Are you a PATRIOT or an IGNORAMUS? Test your July 4th knowledge.
The marketplace of ideas would be a lot stodgier and less fluid—and more dangerously larded with lies—if it weren't for humor. As Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert show night after night, often the best way to edify an audience is by making them laugh. HBO late-night host John Oliver did just that ...
This post is not a scam, I assure you. You’ll find three (very different) paths to riches outlined below. But to appreciate my advice, I need to depress you a little first. Start with these data points. About 5 percent of Americans already consider themselves rich, and the top 5 percent of ...
"All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation." - W. H. Auden Auden, the great English poet who spent part of his twenties in the United States, was 28 when Alcoholics Anonymous, the organization dedicated to helping people break drinking addiction and ...
Maybe so, but everything depends on what your faith is grounded on. Begin by recalling the thought experiment English theologian William Paley proposed in 1802: while traipsing across a field, you trip on a stone and find yourself wondering how the stone got there. “I might possibly answer...it ...
Religious freedom is a crucial right, but it can go too far.
It's no mean task to admit we're wrong or to pinpoint the cause of our intellectual errors. But we can try. Darwin is proof that it can be done.
With opposition to Obamacare waning, Republicans need a new issue to propel them toward November and beyond.
Is a surprise trip to Disney World the best gift you could give your kids? Um, no.
The joys of childhood take a backseat to "preparation for college and career."
The risk of huge news stories like the Bundy report or the comments and subsequent punishment of the Clippers' owner, Donald Sterling, is that we outsource all of our racism on a few caricatures of prejudice.
Tales of hidden research, perverse incentives and profit-hungry pharmaceutical companies should give you pause before filling that prescription.
Want to tell which of your Facebook friends are brightening your day, and which are bringing you down? There's an app for that.
Take a guess: what percentage of the world's nuclear weapons would cause the deaths of one billion people?