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How Often Do Citizens Use Guns to Stop Violence?

By James D. Agresti | In a New York Times column entitled “How to Reduce Shootings,” Nicholas Kristof writes, “It is true that guns are occasionally used to stop violence. But contrary to what the National Rifle Association suggests, this is rare. One study by the Violence Policy Center found that in 2012 there were 259 justifiable homicides…

Men, Stop Virtue-Signaling and Return to Rules

By Ben Shapiro | An age-old truth becomes new again: Social boundaries help keep people in line. ‘My gender is terrible,” Politico Chief Economic Correspondent Ben White wrote earlier this week. Time Politics Editor Ryan League Beckwith tweeted, “Not tweeting tomorrow. Just retweeting women. Men: Join me.”

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

By Jean M. Twenge | One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends….

How Transgender Ideology Is Producing Child Abuse

By Michelle Cretella | Transgender politics have taken Americans by surprise, and caught some lawmakers off guard.  Just a few short years ago, not many could have imagined a high-profile showdown over transgender men and women’s access to single-sex bathrooms in North Carolina.  But transgender ideology is not just infecting our laws. It is intruding into the lives of the most innocent…

What a Successful College Career Looks Like

By R.J. Snell | In his widely discussed book Excellent Sheep, William Deresiewicz ponders why the interests and imagined possibilities of so many students tend to narrow rather than expand during higher education. As freshmen, he notes, many enter with big plans to be poets, statesmen, teachers, filmmakers, or whatever, but are funneled into narrow tracks of career options and and interests. The university hasn’t, it would seem…

‘He Named Me Malala’ – A Movie Review

When the world sees a teenager rooting for change, they are moved by the very effort. But sometimes they (the world) ends up ignoring what’s gone behind bringing about that change. We forget how this person is also a human being like any of us, except he/she believes and hopes a little more.  The story of Malala Yousafzai is unique, inspiring & moving and He Named Me Malala does justice to her story. It may just inspire…

Berkeley, Ann Coulter and Free Speech

By Lisa Kennedy | Ann Coulter’s canceled Berkeley speech has set off a delightful firestorm, and now we are in the midst of an absurd free speech debate that’s opened an oozing chasm on the left. The recent protests on college campuses from Berkeley to NYU have shown that loud lefties are using fascism to curtail free speech. Violence has erupted to squash words, so sticks and stones may break your bones, and they may be…

Progressively Regressive Sexuality: A Return to Pagan Morality

By Eric Metaxas | How often have you heard sexual progressives claim that those of us who hold to traditional sexual morality and marriage are “on the wrong side of history?”  But as one new book points out, it’s the proponents of the sexual revolution who are embracing a sexual morality that history left behind millennia ago—in the dusty ruins of the Roman Forum.