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Iceland Needs the Lesson of ‘Atypical’

Netflix’s new show, Atypical, about the challenges of living as an autistic teenager, shows that disabled lives matter. People who live in Iceland might want to watch it—as an August CBS report about the country noted, Iceland has nearly killed off its Down Syndrome population through abortion. Here’s what Icelanders could learn from Atypical: people … Continued

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Are Joe Rogan and Ben Shapiro Redeeming Conservative Punditry?

Joe Rogan interviewed Ben Shapiro on his podcast last week, and it represented a new and encouraging wave of conservative punditry. Young conservatives are beginning to see through the shallow, self-serving outrage of the old TV and radio pundits, and are instead turning to figures who are willing to take an honest look at the … Continued

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How the Ivy League Lost Sight of What Matters

Earlier this summer, I attended a two-week summer philosophy course that included many students from Ivy League universities. It didn’t take long for me to realize that although these students were brilliant, they seemed to be receiving an education that was harming them. I learned that Ivy League schools have lost sight of what matters … Continued

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‘Master of None’ and the Virtuous Millennial

The millennial role model is here. It’s not a brash comedienne or an idealistic politician—it’s a short Indian dude. In the second season of Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series, Master of None, the show focuses on a millennial protagonist trying to do the right thing, a welcome change from the cynical ethos of many shows on … Continued

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Bill Nye, the Ideological Science Guy

You may remember Bill Nye from Bill Nye the Science Guy, the beloved 90s kid’s science show. But Nye’s new Netflix show, modestly titled Bill Nye Saves the World, targets adults—and ruins his legacy in the process. Saves the World tackles contemporary issues like GMOs, artificial intelligence, and homeopathy. Nye tries to explain with his … Continued

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My Fellow Millennials: Move Away for College

Fifty-eight percent of millennials stay close to home for college. They’re missing out. Moving away from home to go to school is an important part of growing up. It teaches independence and responsibility in a somewhat structured environment. For a generation that needs “Adulting School,” striking out on one’s own could be just what the … Continued

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Why We Need a Trump Sabbath

If you’ve been on Twitter or at a dinner party over the last year, you’ve noticed a pattern. Inevitably, the conversation comes back to a certain topic: Donald J. Trump. Donald Trump’s political rise has dominated our national attention since he announced his run for president. His comments about women, Mexicans, and his political opponents … Continued

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