How to Make (and Keep) Friends Across the Political Aisle

Just how polarized are we as a country? The Pew Research Center revealed last week that Democrats and Republicans don’t have many friends of the opposite party. According to a new poll, 64 percent of Democrats and 55 percent of Republicans have just a few or zero close friends from across the political aisle. And … Continued

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Sorry, Ivanka. Kindergarteners Don’t Need to Learn to Code

Those who do not read what other people have said about the future are doomed to repeat the same silly ideas. Last week, Ivanka Trump announced that “coding truly is the language of the future” and wrote an op-ed for the New York Post explaining why kids as young as kindergarten need to spend more … Continued

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Now, Even Your Dinner is Supposed to be Part of the #Resistance

Americans are quickly growing weary of politics seeping into every crevice of life. Long gone are the days of simply sitting down to watch a football game and enjoying some snacks. Today, one must endure the political stunts of kneeling players while wondering if those chicken wings you put on the buffet were humanely raised … Continued

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Why are We Condescending to Indigenous People on Columbus Day?

If we could do it all over, things would be different. That seems to be Americans’ attitude toward the way we treated indigenous people. In a new survey by the polling firm YouGov, released in time for Columbus Day (now renamed Indigenous Peoples Day by various localities including, most recently, Los Angeles), Americans say that … Continued

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Now, Even Dr. Seuss is Politically Incorrect

On September 26, Liz Phipps Soeiro, school librarian at the Cambridgeport Elementary School in upscale Cambridge, Mass., wrote a “thank-you” letter to First Lady Melania Trump for a gift of ten Dr. Seuss books Melania had made to the school in honor of Read a Book Day. The letter would make Miss Manners blanch. It … Continued

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Trump’s Latest Victims: Adjunct Professors?

You know the myth that poverty causes radicalism? Liberals often trot it out when discussing Islamic terrorists: They kill because they’re poor and desperate and Western countries have made them that way. Never mind that the 9/11 hijackers were college educated and middle class. Or that according to one recent British study “youth, wealth, and … Continued

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The Real Message Behind the Statue of a Naked Woman on the National Mall

Washington D.C., a city that welcomes close to twenty million tourists each year, may get a new one: A forty-five-foot statue of a naked woman may be coming from San Francisco to spend several months on the National Mall. The artist, Marco Cochrane, described his intentions in creating this work as follows: “These sculptures are … Continued

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What do the NFL Protesters Really Want?

Before the 2016 football season even started, Colin Kaepernick had been demoted. He had once been a star quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. But after suffering injuries to his shoulder, hand, and knee, his performance was declining, so the 49ers benched him. As he nursed his wounded pride on the sidelines before a preseason … Continued

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