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Good News from Campus: University Stands Up for Speech

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Doing their best to invite a new dark age, student and faculty groups at institutions of higher learning throughout the nation have started labeling certain academic materials with “trigger warnings” which enable students to opt out of exposure. A few institutions have responded by standing up for free speech. The latest is American University in […]

Don’t Like Gays in ‘Star Wars’? You’re a Homophobe

Monday, September 21st, 2015 - by Tyler O'Neil

Star Wars fans anxious to see “Episode VII: The Force Awakens” get a taste of the new universe in a new book, Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath: Star Wars. But not all fans are rejoicing — many are panning the book for bringing sexual politics into mainstream science fiction. Don’t worry about all the haters, though — […]

5 Essential Life Lessons I Never Learned in School

Monday, September 21st, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Looking back on my public education, I was well prepared to take tests regurgitating random factoids, but poorly prepared to live in the real world. Now in my mid-thirties, many important lessons have been learned the hard way and at great cost. Here are five essential life lessons I never learned in school which would […]

Why the Hell Would Anyone Want to Read the Bible?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

The day I came across this Tweet referencing this Gallup poll titled “Majority Say Moral Values Getting Worse“: The age of Obama has led to a real sea change in moral attitudes in a variety of areas. — Avi Woolf (@AviWoolf) September 7, 2015 I also came across this story picked up by IMRA titled […]

‘Settled Science’ Is a Myth

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - by Tyler O'Neil

Never trust a politician who quotes “settled science.” It used to be “settled science” that the universe was eternal and static, that fat makes you fat, and that the sun revolves around the earth. Before “global warming,” the scare was “global cooling” — a new Ice Age would end life on earth as we know […]

Bullying and Teen Suicide Explained: It’s Public Schools

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Last year, lawmakers in the state of Minnesota imposed a vast new anti-bullying bureaucracy in public schools. The argument for it centered around the experience of gay and transgender students. The new anti-bullying gestapo aspires to eliminate any possibility of such students encountering criticism or the slightest hint of rejection. Of course, in order to […]

Trigger Warning Parody: Imagine a World Where That Mean, White, Cisgendered Syllabus Can’t Hurt You

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

Professor: “Close your eyes and imagine you are in a world free from triggers. Imagine that that mean, white, cisgendered syllabus can’t hurt a young, gay man like you, Eric.” Student #1: “Wait, what? I’m not gay…” Student #2: “Uh…is this Literature 101?” That’s what a lot of people are asking these days. Unlike college […]

Fans Defy Anti-Religious Ruling, Sing Halftime Hymn

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

The term crusade has taken on a certain irony in recent years, as zealous atheists have organized legal challenges against expressions of religion in the public square. Historically, the constitutional separation of church and state was never interpreted to prevent individuals or groups from expressing their beliefs in public forums. But that hasn’t stopped activist […]

College Football Star Publishes Children’s Book

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

If you’re like me, you’re counting down the days until college football starts. Nothing compares to Saturdays in the fall and the tailgating, pageantry, and traditions that go along with college football season — especially here in the South. I’ve written in the past about how the South does college football best, and I devoted […]

Filthy, Money-Grubbing Abortion Clinics vs. Compassionate Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Friday, August 14th, 2015 - by Brianna Sharbaugh

I remember the first time I drove past an abortion clinic. Brown, dirt-covered walls, cracks in the pavement, weeds growing up the side of the building — it was not a pretty sight. I could not help but wonder what the inside looked liked, and I questioned how anyone would trust the occupants of such […]

Parents, Here’s Your Horrifying Infographic of the Day

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

According to State of Digital, the Internet is dumbing-down our kids:  At the age of just five, more than 50% of American children habitually use a computer or tablet device, while 95% of those aged 12 to 17 years regularly access the internet, spending more time online than their parents or teachers. 80% of American […]

A Doctor Who Advises Parents to Trust…Their Intuition?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

In an interview promoting his new book The Intuitive Parent, Dr. Stephen Camarata balks at “…the marketing frenzy aimed at ensuring educational success, the neuroscience of learning and the heightened anxiety that has made parenting today a competitive sport.” Quite frankly, it’s a refreshing read coming from the world of academia. Camarata, a father of 7, […]

