Atheists have had a rough couple of weeks. When Sen. Jeff Sessions, president-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, was asked during his confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate whether he thought a secular person could understand truth as well as a religious person, Sessions said, “Well, I’m not sure.” This, according to Michael Stone, … Continued
Naomi Schaefer Riley
Naomi Schaefer Riley is a weekly columnist for the New York Post and a former Wall Street Journal editor and writer whose work focuses on higher education, religion, philanthropy and culture. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum.
Ms. Riley's writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the LA Times, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She appears regularly on FoxNews and FoxBusiness. She has also appeared on Q&A with Brian Lamb as well as the Today Show.
How did Simone Biles and Aly Raisman go from America’s sweethearts to America’s sexpots in less than six months? It seems like just yesterday these young women—Biles is ninteen and Raisman is twenty-two—were back flipping across balance beams and swinging around uneven bars, sporting patriotic leotards and adorable hair bows. Now they’re acting in what … Continued
The first season of This is Us returns today, and like millions of other Americans, I will be tuning in. The Washington Post calls the show “the surprise breakout hit” of the fall season. “The pilot scored 10 million same-day viewers; with DVR viewing factored in, that jumped to 14.6 million. Adweek reports that the … Continued
Will any college male athletic teams be available to compete by the end of 2017? Last month, Princeton became the latest in a growing list of universities to suspend one of its teams as a result of sexually explicit emails sent among team members. “The behavior that we have learned about is simply unacceptable,” the school’s … Continued
When my oldest daughter was only a few weeks old, I carried her down the stairs in the middle of the night and slipped. Thank God, I landed on my backside and she was barely jostled as she landed in my lap. The combination of being a klutz by nature and having not slept for … Continued
There’s a moment at the beginning of the new movie Sing where Buster Moon (the Koala bear voiced by Matthew McConaughey) remembers how he fell in love with theater. He is watching a performance by the great diva Nana Noodleman (a sheep voiced in her early years by Jennifer Hudson) with his father and sees … Continued
Is it just me or does anyone else think there has been an awful lot of gang rape in the news lately? I don’t mean to make light of a horrific act, but it seems as if every day I open up the newspaper to find another case of a woman saying she has … Continued
Is there anything more embarrassing than being Madonna’s 15-year-old son? Last week, the Material Girl made news when her son Rocco Ritchie decided he’d rather stay with his father in London than hang out with his mother for the holidays. Madonna and director Guy Ritchie divorced in 2008 after eight years of marriage. Their younger … Continued
Preschool is three days a week for two hours and fifteen minutes, but for some parents, that is too much time away from their children. Thanks to the advances of modern technology the teachers send home email updates with pictures of what goes on during the day. It seemed cute at first, like a nice … Continued
If you need any further evidence that parents cannot count on having the same standards as other members of their community when it comes to kids’ behavior, just look at the story in Sunday’s New York Times Style section. It turns out that some mothers and fathers hosting after-prom parties are requesting that parents sign … Continued