Sitcom Infantalization and the Death of America

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How television moved from idealizing mature adults to overgrown children.

Is America Still Making Men?

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The good man is a glory of civilization; the bad man ruins it.

The Radical Son’s Progressive Daughter – by David Swindle

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Sarah Horowitz showed how the Left could save itself from self-destruction.

Nanny State Gone Wild – by Michelle Malkin

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Defining dependency up.

Bomb suspect came from elite family, best schools – AP

As a member of an uppercrust Nigerian family, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab received the best schooling, from the elite British International School in West Africa to the vaunted University College London. But the education he wanted was of a different sort: Nigerian officials say his interest in extremist Islam prompted his father to warn U.S. authorities. […]

David Brooks: The Hanukkah Story, NYTimes.com

Tonight Jewish kids will light the menorah, spin their dreidels and get their presents, but Hanukkah is the most adult of holidays. It commemorates an event in which the good guys did horrible things, the bad guys did good things and in which everybody is flummoxed by insoluble conflicts that remain with us today. It’s […]

What’s Liberating about Islam? – by Rita Karlsen

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“One is spared from having to think.”