Hollywood Star Became Stay-at-Home Dad After Wife Died of Cancer

Hollywood Star Became Stay-at-Home Dad After Wife Died of Cancer

Actor Rick Moranis was a fixture in many movies I watched

Are We Less Free Than in Times Past?

Are We Less Free Than in Times Past?

The author seems to think many today live as bees in a hive and cogs in a machine rather than as truly free individuals.

New Study: Big Kids Love Bedtime Stories, Too

New Study: Big Kids Love Bedtime Stories, Too

Kids think bedtime stories are just for babies, right? Wrong.

Beware Those Who Try to Create Utopias

Beware Those Who Try to Create Utopias

As you can see from the following quotes, seeking after utopias can be a dangerous thing. 

Is Homeschooling Only for the Elite?

Is Homeschooling Only for the Elite?

Homeschooling is being used by parents as a means to create elite kids.

Is Freedom of Religion Being Eclipsed in America?

Is Freedom of Religion Being Eclipsed in America?

President Obama’s recent words seem to indicate that the answer is yes.

When Poets Were Rock Stars

When Poets Were Rock Stars

In 1956, T.S. Eliot gave a lecture to a crowd of 14,000 in a basketball arena.

Mayor Proposes Website Revealing the Names of Welfare Recipients

Mayor Proposes Website Revealing the Names of Welfare Recipients

One mayor in Maine is proposing to take the public’s desire for transparency a step further: revealing welfare recipients by name.  

Pat the (Offensive) Bunny

Pat the (Offensive) Bunny

Nothing gives you an idea of how much things have changed like old children’s books. 

Today’s High School Students Need More Vocational Training

Today’s High School Students Need More Vocational Training

Some schools are doing just that - with great success.

$67 million for Volkswagen’s resigned CEO?

$67 million for Volkswagen’s resigned CEO?

We need a better moral framework in the business world.

6 Problematic Quotes from the Founder of America's Education System

6 Problematic Quotes from the Founder of America's Education System

Elements in Horace Mann's thought are reflected in some of the problems faced by today's education system.

Should Couples Have More Children?

Should Couples Have More Children?

Given the facts of declining fertility rates and the trouble they could cause, do we need to reconsider the popular idea that we are overpopulated?

Harvard Prof Says U.S. and China Could be at War in the Next Decade

Harvard Prof Says U.S. and China Could be at War in the Next Decade

The “Thucydides Trap” makes such a conflict more likely than not in the near future.

 
Technology Invades Our Minds

Technology Invades Our Minds

Learning from Joost Meerloo, who wrote on brainwashing, indoctrination, and totalitarian states.

Leading Psychologist: Giving iPads to Babies is "Child Abuse"

Leading Psychologist: Giving iPads to Babies is "Child Abuse"

Should parents keep toddlers away from screens as much as possible?

Should Religion and Politics Mix?

Should Religion and Politics Mix?

Ever heard of the Black Robe Regiment?

Beating a Blind Kid

Beating a Blind Kid

Sometimes violence is appropriate. 

What Plutarch Had to Say about Tiger Moms

What Plutarch Had to Say about Tiger Moms

Based on his advice, does it seem like parents should beware of demanding too much from their children?

Play Has Been Replaced by Play Dates

Play Has Been Replaced by Play Dates

Are today's kids suffering from too much structured play?
 

Soundtrack for a Civil War

Soundtrack for a Civil War

Some tunes are perfect.

George Will Calls Pope Francis a "False Prophet"

George Will Calls Pope Francis a "False Prophet"

Conservatives like Will have some legitimate gripes, but they still need to come up with a positive vision in regard to the environment.

If You Want a Job, These are the 10 Worst Majors to Pursue

If You Want a Job, These are the 10 Worst Majors to Pursue

Studying what you want does not always result in your desired salary, and it may very well result in no job at all.

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