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Edmund Burke on Manners

Edmund Burke on Manners

Have we come to believe that manners are bonds of affliction, rather than affection?

Jesse Jackson’s Surprising Harsh Words for Schools in 1977

Jesse Jackson’s Surprising Harsh Words for Schools in 1977

In an interview with Ebony magazine, the reverend diagnoses the problems in American schools and offers some surprising solutions. 

Former CEO of McDonald’s: $15 Minimum Wage Will Cost Jobs

Former CEO of McDonald’s: $15 Minimum Wage Will Cost Jobs

UC Berkeley recently offered a real-life case study on this very topic.

Dress Codes, Women-Only Safe Spaces: This is Feminism?

Dress Codes, Women-Only Safe Spaces: This is Feminism?

Is it “feminist” to offer female-only services in the name of safety? 

What the Bathroom Wars Really Mean

What the Bathroom Wars Really Mean

There's an important philosophical question at the heart of them.

How Grade Inflation Erodes the Meaning of College

How Grade Inflation Erodes the Meaning of College

Grades in our universities just keeping inflating. This is why it matters.

Are Today’s Schools Killing Students’ Desire for Learning?

Are Today’s Schools Killing Students’ Desire for Learning?

It processes children through a factory model of education and then wonders why they have no interest in learning.

Why Gwyneth Paltrow is Wrong About Nearly Everything

Why Gwyneth Paltrow is Wrong About Nearly Everything

Dr. Timothy Caulfied attempts to take down celebrity pseudoscience. 

Why French Parents Are Still the Boss of Their Kids

Why French Parents Are Still the Boss of Their Kids

"The symptoms were obvious. I cajoled. French parents did not cajole. I wheedled. French parents definitely did not wheedle."

Why Will and Kate Dress Their Kids in Traditional Clothing

Why Will and Kate Dress Their Kids in Traditional Clothing

...and no, it's not snootiness.

Progressives Have a Dilemma When It Comes to 'Gender'

Progressives Have a Dilemma When It Comes to 'Gender'

And this meme brilliantly presents it. 

3 Brain Puzzles You’ll Probably Fail

3 Brain Puzzles You’ll Probably Fail

The questions are easy, but you’ll probably get all of them wrong. 

Why Don't People Change Their Minds? It's All About Survival

Why Don't People Change Their Minds? It's All About Survival

If the current political campaigns have revealed anything about Americans, it is that they loathe changing their minds.

A Guide to Dystopian Literature

A Guide to Dystopian Literature

For almost as long as I have had the privilege of reading, I have read dystopian literature.

Are Fathers Becoming Less Manly?

Are Fathers Becoming Less Manly?

The boundaries that long separated the traditional roles of moms and dads have largely vanished in our culture. Does that threaten manhood? 

Princeton Prof Has the Ultimate Post about the Harriet Tubman $20
The Myers-Briggs Test is Pretty Fun

The Myers-Briggs Test is Pretty Fun

You can even take America’s most popular psychological profile test and find out what Star Wars character you are.  

Has the Abandonment of ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’ Helped Create a Culture of Disrespect?

Has the Abandonment of ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’ Helped Create a Culture of Disrespect?

In a recent Slate podcast, a caller posed the following question:

How 19th-Century Women Used Seduction Laws to Rope Husbands

How 19th-Century Women Used Seduction Laws to Rope Husbands

Young men could not easily backslide on a promise.

The Reading Level of the 2016 Debates vs. the Lincoln-Douglas Debates

The Reading Level of the 2016 Debates vs. the Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Has the tendency toward an easier reading diet both in school and in everyday life dulled many people’s ability to process and understand important concepts?

Kids Who 'Talk Back' Become Happy, Successful Adults

Kids Who 'Talk Back' Become Happy, Successful Adults

It's natural for parents to hear the word 'no'; the key is helping children develop healthy and effective ways to establish boundaries. 

When Americans thought hair was a window into the soul

When Americans thought hair was a window into the soul

Hair used to be a huge deal to people.  

1939 vs. 2008: What do men and women want in marriage?

1939 vs. 2008: What do men and women want in marriage?

One virtue in particular got slaughtered. 

Tocqueville: How Individualism is a Sign of Equality

Tocqueville: How Individualism is a Sign of Equality

When it comes to an emphasis on the individual, Americans lead the pack.

5’9” White Guy: ‘I’m a 6’5” Chinese woman’
Video: Teacher Goes Off On Student Who Claimed He Caught Him Watching Porn

Video: Teacher Goes Off On Student Who Claimed He Caught Him Watching Porn

Via WOWK-TV, a CBS affiliate out of Charleston, West Virginia:

 

A video that shows an East Bank Middle School teacher berating a student was emailed in to 13 News to be investigated.

The Reason Why Universities Don’t Give Their Students Challenging Texts

The Reason Why Universities Don’t Give Their Students Challenging Texts

By avoiding difficult texts in our colleges and universities, have we tossed out the opportunities to create many real “geniuses”?

Stanford Dean: 8 Basic Skills We’re Failing to Teach Young People

Stanford Dean: 8 Basic Skills We’re Failing to Teach Young People

The culture of coddling and protection which we have built is the culprit.

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