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Millennials: A Lost Generation Without the Booze and Jazz

Millennials: A Lost Generation Without the Booze and Jazz

They entered an economy ravaged by their parents,  Now they must regroup, persist and somehow prevail.  

The Heart of the Matter: Families and Fatherhood

The Heart of the Matter: Families and Fatherhood

Why don’t our politicians and others begin a campaign to "revalorize fathers and men?" Such a campaign would cost little money but might bring great gains in nearly all parts of our society.

Three Tips for Talking to Your Spouse about Finances

Three Tips for Talking to Your Spouse about Finances

As you plan for your future together, couples should talk about money decisions as "we, us, our." Language matters.

Meat-eating Made Homo Sapiens Brainy and Brawny

Meat-eating Made Homo Sapiens Brainy and Brawny

Red Meat is good for you.  It made the human race. 

Homer's Advice for Husbands and Wives

Homer's Advice for Husbands and Wives

Homer writes about honor, war, politics and love.  His portrait of the marriages of Hector and Andromache as well as  Odysseus and Penelope provides good advice for successful relationships. 

Trump May Be Down, but He Shouldn't Be Counted Out.

Trump May Be Down, but He Shouldn't Be Counted Out.

Even unpopular presidents have a way of getting reelected.

Why Steve Jobs, not Bill Gates, Was the True Education Visionary

Why Steve Jobs, not Bill Gates, Was the True Education Visionary

Apple’s visionary motto of “Think Different” challenges the status quo, while Microsoft’s “Empowering Us All” may just capture the next incremental change on a well-trodden path.

How America Let the Culture of Disrespect Get Out of Hand

How America Let the Culture of Disrespect Get Out of Hand

There are a couple factors at play in the rise of childhood disrespect.

Why 'Taxing the Rich' Falls on the Middle Class Instead

Why 'Taxing the Rich' Falls on the Middle Class Instead

Taxing the rich sounds great... until one realizes that those taxes fall on the middle class instead.

The Government Shutdown Exposes Another Reason to Abolish the TSA

The Government Shutdown Exposes Another Reason to Abolish the TSA

There is no empirical evidence that the TSA prevents terrorism.

Mistakes People Make When They Are Fired

Mistakes People Make When They Are Fired

Everyone will get fired at some point in a career.

The Immigrants Challenging Europe’s Code of Silence on Islam

The Immigrants Challenging Europe’s Code of Silence on Islam

They have been liberated by their ethnic backgrounds to speak more candidly than the vast majority of their countrymen.

The Profession that Dare Not Speak Its Name

The Profession that Dare Not Speak Its Name

If someone is so delusional as to think I don’t work, then calling myself a “work-at-home mom” isn’t going to change their minds.

How Fantasy Helps Us Appreciate the Past

How Fantasy Helps Us Appreciate the Past

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.

 Visa Overstays Don’t Negate the Benefits of Border Barriers

Visa Overstays Don’t Negate the Benefits of Border Barriers

Prominent organizations and individuals have repeatedly misled the public about the life-threatening consequences of illegal immigration and the role that a comprehensive border barrier would play in reducing them.

The Ironies of Illegal Immigration

The Ironies of Illegal Immigration

A recent poll revealed that one-third of Mexicans (34 percent) would like to emigrate to the United States. Such massive potential emigration into the United States makes no sense.

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.

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