How to Survive the Journey Ahead: A Graduation Message for a Terrifying Age

How to Survive the Journey Ahead: A Graduation Message for a Terrifying Age By John W. Whitehead “No matter who you are, no matter how strong you are, sooner or later, you’ll face circumstances beyond your control.” — Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones Those coming of age today will face some of the greatest obstacles ever encountered by young people. They will find themselves overtaxed, burdened with excessive college debt, and struggling to find worthwhile employment in a debt-ridden economy on the brink of implosion. Their privacy will be eviscerated…

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The Assault on Campus Free Speech Doesn’t Just Come from Liberals

The Assault on Campus Free Speech Doesn’t Just Come from Liberals By Elias Atienza The free speech wars flared up again in March when President Donald Trump signed an executive order tying federal research funding to protections for free speech on college campuses. Many conservatives see the free speech battle as a partisan affair, with endless media coverage of leftist protesters shouting down speakers or shutting down venues. But this narrative doesn’t tell the entire story: free speech is under attack from the right, too. Free Speech Is a Two-Way…

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The Curators: Culling “Fake News” or Controlling the Narrative? — Sharyl Attkisson

The Curators: Culling “Fake News” or Controlling the Narrative? — Sharyl Attkisson By Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson We’ve entered a brave, new world in the information age. Where it can be tough to know what’s real. Now there are movements to help us sort through it all— to teach our kids media literacy, to “curate” our information and cull out “fake news.” Sounds like a good idea. After all, who doesn’t want their news straight up? But what if some of those efforts are actually attempts to control the…

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US Schools Are Leaving Students Ill-Equipped to Compete with Artificial Intelligence

US Schools Are Leaving Students Ill-Equipped to Compete with Artificial Intelligence By Kerry McDonald We have long known that the robots were coming, but now that they are here, the mismatch between our modern education system and the technology-fueled workplace is glaringly apparent. As robots expertly perform routine tasks and increasingly assume broader workforce responsibilities, we must ask ourselves an important question: What is our key human differentiator? The Power of Creativity According to Boston University professor Iain Cockburn, who just published a new paper on the impact of artificial…

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5 Ways to Teach Liberty to Young Children

5 Ways to Teach Liberty to Young Children By Nancy Littlefield If you believe that liberty is important for the future, you probably wonder how today’s kids are learning about it. You might quiz young children in your life to determine what they know. You could scan their social studies texts to see how liberty is described. Ultimately, you will probably decide you should instruct them about liberty yourself. But how? Elementary and middle school-aged children are not developmentally ready to debate the border wall, the minimum wage, or the…

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Are 150+ Letters from Doctors and Scientists Enough to Convince Schools to Replace Harmful WiFi with Wired Internet?

Are 150+ Letters from Doctors and Scientists Enough to Convince Schools to Replace Harmful WiFi with Wired Internet? By B.N. Frank Seriously – 150+ letters. Even though some schools in the U.S. and around the world have already made the switch, most have not.  Eventually, like telecom companies, these schools may also be held liable for choosing to use WiFi instead of safer (and affordable) wired internet. There are plenty of organizations with information online about this too.  Here are some of them: Environmental Health Trust Generation Zapped National Association for…

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Toddlers and Screens: More Than 1 Hour a Day Can Cause Developmental Delays and Have Lasting Effects on Attention, Language, Memory, Social and Motor Skills

Toddlers and Screens: More Than 1 Hour a Day Can Cause Developmental Delays and Have Lasting Effects on Attention, Language, Memory, Social and Motor Skills By B.N. Frank The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a long history of advising against kids’ excessive use of screens as well as exposure to digital, electronic, and cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation-emitting devices and infrastructure. There’s plenty of research that has already suggested – if not already proven – that the more ALL KIDS use screens – the more this is harming…

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Education And The Dismantling Of The Mind

Education And The Dismantling Of The Mind By Jon Rappoport Are there any States in the Union that allow public schools to opt out of providing sex education to children? Of course, a counter-argument would be made that, although there was once a time when our country abounded in responsible two-parent families, that’s not the case anymore. Therefore, education about sex is lacking. Therefore, schools have to step into the breach and supply what is missing. Otherwise, children won’t know about STDs, pregnancy, contraception, etc. Over the last 40 years…

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Police Seized My Clients’ Children Because They Homeschooled. Last Week a Court Ruled It Was OK

Police Seized My Clients’ Children Because They Homeschooled. Last Week a Court Ruled It Was OK By Robert Clarke The Wunderlich family wanted to do what thousands of families in America do with no questions asked: educate their children at home. But homeschooling is not allowed in Germany, and the state has relentlessly pursued the Wunderlichs and even seized their children. One morning in August 2013, 33 police officers and seven social workers showed up at their front door, threatening to open it with a battering ram. The parents cried…

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Thanks to Their Student Loans, Millennials Expect to Die in Debt

Thanks to Their Student Loans, Millennials Expect to Die in Debt By Chloe Anagnos Adulting, the now common idiom goes, is hard. And to many millennials, the grim realization that debt will always be part of their lives is not making it any easier. In some cases, their debt load is so soul-crushing they expect to die without ever paying what they owe back. So how much does this problem have to do with the higher-education crisis the country is facing? As it turns out, everything. According to a study…

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