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Romanticism Is Killing Marriage. Is it Time to Rethink Some Things?

Romanticism Is Killing Marriage. Is it Time to Rethink Some Things?

It’s been 50 years since the Atlantic decried marriage as “a wretched institution”—and since then everything seems to have only gotten worse.

Why Ricky Gervais Is Right to Defend Free Speech Following ‘Count Dankula’s’ Hate Speech Conviction

Why Ricky Gervais Is Right to Defend Free Speech Following ‘Count Dankula’s’ Hate Speech Conviction

Mark Meechan, the Scottish man who taught his girlfriend's pug to perform a Nazi salute, was found guilty of a hate crime Tuesday. 

What if Women Just Don't Want STEM Careers?

What if Women Just Don't Want STEM Careers?

Requiring equal gender representation in any field necessarily means removing some level of personal choice.

Therapy Dogs Can Help Reduce Student Stress, Anxiety and Improve School Attendance

Therapy Dogs Can Help Reduce Student Stress, Anxiety and Improve School Attendance

Given the impact therapy dogs can have on student well-being, schools and universities are increasingly adopting therapy dog programs as an inexpensive way of providing social and emotional support for students.

Was Stephen Hawking Really Just a Computer?

Was Stephen Hawking Really Just a Computer?

Stephen Hawking once pronounced that he thought he was little more than a computer and that, because of this, he was unafraid to die.

Why Estonia—Yes, Estonia—Is Suddenly One of the Wealthiest Countries in Eastern Europe (and the Most Innovative)

Why Estonia—Yes, Estonia—Is Suddenly One of the Wealthiest Countries in Eastern Europe (and the Most Innovative)

Estonia is the living example that human progress is closely linked to economic freedom.

Why Teens Rarely Babysit Anymore

Why Teens Rarely Babysit Anymore

Is it time adults recognize that children are capable of far greater responsibility at vastly younger ages than those at which we begin to give them freedom?

Removing Analogies From the SAT Was a Bad Idea

Removing Analogies From the SAT Was a Bad Idea

The analogies section was removed from the SAT in 2005 for dubious reasons. 

Socialists and Capitalists Alike See No Need to Protect the Traditional Family, Chesterton Argued

Socialists and Capitalists Alike See No Need to Protect the Traditional Family, Chesterton Argued

In 'What’s Wrong with the World,' G.K. Chesterton argued that capitalists and socialists alike show little interest in defending our most basic social unit.

I Was a Student of Stephen Hawking’s – Here’s What He Taught Me

I Was a Student of Stephen Hawking’s – Here’s What He Taught Me

There’s no doubt Hawking’s death is a huge loss to physics. But personally, what I will miss most is his humour and the general feeling of inspiration I got from being around him.

The 2nd Amendment Empowers Women More than Lapel Pins

The 2nd Amendment Empowers Women More than Lapel Pins

Hollywood, once again, reveals its hypocrisy when it comes to both guns and female empowerment.

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

Does our society need to revive the simple straightforwardness of cultivating rational creatures?

Does Putin Want to Make Moscow 'the Third Rome'?

Does Putin Want to Make Moscow 'the Third Rome'?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been described as a Byzantine Emperor in style, positioning Russia as the “third Rome.” In western history books, on the other hand, the Bzyantine Empire is all but ignored, pointing as it does to the east.

The Gender Pay Gap is Real ... but it Has Little to Do With Gender Discrimination

The Gender Pay Gap is Real ... but it Has Little to Do With Gender Discrimination

A 2015 study found that women were paid $0.73 dollars per dollar earned by men, a 27% gap. But evidence does not support the claim that this wage gap is the  result of systemic gender discrimination

5 Ways Obama’s Discipline Policy Made Schools Less Effective and Safe

5 Ways Obama’s Discipline Policy Made Schools Less Effective and Safe

As is typical with so many other policies, federal meddling in what should be a local matter leads to poor results.

 10 Things to Know About the Real St. Patrick

10 Things to Know About the Real St. Patrick

Patrick’s own writings and early accounts of the saint’s career reveal many interesting details about the life of this patron saint of Ireland.

Motherhood: What Women Really Want (and Many Aren’t Getting)

Motherhood: What Women Really Want (and Many Aren’t Getting)

Today's society works overtime to proclaim its devotion to women and their right to be anything they want to be... but does it ignore a woman's foremost desire?

Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

Are there ways to reduce gun violence and school shootings? Yes, but only after objectively assessing the facts and working collaboratively to fashion commonsense solutions.

Hannah Arendt on How Loneliness Breeds Terror

Hannah Arendt on How Loneliness Breeds Terror

In her classic work The Origins of Totalitarianism, the philosopher Hannah Arendt described loneliness as 'the common ground for terror' and 'the essence of totalitarian government.'

Thomas Sowell: Social Justice Philosophy Is a Blank Check for Government Power

Thomas Sowell: Social Justice Philosophy Is a Blank Check for Government Power

Forcing an equality of outcome for disadvantaged groups requires enormous outside interference.

This High School Senior Explains Why It’s Better to ‘Walk Up’ to Help Others Than to Walk Out of Classes

This High School Senior Explains Why It’s Better to ‘Walk Up’ to Help Others Than to Walk Out of Classes

“I feel like the media tends to focus a lot on the anger, hurt, and destruction of our youth in society,” Alessa Love, who attends Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs.

John Locke’s 3 Tips for Raising Financially Independent Children

John Locke’s 3 Tips for Raising Financially Independent Children

The habits families model or teach to their children – whether in spending or saving – will likely get passed on to each generation whether they are wise or not.

Philosopher Erich Fromm on Why People Fail at Love

Philosopher Erich Fromm on Why People Fail at Love

In his classic book 'The Art of Loving,' social psychologist Erich Fromm explained how 'being in love' depends largely on increasing our own capacity to love.

Utopia is a Dangerous Ideal: We Should Aim for ‘Protopia’

Utopia is a Dangerous Ideal: We Should Aim for ‘Protopia’

The belief that humans are perfectible leads, inevitably, to mistakes when ‘a perfect society’ is designed for an imperfect species.

City of Baltimore Will Bus Students To Anti-Gun Protest—at Cost of $100k

City of Baltimore Will Bus Students To Anti-Gun Protest—at Cost of $100k

At a cost of $100,000, the city of Baltimore plans to provide 60 free buses to take students from its schools to planned anti-gun demonstrations in Washington, D.C. later this month.

Stephen Hawking’s Greatest Success

Stephen Hawking’s Greatest Success

Stephen Hawking inspired millions by a unique example of achievement against all the odds – a manifestation of amazing willpower and determination.

Survey: Only One-Third of Students Think the Constitution Should Protect Hate Speech

Survey: Only One-Third of Students Think the Constitution Should Protect Hate Speech

College students are very supportive of free speech protection... but only if it fits within their idea of diversity and inclusion.

Do Gender Inclusion Policies Favor Girls?

Do Gender Inclusion Policies Favor Girls?

A former girls-only summer camp says it now includes boys... but it's still labeled as a day program for girls. A subtle form of discrimination against boys?

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