Culture

What Will and Kate’s Christmas Card Teaches about Marriage and Family

What Will and Kate’s Christmas Card Teaches about Marriage and Family

‘Tis the season for families to send Christmas greetings, and the British royals are no exception.

Worry Over Kids’ Excessive Smartphone Use is More Justified Than Ever Before

Worry Over Kids’ Excessive Smartphone Use is More Justified Than Ever Before

Parents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for concern.

The People of Venezuela are Starving. Why Did Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn Support Their Oppressors?

The People of Venezuela are Starving. Why Did Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn Support Their Oppressors?

Given that the Venezuelan tragedy is manmade, it is hard to fathom why politicians such as Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders, who provided succor to the Hugo Chavez regime, are not laughed out of politics.

School Bans Designer Coats in Order to 'Poverty Proof' Campus

School Bans Designer Coats in Order to 'Poverty Proof' Campus

“Poverty proofing” is all the rage in the UK as educators have become concerned that lower-income students are facing too much social stigma from their peers in public schools.

Former Atheist Explains How Rationality, Not Emotion, Encourages Religious Belief

Former Atheist Explains How Rationality, Not Emotion, Encourages Religious Belief

‘Emotional’ is perhaps the last word we can apply to some of the most important events.

San Francisco Creates First Transgender District

San Francisco Creates First Transgender District

San Francisco created a special cultural district for transgender persons, marking the first legal transgender district created anywhere in the world.

A Perfect Solution to the Statue-Toppling Problem

A Perfect Solution to the Statue-Toppling Problem

Schools ought to teach history, not protest it.

How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents

How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents

Parents are increasingly required to obey, to conform to a school’s demands even if they believe such orders may not be appropriate for their child.

How to Keep Your Kid from Being a Brat This Christmas

How to Keep Your Kid from Being a Brat This Christmas

Giving children everything they want for Christmas may not be giving them what they need.  

Ivy League Study Finds Liberals ‘Patronize’ Minorities, Conservatives Don’t

Ivy League Study Finds Liberals ‘Patronize’ Minorities, Conservatives Don’t

A study by Princeton and Yale researchers turns a common political narrative on its head.

‘The Great Awokening’: The Threat of America’s New Political Religions

‘The Great Awokening’: The Threat of America’s New Political Religions

The decline of religion in America is real—that is, depending on how you define “religion.”

The Authenticity of Clint Eastwood’s 'Gran Torino'

The Authenticity of Clint Eastwood’s 'Gran Torino'

If we were judging Walt for his bigotry and only looking on the outward appearance, we suddenly realize that we were also guilty.

How Working Moms Are Discovering They Can Homeschool

How Working Moms Are Discovering They Can Homeschool

"I would love to homeschool my kids, but I have to work.”

Why Psychology is Turning Back to God

Why Psychology is Turning Back to God

The science that for most of the 20th century portrayed itself as the enlightened alternative to organized religion has taken a decidedly spiritual turn.

The Joys of Not Gifting at Christmas

The Joys of Not Gifting at Christmas

Christmas gift giving can break your budget and drive you crazy. There is a simple solution.  

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Solid Advice for the Holidays

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Solid Advice for the Holidays

The Broadway star of Hamilton has some sage advice about maintaining sanity in this day and age.

Harvard Study: Gender Pay Gap Explained Entirely by Work Choices of Men and Women

Harvard Study: Gender Pay Gap Explained Entirely by Work Choices of Men and Women

The “gender wage gap” is as real as unicorns and has been killed more times than Michael Myers.

Thinking About What’s Right in America

Thinking About What’s Right in America

Amid this holiday season of reflection, I’m thinking about America’s future.

Jordan Peterson and the Unknown God

Jordan Peterson and the Unknown God

To some, Jordan Peterson is a breath of fresh air. To others, a guru. Many find him and his ideas to be dangerous. Still others see him as a sign of the times. In a sense, they’re all right.

The Brilliant Reason This School Decided to ‘Cancel’ Christmas

The Brilliant Reason This School Decided to ‘Cancel’ Christmas

It seems there’s always some Grinch that wants to ruin Christmas every year.

Pediatricians Offer 3 Simple Guidelines for Toy-Buying Parents

Pediatricians Offer 3 Simple Guidelines for Toy-Buying Parents

How can we ensure that the children in our lives receive toys they actually use, enjoy, and are beneficial for them as well?

Maybe You’re A Witch

Maybe You’re A Witch

Witch hysteria relies on a protean concept of “evidence.”

Moralitis: The Cultural Virus That Keeps Reason at Bay

Moralitis: The Cultural Virus That Keeps Reason at Bay

This moral framework is built not on sturdy blocks of reason, but a flimsy façade of emotionalized value judgments.

3 Weird Things That Are 'Triggering' People This Holiday Season

3 Weird Things That Are 'Triggering' People This Holiday Season

Let’s run through just a few “triggering” things that political Christmas has already contaminated this holiday season.

Jane Austen Forever!

Jane Austen Forever!

Jane Austen describes a world of highly regulated social behavior in which roles and intentions were more clearly communicated than they are tody.  Nevertheless, Jane Austen's world is filled with people struggling with the same weaknesses we struggle with today. 

Why the Pence Rule is Conquering Wall Street

Why the Pence Rule is Conquering Wall Street

Wall Street executives have reacted to the #Metoo with mass conversions to the Pence Rule: no meetings with women alone.

Chicago’s New PlayStation Tax Shows How Greedy Politicians Can Be

Chicago’s New PlayStation Tax Shows How Greedy Politicians Can Be

Chicago is proof that there is almost nothing that government entities won’t try to tax.

Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

Are Americans who admire the world’s most brutal regimes miseducated or stupid?

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