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Is the Media the Enemy of the People?

Is the Media the Enemy of the People?

Far from being the “guardians” of democracy or the supposed voice of the people, the current media and academic establishment is the revolutionary vanguard at odds with the common American.

What 1990s True-Crime Shows and Movies Teach about America Today

What 1990s True-Crime Shows and Movies Teach about America Today

The worst example of how little things have changed is the movie I, Tonya.

Here’s What Happens when the Gender-Gap Index Is Adjusted for Bias

Here’s What Happens when the Gender-Gap Index Is Adjusted for Bias

Even the measurement of gender bias is subject to gender bias.

How Fantasy Helps Us Appreciate the Past

How Fantasy Helps Us Appreciate the Past

The Lord of the Rings. Star Wars. Harry Potter. These beloved fantasies, despite their differences in tone and setting, all have one thing in common.

The Feminist Fantasy: Strong Women, Weak Men, No Children

The Feminist Fantasy: Strong Women, Weak Men, No Children

Television writer Andrew Davies has complained that "it is now 'compulsory' to have a leading lady capable of fending for herself."

Mr. Rogers: Responsible for the Entitlement Culture?

Mr. Rogers: Responsible for the Entitlement Culture?

Can millennials blame Mr. Rogers for leading them astray?

When We Protected Women from the Wolves

When We Protected Women from the Wolves

Yet if we step back, we can think of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” as merely a milestone in the long process that brought the culture to where it is today.

Forget Mary Poppins: Three Reasons Real-Life Nannies Are Ruining Childhood

Forget Mary Poppins: Three Reasons Real-Life Nannies Are Ruining Childhood

Real-life nannies aren't all they're cracked up to be.

Too Busy? You Might Have Action Bias.

Too Busy? You Might Have Action Bias.

Has busyness become a coveted status symbol?

Can Your Heart Grow Three Sizes? A Doctor's Take on ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

Can Your Heart Grow Three Sizes? A Doctor's Take on ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

As the Grinch discovers, a fully human life is possible only for those whose hearts are big and full.

Worry Over Kids’ Excessive Smartphone Use is More Justified Than Ever Before

Worry Over Kids’ Excessive Smartphone Use is More Justified Than Ever Before

Parents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for concern.

The Authenticity of Clint Eastwood’s 'Gran Torino'

The Authenticity of Clint Eastwood’s 'Gran Torino'

If we were judging Walt for his bigotry and only looking on the outward appearance, we suddenly realize that we were also guilty.

Pediatricians Offer 3 Simple Guidelines for Toy-Buying Parents

Pediatricians Offer 3 Simple Guidelines for Toy-Buying Parents

How can we ensure that the children in our lives receive toys they actually use, enjoy, and are beneficial for them as well?

Chicago’s New PlayStation Tax Shows How Greedy Politicians Can Be

Chicago’s New PlayStation Tax Shows How Greedy Politicians Can Be

Chicago is proof that there is almost nothing that government entities won’t try to tax.

The Reason We Love The Nutcracker

The Reason We Love The Nutcracker

Many people this holiday season will experience the joy of attending a local performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

The ’60s Radicals Won the Culture War

The ’60s Radicals Won the Culture War

Unfortunately, the wounds of the '60s have not healed with the graying of the 1968 generation.

The Hidden Messages in the Wizard of Oz

The Hidden Messages in the Wizard of Oz

In 1939 the Wizard of Oz became an instant classic. But it was more than a great movie. The film expressed Middle America's desire to stay out of war in Europe.  

The Christian Quote that Everyone Takes out of Context

The Christian Quote that Everyone Takes out of Context

It comes from Oscar Wilde's play, "A Woman of No Importance."

D.C. Bureaucrats Are Trying to Make Parents Get a License to Let Children Play Together
3 Reasons Not to Make Your Kids Share Their Toys

3 Reasons Not to Make Your Kids Share Their Toys

There are other ways to teach this all-important life lesson. 

Why Robin Williams’ Character from 'Dead Poets Society' is a Terrible Person

Why Robin Williams’ Character from 'Dead Poets Society' is a Terrible Person

Keating is well known for urging his students to be bold non-conformists and to “Make your lives extraordinary.” He’s also a reprehensible person pushing a bankrupt philosophy.

Our Modern World’s Inability to Understand Fairy Tales

Our Modern World’s Inability to Understand Fairy Tales

Depriving our children of the beautiful mysteries they introduce would only ultimately impoverish us, and make us less human.

A Morning with Big Brother

A Morning with Big Brother

We got rid of the television years ago.  But a day in an airport brought me face to face with its omin-presence.  

The Backlash Against Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Has Chilling Echoes to the Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany

The Backlash Against Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Has Chilling Echoes to the Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play folk hero John Henry in an upcoming Netflix movie... but now his blackness is being called into question.

What Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Reveals About Good Marriages

What Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Reveals About Good Marriages

A pre-nuptial interview provides interesting insight.

Horror Movies Are Good for Your Soul

Horror Movies Are Good for Your Soul

I am not a fan of the horror movies.  But after watching "A Quiet Place", I am beginning to see that they have a purpose.  

Doxing: The Dangers of Cyber-Tribe Hunting

Doxing: The Dangers of Cyber-Tribe Hunting

Grotesque jokes on Facebook about a fatal accident in Holland resulted in a cyber witch-hunt for the offending joksters. Is it dangerous that people are increasingly finding their identities in online tribes?

The 3 Ways One Pioneer Mother Taught Her Children to Love Reading

The 3 Ways One Pioneer Mother Taught Her Children to Love Reading

The fact is, not every child in the world will turn into a stellar reader, sucking up information from books left and right. But there are a few simple ways adults can foster a love of reading in children.

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