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Politics | Leftist Lunacy

Female Cyclist Who Lost To Transgender 'Woman' Speaks Out: 'NOT Fair' | Daily Wire

On Sunday, biologically male cyclist Rachel McKinnon, competing against biological females, unsurprisingly took home a gold medal at Sunday's UCI Masters Track Cycling World Champions

Politics | PC Culture

This New Study About The Unpopularity Of Political Correctness Will Shock You | Daily Wire

On Wednesday, Yascha Mounk, lecturer on government at Harvard University, wrote a fascinating piece for The Atlantic regarding a new study from Stephen Hawkins, Daniel Y

History | History

Americans Have Almost Entirely Forgotten Their History

History blindness, and a lack of basic civic knowledge, is unhealthy for a free country. Today, we are too busy tearing down our history than learning from it. That needs to change.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A Journey to the Moral Center of "Bro"

I've been thinking about Brad a lot lately, ever since I watched the Netflix hit rom-com, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, based on the book of the same name by Jenny Han. I felt I needed to know: Why do I care so much? Why now? Why this bro?

Politics | Interesting Links

Is Islam a Religion of Peace?

Is Islam a religion of peace? Is it compatible with Western liberalism? Or does Islam need a reformation, just as Christianity had the Protestant Reformation...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Online Museum Is Preserving 'Endangered' Sounds for Future Generations | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Politics | The War On Gender

Is Transgender The New Anorexia? New Study Suggests So

A blockbuster study suggests that in some cases transgender is a 'social contagion,' a maladaptive coping technique spread by peer groups and the Internet.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

The New Old Age | The Walrus

Longevity is now our reality. Are we ready for it?

Politics | Op-Ed

Dennis Prager: Explaining the Left: Part II

The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, did Americans a favor last week.

Miscellaneous | Other Interesting Stories

7 awkward situations people didn't have to worry about 30 years ago

Awkward moments are a given if you're a human being who works, dates, and has friends. But some of the most awkward situations possible have to do with digital technology and would have been unimaginable to previous generations.

Politics | The War On Gender

WATCH THE IDIOCY: BBC Reverses Boy And Girl's Names And Clothes To Test Adults For 'Gender-Stereotyping'

The BBC , in an attempt to take gender confusion to the next level, issued a video with the hashtag #NoMore Boys&Girls, in which a little girl toddler was dressed in boy's clothes and given a boy’s name, while a little boy toddler was clothed i

Politics | The War On Gender

Why 'Gender Neutral Parenting' Is Child Abuse

NBC reports on a parenting trend with a name as stupid as the thing itself: "theybies." This is the designation certain upper-class, white, liberal parents have given to their childr

Politics | PC Culture

Pedophiles Believe They Should Be A Part Of The LGBT Community

'Minor Attracted Persons'

Politics | The War On Gender

The non-science of transgender analysis

We could prove it but we don't feel like it

Politics | Media Bias

Media Outlets Attack Sen. Marco Rubio For Saying It's Bad To Use The 'F-Word'

Several outlets are attacking Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) for noting on Twitter that it's bad to use the “f word” and accusing Rubio of being insensitive in the wake of the Capital Gazette shooting.

News | The News

Gallup: Satisfaction With U.S. Direction Reaches 12-Year High

Americans' satisfaction with the way things are going in the country has reached a 12-year high of 38%, one point above last month's satisfaction rate.

News | The News

Pew: Most Americans Can't Tell Fact From Opinion | National Review

The research found that "Republicans and Democrats were more likely to classify both factual and opinion statements as factual when they appealed most to their side."

Politics | POLITICS

Ben Shapiro: We need fathers to teach manliness | Opinion

Deprived of purpose, too many men turn to empty substitutes for true manliness: a macho culture that prizes sexual conquest or physical strength.

News | Interesting Stuff

Why is the Drinking Age 21?

Ronald Reagan had something to do with it. FDR, too.

Politics | Politics

What Critics Don't Understand About Gun Culture

I carry a weapon—and it’s tied me closer to my community.

