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Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens, Anya Kamanetz
It's not your imagination: Tiny tots are spending dramatically more time with tiny screens. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, just released new numbers on media use by children 8 and under. The nationally representative parent survey found that 98 percent of homes with children now have a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone.
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NPR… What Do Asthma, Heart Disease And Cancer Have In Common? Maybe Childhood Trauma, Cory Turner - "Trauma" is a heavy and haunting word. For many Americans, it conjures images of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The emotional toll from those wars made headlines and forced a healthcare reckoning at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician, would like to see a similar... read more
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Why We Don’t Need Libel and Blackmail Laws, Walter E. Williams
January 24, 2018 - President Donald Trump said, “We are going to take a strong look at our country’s libel laws so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory about someone, that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts.” The president was responding to statements made in Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the.
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My Quest to Help Americans Rediscover the Bible, Dennis Prager
January 09, 2018 - I won’t make any assumptions about how many readers noticed I took a three-month break from column writing. Nevertheless, I want to explain why. I needed the time to finish the first volume of the biggest project of my life as a writer, a commentary on the first five books of the Bible, or what are called the Torah in Hebrew. The.
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The Daily Signal… Why We Are a Republic, Not a Democracy, Walter E. Williams
January 17, 2018 - Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, “What Happened.” Some have claimed that the Electoral College is one of the most dangerous institutions in American politics. Why? They say the Electoral College system, as opposed to a simple.
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The Daily Signal… Martin Luther King on the Limits of Civil Disobedience, Peter C. Myers
January 14, 2018 -- More than most years, 2018 will be a year filled with remembrances of Martin Luther King Jr. because in it falls the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination. It will also be a year filled with remembrances of 1968 itself as the culminating year of the 1960s, a year in which the country seemed divided even to the breaking point. In many such.
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The Daily Signal... You’re Never Ready to Get Married. But That Shouldn’t Stop You. Dennis Prager - January 02, 2018 - In every age, people say and believe things that aren’t true but somehow become accepted as “conventional wisdom.” The statement “I’m not ready to get married” is a current example. Said by more and more Americans between the ages of 21 and 40 (and some who are older than that), it usually qualifies as both meaningless... read more
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The Daily Signal… George Washington’s Sterling Character Set an Example for the Ages, Richard Lim - December 23, 2017 - For most Americans, the 23rd of December has no particular significance. But an extraordinary event happened on that day in 1783 in Annapolis, Maryland, that stunned the world. Gen. George Washington stood before the Continental Congress in Maryland’s State House and resigned his commission as the commander-in-chief of... read more
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The Daily Signal… What We Can Learn From Reagan About Celebrating Christmas, Lee Edwards - December 22, 2015 - San Bernardino. Boston Marathon bombing. Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. Paris Bataclan Theater massacres. Jihad, Islamic State. Caliphate. Syria, Iraq, Libya. Freddie Gray. Ferguson and Michael Brown. Assisted suicide. Whatever happened to peace on earth and good will to men? In times like these when I am thinking how... read more
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Inside Higher Education… Narrowing the Terms of Tenure, By Colleen Flaherty
December 13, 2017 - University of Arkansas professors want to stall a vote on system policy changes they say would upend the definition of tenure. Many fear the system is trying to focus on the vague concept of collegiality. It’s hard to build faculty consensus on anything, but professors across Arkansas and colleagues elsewhere are speaking out against proposed.
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Even the Best Laws Cannot Save Our Society, Walter E. Williams
December 13, 2017 - I’m approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I’m from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one of the unavoidable problems of youth—namely, the temptation to think that today’s behavioral standards have always been. Let’s look at a few of the differences between.
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Findlay Courier… Tots unwrap true meaning of Christmas, By Jeannie Wiley Wolf
Sat. Dec 9th, 2017 - CAREY — The tradition of Christmas School is alive and well in Carey. This year marked the 44th year for the annual five-day event meant to teach preschoolers about the true meaning of Christmas. “I inherited this,” said the Rev. William Schultz, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church which hosts Christmas School each year. “When.
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NPR… A Tech-Based Tool To Address Campus Sexual Assault, Anya Kamanetz
December 6, 2017 - Jessica Ladd was sexually assaulted while at Pomona College, just as one in five college women are. She says she found the reporting process, "more traumatic than the assault" itself. She felt "like I didn't have control. A lack of agency. I wasn't believed, and ended up regretting reporting." Ladd, now 31, put her experience "in a box.
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The Daily Signal… Celebrate the Pilgrims at Thanksgiving, Jarrett Stepman
November 20, 2017 - For most American families, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones, eat delicious food, and perhaps watch some football. But not everyone is pleased with the celebration of this holiday, and some have taken to maligning its “originators,” the Pilgrims. An editorial in Al Jazeera labeled Thanksgiving a “thoroughly nauseating affair.
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