@NaomiSRiley

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.


The Weaponization of Distraction

Naomi Schaefer Riley’s new book, Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat, will be published January 8, 2018. “Let’s go bowling!” my son suggested on the first weekend of winter vacation. It sounds like such a wholesome, old-fashioned idea for family fun. It’s an activity that people of any age and … Continued

Parenting

Parents Should Start the New Year by Reassessing Their Kids’ Screen-Time

Naomi Schaefer Riley’s new book, Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat, will be published January 8, 2018. “God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.” That’s what Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, said recently about the social media giant. He explained: Facebook “literally changes your relationship … Continued

Culture

Men Don’t Need ‘Reeducation’ About their ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Naomi Schaefer Riley’s new book, Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat, will be published January 8, 2018. What exactly is toxic about masculinity? In recent years, Americans have been having two parallel conversations about the problems with men in our society. On the one hand, there is the conversation on … Continued

Culture

The Problem with Robot Therapists

Naomi Schaefer Riley’s new book, Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat, will be published January 8, 2018. Is something bothering you? Do you have a problem you need to discuss or just a complaint to get off your chest? Are you afraid your mother will lecture you? Is your best … Continued

Culture

What Parents Should Know About Facebook’s New Messenger Kids

Naomi Schaefer Riley’s new book, Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat, will be published January 8, 2018. When it comes to children and technology, we always seem to be worried about the wrong things. If you needed any more confirmation of this, just check out the media coverage of Facebook’s … Continued

Parenting

Why So Many ‘Today’ Show Viewers Thought They Knew Matt Lauer

“Please don’t tell me it’s Al Roker. I just couldn’t take that.” That was the beginning of a conversation I overheard in an office building in Queens yesterday. The ladies (all in their mid-thirties) standing around seemed genuinely heartbroken upon hearing the news that NBC Today host Matt Lauer had engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior … Continued

Entertainment

Is ‘Wonder’ a Realistic Portrayal of Middle School?

“Is Wonder realistic?” I asked my son when we returned from seeing the movie last night. The two fourth grade boys and the two fifth grade girls who accompanied me had all read and loved the book on which the movie was based, but I wondered about what seemed like an extraordinarily happy ending. In … Continued

Entertainment


Why is No One Talking About the Fact that Al Franken is Married?

“He wouldn’t do it to Franni.” That’s what the writer Marilyn Suzanne Miller, a former colleague of Al Franken’s from Saturday Night Live, said after she found out about the recent allegations that the former comedian, now U.S. Senator from Minnesota, had kissed a woman against her will and had posed for a picture grabbing … Continued

Celebrities

What’s Funny About a Diversity Program for Comedy? Nothing!

Ladies and gentlemen, mark your calendars. On January 18, CBS is hosting its Annual Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase in Los Angeles. They are looking for “Male or female, 18+, open ethnicity… focused on African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American performers, performers with disabilities, and LGBTQ performers with an emphasis on individuals with extensive … Continued

Entertainment