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Trump Says Torture 'Works' – But What Does the Science Say?

Trump Says Torture 'Works' – But What Does the Science Say?

Torture can be defined in many ways but it is always intentional and concerns inflicting psychological or physical pain to gain information.

How Can Children Believe that Santa Claus Exists?

How Can Children Believe that Santa Claus Exists?

Research shows that 83 percent of five-year-olds think that Santa Claus is real. Why?

FDR On How to Find ‘Peace on Earth’ Amid War and Despair

FDR On How to Find ‘Peace on Earth’ Amid War and Despair

FDR and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow each offered hope from a surprising source in the midst of national despair.

Scholar: U.S. Schools Producing the 'Dumbest Generation' Ever

Scholar: U.S. Schools Producing the 'Dumbest Generation' Ever

"The existing K-12 school system (including most charters and private schools) has been transformed into a knowledge-free zone."

Team Solo or Team Vader?

Team Solo or Team Vader?

Should we dismiss Han Solo as a selfish, self-serving misanthrope? Should we resent the rebels as enemies of order and authority?

Study: Children of ‘Authoritative Parents’ Are Smarter with Money
School Cancels ‘A Christmas Carol’ After Triggered Parents Complain
Modern Childhood and the Death of the Seesaw

Modern Childhood and the Death of the Seesaw

There used to be a seesaw in every playground.

How to Overcome Awkward Conversations During the Holidays

How to Overcome Awkward Conversations During the Holidays

The reality is that almost everyone–single, infertile, overwhelmed by parenting, out of work–has their own set of heartaches and personal issues.

What if teenagers can’t even read?

What if teenagers can’t even read?

A teacher’s letter to the editor will send chills down your spine. 

Why Our Age Is Defined by Propaganda

Why Our Age Is Defined by Propaganda

Behold the decline and fall of rational discourse.

Study Explains Best Way to Bond with Kids While Reading

Study Explains Best Way to Bond with Kids While Reading

For many years now, my family has always tried to make some time over the holidays to sit down together and read old Christmas stories.

Prof: Why My University Shutdown My Website and Blog

Prof: Why My University Shutdown My Website and Blog

College administrators often believe they have authority to suppress speech when an authors’ expressions get controversial. But is it good policy?

How to Know When Holiday Drinking is Hurting Your Brain

How to Know When Holiday Drinking is Hurting Your Brain

Tis the season of love, merriment, and ... binge drinking. 

The Classic Christmas Movies That Say Taxation Is Theft

The Classic Christmas Movies That Say Taxation Is Theft

And it happens in the first 30 seconds of the film. 

When Santa Claus was Replaced by Ded Moroz

When Santa Claus was Replaced by Ded Moroz

Once upon a time, in a far away land, Santa Claus gave way to Ded Moroz or “Old Man Frost.” 

Madonna and the Meaning of Democracy

Madonna and the Meaning of Democracy

Modern plutocracy, whether it be in Europe or the United States, should not be allowed to continue wearing the label of “democracy”.

How One College Prof Learned to Love Homeschoolers

How One College Prof Learned to Love Homeschoolers

Four reasons Professor Ali Gordon became a fan of homeschooling.

‘Trump Attackers’ Who Tried to Grab this Woman’s Hijab Were Fake

‘Trump Attackers’ Who Tried to Grab this Woman’s Hijab Were Fake

Crime, like everything else in America, has become politicized.

Regretting Motherhood: A Symptom of 21st Century Anti-Natalism

Regretting Motherhood: A Symptom of 21st Century Anti-Natalism

“Baby regret” seems to be the zeitgeist, and we have to wonder why. 

Orwell on the Difference Between Patriotism and Nationalism

Orwell on the Difference Between Patriotism and Nationalism

The difference is relatively simple. But Orwell makes it clear that nationalism has nothing to do with nationhood. 

4 in 10 Completely Clueless on 1st Amendment

4 in 10 Completely Clueless on 1st Amendment

Leno: “What are the Bill of Rights?”

Man-on-the-Street: Uh… thou shalt not steal?

Washington Irving on the Problem with Christmas

Washington Irving on the Problem with Christmas

In 1820, he offered a critique on the problem of the modern Christmas. Does it sound familiar?

Smartphones are Killing Relationships

Smartphones are Killing Relationships

The newest relationship buster: a pair of researchers found that excessive smartphone usage ranks right up there with bad sex and money problems.

Oxford Univ. Tells Students to Stop Saying ‘He’ and ‘She’

Oxford Univ. Tells Students to Stop Saying ‘He’ and ‘She’

Student have formally been asked to use the gender-neutral pronoun 'ze' instead of 'she and 'he'.

Student: Progressives Perverting the Idea of ‘Tolerance’

Student: Progressives Perverting the Idea of ‘Tolerance’

“It’s high time ‘generation snowflake’ emerged from this regressive darkness,” she says.

House-Building Class: The Newest High School Trend

House-Building Class: The Newest High School Trend

Is it time more schools sought to implement hands-on building courses like these in the curriculum?

Did Beer Give Birth to Civilization?

Did Beer Give Birth to Civilization?

Compelling evidence suggests that the discovery of brewing led to farming in the prehistoric world. 

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