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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.

Is it Safe to Come Out of my Safe Space?

By Eric Metaxas (Source) | One academically rigorous, left leaning university has put its incoming freshmen on notice.  It’s become so commonplace on American college campuses that it’s hardly news anymore. Students demanding “safe spaces,” where they aren’t confronted by any idea that might offend them or challenge their way of thinking. Trigger warnings: Professors having to announce that a particular book…

Culture Impacts Our Understanding of International Relations?

By Angelo M. CodevillaUnderstanding one’s own country is the indispensable prerequisite for dealing with others. Necessarily, the way we deal with foreigners follows from how we understand what America itself is about, and generally how we believe we should relate to the rest of the world. How professors and books present international relations…

Sorry, Everyone: The American Middle Class Is Winning

By David Harsanyi | The American middle class is disappearing. This is what everyone says, all the time. Although the notion propels many political debates, it is simply not true. At the very least, it is a debatable proposition. Yet I can’t remember a single journalist, debate moderator, or editorial board pushing back when a politician drops the usual trope about the middle class…

Do Progressives Really Need Western Civilization?

By Steve Balch | Among academics, the term “Western civilization,” once totemic, has grown impolite. To use it without sneer or smirk can rouse suspicions of Eurocentrism or even bigotry. Many academics who think themselves “Progressive” today equate Western civilization with racism, sexism, imperialism, homophobia, greed, plutocracy, and almost everything…