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Who Knew? “Gone with the Wind” Actor Fought Against the Nazis

Who Knew? “Gone with the Wind” Actor Fought Against the Nazis

He was particularly hated by master Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, who viewed him as a serious threat. 

10 Noam Chomsky Quotes That Reach Across the Political Aisle

10 Noam Chomsky Quotes That Reach Across the Political Aisle

Thoughtful quotes from the "Father of Modern Linguistics" on his birthday.

A Date which will Live in Infamy

A Date which will Live in Infamy

President Roosevelt’s Speech to Congress after Pearl Harbor

It’s terrorism, but the vibe out there is strange.

It’s terrorism, but the vibe out there is strange.

What's the mood of the country? 

You’re Going to Have to Educate Yourself

You’re Going to Have to Educate Yourself

You can't depend on today's schools for everything.

Mother Jones: Only 4 Mass Shootings this Year

Mother Jones: Only 4 Mass Shootings this Year

It’s all about how you count them. 

Problem: 21% of Parents Don’t Require Their Kids to Do Chores

Problem: 21% of Parents Don’t Require Their Kids to Do Chores

Ever feel like a meanie by requiring your kids to help with family chores, such as folding laundry or washing dishes?

Is the U.S. an "Artificial Union"?

Is the U.S. an "Artificial Union"?

Today, it is often remarked that the American people are more divided than ever.

High School Curriculum 200 Years Ago vs. Today

High School Curriculum 200 Years Ago vs. Today

Has the curriculum in America’s high schools been dumbed down?

Have Americans Forgotten How to Make Friends?

Have Americans Forgotten How to Make Friends?

Americans are lonely, and now there are professional cuddlers.

The Wise Men Know What Wicked Things Are Written on the Sky

The Wise Men Know What Wicked Things Are Written on the Sky

Just as renewal of soul and body often is possible for the individual person, so whole societies may recover in considerable degree from follies and blunders.

10 Rather Sobering Quotes from Joseph Conrad

10 Rather Sobering Quotes from Joseph Conrad

Does this guy know how to party or what?! ;)

What Happened to Doing Good Things in Secret?

What Happened to Doing Good Things in Secret?

Yesterday, the internet was filled with praise for the story of a woman who bought a cake decorated by an employee with autism. 

How One Teacher Discovered That iPads in the Classroom are a Bad Idea

How One Teacher Discovered That iPads in the Classroom are a Bad Idea

“We put tablets in their hands and made their loads that much heavier.”

Virtual reality is coming. Is that a good thing?

Virtual reality is coming. Is that a good thing?

Everything will likely change. 

Single Moms Now Rooming Together

Single Moms Now Rooming Together

And not just for financial reasons, either...

Teaching Students to Write in the Wrong Way

Teaching Students to Write in the Wrong Way

Have we substituted an expanded vocabulary for clear, common sense writing?

Being Emotional Isn't a Form of Debate

Being Emotional Isn't a Form of Debate

Professor: “It has become clear ... that we are suffering the tragic results of having cut logic and rhetoric..."

No Yoga for You!

No Yoga for You!

How the cultural appropriation argument could backfire. 

Our Overcautious Society is Hurting Children

Our Overcautious Society is Hurting Children

“If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong.”

College President to 'Victimized' Students: 'This is Not a Day Care. It's a University!'
Let Your Child Play Outside? You Could Face Jail for That.

Let Your Child Play Outside? You Could Face Jail for That.

Does society need to step back from its overcautious mentality and allow parents to once again freely carry out their parental rights and duties?

The Way to Win a Revolution

The Way to Win a Revolution

Words matter. 

Do you have the post-holiday malaise?

Do you have the post-holiday malaise?

Maybe there’s something to learn from it. 

Philosopher: Believing in "Rights" is Like Believing in "Witches and Unicorns"

Philosopher: Believing in "Rights" is Like Believing in "Witches and Unicorns"

One attempt at a rational justification for morality was the creation of the concept of “rights.”

16 Things Mark Twain Actually Said

16 Things Mark Twain Actually Said

Some of your favorites might not have made this list. But these are still pretty damn good. 

Could You Pass New York’s Common Core Algebra Test?

Could You Pass New York’s Common Core Algebra Test?

Should students who plan to go to college be able to pass this test?

16 SOURCED Aristotle Quotes

16 SOURCED Aristotle Quotes

Many quotes are misattributed to Aristotle, but not these ones!

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