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Experts Claim Assisted Suicide isn’t as Painless as We’ve Been Led to Believe

Experts Claim Assisted Suicide isn’t as Painless as We’ve Been Led to Believe

In all likelihood, assisted dying patients will have to take their chances, along with those tormented prisoners on gurneys in American prisons.

Will the Future Judge Us in the Same Way We Judge the Past?

Will the Future Judge Us in the Same Way We Judge the Past?

The future will judge us. If we are fortunate, our descendants will extend to us more understanding and mercy than we have recently shown our ancestors.

Are Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson Using the Same Method to Build Their Audiences?

Are Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson Using the Same Method to Build Their Audiences?

In essence, Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson are encouraging and equipping people to pull their lives together.

John Wayne: The New Confederate Statue

John Wayne: The New Confederate Statue

Hey, I don’t even like Westerns, but I believe it would be appalling to drive John Wayne out of the public square.

4 Ways to Navigate Toddler Meltdowns While Shopping

4 Ways to Navigate Toddler Meltdowns While Shopping

Every parent has been there, and it’s every parent’s worst nightmare.

How to Win Arguments When You Haven’t a Leg to Stand On

How to Win Arguments When You Haven’t a Leg to Stand On

Arthur Schopenhauer should be named as the official philosopher of the internet.

Bonfires of Bigotry: The Sources of Our Present Anger

Bonfires of Bigotry: The Sources of Our Present Anger

Some journalists and commentators, anxious to prove American bigotry and blind to their own, throw gasoline onto the pyres of hatred.

The Soft Nihilism of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

The Soft Nihilism of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

In 1971, John Lennon asked us to imagine a world with "no heaven," "no hell," "no religion," and "nothing to kill or die for."

Alexandra Tolstoy and the Appeal of a Simple Life

Alexandra Tolstoy and the Appeal of a Simple Life

Alexandra Tolstoy's images portray the simplicity and the peacefulness that we all secretly crave for ourselves and our children, but feel we never can attain in our fast-paced modern world.

Is the Racial Gap in Suspensions Due to Racism?

Is the Racial Gap in Suspensions Due to Racism?

Neither racism nor subjectivity is the primary cause of the higher black suspension rate.

The Myth of Millennial Socialism

The Myth of Millennial Socialism

The real reason so many millennials gravitate toward Bernie Sanders.

Do You Want Fries With That? Thoughts on a Liberal Arts Major

Do You Want Fries With That? Thoughts on a Liberal Arts Major

Studying the liberal arts may seem like a one way road to unemployment. Nothing could further from the truth.  

The Myth That the US Leads the World in Mass Shootings

The Myth That the US Leads the World in Mass Shootings

To understand the misleading narrative, we must look to the era of narrative-driven journalism and the politicization of society, both of which subjugate truth to ideology and politics.

'They Shall Not Grow Old' and the Rise of Moral Nihilism

'They Shall Not Grow Old' and the Rise of Moral Nihilism

They Shall Not Grow Old is an extremely painful and powerful film to watch.

How #BelieveAllWomen Could End Up Hurting Women

How #BelieveAllWomen Could End Up Hurting Women

Assuming the physically stronger party is always more likely to be guilty is absurd.

Is There a Threat to English?

Is There a Threat to English?

When it comes to language assimilation, neither of the standard assurances is convincing.

US Millenials Are Leaving Larger Cities

US Millenials Are Leaving Larger Cities

It is no longer cool to be young, single and live in Manhattan.

What One Professor Learned While Teaching Conservative Political Theory to Liberal Students
How YouTube AutoPlay Becomes Your Child’s Worst Nightmare

How YouTube AutoPlay Becomes Your Child’s Worst Nightmare

They’ll probably start out watching clips from innocuous shows like “Peppa Pig” or “Paw Patrol,” but it’s all too easy for them to end up in much darker territory.

Most Americans Can’t Pass a Basic Citizenship Test. Here’s Why We Should Be Worried.
Lara Logan is Right about Media Bias, but She Overlooks a Greater Threat

Lara Logan is Right about Media Bias, but She Overlooks a Greater Threat

As a former CBS News correspondent, Lara Logan's  assertions about media bias have real credibility. These charges are not new and fail to see the real danger to media with alternative viewpoints. 

Teaching Children 'No' in the Era of #MeToo

Teaching Children 'No' in the Era of #MeToo

Children have to be taught what no means. But how?

Why Stress Is One of the Best Predictors of High Life Satisfaction

Why Stress Is One of the Best Predictors of High Life Satisfaction

People may spend their lives seeking permanent solutions to ease feelings of stress in their lives. Such solutions may seem tantalizingly close; in reality, they are out of reach.

Adolescents Have a Fundamental Need to Contribute

Adolescents Have a Fundamental Need to Contribute

It’s time to move away from outdated stereotypes of adolescents as only selfish and dangerous risk-takers and to consider how they are ripe for learning about contributing to others and their communities.

What the Magic Kingdom and American Culture Have in Common

What the Magic Kingdom and American Culture Have in Common

Americans need not visit Orlando to go to Fantasyland .

Report on Covington Students Finds ‘No Evidence’ of ‘Offensive or Racist Statements’

Report on Covington Students Finds ‘No Evidence’ of ‘Offensive or Racist Statements’

“We see no evidence that students responded with any offensive or racist statements of their own."

The Missing Link in Rising Depression Rates?

The Missing Link in Rising Depression Rates?

Is there a connection?

Bad Quotes of Some Bad Presidents

Bad Quotes of Some Bad Presidents

"The government is in us; we are the government, you and I."

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