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The Moral Problem with that  'Last Tango' Rape Scene

The Moral Problem with that 'Last Tango' Rape Scene

A famous scene from the 1972 film 'The Last Tango in Paris' was shot by violating a very basic requirement for exercising moral agency.

New Normal on College Campuses: “I believe in free speech, but…”

New Normal on College Campuses: “I believe in free speech, but…”

A professor of sociology at the University of Kent says free speech on university campuses is under the gravest threat.

Media’s Hit Job on Chip and Joanna Gaines is Dangerous

Media’s Hit Job on Chip and Joanna Gaines is Dangerous

One wonders if the folks at BuzzFeed might try a similar tactic with prominent Muslims who worship at mosques. 

What Spawned Abdul Artan’s Rage?

What Spawned Abdul Artan’s Rage?

Friends and students described the now-dead Ohio State student as bright, humble, and nice. So what went wrong?   

Tim Allen Show Roasts Political Correctness in Academia

Tim Allen Show Roasts Political Correctness in Academia

It’s a pretty funny clip. The sad part is that there are students paying $3,000 a credit for this stuff. 

Using Campuses as Illegal Immigration Sanctuaries is a Bad Idea

Using Campuses as Illegal Immigration Sanctuaries is a Bad Idea

And the efforts are unlikely to withstand legal scrutiny. 

The Historical Origin of 'Political Correctness'

The Historical Origin of 'Political Correctness'

A professor at Boston University recently touched on origins of the term ‘politically correct.’ And it's revealing.

Colleges Offer ‘Puppy Therapy’ to Stressed Students

Colleges Offer ‘Puppy Therapy’ to Stressed Students

If students are given emotional pacifiers for the tough times, is it any wonder they're clueless about how to function as adults later in life?

Chesterton: In Defense of Eating that Christmas Turkey

Chesterton: In Defense of Eating that Christmas Turkey

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the dance to make sure nobody is offended.

Why Gay Men in Relationships Should Think About HIV

Why Gay Men in Relationships Should Think About HIV

Gay men and other men who have sex with men are the only risk group in the U.S. to be experiencing an increase in HIV infections.

Mike Rowe on the College President Who Ditched the Flag

Mike Rowe on the College President Who Ditched the Flag

Why is it that no one burns flags at trade schools?

C.S. Lewis on How the Ego Thwarts Prayer

C.S. Lewis on How the Ego Thwarts Prayer

Is prayer all too often thwarted by the inflated egos of humanity?

Hollywood’s Disgraceful Hero-Worship of Castro

Hollywood’s Disgraceful Hero-Worship of Castro

Castro’s own daughter sought asylum in the United States and denounced her father as “a tyrant.” 

When the Words ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ Become Heresy

When the Words ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ Become Heresy

Have we finally arrived at the future Orwell predicted? 

Abdul Artan Was Taking a Class About Microaggressions

Abdul Artan Was Taking a Class About Microaggressions

When young minds are inundated with identity politics and taught to feel outrage at small insults, should we be surprised when they become radicalized?

NYU Serves Up Unique Way to Cut College Costs

NYU Serves Up Unique Way to Cut College Costs

Instead of student loan forgiveness, why not come up with creative, cost-saving solutions before students rack up thousands in debt?

The Other Racists

The Other Racists

The one thing all bigots have in common is their rejection of people as individuals. That is their underlying mistake.

Why are so Many Millennials Emotionally Fragile?

Why are so Many Millennials Emotionally Fragile?

Is it because we now live in a world where feelings matter more than anything else?

Women Commit a Shockingly High Percentage of Sex Crimes

Women Commit a Shockingly High Percentage of Sex Crimes

Women  prisoners were three times as likely to be sexually victimized by women inmates than were men inmates by other male inmates.

PC Killed One Professor’s Popular Philosophy Course

PC Killed One Professor’s Popular Philosophy Course

Is it time we insist our educational institutions begin instructing students to think for themselves instead of indoctrinating them with PC ideas?

Louisa May Alcott’s Insightful Advice for Young Women

Louisa May Alcott’s Insightful Advice for Young Women

Louisa May Alcott had some interesting views as a feminist.

Wealthy Designers Refuse Service to Melania Trump

Wealthy Designers Refuse Service to Melania Trump

Does anyone think the designer will be sued and driven out of business for refusing to endorse Trump’s inauguration?  

Christians Face Surge of Intolerance, Discrimination

Christians Face Surge of Intolerance, Discrimination

There is a slippery slope from intolerance, to discrimination, to hate crimes and hate speech.

Can the Virtue of Simple Living be Rediscoverd in a Postmodern World?

Can the Virtue of Simple Living be Rediscoverd in a Postmodern World?

In pre-modern times, the discrepancy between the simple life philosophers advised and how people actually lived was not so great.

‘Adulting’ School Founded to Teach Millennials How to Be Adults

‘Adulting’ School Founded to Teach Millennials How to Be Adults

We’ve failed to teach the next generation basic skills, and now it’s becoming a problem.

1 in 3 Men Didn’t Read a Single Book Last Year

1 in 3 Men Didn’t Read a Single Book Last Year

If the trend of having fewer Americans read books continues, will we condemn ourselves to a future of stagnant and narrow thought?

College Brands Pro-Trump Message a 'Hate Crime'

College Brands Pro-Trump Message a 'Hate Crime'

Contrary to the claims, a non-threatening post-it note is not a “hate crime.”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is now mostly about getting together as family, eating a big meal, and gearing up for the Christmas shopping.

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