Monthly Archives: January 2012

Our concern over ‘decency’ is misguided

This post was originally published at Time.com There’s something ironic and misguided about the Supreme Court’s delicate concern for our television-watching sensibilities. The Justices are currently debating whether the FCC can continue to enforce its policies on nudity and profanity on broadcast … Continue reading

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Women should be required to register with the military, too

This post was originally published at Time.com As we wind down another war, it’s worth asking why we exclude women from the selective-service rolls. Registration is required of all men over 18, including even undocumented and foreign residents, and military … Continue reading

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The harsh bigotry of Twilight haters

This post was originally published at Time.com Hating Twilight is so 2009, and with the newest installment, Breaking Dawn, ruling the box office, the juggernaut hardly needs defenders. But the virulent seriousness of the haters is surprising. Many of the reviews have heaped … Continue reading

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Why are we depriving our teens of sleep?

This post was originally published at Time.com Daylight is at a premium these days, and if your family is anything like ours, your teenagers are having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. “Delayed sleep phase” is … Continue reading

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Has empathy become the new scapegoat?

This post was originally published at Time.com At Harvard College in September, a controversy erupted over the adoption of a “freshman pledge,” which for the first time asked incoming students to sign a commitment to act with respect, integrity, and … Continue reading

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The call of the dolphin mother

This post was originally published at CNN.com (CNN) – Have you heard a Tiger Mother’s prescription for superior parenting? As described by Amy Chua, a Yale law professor, in her recent and controversial book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” it includes relentless … Continue reading

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Want to get your kids into college? Let them play

This post was originally published  at CNN.com (CNN) – Every day where we work, we see our young students struggling with the transition from home to school. They’re all wonderful kids, but some can’t share easily or listen in a group. Some … Continue reading

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