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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

Why Kids Should Learn How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner

Why Kids Should Learn How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner

Does keeping young people out of the kitchen on Thanksgiving do them a disservice?

Can America Revive the Idea of a Day of Rest?

Can America Revive the Idea of a Day of Rest?

Would we all benefit from returning to a weekly day of rest?

3 Reasons We Don’t We Feel More Gratitude for Our Bounty

3 Reasons We Don’t We Feel More Gratitude for Our Bounty

How often do we overestimate our own contributions and underestimate the contributions of others?

Even the Left is Getting Tired of PC Thanksgivings

Even the Left is Getting Tired of PC Thanksgivings

Is it possible that we might go back to a plain, common sense Thanksgiving, uncorrupted by any PC-nonsense?

This Dude Just Kicked A** in Women’s Cycling

This Dude Just Kicked A** in Women’s Cycling

The win was described as "absolutely huge".

Couple Blocked From Adopting After Saying Kids Should Have a Mum and a Dad
Why Thanksgiving is on the Last Thursday in November

Why Thanksgiving is on the Last Thursday in November

President Lincoln did it during the Civil War. 

Yes, There Are Benefits to Studying Latin

Yes, There Are Benefits to Studying Latin

Maybe that's why it's enjoying a resurgence?

Sorry, There Was No Wave of Trump-Inspired Violence or Hate Crimes

Sorry, There Was No Wave of Trump-Inspired Violence or Hate Crimes

Unsubstantiated stories of Trump-induced violence and terror are flying across the internet faster than people can debunk them. 

JFK’s Assassination Speech Has a Message America Needs to Hear

JFK’s Assassination Speech Has a Message America Needs to Hear

John F. Kennedy was killed before he could deliver the speech, but its words carry a message Americans need to hear.

How the Desire for 'Moral Purity' Divides Us

How the Desire for 'Moral Purity' Divides Us

The tendency to surround ourselves with people who share our moral purity concerns is contributing to social and political polarization.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media

The 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media

Tinder is lust. Netflix is sloth ... and it all adds up to idolatry.

Should Schools Be Teaching Public Speaking?

Should Schools Be Teaching Public Speaking?

Is it possible that the multiple protests on college campuses are an outgrowth from the lack of public speaking instruction in schools?

3 Tips from Aristotle on Fighting Loneliness

3 Tips from Aristotle on Fighting Loneliness

Wisdom On Loving and Being Loved

Twitter Doesn’t Realize that Protecting Hate Speech Promotes Tolerance

Twitter Doesn’t Realize that Protecting Hate Speech Promotes Tolerance

Which is more dangerous: “Offensive” words or suppression of speech?

How this Guy Got into Med School By Pretending to be Black

How this Guy Got into Med School By Pretending to be Black

An Indian-American's true story shows how diversity-justified affirmative action excludes as many individuals based on their ancestry as it includes.

HBO’s ‘Westworld' is Amazing

HBO’s ‘Westworld' is Amazing

It might be science fiction, but Westworld grapples with moral questions that we are already facing in the present.

The Great Celebrity Freak-Out Over Donald Trump

The Great Celebrity Freak-Out Over Donald Trump

It's a meltdown of epic proportions.

Students Hold ‘Poop-In’ in Push for More Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Students Hold ‘Poop-In’ in Push for More Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

The university in question reportedly already has some 200 gender-inclusive restrooms on campus.

Readers Explain What Trump’s Win Means for America

Readers Explain What Trump’s Win Means for America

We asked readers what the 2016 election meant for America's future and that of the West. Here is what a few of you told us.

We Liberals Have to Stop Being so Damn Smug

We Liberals Have to Stop Being so Damn Smug

Confessions of a liberal filled with dread at the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency.

Psychologist: ‘Parenting Correctness’ Leading Parents Astray

Psychologist: ‘Parenting Correctness’ Leading Parents Astray

Psychologist John Rosemond said parents often buy in to these two myths on child discipline, neither of which is true or helpful.

UVA President Gets in Trouble for Quoting… Jefferson?

UVA President Gets in Trouble for Quoting… Jefferson?

I’m convinced our higher education system has lost just about every shred of common sense it had.

Dave Chappelle’s Poignant SNL Monologue Goes Viral

Dave Chappelle’s Poignant SNL Monologue Goes Viral

The comedian known for his edgy humor ended his SNL monologue with a plea for unity at a time when Americans are deeply divided.

Why Schools Should Teach Rational Discourse

Why Schools Should Teach Rational Discourse

We might see safe spaces disappear if we did...

Why Men Love Tinder and Women Hate it

Why Men Love Tinder and Women Hate it

For men, it offers the normal experience of pursuing women but requires no effort or courage.

The Dangerous Consequences of 'Distracted Parenting'

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