking, “How can I make this better?”

Do Millennials Really Love Socialism?

Do Millennials Really Love Socialism?

Millennials think socialism sounds great... until they have to deal with the effects of the system.

How to Respond to the Incel Movement

How to Respond to the Incel Movement

Incels (Involuntary Celibate men) are both examples and victims of the victim-based identity politics that pervades our culture.

Are Atheists Rejecting the Wrong God?

Are Atheists Rejecting the Wrong God?

As the latest Pew Forum survey shows, the god that atheists rejects might not be the God that most Americans believe in.

Study: Climate Change Skeptics More Eco-Friendly Than Believers

Study: Climate Change Skeptics More Eco-Friendly Than Believers

It’s usually assumed that climate change skeptics simply don’t care about the environment. But a recent study shows otherwise.

Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Should Change Their PR Once the Honeymoon’s Over

Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Should Change Their PR Once the Honeymoon’s Over

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who will wed on Saturday, should not be lulled into a false sense of security by the positive coverage they’ve been receiving. 

In ‘Mother,’ Author Kathleen Norris Showed What Career Women Miss by Foregoing Motherhood

In ‘Mother,’ Author Kathleen Norris Showed What Career Women Miss by Foregoing Motherhood

Do women and young girls need to realize that being a wife and a mother is not a life of drudgery and oblivion?

Nomophobia: Breaking Your Cellphone Addiction

Nomophobia: Breaking Your Cellphone Addiction

A weekend fasting from personal devices.

Does It Pay to Graduate from an ‘Elite’ University? Not as Much as You’d Think

Does It Pay to Graduate from an ‘Elite’ University? Not as Much as You’d Think

Our research shows attending one of these elite universities doesn’t in itself significantly increase the average starting salary for graduates.

How a 1934 New York Graduation Exam Shows How Far Academic Standards Have Fallen

How a 1934 New York Graduation Exam Shows How Far Academic Standards Have Fallen

Was the 8th grade education of the past just as challenging academically, if not more so, than that which happens in today's college classrooms?

The Secret to Teaching Children Self-Control Is Letting Them See It in Others

The Secret to Teaching Children Self-Control Is Letting Them See It in Others

Is self-control something you can acquire, like a new language or a taste for opera? Or is it one of those things you either have or don’t, like fashion sense or a knack for telling a good joke?

Chesterton: Dogma is Inescapable in Education

Chesterton: Dogma is Inescapable in Education

Dogma cannot be separated from education, G.K. Chesterton argued.

Character, Not Control, Is the Antidote to Evil

Character, Not Control, Is the Antidote to Evil

Every hero is a potential villain who chose differently.

Why Mike Rowe’s Newest Show Is an Antidote to Our Toxic Culture

Why Mike Rowe’s Newest Show Is an Antidote to Our Toxic Culture

Returning the Favor is Mr. Rowe’s newest show, created in 2017, and celebrating, instead of the blue-collar worker, the common volunteer.

Another Blue State Poised to Mandate LGBTQ Education for Elementary School Students

Another Blue State Poised to Mandate LGBTQ Education for Elementary School Students

Last week, the Illinois Senate passed a bill that would make LGBTQ history lessons mandatory in public schools.

Biomolecular Engineers Say They Have Developed a Cure for Hangovers

Biomolecular Engineers Say They Have Developed a Cure for Hangovers

This sort of antidote won’t stop people from going too far when consuming alcohol, but it could help them recover quicker.

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