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Comedy Gurus Turn American Morals into a Big, Fat Joke

Friday, May 29th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

A Gallup poll released this week indicates that Americans are making the great exodus towards secularism on a number of key social issues including gay “relations,” sex and children outside of marriage, and divorce. Shortly after the stats were released, Megan Garber proffered insightful commentary at The Atlantic as to why comedians are the reigning […]

Inside the Dark and Scary World of Mommy Tech

Friday, May 29th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

“I don’t know how your father and I managed to raise perfectly healthy children without all this stuff.” That was my mother’s reaction to Buy Buy Baby, the suburban megastore modeled after its sister location, Bed Bath & Beyond. We got a kick out of the baby monitors that allow you to speak to your child […]

Fox News Contributor Goes Off on Christians

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

Fox News contributor Bernard Goldberg told Bill O’Reilly last week that Republicans live in fear of “the organized Christian right.” Goldberg and O’Reilly were discussing presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who recently asked a local reporter in Texas if the left — including the media — is obsessed with sex, after reporters repeatedly badgered him with […]

Obama’s New Propaganda Machine

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Our president has a Twitter account.   Who cares?  Apparently a lot of people. @POTUS set a Guinness world record for attracting a million followers in five hours.  That number included the abject faithful, harassing  racist trolls and the curious. What makes social networks (like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) serious business,  however, is not just their size. […]

Survey Says: Want to Be Happy? Have Kids! Less Stressed? Stay at Home with Them!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Yahoo Parenting and Care.com partnered on a survey of couples with and without children to determine who was happier. The non-kid couples proved happier by a 10% margin. That margin shifted drastically, however, when the couples were asked what they thought would make them even happier: 54% of those supposedly already happier couples agreed that […]

Finally! Boys Explained: If It’s Fun, Let’s Make It Dangerous

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 - by Tricia Lott Williford

Little boys fascinate me. I mean really, truly fascinate me. They are fearless.  Anything seems possible, and anything is worth trying.  They are born with an implicit understanding that it’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission. If it’s fun, let’s make it dangerous.  Loud is good and big is better. And if you can turn […]

Win DraftKings $1,000,000 Payoff Pitch Tonight By Avoiding These Daily Fantasy Myths

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 - by Max Steinberg

As a Daily Fantasy Sports professional, I think one of the most underrated skills a DFS pro can have is to be open to learning every day you play. DFS has been around for only a few years, such a short period of time that even the most experienced players have a long way to […]

5 Spiritual Lessons I Learned From My Pregnancy

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Whether this is your first time out or you’ve already been around the bend, take a moment to congratulate yourself, Ms. Mom. You are a miracle maker. You, hovering over the toilet in the midst of all-day sickness, are in the midst of accomplishing what no one else on this earth but you can do. […]

Reality TV Hits New Tasteless Height: ‘What’s Next, Big Brother Auschwitz?’

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Czech TV show takes family back in time to live under Nazi control: http://t.co/vmJEVruNcs pic.twitter.com/thDGlNfa2n — ABC News (@ABC) May 22, 2015 The Forward picked up the Telegraph‘s report on a new Czech reality TV show that requires participants to live under Nazi occupation: Just when you think reality television has reached peak absurdity levels, […]

Will the 21st Century Reunite Church and State?

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Before, organized, uniformed and relatively disciplined and conventional Arab armies fought under their national flag. Today the armies have been replaced by terrorist gangsters and black-cloaked jihadists. Conventional war has been replaced by terrorist attacks. Battles fought between tanks and infantry in remote deserts have been replaced by battles fought in densely populated civilian areas and behind the protection of human […]

How One Iraqi War Vet is Helping His Fellow Soldiers to Armor Down

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Hang w/ us in #DC this #memorialday. You’ll know us by the yellow ribbons. Last year’s video: http://t.co/bwtkp6fgqX #HonortheFallen — Ben King (@Ben_ArmorDown) May 21, 2015 Veteran Ben King is taking his role as a psychological operations sergeant in the U.S. Army into new territory. Now returned home to civilian life, Ben has created Armor […]

Interview with Thomas Fleming, Author of The Great Divide: The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 - by David Forsmark

Perhaps because he is next to George Washington on Mount Rushmore, Americans seem to think that Thomas Jefferson is equally essential to the American Founding.  In a terrific and ferociously argued new book, The Great Divide: The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation, Thomas Fleming shows us that while Jefferson is a pivotal […]

