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Politician: Wives Should Withhold Sex Until Husbands Vote

Politician: Wives Should Withhold Sex Until Husbands Vote

Voting is a basic civic duty in a democracy. But are incentives to vote actually helpful? 

Is There a Way to Stop America’s Minds from Closing?

Is There a Way to Stop America’s Minds from Closing?

If we want our children to have a better education than we had will we have to train our children to educate themselves?

Humans are Intensely Loyal to Groups that Haze Newcomers. Why?

Humans are Intensely Loyal to Groups that Haze Newcomers. Why?

Hazing practices have a deep history and cross-cultural universality.

Stem Cell Science Could Soon Make Sex Obsolete (or Largely Recreational)

Stem Cell Science Could Soon Make Sex Obsolete (or Largely Recreational)

Scientists are close to finding out how to create eggs and sperm in a Petri dish. 

These Eight US States have Shrunk in 2016

These Eight US States have Shrunk in 2016

U.S. population growth is at an 80 year low.

Zoe Saldana Says Trump Won Because Liberals ‘Became Bullies’
My Lyft Ride with a Black Trump Supporter on MLK Day

My Lyft Ride with a Black Trump Supporter on MLK Day

“Here it is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and I’m supposed to be all upset that Trump attacked John Lewis...."

Why it’s Easier to Create an Extremist Group in Iraq than a Moderate One

Why it’s Easier to Create an Extremist Group in Iraq than a Moderate One

It all comes down to two things, says an Iraqi-born writer.

Is it Time We Stopped Viewing Schools as the Best Parent?

Is it Time We Stopped Viewing Schools as the Best Parent?

When it comes to school, educators always know best, right?

That Teacher Who Got Impregnated by a 13-Year-Old Was Sentenced

That Teacher Who Got Impregnated by a 13-Year-Old Was Sentenced

The judge did not go easy on her.

9 Truths MLK Taught us about Peace and Nonviolence

9 Truths MLK Taught us about Peace and Nonviolence

Important words to remember during these difficult times.

The Intellectual Roots of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Intellectual Roots of Martin Luther King Jr.

Popular culture often overlooks that MLK's ideas and rhetoric were steeped in the Western tradition.

The One Thing Even High-Quality Childcare Can’t Offer

The One Thing Even High-Quality Childcare Can’t Offer

Ivanka Trump wants to provide families with childcare assistance. But that won't fill this one void...

The Myth of Romantic Love May be Ruining Your Health

The Myth of Romantic Love May be Ruining Your Health

Finding one's soulmate isn't always going to happen.

Millennials Who Borrowed Money to Get a Degree Got Destroyed (See Chart)
Is it Rational to Fear Corporations More than Governments?

Is it Rational to Fear Corporations More than Governments?

It's a pervasive idea in politics, art, and culture.

Penn State Offers Free Psych Counseling as Trump Inauguration Nears

Penn State Offers Free Psych Counseling as Trump Inauguration Nears

Penn State is launching a campaign to help students cope with the stress, anxiety and distress they feel as Trump's presidency nears.

Yearning for Good, Old-Fashioned Paganism

Yearning for Good, Old-Fashioned Paganism

Give me the dawn of the Greek golden age in philosophy and not the setting of reason’s sun in the gloom, doom and nihilism of postmodernism.

The Problem With Defining Certain Speech and Crimes as 'Hate'

The Problem With Defining Certain Speech and Crimes as 'Hate'

Is it time to do away with hyphenated hate?

Americans are Charitable without the Government’s Help

Americans are Charitable without the Government’s Help

Who is better equipped to help the poor: bureaucracy or caring citizens?

Chicago Native Explains Why He’s ‘Leaving and Never Coming Back’

Chicago Native Explains Why He’s ‘Leaving and Never Coming Back’

In a blistering op-ed, one native of Chicago explains why he's giving up on Chi-Town.

U.S. Judge: Administrators Turning Colleges into 'Surveillance States'

U.S. Judge: Administrators Turning Colleges into 'Surveillance States'

College administrators have turned their campuses into “surveillance” states.

Is Your Smartphone Making You Paranoid?

Is Your Smartphone Making You Paranoid?

A pair of academic researchers found that the more people used their phones the less they trusted strangers.

American Studies All 'Racism, Sexism, and Imperialism' Now, Prof Says

American Studies All 'Racism, Sexism, and Imperialism' Now, Prof Says

A once 'vibrant and useful discipline' has experienced a sad decline, writes Charles Kupfer.

CIA Claims Russia Has Pervy Dirt on Trump. But Did They Get Trolled?

CIA Claims Russia Has Pervy Dirt on Trump. But Did They Get Trolled?

A bombshell intelligence report published Tuesday will leave some people embarrassed. Will it be Trump or the media and CIA?

Why are Conservative Politicians so Good-looking?

Why are Conservative Politicians so Good-looking?

Right-wing politicians are winning elections because they have a "beauty advantage", according to European social scientists.

Study: Textbooks Are Super Biased

Study: Textbooks Are Super Biased

A confirmation of what has long been suspected?

Thomas Paine on the Dangers of Elitism

Thomas Paine on the Dangers of Elitism

Would Paine equate today's politicians with King George?

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