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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.’

Study: Chivalry Not Dead After All

Study: Chivalry Not Dead After All

If you asked the American public if chivalry is still alive and well, many would likely give an answer in the negative.

Homeschool Grads: More Unique and Innovative?

Homeschool Grads: More Unique and Innovative?

These homeschool grads are not only planning to attend college, they already are in college.

Psychologist: Social Justice the new Religious Fundamentalism
UNC Offers Course on Right-Wing ‘Hate’

UNC Offers Course on Right-Wing ‘Hate’

The course is designed to ‘expose students to the nature of hate in American life...'

Why Censorship Doesn't Really Work

Why Censorship Doesn't Really Work

Language evolves constantly. 

The UN’s Rape Squads Need to Be Exposed

The UN’s Rape Squads Need to Be Exposed

A UN whistleblower resigned in protest this week over the biggest scandal to ever hit the UN.

Muslims in Europe: Immigrants or Invaders?

Muslims in Europe: Immigrants or Invaders?

A Catholic Bishop referred to Muslims coming to Europe as "invaders," a sharp contrast from the position taken by Pope Francis. 

Teddy Roosevelt’s Reading List vs. Today’s Candidates

Teddy Roosevelt’s Reading List vs. Today’s Candidates

If Americans aren’t informing their minds by reading, should we be surprised when we get the candidates, laws, and culture that we do?

William F. Buckley Once Trolled Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

William F. Buckley Once Trolled Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

Buckley apparently was perturbed that Schlesinger didn't want to appear on Firing Line. 

Are Americans More Ignorant than We Realize?

Are Americans More Ignorant than We Realize?

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

Is It Ever Okay to Make an 'Ad Hominem' Argument?

Is It Ever Okay to Make an 'Ad Hominem' Argument?

A philosopher defends 'ad hominems' in certain cases.

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