Annie Holmquist's Blog

Annie Holmquist's Blog

Fewer Doctors Are Telling Patients They’re Overweight

...and it has to do with our over-sensitive culture.

Does America Still Believe in its Own Ideas?

"There was a time when the West knew what it was about. It did so because it thought about itself—often in freshman Western Civ classes."

Should Homeschoolers Be Allowed to Play Public School Sports?

Do we have a bit of a double standard when the commitment to inclusivity is denied to homeschool students?

Food Stamps and Soda Pop: A Bureaucratic Mess?

Should welfare recipients be able to buy unhealthy foods like soda and sweets on the government’s dime?

4 Questions Every Intelligent Reader Should Ask

Most Americans aren't smart readers. Here's how to tell if you are.

New Study Suggests High School Curriculum is Dumbed Down

Evidence that high school kids can handle a more rigorous curriculum?

Mom Teaches Son to ‘Adult’ in a Refreshingly Creative Way

Do more parents need to step back and insist their children follow through with their chores?

White Males are Getting Trounced (See Chart)

Is it time we stop acting like the white male is a privileged species that needs to be taken down a peg or two?

Did Dickens Foretell the Modern Women’s Movement?

Will failure to ground our grievances in rational and logical discourse lead us down the path of the French Revolution? 

8 Reasons You Should NOT Read Great Books

This professor's list may or may not soothe your book-illiterate conscience...