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The Best Article (So Far) Explaining Trump's Weird Rise

The Best Article (So Far) Explaining Trump's Weird Rise

David Wong at Cracked explains how Donald Trump became president.

Why Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Call it ‘Marriage Equality’

Why Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Call it ‘Marriage Equality’

Cloudy and ambiguous language can be ethically perilous.

Is the UN Sweeping Israel’s History Under the Rug?

Is the UN Sweeping Israel’s History Under the Rug?

Israel and the UN have not been what one could call “chummy” in recent history. And they’re not likely to grow any closer after today, either.

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Death of Human Dignity

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Death of Human Dignity

If you’re looking for evidence that respect for human dignity is gone, look no further than the 2016 election cycle.

Why Colleges Should Drop Racial Preferences

Why Colleges Should Drop Racial Preferences

They are not only legally problematic but widely unpopular with the public.

Did Alexander Hamilton Have a Love Affair With John Laurens?

Did Alexander Hamilton Have a Love Affair With John Laurens?

John Laurens, a young colonial officer from South Carolina, shared many letters of affection with Hamilton.

More Walls Being Built Than at Any Time in Modern History

More Walls Being Built Than at Any Time in Modern History

Donald Trump’s call for a wall on America’s southern border is part of a global trend.

Why There Are No Kids' Menus in Italy
Professor On Leave After Criticizing Black Lives Matter

Professor On Leave After Criticizing Black Lives Matter

Douglas Muir, an adjunct professor for the University of Virginia, called Black Lives Matter racist and compared them to the KKK.

Trump or Hillary? Noah Webster Weighs In.

Trump or Hillary? Noah Webster Weighs In.

I have a problem. I don’t know whom to vote for this year.

What America’s First Student-Led Rebellion Looked Like

What America’s First Student-Led Rebellion Looked Like

It was highly effective—and looked nothing like today’s campus protests.

Are We Boring Students to Death?

Are We Boring Students to Death?

Is raising the bar instead of lowering it the key to getting more students to succeed in school?

In Defense of Potty-Mouthed Millennials

In Defense of Potty-Mouthed Millennials

A new study shows that millennials love dropping ‘the occasional F bomb’ at work. 

Teacher: Stop Being Your Child’s Friend

Teacher: Stop Being Your Child’s Friend

Without clear boundaries for behavior, children will naturally try their luck.

Why Lepanto Still Matters

Why Lepanto Still Matters

Today marks the 445th anniversary of Christendom’s pivotal victory over the Ottoman Empire.

Does Watching TV Together Count as ‘Family Bonding’?

Does Watching TV Together Count as ‘Family Bonding’?

A new study found that is the most common activity used to ‘bring the whole family together.’

Professor: 'Me Generation' Not Doing Chores (And Why That's Bad)

Professor: 'Me Generation' Not Doing Chores (And Why That's Bad)

Today, children are perceived as emotional assets whose primary purpose is being loved. As a result, we are facing a “me, me, me epidemic.”

Why Freedom Without Virtue is a Dangerous Thing

Why Freedom Without Virtue is a Dangerous Thing

Therefore it’s a tragedy for both individual freedom and the common good that the word “virtue” has been banished from our vocabulary.

How a 'Handsome' Ivy League Grad Was Nabbed by Gender Misconduct Cops

How a 'Handsome' Ivy League Grad Was Nabbed by Gender Misconduct Cops

An Ivy League graduate recently shared the story of his captivity after crossing Columbia University’s Gender-Based Misconduct Office.

Psychologist: Stop Catering to Kids’ Emotional Whims

Psychologist: Stop Catering to Kids’ Emotional Whims

The best way “to raise emotional tyrants” is to “feed the beast.”

Affirmative Consent Laws: 'State-Mandated Dirty Talk'?

Affirmative Consent Laws: 'State-Mandated Dirty Talk'?

A pioneer of “affirmative consent” curriculum says parties engaging in sex must consent every 10 minutes.

The Reason College Students Are Using Coloring Books

The Reason College Students Are Using Coloring Books

 The descent from classics to coloring books appears absurd to most people.

Is it Time We Got Serious about Teaching Logic?

Is it Time We Got Serious about Teaching Logic?

After the first presidential debate of 2016, CNN decided to see what the kids thought of the spectacle. The answer? Not much:

Is ‘Closed for Thanksgiving’ Trending?

Is ‘Closed for Thanksgiving’ Trending?

Mall of America officials announced they will not participate in the Black Friday creep which has overtaken Thanksgiving.

Are Women the Biggest Losers in the ‘Selfie Culture’?

Are Women the Biggest Losers in the ‘Selfie Culture’?

A recently published study revealed that young women have experienced an alarming uptick in self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and poor mental health.

How Your Name Can Predict How You’ll Vote

How Your Name Can Predict How You’ll Vote

You might be surprised at the results.

Aristotle’s Tips for Voting in the 2016 Election

Aristotle’s Tips for Voting in the 2016 Election

All candidates should be put to this ancient 3-prong test.

Professor: Our ‘Inventory of Knowledge’ is Being Lost

Professor: Our ‘Inventory of Knowledge’ is Being Lost

Has throwing out history, memorization, and difficult books crippled students by not giving them the tools upon which they can build their thoughts?

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