Science & Technology | Tech

‘Human Uber’ Lets a Surrogate Socialize For You

Lean into the hermit lifestyle by having a surrogate do the socializing for you.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Whatever Happened to Generation X?

As they head into middle age, the “slacker” generation of Philadelphians — sandwiched between the never-say-die boomers and the all-about-us millennials — is feeling overlooked, overworked and overwhelmed. But their chill, pragmatic approach to li

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Generation X had the luxury of being rebel slackers, but Millennials have to be total squares

You know Generation X. The ones who skateboarded through high school with flannel shirts and angry music during a period of economic stability. The ones who criticized the establishment while…

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

What's the Truth About the First Thanksgiving?

Should Americans celebrate Thanksgiving as a day of gratitude? Or should they mourn it as a day of guilt? Michael Medved, author of The American Miracle, shares the fascinating story of the first Thanksgiving.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Can My Children Be Friends With White People? - The New York Times

The rise of Donald Trump has broken bonds on all sides. But for people of color the stakes are different.

Miscellaneous | Other Interesting Stories

How We Killed Expertise - POLITICO Magazine

Average Americans have never much liked eggheads. That’s not a bad thing in itself: Americans are a skeptical but level-headed people

Miscellaneous | OTHER STUFF

Paying the price for breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture

These basic cultural precepts could be followed by people of all backgrounds and abilities, especially when backed up by almost universal endorsement.

Politics | Politics

Why Lee Should Go, and Washington Should Stay - NYTimes.com

Nashville — I grew up on Missionary Ridge, a Civil War battlefield overlooking Chattanooga, Tenn. In my childhood we could still find minie balls from the battle in which a young Union soldier, Arthur MacArthur, the father of Douglas, received the Medal of Honor.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

Hear the Interviews that Helped Build the Dictionary of American Regional English | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Why Professional Cuddling Is Booming Under Trump - Rolling Stone

In the wake of Donald Trump's election, people struggled to figure out how to cope – and some found the answer was as simple as human touch.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Generation X needs to save America from millennials

Though one of its own sits yet again in the White House, the baby-boom generation, 78 million strong, is finally preparing to depart the scene. Theirs is a 40-year legacy of war, debt and cultural …

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

The average American has only one close friend — here's how we got to this point

Stanford psychologist Emma Seppala says Americans are experiencing a crisis of loneliness, and it's partly a result of our desire for independence.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

At a Luxury Complex in India, the Maids and the Madams Go to War

A dispute between a maid and her employer led to a full-blown riot, an unusual boiling over of resentment between rich and poor in India.

Miscellaneous | Other Interesting Stories

America can't agree on how to deal with online harassment, if at all

If you're an American who's been harassed online, you're likely surrounded by others who've gone through the same thing.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Ken Doll Reboot: Beefy, Cornrowed, and Pan-Racial | GQ

For decades, Barbie’s boy achieved icon status by being a basic, buff, blue-eyed bro. No longer! Caity Weaver has an exclusive glimpse into Mattel’s new take on the all-American male.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A Sociology of the Smartphone

Smartphones have altered the texture of everyday life, digesting many longstanding spaces and rituals, and transforming others beyond recognition.

Politics | Politics

It feels like America is descending into chaos | New York Post

I turned 7 in 1968, and though my memories are necessarily fuzzy, I can still sum up a queasy sense of the chaos that pervaded the year as it streamed out of...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The lost world of 9/10: The Sept. 11 attacks and the end of American innocence

The day before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was the last day of American innocence.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

The Unsexy Truth About Millennials: They’re Poor - The Daily Beast

If you’re wondering why millennials don’t have much sex, and don’t buy cars, forget social theorizing: the harsh truth lies in their near-empty wallets.

News | News

Americans over 30 are more miserable than they’ve ever been - MarketWatch

“Adults over 30 are less happy than their predecessors,” concludes a study published online Thursday in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science, which examined happiness data from more than 50,000 adults, gleaned from the General Social Survey, carried out by NORC at the University of Chicago, a nonpartisan, independent research organization, which has collected information about American adults since 1972.

