Does Sex Ed Undermine Parental Rights?

From a newspaper ad in 1904

A fascinating, challenging op-ed piece in the New York Times. Here’s how the authors, Robert P. George and Melissa Moschella, both of Princeton University, begin: IMAGINE you have a 10- or 11-year-old child, just entering a public middle school. How would you feel if, as part of a class ostensibly about the risk of sexually [Read More...]

Envy, Death, and Toilets

The Kohler Numi, a new way to get the ladies (or the men)

What do envy, death, and toilets have in common? They have all been featured in recent articles in the New York Times. I found each of these to be fascinating, so I’m recommending them to you. “Envy May Bear Fruit, But It Also Has an Aftertaste” John Tierney examines recent studies on envy. His main [Read More...]

Great Music in Washington Square, New York . . . And It’s Free

So, you’re in New York City on a warm fall day and you don’t know what to do? I’d recommend a visit to Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. The park has been completely redone in the last few years and is delightful to the eyes. The people watching is unsurpassed. And you’ll be able [Read More...]

The “Broadway Bomb” Skateboarding “Race” in New York

Talk about things you don’t see everyday! When is the last time you saw 1,500 skateboarders racing down the middle of a busy street, weaving in and out of traffic, blasting through red lights, and celebrating as if they owned the world? If you missed the 2011 “Broadway Bomb,” here is a short video clip [Read More...]


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