Unaccountable Public Schools by Larry Sand. California schools keep changing the standards of measuring them in order to keep pace with declining performance. More.
Porn Is the Missing Piece in the Louis C.K. Story by Mary Rose Somarriba. Pornography rewires its viewers’ brains, distorting the way they interpret the behavior of those around them and making them believe that unacceptable behavior will be welcomed. […]
Roy Moore Reminds Me of My Rabbi by Bethany Mandel. In 2014, on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Rabbi Barry Freundel led the congregation of his Washington synagogue in pursuit of humble repentance before God. Ten […]
Is Spirituality Our Natural Inclination or Is It Learned? by Philip Perry. There’s a trend in sociology within the last century or so, arguing for or against what’s known as the Intuitive Belief Hypothesis. While psychology has been contributing to […]
Struggling to see Palestine by Michael Press. For Westerners, the Bible and its prophecies have obscured as much as they’ve revealed about the Holy Land. More.
Undoing the Dis-Education of Millennials by Adam J. MacLeod. I teach in a law school. For several years now my students have been mostly Millennials. Contrary to stereotype, I have found that the vast majority of them want to learn. […]
New York’s Teacher-Credentialing Battle by Larry Sand. As charters train teachers their own way, the floundering establishment fights back. More.
The Rise and Fall of Rolling Stone by Rich Cohen. What happened when Jann Wenner traded the hippie dream for pop-star friends and luxury. More.
PT reviews A Natural History of Wine by Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle.
How Internet Porn Is Changing How Men and Women Are Having Sex by Philip Perry. Sexual satisfaction is important for pair bonding in a relationship, as well as for one’s own psychological health. What’s more, we’re living in an age […]
CJ reviews Ask the Janitor: An Insider’s Look at Public Education in America by John B. Muciaccia.
Amazon’s Utopian Criteria by Steven Malanga. Looking to open a second headquarters somewhere, the online retailer sets cities and states scrambling to fulfill its contradictory set of demands. More.
Antonin Scalia’s Son Speaks About His Father’s Legacy by Dominic Lynch. In an interview with The Federalist, Christopher Scalia opens up about his father and discusses ‘Scalia Speaks,’ a new collection of the late Supreme Court justice’s speeches. More.
What Allan Bloom Got Right by Todd Gitlin. At his most persuasive, Bloom argued that the university’s original sin was to downgrade philosophy and discard the Great Books. The practice of substituting breadth for depth ushered in “trendiness, mere popularization […]
The Decline of the Midwest’s Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies by Jon Marcus. And there could be far-reaching consequences for the national economy too. More.
CJ reviews Free People, Free Markets: How the Wall Street Journal Opinion Pages Shaped America by George Melloan.
The Charcuterie Board That Revolutionized Basketball by Baxter Holmes. In the past three years, the Warriors have won two NBA titles with the most explosive offense in history. This is the inside tale of how it all began — on […]
The Battlefield is Dead by Antoine Bousquet. The traditional arena of war is no more. Will it give way to a perpetual continuum of military and paramilitary violence? More.
The End of Football by David Gornoski. By 2050, the National Football League (NFL) will be like the Barnum and Bailey Circus of today. Bankrupt, closed, irrelevant, morally passe. In the early 20th century, the circus was all the rage. […]
Betraying Liberal Education: A Response to President Paxson of Brown University by R.J. Snell. Today’s universities are allergic to making substantive claims about what it means to live well in a good society. But liberal education, rightly understood, is a […]