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I confess to feeling a little surge of excitement this week in watching the trailer for the new Star Wars film. I thought the Narnia movies were pretty good, I greatly enjoy Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, and I do...

Posted by: Dwight Longenecker on April 30, 2015

We recently discussed the changing ethnic make-up of New Zealand...

Posted by: Shannon Roberts on April 27, 2015

The father of modern criminology, the 19th century Italian sociologist Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909), believed that criminality was...

Posted by: Michael Cook on April 23, 2015

We don't expect our elected leaders to never make mistakes. But is it asking too much that they learn from them? Given the president's renewed call for student loan forgiveness, one wonders.

Not even a decade has...

Posted by: Antony Davies on April 21, 2015

New data from the U.S. Treasury shows that the federal government has amassed $74 trillion in debts, liabilities and unfunded...

Posted by: James Agresti on April 17, 2015

Americans tend to think of assassins as mentally-unbalanced individuals, who kill–or try to kill–for reasons that make little or no sense. There is John Hinckley, who put a bullet into Ronald Reagan’s chest in a an attempt to impress the object...

Posted by: Stephen Klugewicz on April 15, 2015

The News Story - U.S. sees rise in unmarried parents

The number of children born to cohabiting couples is rising, and scholars worry about the economic ramifications for children.
 
Reports the ...

Posted by: Nicole M. King on April 10, 2015

The idea of “privilege” has been a growing fad on college campuses over the past decade. While discussions of “white privilege,” “male privilege,” “heterosexual privilege,” and “able-bodied privilege” were once relegated to a few liberal arts...

Posted by: Joshua Daniel Phillips on April 9, 2015

With over 1.1 million Facebook fans and a reach of 3-5 million individuals each week, we have learned a lot from our audiences. 

When it comes to the millennials, we have noticed a worrisome outlook on love showing up frequently in...

Posted by: Devin Foley on April 3, 2015

For at least three decades now I’ve talked about liberal education in public, but I can say in my own favor that I’ve done it—at least done it lately—with a somewhat bad conscience. That bad conscience comes in part from adding yet more to a...

Posted by: Eva Brann on April 1, 2015