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Proverbs from the Bible Non-Believers Might Like

Proverbs from the Bible Non-Believers Might Like

The Bible isn't all fire and brimstone. 

Study: Homeschoolers Creaming Other Students on the SAT

Study: Homeschoolers Creaming Other Students on the SAT

Are traditional schools failing to impart the well-rounded course of knowledge which their students need to keep up with homeschoolers?  

Geniuses Possess This One Common Trait

Geniuses Possess This One Common Trait

An author and historian says a single characteristic is common among the many brilliant people he’s studied. 

The Roman Empire's Financial Suicide

The Roman Empire's Financial Suicide

Rome fell to invaders in 476 AD, but who the real barbarians were is an open question.

Are Americans Becoming Less Patriotic?

Are Americans Becoming Less Patriotic?

65% of Israeli high school students say "It's good to die for our country." Would American students say the same?

Historian Suggests Trump Would Suspend the Constitution

Historian Suggests Trump Would Suspend the Constitution

Princeton historian Sean Wilentz, a longtime friend of the Clintons, said Donald Trump could go full Caesar if elected.

This is what debate looks like in the Age of Twitter

This is what debate looks like in the Age of Twitter

It’s not rational, but don't blame social media. 

How Bonhoeffer Dealt with the Despair of World Chaos

How Bonhoeffer Dealt with the Despair of World Chaos

The chaos of the world makes many individuals want to throw up their hands and go hide in a bunker until the problems pass.

Why Do U.S. Schools Focus So Much on Self-Esteem?

Why Do U.S. Schools Focus So Much on Self-Esteem?

Is the "I'm as good as you" concept destroying American education?

PEW: Republicans and Democrats REALLY don’t like each other

PEW: Republicans and Democrats REALLY don’t like each other

America’s founders had some grave warnings about the dangers of political faction. 

Unfortunately, Attention Spans Are Getting Shorter

Unfortunately, Attention Spans Are Getting Shorter

"Hey look! A squirrel!"

10 Facts on Motherhood and Children in the Middle Ages

10 Facts on Motherhood and Children in the Middle Ages

A historian's book on everyday life in Medieval Europe reveals an interesting portrait.

8 Truth-Bombs from Thomas Paine

8 Truth-Bombs from Thomas Paine

From the author of 'Common Sense' and 'Age of Reason'

1945 Orwell Essay: A Description of Modern America?

1945 Orwell Essay: A Description of Modern America?

Has America’s lack of knowledge, critical thinking, and logical ability caused her citizens to succumb to self-deception?

US Has History of Banning Immigrants with Radical Ideas

US Has History of Banning Immigrants with Radical Ideas

The U.S. government denies green cards to communists 25 years after the Cold War. Why not immigrants with other radical ideologies?

When Democrats Were Opposed to a Centralized, Bureaucratic Education System

When Democrats Were Opposed to a Centralized, Bureaucratic Education System

They were worried about "unnecessary state expenses."

Is Islam Actually a Christian Heresy?

Is Islam Actually a Christian Heresy?

Some influential authors have made that charge throughout history. 

Latin America: Way more violent than the U.S.
Jane Austen Vindicates the Rights of Women

Jane Austen Vindicates the Rights of Women

The new film 'Lady Susan' reveals the grapple for power and money in the 19th-century marriage market. 

Washington on the 3 Qualities a President Should Have

Washington on the 3 Qualities a President Should Have

Are today's presidential candidates in it for themselves, or are they seeking to be humble servants like Washington?

Fathers: Not as Worthless as We’ve Been Told

Fathers: Not as Worthless as We’ve Been Told

Is it time we recognized that fathers are far more valuable and positively influential in a child’s life than we give them credit for?

13 Virtues in the Ben Franklin Code of Morality

13 Virtues in the Ben Franklin Code of Morality

In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin identified 13 virtues that guided him on his ‘bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection’

Are Criminals Born Bad?

Are Criminals Born Bad?

The father of modern criminology believed that criminality was genetically determined. We've come a long way since then. Or have we?

Was Trump Reasonable on Immigration?

Was Trump Reasonable on Immigration?

Maybe we should talk more about the purpose of immigration.

Why Benjamin Franklin Hated Going to Church

Why Benjamin Franklin Hated Going to Church

In his Autobiography, Franklin explained why he seldom attended church services.

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.

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