Not long ago, the American Family Survey identified a lack of parental discipline and training as one of the biggest problems American families face. But according to family practice doctor and author Leonard Sax, that lack of discipline is simply the surface symptom of a greater problem: the decline of parental authority. Speaking about his … Continue reading This Doctor Nails the Problem with American Parenting
Back in the day, most teens had some sort of job lined up for the summer. For some, it was an extension of an after-school job they held during the year. For others, it was a seasonal type of job such as working at a drugstore or as a lifeguard in a pool. Recently, … Continue reading Why fewer kids work the kind of summer jobs that their parents used to have
A left-wing organization is wrongly labeling others as “hate groups,” a Muslim leader who works against Islamist terrorists says. Maajid Nawaz recently settled out of court with the Southern Poverty Law Center for over $3 million after he challenged it for listing his left-of-center group as extremist. “I want them to understand that something clearly went wrong in … Continue reading Muslim Who Squeezed $3M Out of SPLC for Calling Him an Anti-Muslim Extremist Says Others Also Wrongly Labeled
While browsing through a recently discovered bookstore, I stumbled across a book titled, Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right by Ken Stern. Finding the title intriguing, I opened the book and began reading about his experience breaking out of the political “bubble” and experiencing life on … Continue reading Is Loneliness Fueling the Rise of Political Polarization in the U.S.?
Progressives have been lamenting the absence of Barack Obama. The former president has been largely absent from the political arena since President Trump’s ascendancy to the office. This, of course, is the norm for ex presidents. But, as I noted in 2017, this tradition has proven difficult for progressives to accept for various reasons, including … Continue reading Obama Slams Identity Politics
Resilience, a crucial emotional attribute for a happy and successful life, is in decline across college campuses and workplaces. The head of counseling at one major university recently observed “a decrease in the ability of many young people to manage the everyday bumps in the road of life.” In a memo, which was shared by … Continue reading Learning How to Not Be a Snowflake
Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives – the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath – she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance that … Continue reading Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend