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How Last Night's Debate Proved the Dumbing Down of America is Real

How Last Night's Debate Proved the Dumbing Down of America is Real

Like many Americans, I tuned in last night to catch part of the first presidential debate.

Serious Debate Isn’t Possible on Television
How the Internet Fuels America's Underground Sex Trade

How the Internet Fuels America's Underground Sex Trade

Academic researchers interviewed 71 pimps and found out how they hide in plain sight. 

Should People Still Be Free to Argue That Homosexuality is ‘Wrong’?

Should People Still Be Free to Argue That Homosexuality is ‘Wrong’?

A famous Christian philosopher got into trouble this weekend for doing just that.

The Reason America Fell in Love With Zombies Again

The Reason America Fell in Love With Zombies Again

A look back in history at apocalyptic literature reveals some of the same trends that have made zombie apocalypses so popular today.

Should Parents Stop Paying for Their Kid’s College?

Should Parents Stop Paying for Their Kid’s College?

Kids might be more equipped to face adulthood if they did.

Thomas Jefferson’s 3 Tips for the Presidential Debate

Thomas Jefferson’s 3 Tips for the Presidential Debate

Hillary and The Donald aren't the only ones who stand to benefit from these tips.

How Rome Described Their Barbarians

How Rome Described Their Barbarians

A famous description of barbarians suggests modern parallels.

Media Bury Police Officer’s Race in Charlotte Shooting

Media Bury Police Officer’s Race in Charlotte Shooting

The NYT mentioned George Zimmerman's race in the first paragraph of Trayvon Martin shooting. Brentley Vinson's race is mentioned in the 30th.

Famous Educator: Schools Have Become 'Intellectually Chaotic'

Famous Educator: Schools Have Become 'Intellectually Chaotic'

Most schools have no idea what they're doing when it comes to curriculum.

Is Technology Addiction the New Barbarism?

Is Technology Addiction the New Barbarism?

A series of recent studies highlights how techno-addiction is seeping into the classroom.

What the New Pagans and Christians Have in Common

What the New Pagans and Christians Have in Common

Today is the Fall Equinox, which is being welcomed by some throwback pagan celebrations.

Free Sh*t Matters?

Free Sh*t Matters?

Looting and rioting in Charlotte doesn’t help your cause. 

Being Intelligent Doesn't Require You To Be a Jerk

Being Intelligent Doesn't Require You To Be a Jerk

Intellectual types are usually kind of jerks, right?

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Live

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Live

A British academic just came out with a book about it.

Parents Have Been Demoted to Deputy School Teachers

Parents Have Been Demoted to Deputy School Teachers

Rather than schools acting in loco parentis, parents act in loco scholis (in place of the school at home).

McDonald’s Sacks 70 Accountants, Replaces Them With Foreign Workers

McDonald’s Sacks 70 Accountants, Replaces Them With Foreign Workers

America’s top fast food chain has fired 70 American accountants and replaced them with foreign workers, reports say.

The ‘Sick’ Reason Students Are Reading Less and Less

The ‘Sick’ Reason Students Are Reading Less and Less

A 9th grade teacher polled his class and found this answer.

Is It Racist To Want Stricter Border Controls?

Is It Racist To Want Stricter Border Controls?

According to the New York Times, there is an underlying layer of racism driving Denmark's immigration policies.

Universities Are Embracing Segregation Again (Just Don’t Call It Segregation)

Universities Are Embracing Segregation Again (Just Don’t Call It Segregation)

Colleges around the country are creating facilities with the goal of separating students on the basis of race.

Watch this 17-Year Old Kid Explain Why He Won't Go to College

Watch this 17-Year Old Kid Explain Why He Won't Go to College

If you want to gain a sense of the thinking of many smart young people, have a look at Ryan Matlock's video.

Amy Schumer: Unlikely but Persuasive Defender of Marriage

Amy Schumer: Unlikely but Persuasive Defender of Marriage

The often ribald comedian shared some surprising reflections on the importance of marriage.

Doctor: Excusing Kids from Chores is “a Mistake”

Doctor: Excusing Kids from Chores is “a Mistake”

Eighty-two percent of today’s parents did chores as a child, but only 28 percent of them expect the same out of their own children.  

Is European Civilization Vanishing Before Our Eyes?

Is European Civilization Vanishing Before Our Eyes?

The continent is witnessing an unprecedented population change.

Why Charles M. Schulz Added a Black Character to the Peanuts Gang

Why Charles M. Schulz Added a Black Character to the Peanuts Gang

It’s a cool story. But have we gone overboard?

Telegraph: Down's Syndrome People Could Soon Face "Extinction"

Telegraph: Down's Syndrome People Could Soon Face "Extinction"

A scientific boon or modern eugenics?

Scholar: Schools Are Creating ‘Learned Barbarians’

Scholar: Schools Are Creating ‘Learned Barbarians’

The Rousseauian view of human nature is prevailing. 

Men Are Disappearing From The Workplace. Are They Victims Of ‘Phantom Patriarchy’?

Men Are Disappearing From The Workplace. Are They Victims Of ‘Phantom Patriarchy’?

In the last 20 years alone, the number of men neither in the workforce nor in school has nearly doubled. 

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