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12 Things Parents of Mentally Strong Children Don’t Do

12 Things Parents of Mentally Strong Children Don’t Do

The key to raising resilient children is avoiding common unhealthy parenting practices.

Mexico's Crackdown Nabs Nearly 800 Illegal Immigrants in One Day

Mexico's Crackdown Nabs Nearly 800 Illegal Immigrants in One Day

Honoring its new agreement with the U.S. to adopt new measures to curb illegal immigration, Mexico recently arrested 791 illegal immigrants at its border. 

Don't Go to College

Don't Go to College

Who needs the degree? Skip the debt and learn a trade.

America: Still the Land of Hope

America: Still the Land of Hope

If the United States is such a bastion of oppression and misery, then why are so many immigrants, legal and illegal, trying to come here?

How a Backflipping Terrier Got Me Reading

How a Backflipping Terrier Got Me Reading

Amazingly, watching a dog act out the plot of classic novels doesn’t veer too far into the absurd.

‘I Want You to Panic,’ Said Greta, and Panic They Did

‘I Want You to Panic,’ Said Greta, and Panic They Did

Even if most of us are still using plastic drinking straws and driving gas-guzzlers, the words of the prophet from Stockholm have not fallen on dry ground.

Break Up the Social Media Companies to Protect Free Speech

Break Up the Social Media Companies to Protect Free Speech

Breaking up the monopolies on speech might save us—particularly anyone right-of-center—from encroaching online deplatforming, and preserve our ability to hear ideas outside echo chambers of bullied consensus.

New York Makes Rent Control More Severe

New York Makes Rent Control More Severe

Economists expect this legislation to reduce the construction of rental housing in coming years, making housing shortages worse.

Happy Birthday, Donald Trump… and Che Guevara

Happy Birthday, Donald Trump… and Che Guevara

Ironically, Donald Trump, the capitalist, and Che Guevara, the communist, share the same birthday.

A Zoomer Wants to Know Why Boomers Are Getting Free College… Again

A Zoomer Wants to Know Why Boomers Are Getting Free College… Again

Now, those of us in the zoomer (Gen Z) and millennial generations are not only footing the bill for Social Security and Medicare, we are also subsidizing boomer retirement hobbies with our tuition and tax dollars. What gives?

Divorced Dads Often Dissed by School

Divorced Dads Often Dissed by School

When schools treat fathers like they don’t exist, it’s not serving students well.

As Great as a Mom May Be, Kids Still Need Their Dads

As Great as a Mom May Be, Kids Still Need Their Dads

The ideal arrangement for children is that they live with both biological parents 24/7, because no one else has the same vested interest in their health, well-being, and success. 

Olympe de Gouges, Heroine of the French Revolution

Olympe de Gouges, Heroine of the French Revolution

Did women win some long-sought freedom from oppression in the male-dominated society of the ancien regime?

‘Socialist’ Nordic Countries Are Actually Moving Toward Private Health Care

‘Socialist’ Nordic Countries Are Actually Moving Toward Private Health Care

Socialist support in the United States is reinforced by politicians like Bernie Sanders who promise a great many “free” services, to be provided or guaranteed by the government. Does a working model of socialized healthcare even exist?

Saul Alinsky Explains Why Hank Haney Hit the PC Chopping Block

Saul Alinsky Explains Why Hank Haney Hit the PC Chopping Block

Moral of the story: If you’re a white guy named Hank, shut up.

The Seven Worst Ideas for Regulation This Century

The Seven Worst Ideas for Regulation This Century

Along with great economic performance has come a good bit of silly, one might even call it stupid, regulation and proposals for regulation. Here are my top seven for the United States, although I’m open to hearing about other, even stupider ones.

The NYT: More Biased Than They Care to Admit?

The NYT: More Biased Than They Care to Admit?

“Many trends develop over decades but I’ve never seen change so rapid as the breathtaking success of what one might call social justice concerns.”

 

Control vs. Controlling: The Difference Parents Need to Understand

Control vs. Controlling: The Difference Parents Need to Understand

A new study links anxiety in children with controlling parents.

Twelve Quotes from Leo Tolstoy on Truth, Violence, and Government

Twelve Quotes from Leo Tolstoy on Truth, Violence, and Government

Tolstoy is best remembered for his voluminous masterpiece novels, Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Yet, in quantity, at least, Tolstoy’s philosophical works rivaled his fiction.

Why Do We Wait so Long to Send Kids to College?

Why Do We Wait so Long to Send Kids to College?

Perhaps it’s time to set the bar high once again.

Why Bans on Plastic Bags and Straws are Annoying and Overrated

Why Bans on Plastic Bags and Straws are Annoying and Overrated

First, they came for the bags. Then, they came for the straws, but perhaps instead of looking for other common products to ban, we should look at what these regulations actually do.

How Portugal’s Livraria Lello Uses Price Discrimination to Improve Its Business

How Portugal’s Livraria Lello Uses Price Discrimination to Improve Its Business

The Livraria Lello bookshop in Portugal now requires prospective patrons to purchase a voucher, or ticket, in order to gain entry.

An Open Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives

An Open Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives

Were you not elected to represent your constituents and to defend American interests?

Are Children Their Parents' Property?

Are Children Their Parents' Property?

There is a categorical difference between sending your children to the best school you can afford, for example, and altering their genetic code.

The Greatest – and Least Acknowledged – Educational System in the World

The Greatest – and Least Acknowledged – Educational System in the World

If asked which is the best institution for learning beyond high school, most of us might answer Harvard or Yale, Stanford or MIT, Princeton or Berkeley. We’d be wrong.

Raising a Great Man: Four Child-Rearing Practices Used By Ben Franklin’s Father

Raising a Great Man: Four Child-Rearing Practices Used By Ben Franklin’s Father

Nearly a quarter of American children grow up in a single mother home. Will yesterday’s fatherless boys have difficulty raising today’s children?

The Most Unpopular Presidential Election Winner Could Win Again in 2020

The Most Unpopular Presidential Election Winner Could Win Again in 2020

Donald Trump is the first president to ever be elected while being actively disliked by the majority of Americans.

What Happens When Everyone Gets a 'Free' Lunch? Money Problems

What Happens When Everyone Gets a 'Free' Lunch? Money Problems

Lawmakers need to return school meal programs to their original purpose of assisting children in need – and not add more students to waste-prone programs.

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