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A Tale of Two Indecencies Shows How We Got Trump

The lesson of the Roseanne Barr-Samantha Bee double standard.<p>By<p>Andrew Klavan<p>Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee seldom have anything interesting to say. But their recent controversies explain our political situation. Taken as one, the story has the precision of a parable.<p>Ms. Barr, a Trump supporter—in …

Samantha Bee

The Dark Side of the Enlightenment

Today’s advocates oversell the benefits of unfettered reason. They dismiss the contributions of tradition, religion and nationalism to human progress.<p>A lot of people are selling Enlightenment these days. After the Brexit vote and the election of President Trump, David Brooks published a paean to …

German Philosophy

Let’s Talk about ‘Tolerance’

Why do so many progressives fundamentally misunderstand the term?<p>Conservatives who enter progressive domains like the academy or elite media are …

Facebook’s Lax Data Policies Led to Cambridge Analytica Crisis

Social-media giant’s loose policing of app developers went on for years<p>Facebook Inc.’s loose approach to policing how app creators and others deployed its user data persisted for years, including after a 2015 effort by the social network to restrict access, according to court documents and people …

Social Media

Andrew Sullivan: We All Live on Campus Now

Over the last year, the most common rebuttal to my intermittent coverage of campus culture has been: Why does it matter? These are students, after …

Edge.org

Every year, more women than men become college-educated. The disparity is already prevalent across North America and Europe, and the trend is …

Policing Sexual Desire

The #MeToo movement’s impossible premise

Black Protest Has Lost Its Power

Have whites finally found the courage to judge African-Americans fairly by universal standards?<p>The recent protests by black players in the National Football League were rather sad for their fruitlessness. They may point to the end of an era for black America, and for the country generally—an era in …

Black Lives Matter

The Dog Who Means Nothing to Me

Last Thanksgiving my family gathered in Chicago and we lifted our glasses to the memory of Eko – the dog who meant everything to me. That same …

Positive Thinking

Gay Man's Guide to Dating After 50

<b>If you're looking for love, these tips will get you headed in the right direction.</b><p>by: Dave Singleton | Bette Davis used to say, "Getting older ain't …

The Problem of Identity Politics and Its Solution

<b>Matthew Continetti</b><br>Editor-in-Chief, <i>Washington Free Beacon</i><p>Matthew Continetti, the editor-in-chief of the <i>Washington Free Beacon</i>, received his B.A. from …

Lack of Intellectual Humility Plagues Our Times, Say Researchers

Researchers from Duke University say that <b>intellectual humility</b> is an important personality trait that has become in short supply in our …

Psychology

A chilling study shows how hostile college students are toward free speech

By Catherine Rampell<p>Columnist<p>Here's the problem with suggesting that upsetting speech warrants "safe spaces," or otherwise conflating mere words with physical assault: If speech is violence, then violence becomes a justifiable response to speech.<p>Just ask college students. A fifth of undergrads now …

Rights & Freedoms

Straight Talk for College Women

Be prudent about alcohol, and know that school administrators don’t have your interests at heart.<p>Dear female members of the class of 2021:<p>Now that you’ve set up your rooms and purchased your course materials, it’s time for some straight talk about sexual assault. If you follow the news, you’ve …

My Experience in a Postmodern PhD Program - Areo

About four years ago, I applied for a PhD program in a top university in a Brazilian city that will remain unnamed<b>.</b> Having spent all my life in the …

Sundar Pichai Should Resign as Google’s C.E.O.

There are many actors in the whole Google/diversity drama, but I’d say the one who’s behaved the worst is the C.E.O., Sundar Pichai.<p>The first actor is James Damore, who wrote the memo. In it, he was trying to explain why 80 percent of Google’s tech employees are male. He agreed that there are large …

Canine discoid lupus erythematosus

This article is about discoid lupus erythematosus in dogs. For the disease in humans, see lupus erythematosus.<p><b>Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE)</b> is an …

Liberalism: Believers Need Not Apply

Progressives have triumphed spectacularly over faith and tradition. Now they are targeting conscience itself.<p>Does liberalism have any room left for Christians and other believers? The question has been posed countless times, and each time liberals answer more decisively than the previous: No.<p>On …

Are Liberals Dying Out?

By now there is a huge body of literature in behavioral genetics, which shows that pretty much every psychological characteristic we can measure is …

Political Science

Top 10 Signs Of Cancer In Dogs

(Picture Credit: Getty Images)<p>It’s a dog owner’s worst nightmare hearing the four words: “Your dog has cancer.” But it’s a stark reality for many. In …

When A Beloved Pet Passes Away

One of our cherished cats, Luna, passed away yesterday.<p>She was part of our family for 14 years; a long time! Still, I am stunned at how much I miss …

Coping with the death of your pet

How to take care of yourself, your family, and other pets when you've had to say goodbye<p>When a person you love dies, it's natural to feel sorrow, …

From A Vet: 10 Early Warning Signs Of Canine Cancer

Advertisement<p>We hate the thought of our pups becoming ill, but being educated is key to keeping our dogs as healthy as possible. Everyone knows that …

The Meaning of Middlebury - The American Interest

<b>Flagg Taylor</b> is associate professor of political science at Skidmore College. He is the editor of <i>The Long Night of the Watchman: Essays by Vaclav</i> …

Conservatives Aren’t the Only Voices Silenced by Academia’s Intellectual Orthodoxy

Over the last three or four decades, the humanities have witnessed a shift so massive that it is barely noticed anymore. What was once an upstart …

Humanities

Jonathan Haidt on the Cultural Roots of Campus Rage

An unorthodox professor explains the ‘new religion’ that drives the intolerance and violence at places like Middlebury and Berkeley.<p>New York<p>When a mob at Vermont’s Middlebury College shut down a speech by social scientist Charles Murray a few weeks ago, most of us saw it as another instance of …

Rights & Freedoms

How French “Intellectuals” Ruined the West: Postmodernism and Its Impact, Explained - Areo

Postmodernism presents a threat not only to liberal democracy but to modernity itself. That may sound like a bold or even hyperbolic claim, but the …