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What is "Secularism"?

What is "Secularism"?

Obviously, we’re in a secular age. But what kind? Charles Taylor, author of the seminal book A Secular Age gives 3 definitions.

The Suicide of Thought

The Suicide of Thought

Naturalism may be insupportable as a worldview, but when generations now have had it beaten into them from the earliest age, is it really a surprise when there are those who take it seriously and act accordingly?

New Research Shows iPads are Not a Panacea for Educational Woes

New Research Shows iPads are Not a Panacea for Educational Woes

Have iPad initiatives been misguided?

A Primer on Courage

A Primer on Courage

Here is what Western civilization has traditionally meant by the term "courage."

Are We Over-Medicating Children?

Are We Over-Medicating Children?

Is it time to explore other avenues besides medication to deal with children who can’t sit still, have difficulty remembering instructions, or who need continual adult supervision?

Some Stories are Worth Remembering

Some Stories are Worth Remembering

Civilizations are built on stories. We're forgetting ours. 

Homeschooling Mom: We Pulled Out of the Public Schools Because of the System, Not the People

Homeschooling Mom: We Pulled Out of the Public Schools Because of the System, Not the People

As it turns out, teachers and homeschoolers may share some of the same critiques about today’s public education system.

More Americans Today Really Need to Read the Anti-Federalist Papers

More Americans Today Really Need to Read the Anti-Federalist Papers

5 important and largely unknown quotes.

Adults are Using Children's Activities to Unwind

Adults are Using Children's Activities to Unwind

These past few days, I’ve received two reminders about how stressful work is for many Americans today.

Libraries: Filling the Community and... Skills Void?

Libraries: Filling the Community and... Skills Void?

Libraries are evolving in a surprising way.

Obama Comes Out Against Intolerant College Students

Obama Comes Out Against Intolerant College Students

At a town hall meeting in Iowa, President Obama put in his two cents on the increasingly intolerant and censored atmosphere of today’s college campuses.

Other Things Have a Purpose... Why Not Human Beings?

Other Things Have a Purpose... Why Not Human Beings?

In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle contended that just as other things have a purpose for which they are made, or a function they are called to perform, so human beings must also have an ultimate purpose.

The Emerging Victimhood Culture is Scary

The Emerging Victimhood Culture is Scary

By now you’ve most likely heard about the increasingly sanitized, PC culture that is coming to predominate on college campuses. And on a weekly basis you witness a public figure self-immolate in an attempt to quell the frenzied demand of a mob for an apology.

Why Modern America Might Have the Most Equality It Ever Had

Why Modern America Might Have the Most Equality It Ever Had

We hear a lot about equality these days: equality in income, education, marriage, gender, race, class – the list could go on.

The Potential Problems with Universal Pre-K

The Potential Problems with Universal Pre-K

I wonder if universal Pre-K will be detrimental to both rich and poor alike.

This Clip Shows the Paradox of Western "Individualism"

This Clip Shows the Paradox of Western "Individualism"

From Monty Python's "Life of Brian" 

Don’t Just Read TO Your Kids; Read WITH Them

Don’t Just Read TO Your Kids; Read WITH Them

Unfortunately, many parents quickly give up on reading to their children.

Parents or the State: Who is the Primary Educator?

Parents or the State: Who is the Primary Educator?

If parents are the primary educators of their children, why not trust them to choose  the form of education which will set their child on the path to success?

Researchers Discover Why We Think Some People are “Creepy”

Researchers Discover Why We Think Some People are “Creepy”

It’s a frequently used term in modern culture, but one that has not been formally studied – until now. 

Only 6% of Americans Got a Perfect Score on This Science Quiz

Only 6% of Americans Got a Perfect Score on This Science Quiz

Conducted by the Pew Research Center.

Dining Out is Killing Americans' Budgets

Dining Out is Killing Americans' Budgets

70% of millennials blame dining out for their lack of savings.

“The Bride Has Nothing On”

“The Bride Has Nothing On”

A new trend in bridal fashion.

America: Listen to This Advice

America: Listen to This Advice

15 quotes from Edmund Burke.

The Return of Multi-Generational Households

The Return of Multi-Generational Households

The percentage of Americans living in multi-generational households is rising.

This Description of Medieval London Might Make You More Thankful for Government Intervention!
A Man's Life is of More Weight Than His Words

A Man's Life is of More Weight Than His Words

Something to remember... 

Louis C.K. Sets the Record Straight on What's "Fair"

Louis C.K. Sets the Record Straight on What's "Fair"

An important lesson for children to learn?

Is Despondency the Disease of Our Modern Age?

Is Despondency the Disease of Our Modern Age?

Here are seven symptoms of it.

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