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Are Long Distance Commutes Damaging to Families?

Are Long Distance Commutes Damaging to Families?

Many no longer bat an eye over the fact that their commute to the office could take an hour each way.

School Districts Hiring Consultants to Help Kids Play

School Districts Hiring Consultants to Help Kids Play

A growing number of school districts are outsourcing recess duty to Oakland-based company Playworks. 

Kissing the American Dream Goodbye

Kissing the American Dream Goodbye

The American dream has been downsized.

America's Coming Demographic Storm

America's Coming Demographic Storm

The baby boomer retirements have begun.

Should We Be Teaching Philosophy in High School?

Should We Be Teaching Philosophy in High School?

In the U.S., it’s commonly believed that philosophy is too complex for high school students. But in the history of the West, that’s actually a fairly recent notion, and not one universally held. 

Northern States Supported the Right to Defend Yourself

Northern States Supported the Right to Defend Yourself

Contrary to what The Atlantic wants you to think, there was a strong national culture that supported the right to self-defense. 

Welfare Recipients: Better Off Without the Government?

Welfare Recipients: Better Off Without the Government?

America’s system of welfare was once run through “mutual aid societies,” which brought small, local groups of individuals together to help their neighbors with money and other support in times of need.

Woman Fulfills Lifelong Dream of Becoming Blind

Woman Fulfills Lifelong Dream of Becoming Blind

A sympathetic psychologist agreed to put a couple of drops of drain cleaner in each of her eyes. 

Should U.S. Students Get More Exercise and Playtime Like Those in Finland?

Should U.S. Students Get More Exercise and Playtime Like Those in Finland?

Play is a natural desire for kids, after all.

5 Cool Coolidge Quotes

5 Cool Coolidge Quotes

There’s a lot we can learn from our 30th president.

Is critical thinking overrated?

Is critical thinking overrated?

Maybe we need more training in thinking and reflecting, and less in being critical.

Have You Seen the "Bone Church"?

Have You Seen the "Bone Church"?

Marquis de Sade said of it, “I have never seen anything more striking.”

Aaaand Another Study Says Preschool Hurts, Not Helps

Aaaand Another Study Says Preschool Hurts, Not Helps

Is it time to hit the pause button before more states charge ahead to fund preschool for all?

Actress: "Feminism doesn't create equality, it creates separation."

Actress: "Feminism doesn't create equality, it creates separation."

Marion Cotillard recently made several un-PC statements about feminism.

Philosopher: Why a 'Secular Society' is Doomed

Philosopher: Why a 'Secular Society' is Doomed

According to Remi Brague, a secular society cannot last long. 

Sex trafficking and family breakdown, is there a link?

Sex trafficking and family breakdown, is there a link?

On the victim’s side, if I made generalizations, it’s typically a runaway kid, a kid from a dysfunctional home, looking for love...

Poetry: Teaching to Think

Poetry: Teaching to Think

Should schools today incorporate more poetry into the curriculum?

Fewer Children Today are Playing the Piano

Fewer Children Today are Playing the Piano

The AP reported back in January that piano sales in the U.S. have dramatically declined.

Are Today’s Schools Giving Children “Worthless Literature” to Read?

Are Today’s Schools Giving Children “Worthless Literature” to Read?

Compared to this 1892 list, it would certainly seem so.

7 Disturbing Eugenics Quotes

7 Disturbing Eugenics Quotes

H.G Wells, Margaret Sanger, Bernard Shaw, John Maynard Keynes, Justice Holmes, etc. were all eugenicists.

Fearing Your Government's Military is Reasonable

Fearing Your Government's Military is Reasonable

Even the Founders thought a well-armed citizenry was a good deterrent. 

One Thing You Should Know about Vladimir Putin

One Thing You Should Know about Vladimir Putin

Last year, Putin assigned three books to Russia's regional governors. 

London Grade School: “No TV or Tech… Not Even at Home.”

London Grade School: “No TV or Tech… Not Even at Home.”

Should the U.S. invest in more unplugged schools like this one in England?

An Education We're Missing Living in Cities

An Education We're Missing Living in Cities

Divorced from nature, we do not have as many examples or experiences to pull from.

Pew Report: Half of Americans Believe Immigrants are Bad for the Economy

Pew Report: Half of Americans Believe Immigrants are Bad for the Economy

Should our immigration policies be limited to those who are committed to self-government and the other principles upon which America was founded?

Why It's Still Important to Memorize

Why It's Still Important to Memorize

Like most students today, I had an education in which memorization was not emphasized. My understanding is that it is even worse now.

Hollywood Star Became Stay-at-Home Dad After Wife Died of Cancer

Hollywood Star Became Stay-at-Home Dad After Wife Died of Cancer

Actor Rick Moranis was a fixture in many movies I watched growing up - Ghostbusters, Spaceballs, Parenthood, Honey I Shrunk

Are We Less Free Than in Times Past?

Are We Less Free Than in Times Past?

The author seems to think many today live as bees in a hive and cogs in a machine rather than as truly free individuals.

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