George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

For decades, Shaw was a staunch proponent of genocide, refusing to soften his views even after the full horror of the Nazi death camps was brought to light.

Is There a Case for Keeping the Lights on in America's Libraries?

Is There a Case for Keeping the Lights on in America's Libraries?

Americans have long treasured libraries.

Data Show California Is a Living Example of the Good Intentions Fallacy

Data Show California Is a Living Example of the Good Intentions Fallacy

"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it."

Meghan Markle Spent a Lot More on Clothes Than Kate in 2018. Here’s Why.

Meghan Markle Spent a Lot More on Clothes Than Kate in 2018. Here’s Why.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is enjoying the perks of royalty and it has come back to bite her.

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Gets Wrong about Europe

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Gets Wrong about Europe

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez justifying her vision of democratic socialism by invoking a caricature of Europe?

Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech

Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech

President Donald Trump made the case Tuesday night for the $5.7 billion he wants Congress to approve for a wall expanding the physical barrier along the southern border to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs.

Why One College is Making Cooking Class Mandatory for Chemistry Students

Why One College is Making Cooking Class Mandatory for Chemistry Students

Can a lack of cooking knowledge and skills hinder development in other areas?

Three Charts Showing How Childbearing Varies Across the US

Three Charts Showing How Childbearing Varies Across the US

The number of children and the timing of childbearing reflect some of the significant demographic divides in the U.S.

Owner of Historic Boston Restaurant Says Minimum Wage Hikes Hastened Its Demise

Owner of Historic Boston Restaurant Says Minimum Wage Hikes Hastened Its Demise

The owner says it’s due in part to a recently passed law that raised the minimum wage from $11 to $12 an hour on Jan. 1, and will further increase it to $15 by 2024.

Why Single Women Are (Way) More Likely to Own a Home Than Single Men

Why Single Women Are (Way) More Likely to Own a Home Than Single Men

In the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas, single women are almost twice as likely to be homeowners as single men.

Are We Witnessing the End of the Bitcoin Era?

Are We Witnessing the End of the Bitcoin Era?

Has the Bitcoin bubble burst? It is hard to say because Bitcoin does not fit into the categories which historically define a bubble.  

Falling IQ Scores Suggest We’re Getting Dumber. Can We Reverse Course?

Falling IQ Scores Suggest We’re Getting Dumber. Can We Reverse Course?

Are we getting dumber? Apparently so.

School Security Is Now a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry. Is There a Better Way to Protect Children?

School Security Is Now a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry. Is There a Better Way to Protect Children?

U.S. taxpayers spend nearly $700 billion each year on K-12 public schooling and that eye-popping sum shows no sign of slowing.

The Rich Never Actually Paid 70 Percent

The Rich Never Actually Paid 70 Percent

The 70 percent tax rate figures prominently in the financial equation behind the “Green New Deal” proposal championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Feminist Fantasy: Strong Women, Weak Men, No Children

The Feminist Fantasy: Strong Women, Weak Men, No Children

Television writer Andrew Davies has complained that "it is now 'compulsory' to have a leading lady capable of fending for herself."

Mr. Rogers: Responsible for the Entitlement Culture?

Mr. Rogers: Responsible for the Entitlement Culture?

Can millennials blame Mr. Rogers for leading them astray?

Was There a Star of Bethlehem? An Astronomer Presents the Evidence.

Was There a Star of Bethlehem? An Astronomer Presents the Evidence.

Astronomer and chairman of the New York-based American Museum-Hayden Planetarium, Dr. Franklyn Branley, addresses the question.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Networking

The Seven Deadly Sins of Networking

Play the long-game with networking, and you’ll have a better experience doing it.

What the Popularity of DNA Tests Really Tells Us

What the Popularity of DNA Tests Really Tells Us

Maybe what we hope to derive from these tests is exactly what the commercials for them promise: a people, a place, and a tradition in a time that frequently offers us none of those.

Why Elizabeth Gilbert’s Ideas about Happiness in Eat Pray Love are Wrong

Why Elizabeth Gilbert’s Ideas about Happiness in Eat Pray Love are Wrong

Gilbert’s ideas are popular, but many popular ideas are wrong.

Congress Used to Pass Bipartisan Legislation – Will It Ever Again?

Congress Used to Pass Bipartisan Legislation – Will It Ever Again?

Does the return of divided government in the current Congress mean not much will happen over the next two years? 

What is Hygge and Why Does Everyone Love It?

What is Hygge and Why Does Everyone Love It?

What is this idea of Hygge sweeping America and what are its origins?

Government Shutdown Shows Why We Need to Decentralize National Parks

Government Shutdown Shows Why We Need to Decentralize National Parks

The federal government has no skin in the game when it comes to shutting down monuments and national parks thousands of miles from Capitol Hill. 

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