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Ex-CIA Officer: US needs to hear ISIS' policy concerns

Ex-CIA Officer: US needs to hear ISIS' policy concerns

'Hearing them out on policy concerns is actually an amazing thing.'

Why Are Basic Manners Becoming So Rare?

Why Are Basic Manners Becoming So Rare?

The use of polite language in every day conversation shouldn’t be unique.

Being 'Wise' is better than Being 'Smart'

Being 'Wise' is better than Being 'Smart'

"Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?"

Campus Institutes 24/7 Surveillance of Students

Campus Institutes 24/7 Surveillance of Students

It's in the dorms as well as the classrooms.

Latin America: Way more violent than the U.S.
Jane Austen Vindicates the Rights of Women

Jane Austen Vindicates the Rights of Women

The new film 'Lady Susan' reveals the grapple for power and money in the 19th-century marriage market. 

Confessions of an Introvert

Confessions of an Introvert

Introverts are often misunderstood. 

Fathers: Not as Worthless as We’ve Been Told

Fathers: Not as Worthless as We’ve Been Told

Is it time we recognized that fathers are far more valuable and positively influential in a child’s life than we give them credit for?

Ladies: The Draft is Coming

Ladies: The Draft is Coming

The Senate just voted to require young women to register for the draft. 

13 Virtues in the Ben Franklin Code of Morality

13 Virtues in the Ben Franklin Code of Morality

In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin identified 13 virtues that guided him on his ‘bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection’

4 Signs of Low Self-Esteem

4 Signs of Low Self-Esteem

In order to maintain good emotional health, it is important to recognize the signs of low self-esteem early and learn how to stave them off.

Psychologists: Boredom is Good for Children

Psychologists: Boredom is Good for Children

Continual adult-directed activities may be preventing creativity and innovation in children.
 

Reuters: 50% now support ban on Muslims entering U.S.

Reuters: 50% now support ban on Muslims entering U.S.

Huge change following the Orlando massacre.

ACT: College Kids Can’t Discern Between Fact & Opinion

ACT: College Kids Can’t Discern Between Fact & Opinion

18% of college instructors rated their first-year students as well-prepared in the area of “distinguishing among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment.”

Was Trump Reasonable on Immigration?

Was Trump Reasonable on Immigration?

Maybe we should talk more about the purpose of immigration.

Actress: Public School a Wedge Between Parent and Child

Actress: Public School a Wedge Between Parent and Child

"I realized the school structure of sending work home is strangely geared to form a wedge between the parent and the child."

Gamers: What major war came before World War II?

Gamers: What major war came before World War II?

A boss at EA Studios is worried you don’t know. 

John Locke on Religious Tolerance

John Locke on Religious Tolerance

Locke said tolerance was the chief characteristic of the true Christian.

What would Enlightenment Thinkers have Thought of Trump?

What would Enlightenment Thinkers have Thought of Trump?

As they saw it, democratic political systems were a risky proposition at the best of times.

Understanding the Logic of our Cultural Chaos

Understanding the Logic of our Cultural Chaos

We’re in a time of transition. 

Gay Activist: ‘We're Sitting Ducks’ in Gun-Free Zones

Gay Activist: ‘We're Sitting Ducks’ in Gun-Free Zones

Do gun free zones attract deranged shooters intent on mass murder?

Like Father, Like Son?

Like Father, Like Son?

It’s certainly not hard to see how Omar Mateen came to hold his views

Why Conservatives Are Losing - Part 2

Why Conservatives Are Losing - Part 2

This post examines another aspect of why conservatism is in crisis today.

Oxford Scholar: 5 Problems with Today’s Education System

Oxford Scholar: 5 Problems with Today’s Education System

Is the biggest defect of today’s education system the fact that we have failed to teach children to learn and think for themselves?

Emotional Reactions to Terrorism Lead to Dubious Policy

Emotional Reactions to Terrorism Lead to Dubious Policy

The feeling that something must be done is normal, but does it lead to prudent public policy?

Is School Violence Linked to the Breakdown of the Family?

Is School Violence Linked to the Breakdown of the Family?

With the breakdown of the family there are an increasing number of children who have failed to make these attachments because their family is in chaos.

Abstaining from Sex Until Marriage Helps Marriages Last

Abstaining from Sex Until Marriage Helps Marriages Last

New research suggests that virgin brides have the lowest divorce rates.

Harvard Prof: Democracy Doesn’t Work Without Religion

Harvard Prof: Democracy Doesn’t Work Without Religion

‘If you take away religion, you can’t hire enough police.’

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