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In Defense of Jane Eyre

In Defense of Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is a perennial novel for me. Yes, I teach it every year, but more importantly, I reread it every time. Not just a skim. A full read. And this is why.

Dave Chappelle and the Public Thirst for ‘Sticks and Stones’

Dave Chappelle and the Public Thirst for ‘Sticks and Stones’

Our moral outrage about Dave Chappelle speaks volumes.

Different Parties, Different Planets

Different Parties, Different Planets

If Republicans only drink Dunkin, and Democrats shop at Target, do our separate habits mean separate worlds?

The Seven Most Anti-War Episodes of M*A*S*H

The Seven Most Anti-War Episodes of M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H was a show about the Korean War, that ran during the Vietnam War, which sought to end war.

The Worst Excuse for Bad Parenting

The Worst Excuse for Bad Parenting

Parents need to stop justifying their poor behavior just because they're overscheduled and exhausted.

Paglia: Criticizing Transgenderism Is Not Transphobic

Paglia: Criticizing Transgenderism Is Not Transphobic

Feminist academic Camille Paglia is notorious for marching to her own beat. Her recent interview in the academic journal Interfaces Brazil/Canada is no exception.

Real Hope and Change: It Begins With Us

Real Hope and Change: It Begins With Us

Everybody keeps demanding change, and all the politicians promise change. Why is so little actually changing?

Are Conspiracy Theories Really on the Rise?

Are Conspiracy Theories Really on the Rise?

Have the internet and social media created a climate where Americans believe anything is possible?

Begotten, Not Made: Revisiting the Morality of Surrogacy

Begotten, Not Made: Revisiting the Morality of Surrogacy

Should we respond to the pain of infertility by making some mothers into birthers? What are the consequences for defining mother or child?

Progressives Are Starting to Notice the Weird Cultural Climate

Progressives Are Starting to Notice the Weird Cultural Climate

The cultural climate out there is weird. Just about every American adult feels it, although we try to go about life as normal, pushing our unease aside.

When Students Melt Down Over a 'B'

When Students Melt Down Over a 'B'

Many American students measure their success and self-worth by their grades. How did we get to this point?

We Need Bullies so We Can Be Heroes

We Need Bullies so We Can Be Heroes

Dealing with bullies is the way many kids learn to deal with adversity and difficult people as they grow up. Today's society is denying them this learning opprotunity.

On Constitution Day, Don't Forget Jury Rights

On Constitution Day, Don't Forget Jury Rights

Our Constitution guarantees citizens the right to trial by jury.

Humility is the Antidote for Political Meanness

Humility is the Antidote for Political Meanness

Marianne Williamson was shocked to find out how mean her fellow Democrats can be. It's time we purged political meanness from both sides of the aisle.

How Parents Can Help Their College Students' Mental Health

How Parents Can Help Their College Students' Mental Health

College students are more stressed out and more depressed than ever before. Whose fault is this and what can be done about it?

My Life as a Terrorist

My Life as a Terrorist

With the way that TSA has been for a while, and the way that San Francisco is now, one wonders what would happen to an NRA member flying into the city.

Trump's Twitter Might Cost Him His Chance At Reelection

Trump's Twitter Might Cost Him His Chance At Reelection

The President's twitter handle has long been a calling card of his political persona. Could it be his downfall as well?

U.N. Climate Chief: Stop Worrying and Have Children

U.N. Climate Chief: Stop Worrying and Have Children

Should people stop having children? Even the bigwigs at the United Nations climate agency are starting to be concerned about the climate alarmism.

Why Progressivism Wins

Why Progressivism Wins

Progressivism has the hallmarks of several historical political movements, and we must examine it in the context of those movements' effects.

Young Americans Suffer From the Burden of Low Moral Expectations

Young Americans Suffer From the Burden of Low Moral Expectations

American culture today demands so little from young people in terms of moral expectations. It's time to realize they're capable of much more than we ask for.

How I Did Not Meet Your Mother

How I Did Not Meet Your Mother

Men have taken a very cautious attitude towards women in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Now some women are getting upset about that.

Fake Meat Is Just Part of the Movement Toward Artificial Everything

Fake Meat Is Just Part of the Movement Toward Artificial Everything

In the brave new world of artificial everything, anything is possible.

 

The Problem With the Push for More College Degrees

The Problem With the Push for More College Degrees

We shouldn't be rushing students through college as quickly as possible, nor should we measure the worth of a degree simply by its economic utility.

I’m a Feminist Who Was Purged by the Trans Left

I’m a Feminist Who Was Purged by the Trans Left

Feminists who happen to disagree with some of the transgender movement's goals are being ostracized by the left.

I Remember

I Remember

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 brought Americans together like nothing has since.

Fate and Accountability: The Choice Makes Us Who We Are

Fate and Accountability: The Choice Makes Us Who We Are

Are you someone who takes control of your own fate? Or do you merely bemoan the things that seem to happen to you?

Stop the Exploitation of Greta Thunberg

Stop the Exploitation of Greta Thunberg

When will we stop the exploitation of minors to score cheap political points with people who are typically shielded from criticism?

New Monopoly Game Gives Women More Money Than Men

New Monopoly Game Gives Women More Money Than Men

The gender pay gap has been reversed in this "authentic" and "fun" new version of the classic game of Monopoly.

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