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Ever been to a Communist Easter egg hunt?
I was the bat boy for the "Knoxville Smokies" for five years. I can’t think of a better way to grow up than spending those thousands of hours at the ballpark. I felt extremely lucky, and still do.
The “Rolling Stones” have real drive. But ABBA’s music better reflects the human condition. My suspicion is that the as the Baby Boomers age and disappear, so too will the Stones.
Watching episodes of the 1960's show "The Twilight Zone," I noticed that we used to define adulthood as coming to accept that mankind's negative traits can be ameliorated, but not completely eradicated.
Young men need authority structures to belong to, and in lieu of that, some are turning to hate.
I also wonder if Jussie Smollett ever encountered a university administrator who taught him that one could gain power by feigning impotence and claiming victimhood. If so, that would explain a lot
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four,” Winston Smith tells us. “If this is granted, all else follows.” When I read this line 25 years ago I didn’t understand what Orwell was saying. Now I do.
Those radicals of the 1960s seem to have won the game. Or have they?
Shakespeare's solution to toxic masculinity is a message we would be wise to consider.
Do the failed fathers and mentors of MCU reflect failed fatherhood and mentorship in current American culture?
Those who “don’t remember history are condemned to repeat it.” But the hostile media apparently don’t remember history and are at it again.
For centuries, people have immigrated to this country in search of the “American Dream.” Think about it. What other nation has the word “dream” attached to its name?
From the comfort of our armchair, The Office shows us what we see in others, we can see in ourselves.
In essence, Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson are encouraging and equipping people to pull their lives together.
They’ll probably start out watching clips from innocuous shows like “Peppa Pig” or “Paw Patrol,” but it’s all too easy for them to end up in much darker territory.
As a former CBS News correspondent, Lara Logan's assertions about media bias have real credibility. These charges are not new and fail to see the real danger to media with alternative viewpoints.
Far from being the “guardians” of democracy or the supposed voice of the people, the current media and academic establishment is the revolutionary vanguard at odds with the common American.
The worst example of how little things have changed is the movie I, Tonya.
Even the measurement of gender bias is subject to gender bias.
The Lord of the Rings. Star Wars. Harry Potter. These beloved fantasies, despite their differences in tone and setting, all have one thing in common.
Television writer Andrew Davies has complained that "it is now 'compulsory' to have a leading lady capable of fending for herself."
Can millennials blame Mr. Rogers for leading them astray?
Yet if we step back, we can think of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” as merely a milestone in the long process that brought the culture to where it is today.
Real-life nannies aren't all they're cracked up to be.
Has busyness become a coveted status symbol?
As the Grinch discovers, a fully human life is possible only for those whose hearts are big and full.
Parents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for concern.
If we were judging Walt for his bigotry and only looking on the outward appearance, we suddenly realize that we were also guilty.