Politics | Op-Ed

Cecil the Lion -- Human Rights Matter Too | National Review Online

The uproar over the killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, Dr. Walter Palmer, is further proof that secular society inevitably produces moral confusion.

Politics | PC Culture

People Who Identify as Vampires Shouldn't Be Judged, Study Says | National Review Online

Stop being so judgmental! Sociology researchers are now insisting that we as a society start accepting people who choose to “identify as real vampires” — so that they can be open about the fact that they’re vampires without having to worry about facing discrimination.

Politics | Op-Ed

Sorry, Everyone, America Isn’t That Racist

It’s called “proof by example,” and it happens all the time. We take one event and point to it as evidence of a trend or, even worse, a universal fact—a dog attacked my child, therefore all dogs are vicious and should be put down. Despite its popularity,

Politics | Op-Ed

The Formal End to Judeo-Christian America - Dennis Prager

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the redefinition of marriage seals the end of America as the Founders envisioned it. From well before 1776 until the second half of the 20th century, the moral values of the United States were rooted in the Bible a

History | History

10 Already Obsolete Things Included in the 5000-Year Westinghouse Time Capsule | Mental Floss

The site of the 1939 World’s Fair is home to a time capsule that was put in the ground in 1938 and is due to be unearthed and opened in the year 6939. The “Immortal Well” that houses the capsule is located in the Westinghouse Pavilion of the fairgrounds in Queens, New York, and remains untouched to this day.

News | In The News

The Problem With the Backlash to the Game of Thrones Rape Scene

Awareness should not turn into obsessive hyper-vigilance. Those incensed by the fictional rape of Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones Sunday night include not only critics and ordinary viewers speaking out in social media, but at least one national politician.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Matthew Weiner’s MAD MEN and the double audience | YDS: The Clare Spark Blog

(Spoilers ahead). In all my years of watching television, I have never been so flummoxed as I was by the final season of Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men that purports to trace the ups and downs of its primary characters in a small NYC advertising agency, “St

Politics | Op-Ed

America's Decay Is Speeding Up - Dennis Prager

As one who loves America — not only because I am American, but even more so because I know (not believe, know) that the American experiment in forming a decent society has been the most successful in history — I write the following words in sadness...

Visual Arts | Photography

Photographer Creates Grids Showing How People on City Streets Look the Same

Fashion street photographers usually look for styles that are one of a kind. Hans Eijkelboom doesn't. For over twenty years, the Dutch 'anti-sartorial' pho

Politics | Op-Ed

We Have a Moral Divide, Not a Racial One - Dennis Prager

As we await protests and riots scheduled for Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere if a grand jury in Missouri does not indict the white officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager, a little moral clarity is called for. For decades now, we hav

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

5 Beloved Traditions Invented to Make You Buy Stuff | Mental Floss

Here's how some popular traditions came about, including diamond engagement rings and the ubiquitous green-bean casserole.

Politics | Op-Ed

Andrew Klavan: The Newest Threat on College Campuses: Microaggression | Truth Revolt

In which our brave and compassionate host takes a look at some real-life examples of microaggression and the deep harm such assaults can really do.  TRANSCRIPT:  OUR MICRO-AGGRESSIVE UNIVERSITIES I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. Wel

Miscellaneous | Other Interesting Stories

The many reasons millennials are shunning cars

And why we shouldn't dismiss the trend as a mere byproduct of the bad economy.

Miscellaneous | Other Interesting Stories

Tom and Jerry racist? Of course. Warning on Amazon and iTunes is appropriate.

Is that cartoon cat racist? Amazon Prime and iTunes now feature a warning to Tom and Jerry cartoons from the 1940s and 1950s that they “may depict ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society.”

Politics | PC Culture

Student suspended for saying “bless you” at school | FOX2now.com

A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.