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61% of Americans believe Immigration Jeopardizes the Country?

61% of Americans believe Immigration Jeopardizes the Country?

That’s what Bloomberg is reporting.  

Beware the Sombreros of March

Beware the Sombreros of March

Some students at Bowdoin College decided to throw a "fiesta". Administrators have called it "ethnic stereotyping" and an "act of bias".

Does Homework Still Have Value?

Does Homework Still Have Value?

Contrary to what a recent Salon article claimed, homework apparently does still have value.

Is the Stand-By-Your-Man Attitude Increasingly a Thing of the Past?

Is the Stand-By-Your-Man Attitude Increasingly a Thing of the Past?

Nancy Reagan had it, but will it die with her?

Former Clinton Administration Member: ‘Cruz is Even More Dangerous Than Trump’

Former Clinton Administration Member: ‘Cruz is Even More Dangerous Than Trump’

According to Robert Reich, Ted Cruz is "more fanatical" than Donald Trump.

Not Every Slippery-Slope Argument is a Fallacy

Not Every Slippery-Slope Argument is a Fallacy

Sometimes they're dismissed because their conclusions are so unwelcome that it’s socially or politically unacceptable to state them.

Should Christians Be Pitied?

Should Christians Be Pitied?

If Christians believe in something that is false, why listen to anything they say? 

Is 'Speed Reading' For Real?

Is 'Speed Reading' For Real?

When I was a boy, 'speed reading' was all the rage among the adults I knew.

So You Believe There's Right and Wrong... But Why?

So You Believe There's Right and Wrong... But Why?

You may very well hold to what's called a "teleological" theory of morals.

A Parent’s Secret Weapon for Finding Good Children’s Literature

A Parent’s Secret Weapon for Finding Good Children’s Literature

For many busy parents and teachers, it’s hard to know which books are both worthwhile and enjoyable for children to read.

Apprenticeships Are Not a Sign of Failure

Apprenticeships Are Not a Sign of Failure

There’s a clear message given to almost every high school student these days: go to college or you’ll be a failure.

Erasmus’ Beautiful Advice to a Student in 1497

Erasmus’ Beautiful Advice to a Student in 1497

For those who wish to be scholars, these 14 pieces of advice are just as relevant today. 

School Curriculum According to Ben Franklin

School Curriculum According to Ben Franklin

Would today’s students be better equipped for life if today’s schools implemented Franklin’s education plan?

The Case Against Man Caves

The Case Against Man Caves

The man cave signals that masculinity is expressed through escape into a self-made, self-indulgent preserve.

A Colossal Wreck: Our Sad Presidential Politics

A Colossal Wreck: Our Sad Presidential Politics

The presidential candidates are us. Are they corrupt, greedy and base? We are too.

What Selfies and Jane Eyre Have in Common

What Selfies and Jane Eyre Have in Common

Before the selfie came the emphasis on the self... 

Politicians … Can you ever trust them?

Politicians … Can you ever trust them?

Mitt Romney on Trump: 2016 vs. 2012

The Key to a Healthy, Happy Life is…

The Key to a Healthy, Happy Life is…

It's something with which John and Abigail Adams had great experience.

Jimmy Kimmel, George Washington, and Unhappiness in the U.S.

Jimmy Kimmel, George Washington, and Unhappiness in the U.S.

...And we wonder why there's so much unrest and discontent in the U.S.

It Shouldn't Matter Who the President Is

It Shouldn't Matter Who the President Is

And it doesn't have to

2015: the year when Italy’s demographic malaise became apparent

2015: the year when Italy’s demographic malaise became apparent

Can a country's values and way of life survive without children?

Tocqueville: Love of Equality Leads to Hatred

Tocqueville: Love of Equality Leads to Hatred

He warns that the drive for equality ultimately will tear people apart.

New Poll Suggests Reading Strengthens Family Relationships

New Poll Suggests Reading Strengthens Family Relationships

It might also give your child a shot at a six-figure income!
 

Tina Fey Savages Hollywood Hypocrisy

Tina Fey Savages Hollywood Hypocrisy

“This is some real Hollywood bullsh–“

Why People Should Still Study Latin

Why People Should Still Study Latin

Here are 3 reasons why...

Should Advanced Math Be Optional?

Should Advanced Math Be Optional?

For most people, is advanced math pretty useless in their lives?

No, slavery didn’t build America.

No, slavery didn’t build America.

It’s a popular narrative, but history doesn’t support it. 

Education as if Truth Mattered

Education as if Truth Mattered

Great men write great books because of the Great Books that they’ve read.

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