Culture

Philosopher Explains Why We Protest. All. The. Time.

Philosopher Explains Why We Protest. All. The. Time.

'The self-assertive shrillness of protest arises because the facts of incommensurability ensure that protestors can never win an argument...'

Why People are so Crazy for Pokémon Go

Why People are so Crazy for Pokémon Go

In modern life, "entertainment" has largely taken the place of "leisure".

Decentralization: The Secret of Swiss Success

Decentralization: The Secret of Swiss Success

Will other nations take notice?

Police Are Safer than Ever

Police Are Safer than Ever

So why does it feel otherwise?

Judge Immigrants by Content of Character, not Skin

Judge Immigrants by Content of Character, not Skin

A reader shares his journey from Mexico City to Seattle. And he has a message for politicians.

Have Parents Forgotten to Teach the Magic Words?

Have Parents Forgotten to Teach the Magic Words?

Do parents need to begin raising their children to understand that they are not the center of the universe?

‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Statements Required on Campus

‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Statements Required on Campus

Universities are requiring diversity and inclusion statements in job applications. Is this a troubling trend or a reasonable request?

Harvard Economist: No Racial Bias in Police Shootings

Harvard Economist: No Racial Bias in Police Shootings

The findings are similar to those of a recent study by the Washington Post.

Orwell on Why Politicians Resort to Euphemisms

Orwell on Why Politicians Resort to Euphemisms

An insight from his 1945 essay "Politics and the English Language".

Sharing Your Netflix Password Might Now Be a Federal Crime
3 Reasons Why Kids Should Read Classic Stories

3 Reasons Why Kids Should Read Classic Stories

The head of a prominent reading organization just bashed classic stories... is she misguided?

Scientist Says ADHD is Basically Bullsh*t

Scientist Says ADHD is Basically Bullsh*t

Dr. Leon Eisenberg, the ‘father’ of ADHD, said just before his death that ADHD ‘is a prime example of a fictitious disease.

Should parents sometimes make children apologize?

Should parents sometimes make children apologize?

Recent studies have tested the actual impact of apologies on children.

7 Daily Habits from Booker T. Washington

7 Daily Habits from Booker T. Washington

Would more of today’s Americans resist the urge toward despair, anger, and discouragement if they adopted Booker Washington’s daily code of conduct?

Why are people starting to believe in UFOs again?

Why are people starting to believe in UFOs again?

Forty-five percent of Americans believe extraterrestrials have visited the Earth.

Racism and homophobia

Racism and homophobia

Why we can't agree on anything.

‘Why are we so miserable?’

‘Why are we so miserable?’

Thoughts from a professor on the hook-up culture.

Crazy = Thinking Student Loan Debt is a Path to Success?

Crazy = Thinking Student Loan Debt is a Path to Success?

Instead of spurring them on toward frugal and wise living, have we taught students to look only for the glitter and the gold?

Google’s NASA Diversity Problem

Google’s NASA Diversity Problem

The Juno Google Doodle doesn’t match the real world.

Elocution Lessons: Yet Another Tool of the Patriarchy?

Elocution Lessons: Yet Another Tool of the Patriarchy?

Ambitious women know they must rise above their teenage speech patterns.

Does Character Matter Anymore in Politics?

Does Character Matter Anymore in Politics?

The 2016 election is between the two least-liked candidates since voters have been polled on the question.

Absolute Comfort Corrupts Absolutely

Absolute Comfort Corrupts Absolutely

The best and clearest way that I can exemplify the harmful effects of distraction-addiction is to recall my experience in prison.

How Much Do 'Signers' Actually Make?

How Much Do 'Signers' Actually Make?

And should you give to them? 

School Grades Enter the ‘Everyone-Gets-a-Trophy’ World

School Grades Enter the ‘Everyone-Gets-a-Trophy’ World

If we continually prop those who fail, are we putting not only them, but all students at risk of a poorer quality education?

Does Gender ‘Equality’ Degrade Both Sexes?

Does Gender ‘Equality’ Degrade Both Sexes?

Would we achieve better, less contentious equality between the sexes if we stopped trying to make them exactly alike?

The 7 Deadly Sins: Then & Now

The 7 Deadly Sins: Then & Now

There are two contending worldviews shaping the debate today: Christianity and Marxism. Their lists of sins reveal a lot.

8 Penetrating Quotes from Elie Wiesel

8 Penetrating Quotes from Elie Wiesel

From the recently deceased Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor.

History: Don't Expect Much from ‘The Masses’

History: Don't Expect Much from ‘The Masses’

Is it the case that most people choose not to pursue truth and goodness?

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