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Is All Lives Matter a Hateful Message?

Is All Lives Matter a Hateful Message?

Richard Sherman says no, but a Texas student was suspended after firing off a Tweet that said All Lives Matter. 

Are We Living in T.S. Eliot’s ‘Waste Land’?

Are We Living in T.S. Eliot’s ‘Waste Land’?

The poem presents a panoply of characters, all as vain as they are vacuous. Empty heads and empty hearts leading empty lives. 

Why cooking from scratch is still important

Why cooking from scratch is still important

Do we need to be more intentional in teaching our children the skills, knowledge, and wisdom they will need if convenience ever disappears?  

Central planners have a long history of controling birth

Central planners have a long history of controling birth

Controlling demographic trends goes with aspirations to control society.

Award-Winning Teacher: 8 Problems Plaguing Children

Award-Winning Teacher: 8 Problems Plaguing Children

The children I teach are indifferent to the adult world.

Report: What Today's High School Seniors Are Reading

Report: What Today's High School Seniors Are Reading

The report was based on data from 9.8 million students.

Unlawful gun owners commit 80 percent of gun crimes

Unlawful gun owners commit 80 percent of gun crimes

The findings were published in the Washington Post. (And pretty much nowhere else.)

The Sokal Affair: Why can’t academics write clearly?

The Sokal Affair: Why can’t academics write clearly?

Twenty years after a famous hoax, has anything changed?

Princeton Prof: The 3 Pillars of a Decent Society

Princeton Prof: The 3 Pillars of a Decent Society

Can we even agree on these? 

Finding the Good in Suffering

Finding the Good in Suffering

'I asked for health that I might do greater things; I was given infirmity that I might do better things.'

What Quentin Tarantino can teach us about ... Theology?

What Quentin Tarantino can teach us about ... Theology?

Dark, violent, and vulgar, Mr. Tarantino’s movies are hardly the first thing one thinks of when looking to derive theological reflection. But ...

What Young America learned about Islam

What Young America learned about Islam

Read what the ambassador of Tripoli told John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

Book Learning Is Not Enough

Book Learning Is Not Enough

Experience is also an important teacher.

Boys Today Aren’t Getting Enough Time Around Men

Boys Today Aren’t Getting Enough Time Around Men

Is it any wonder that there's a lack of good men? 

Can we stop making terrorists and shooters famous?

Can we stop making terrorists and shooters famous?

Isn’t it time for some restraint?

 

Chicago: 75% of Murdered Are Black, 71% of Murderers Are Black
Calvin Coolidge’s Immigration Policy: Relevant Today?

Calvin Coolidge’s Immigration Policy: Relevant Today?

Does he offer some clarity in the emotional immigration debate we find ourselves in?

Is Social Media Tearing Us Apart?

Is Social Media Tearing Us Apart?

It’s not 1968, but it sure feels like it is. Is social media to blame?

What the ancient Greeks would have thought of Donald Trump

What the ancient Greeks would have thought of Donald Trump

Trump’s behavior and appearance would be viewed as indicating a severe excess of yellow bile – a terrible imbalance of humor.

People Should Be Able to Calmly Discuss Politics

People Should Be Able to Calmly Discuss Politics

In response to a popular pie chart that’s been going around social media for some time now.

Teacher: Students Crave Ethics Instruction

Teacher: Students Crave Ethics Instruction

High school English teacher Paul Barnwell made two interesting observations yesterday.

Welcome to the Chaos Stage of our Decline

Welcome to the Chaos Stage of our Decline

Societal breakdown, insecurity, and the rise of the police state.

Is Free Will an Illusion?

Is Free Will an Illusion?

The scholarship dealing with free will is outrageously messy. 

Daniel Webster’s Secret to Intellectual Growth

Daniel Webster’s Secret to Intellectual Growth

Surprisingly, it's not reading.
 

If the Constitution Was Written Like Campus Speech Codes

If the Constitution Was Written Like Campus Speech Codes

It might have went down something like this ...

Science versus Scientism

Science versus Scientism

The problem with scientism is that it tends to be prejudiced and therefore not very scientific.

Can Chess Improve Student Behavior?

Can Chess Improve Student Behavior?

A new study - and a revered expert - seem to suggest that the answer is yes.

The Origin of the Term 'Dark Ages'

The Origin of the Term 'Dark Ages'

Here's the first instance of it ever being used. 

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