7 Heartbreaking Films of Military Valor

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Calling Memorial Day a “federal holiday” is a bit of a sacrilege. More than a day for big sales or a stretch at the beach, this is a time for remembrance.  Our freedoms are secured and preserved by those that serve. This is our day to honor their sacrifice—and our loss.  Over the years, Hollywood […]

Want to Avoid Raising a Brat? Here’s What You Need to Know

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 - by Avner Zarmi

Picture the scenario: Your little boy comes home from kindergarten and you tell him to do something he doesn’t want to do. He responds with the ethos of the playground: “Mommy, you’re stupid!” There are typically five kinds of maternal reactions (all of which I’ve actually seen, at one time or another), depending on what […]

Three Words You Should Never Say to a Young Mom

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 - by Tricia Lott Williford

I held my friend’s brand new baby, and I almost heard myself dole out that verbal adage that evokes serious maternal guilt.  I bit my tongue just before I told her, “Enjoy every minute.” Last night I met Cayden, a long-awaited newborn who is fifteen days old.  He was wide awake and snuggly, and I […]

Did You Receive Your ‘Wife Bonus’ This Year?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

In Lifestyles of the Rich and Non-Famous news, Manhattan bankers’ wives have negotiated bonuses for good “work” performance at home: A wife bonus, I was told, might be hammered out in a pre-nup or post-nup, and distributed on the basis of not only how well her husband’s fund had done but her own performance — how […]

The Real #WarOnWomen in One Easy Tweet

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

IT’S A TRAP pic.twitter.com/kDC6bT1Oh3 — The Happy Feminist (@HappyFeminist) May 20, 2015 This is what happens when you lump in pregnancy with chlamydia and refuse to include any real discussions on family planning and career in sex education classes. Is it any wonder women believe the best way to self-advocate is to demand free access […]

NYT Buries Research Revealing That Kids Need More Time With Mom, Less Dependence on Government

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

  The Old Gray Lady has decided there is “mounting evidence of advantages for children of working mothers.” It’s a politically correct headline that follows the newspaper’s classically liberal slant. But, like one of those extensive designer-drug warning labels, to find out what constitutes “advantages” you have to read the small print. The “silver bullet” […]

Why We’re Addicted to Nihilism: The Psychology Behind Mad Men’s Empty, Pointless Ending

Monday, May 18th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Sonia Saraiya, writing for Salon, observes the frustration of many fans in the wake of Mad Men‘s rather un-poignant series finale: I left this finale believing myself to be disappointed in Don Draper, but I’m really disappointed with myself. Disappointed for this narrative of settling for the modern world—which, along with its many perks, like lower infant […]

Why There is No Star Trek Death Cult

Monday, May 18th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Apparently, some people don’t know it is make-believe or at least that is what British authorities thought. According to recently released 1997 report, Scotland Yard feared young viewers might be inspired by Star Trek and other sci-fi TV to commit suicide or mass violence. While it is true Star Trek fans can get pretty zealous […]

Of Course America Is Giving Up on Christianity — We Gave Up on God Ages Ago

Sunday, May 17th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Christians decided going to church was enough, rather than advocating Christian morals and values. Jews decided even God wasn’t necessary. — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 12, 2015 If Ben Shapiro’s simply stated point isn’t enough to drive home the idea that the latest Pew survey on religious life in America reported absolutely nothing new, just […]

Analyzing the Winning Lineup in the $250,000 DraftKings Tournament

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - by Max Steinberg

One of the most helpful things we can do as daily fantasy players is to look at how great players make their lineups and try to emulate them. DraftKings ran a $250,000 prizepool, $1,000 buy-in Gold Glove on Wednesday, one of the biggest $1,000 tournaments you’ll find all year. A tournament of this caliber always […]

So, Now We’re Supposed to be Outraged by “All Male Panels”

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

#allmale Another all-white all-male panel, from Harvard! RT cc EUPanelWatch EuropeanWomen #AllMalePanels pic.twitter.com/GhsaFBlv6Y — Karen Melchior (@karmel80) May 14, 2015 This week contemporary feminists chose to go ga-ga over All Male Panels, a Tumblr site dedicated to screen-grabs of all-male panels in a variety of disciplines: This brilliant Tumblr page points out the lack of […]

4 Reasons American Crime Should be Called Americans Suck

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - by David Forsmark

If you love picking scabs, then have I got a TV show for you. Did you make it through 12 Years a Slave? I didn’t. I couldn’t. Life is too short. And I kind of wonder how many of the Oscar voters did. The critics who complained that The Passion of the Christ was torture […]