We Can’t Have Kids Because Global Warming and Other Paranoias

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

As a Gen-X/Millennial crossover, I have a number of friends who claim they don’t want children of their own. None of them can give a solid reason why. Most of them express fear of puking while pregnant or screwing their kid up for life as if they’re living in a television-reality of their own making. […]

Boy Scouts Capitulate on Gay Leaders — Liberals Still Angry

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Tyler O'Neil

In yet another act of conservative capitulation, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted to reverse its policy against openly gay scout leaders last week, with an important exception for church-based troops, who can choose to keep excluding them. Unfortunately, this may alienate the Boy Scouts’ huge conservative constituency, without satisfying the Left. As an Eagle […]

British Researcher Picks Exactly the Wrong Video Game to Push Her White Privilege Theories

Friday, July 24th, 2015 - by Moe Lane

Here is the background: National Review came across a Ms. Victoria Cooper, who wrote a paper called Playing Politics: Exploring Nationalism and Conservatism in Fantasy Video Games. It is… well, like many papers of this type, it reads like the conclusion (white people play games to reinforce their white privilege, when they’re not just outright […]

[VIDEO] Amazing 13 Year Old Demolishes Common Core in 3 Minutes

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

A 13-year-old boy named Christian attended last week’s Orange County Board of Education meeting and elegantly smacked down the federal takeover of local education standards, telling the board, “You are not educating my generation.” Instead Christian said, “There needs to be more of us being taught rich, content based curriculum. Being taught how to think, […]

Are They Kids or Employees? Are We Parents, or Just the Boss?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Consequence Chart for Moms and Kids via @BusyMomsHelper #Parenting — 5minutesformom (@5minutesformom) June 13, 2015 The other day I came across a “Consequence Chart” when surfing parenting Tweets. It’s a simple list detailing consequences for various actions taken and it’s meant to hang in a common area of the home as a contractual […]

Why I Want to Parent Like Steve Jobs

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

One of the first discussions we had as new parents involved how we were going to introduce technology to our child. For my husband, a computer geek and career engineer, the immediate desire was to get his kid pushing buttons fast. Suddenly he was ready to change cell providers just to get a more rugged […]

Why It’s Hot to Rag on Jurassic Park, Chris Pratt and Sexism in Hollywood

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

So, some so-called feminist wrote a “scathing” review of Jurassic World in the Daily Beast, accusing the film of being overtly sexist because it features a corporate bitch who discovers her mothering instinct in the midst of rescuing her two nephews from an onslaught of wild dinosaurs. Let’s make one thing clear: If that woman existed in […]

Should Unvaccinated Children Be Forced to Stay Home From School?

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Theodore Dalrymple

It so happened that I was preparing an introduction to an anthology of the writings of Edmund Burke when I read an article in a recent edition of the New England Journal of Medicine with the title “Social Distancing and the Unvaccinated.” One of Burke’s main contentions, at least according to me, is that politics are, […]

28 Things You Can Do to Raise Sane Kids in an Insane World

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

“I’m the new normal,” cooed Caitlyn, with a serious, authoritative look. The long-haired, attractive celebrity model said this while being interviewed on CNN. This celebrity has been the topic of many articles and has graced the cover of many magazines — including the most recent edition of Vanity Fair, where the curvy Caitlyn posed in a […]

You’re Not Going to Believe How Many Valedictorians There Are in One Ohio School District

Friday, June 5th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

From the Columbus Dispatch: Graduation ceremonies might still be going on if Dublin schools had asked all of its valedictorians to speak. There were 222 of them. That means two out of every 10 graduates at Dublin’s three high schools received top honors this year. Dublin Scioto had 44 valedictorians, Dublin Jerome had 82, and […]

Adopted Boy Gets Bullied at School. Then Something Amazing Happens

Friday, June 5th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

James Willmert is a fifth grader from Franklin Elementary School in Minnesota. Although his name sounds very American, he was actually born in Colombia. His mother, Margi, adopted him as a baby from an orphanage. A terribly sad history, of course, but James’ story becomes even worse. The boy has a severe learning disability that caused him […]

How This Bad Parenting Technique Can Turn Kids into Alcoholics

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Parents today have a bevy of scientifically proven parenting methods to choose from when it comes to raising their children. Magazines don’t just talk about putting them to bed on time or making sure they eat their vegetables. Now, it’s all about how you do it that matters. Are you going to attach and hug […]