Article Archive

‘Amusing Ourselves to Death’… through the Elections

‘Amusing Ourselves to Death’… through the Elections

As Neil Postman argued, television has helped turn presidential elections into forms of entertainment. 

Here’s the original ‘Two Minutes Hate’

Here’s the original ‘Two Minutes Hate’

1984 eerily reminds one of today’s social media induced ejaculations of anger. 

Husband and wife split the chores? Divorce is more likely.

Husband and wife split the chores? Divorce is more likely.

Norwegian Study: Marriages are stronger with traditional arrangements. 

Tocqueville Sure Pegged the 2016 Election Right…

Tocqueville Sure Pegged the 2016 Election Right…

"By this system the people shake off their state of dependence just long enough to select their master, and then relapse into it again."

Why is it always Canada?

Why is it always Canada?

People reveal a lot about their biases by where they choose to go if Trump wins.

A Paper on Feminizing Glaciers?!? Academia is Broken
Americans Don’t Read… and That’s Affecting Our Elections

Americans Don’t Read… and That’s Affecting Our Elections

"How can any Man judge, unless his Mind has been opened and enlarged by Reading?" - John Adams

Fasting: Good For the Body as Well as the Soul?

Fasting: Good For the Body as Well as the Soul?

Non-believers might have a good reason to jump on the fasting bandwagon.

New Report: Teacher Evaluation Systems Still Not Removing Bad Teachers

New Report: Teacher Evaluation Systems Still Not Removing Bad Teachers

Would a more local system of education solve this problem?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective LEARNERS

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective LEARNERS

According to science, when many people think they’re learning, they’re really not.

Should you retreat from the public square?

Should you retreat from the public square?

More and more people are opting out of civic engagement. It's a big mistake.

Has the Breakdown of the Family Influenced Dating Habits?

Has the Breakdown of the Family Influenced Dating Habits?

The proportion of people who met their spouses through family has dramatically declined.

What Black Lives Matter Should Protest

What Black Lives Matter Should Protest

The group wants a teacher fired now, maybe it should change its focus.

Science: Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals (and extremists are happier than moderates)
8 Quotes for Election Season from Saul Bellow

8 Quotes for Election Season from Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow (1915-2005) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976. 

Are There 'Moral Absolutes'?

Are There 'Moral Absolutes'?

Could, for example, torturing a baby ever be justified? 

How the Islamic State is Using Schools to Indoctrinate Children

How the Islamic State is Using Schools to Indoctrinate Children

All education has a purpose, some purposes are worse than others, though. 

Are Suburbs a Form of Escapism?

Are Suburbs a Form of Escapism?

Suburban life tends to get a bad rap these days, but is some of it justified? 

The Difficulty of Being

The Difficulty of Being

It’s hard to just sit with no phone, TV, or distractions.

Millennials Aren’t Kidding About Their Declining Income

Millennials Aren’t Kidding About Their Declining Income

"Pensioners by comparison have seen income soar."

Study: Kids Who Learn About Scientists’ Struggles Do Better In Science

Study: Kids Who Learn About Scientists’ Struggles Do Better In Science

Science is hard work, even for geniuses.

A Historian's Disturbing Take on Why a Civilization Breaks Down

A Historian's Disturbing Take on Why a Civilization Breaks Down

This one might hit close to home... 

Plato's Problem with Loving Yourself

Plato's Problem with Loving Yourself

For the lover is blinded about the beloved...

BBC Headline: ‘Teaching migrants how to behave’

BBC Headline: ‘Teaching migrants how to behave’

That says a lot about the culture clash. 

The True Culprit behind Standardized Tests

The True Culprit behind Standardized Tests

Standardized tests are only the symptom, not the source of the problem.

61% of Americans believe Immigration Jeopardizes the Country?

61% of Americans believe Immigration Jeopardizes the Country?

That’s what Bloomberg is reporting.  

Beware the Sombreros of March

Beware the Sombreros of March

Some students at Bowdoin College decided to throw a "fiesta". Administrators have called it "ethnic stereotyping" and an "act of bias".

Does Homework Still Have Value?

Does Homework Still Have Value?

Contrary to what a recent Salon article claimed, homework apparently does still have value.

Pages