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10 Quotes from Bertrand Russell on Education and Life

10 Quotes from Bertrand Russell on Education and Life

From the philosopher and Nobel Prize winner in Literature. These are great. 

No, Ted Cruz Doesn't Want to Wake Up Jesus

No, Ted Cruz Doesn't Want to Wake Up Jesus

Most Americans are religiously illiterate. 

In Wisconsin, It’s No Longer PC to Root for Your Team

In Wisconsin, It’s No Longer PC to Root for Your Team

High school sports spectators are the latest victims in our ban-happy culture.

Author: The West is Paralyzed by Horror

Author: The West is Paralyzed by Horror

According to David Goldman, the West's lukewarm response to Muslim extremists is a deep-seated theological problem.

Is it Unconstitutional for Unions to Force Teachers to Pay Dues?

Is it Unconstitutional for Unions to Force Teachers to Pay Dues?

Perhaps it's time to pass fairness on to our teachers.

Teaching Children Manners: Is It Still Worth the Effort?

Teaching Children Manners: Is It Still Worth the Effort?

Sixty-one percent of parents say they don't have time.

Study: Having Kids Helps You Live Longer

Study: Having Kids Helps You Live Longer

The findings go against today’s conventional wisdom, but hey – it’s science!

Russia's Latest Announcement Renews Fears

Russia's Latest Announcement Renews Fears

Russia's moving divisions and nuclear weapons westward. 

The State of the Union Hasn’t Always Been Political Theater

The State of the Union Hasn’t Always Been Political Theater

Blame Woodrow Wilson for what it is today.

Textbook Exec: "I Hate Kids"... Common Core "All About the Money"

Textbook Exec: "I Hate Kids"... Common Core "All About the Money"

Apparently, the man behind the ACORN sting videos is now set on taking down a new foe: the Common Core Standards.

Love doesn't need Marriage

Love doesn't need Marriage

But something else does. 

8 Quotes on Public Speaking for Tonight’s State of the Union Address

8 Quotes on Public Speaking for Tonight’s State of the Union Address

“Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason.”

Are Family Divisions Contributing to National Disunity?

Are Family Divisions Contributing to National Disunity?

Edmund Burke had something to say on that subject.

College Enrollment is Decreasing… Is That a Good Thing?

College Enrollment is Decreasing… Is That a Good Thing?

Declining college enrollment could be a sign that people are entering into the workforce sooner. 

Medical Journal: Talking Toys are No Substitute for A Parent

Medical Journal: Talking Toys are No Substitute for A Parent

Time for parents to slow down and invest time and conversation in their little ones?

Does 'Compassion' Really Demand That We Accept Refugees?

Does 'Compassion' Really Demand That We Accept Refugees?

Compassion should be subject to rational scrutiny. 

Child Brides, Boy Rape, and Exploding Children: Morally Relative, or Just Plain Evil?

Child Brides, Boy Rape, and Exploding Children: Morally Relative, or Just Plain Evil?

Time to abandon our acceptance of moral relativism?

Can Thinking About Death Make You Happier?

Can Thinking About Death Make You Happier?

It seems paradoxical, but it very well may be true. 

Are Computers Contributing to the Decline of Writing Skills?

Are Computers Contributing to the Decline of Writing Skills?

Writing proficiency scores declined when students wrote essays with computers rather than pencil and paper.
 

Penetrating Wisdom from Marcus Aurelius

Penetrating Wisdom from Marcus Aurelius

8 very carpe diem-esque quotes from the last emperor of Rome's Golden Age. 

Philadelphia Cop Shot: Clash of Civilizations Continues

Philadelphia Cop Shot: Clash of Civilizations Continues

Shooter did it in the name of Islam.

British Educator: Student Success Comes from “Quiet, sensible, matter-of-fact parents”
There's No Such Thing as a 'Fact'

There's No Such Thing as a 'Fact'

The term "fact" is an Enlightenment "folk-concept" that doesn't actually exist. 

Do LGBT kids need school choice?

Do LGBT kids need school choice?

A private school for LGBT kids is opening in Atlanta, but tuition is $13k.

Study: It’s Not Your Imagination, Modern Kindergarten is More Demanding

Study: It’s Not Your Imagination, Modern Kindergarten is More Demanding

Are we setting them up for academic burnout and failure?

Democracy, Greed, and the Perils of Equality

Democracy, Greed, and the Perils of Equality

A familiarity with Tocqueville’s essential Democracy in America would prove enlightening.

Are Thank-You Notes Becoming a Thing of the Past?

Are Thank-You Notes Becoming a Thing of the Past?

“I should be ungrateful then, if I did not take every Opportunity of expressing my Gratitude….” – Benjamin Franklin, 1735

Why Do Some People Lose Their S**T Over Bad ‘Star Wars’ Reviews?

Why Do Some People Lose Their S**T Over Bad ‘Star Wars’ Reviews?

People hate it when you criticize what they do for fun. The reason why might be deeper than first assumed. 

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