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America, Your Child is Safe from Murder. Your Child is Safer from Murder in School.

Last week, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released its annual report on safety in U.S. schools, bringing our knowledge of school killings up to date for the 2011-2012 school year. Our mass media worries incessantly about the murder of children in the United States, but if you read the report you’ll learn two things.

First, […]

Google Wants Kids To Use Apps On The Playground Instead Of Playing

The message of this advertisement seems to be: Get your students an Android tablet from Google For Education, and video game learning can replace physical education. What Google genius thought that would be an effective piece of marketing? […]

GOP White Supremacist In Congress Tells Democrats To Hurry Up And Kick Hispanic Kids Out Of The USA

The legislation that Steve Scalise demands the Democrats allow to move forward would result in federal agents going across America, hunting down Hispanics that Steve Scalise and his racist allies find undesirable, breaking up families, and sending children out of the country. GOP leadership told us not to worry, but right now, before our eyes, Steve Scalise is promoting a NeoNazi vision for America. […]

Pope Francis Encourages Parents To Hit Their Children

That Pope Francis believes that it is beautiful and dignified for a father to violently strike his own children shows that he is in no position to serve as a hero for American liberals. […]

Let The Homeland Wither

If Republicans want to force us to choose between protecting children in America and funding for some programs within the Department of Homeland Security, I say that we choose the children. […]

Senate Republicans Vote To Kick Children Out Of America

Today, Republicans in the United States Senate voted in favor of H.R. 240, a bill that would kick large numbers of children out of the United States – in the name of Homeland Security.

Right wing conspiracy theorists come up with all kinds of crazy ideas about secret plans by FEMA to set up concentration […]

A Religious Lesson About Forgiveness

It’s a common claim that religions around the world teach the wisdom of forgiveness.

MoneyMatters101 writes, “Every major world religion teaches that forgiveness is necessary and important. Forgiveness is truly a universally accepted principle and provides common ground for love, acceptance, harmony and true happiness.”

“All major religions teach the necessity of forgiveness,” writes Help […]

The Benefits Of Religion, In The News

We see with the case of the Child Evangelism Fellowship that religion helps children to gain a sense of purpose in their lives – and to force that sense of purpose on other children. […]

Raising a Joyous Oddball? Check Out Learning Unlimited and Splash In

Raising a teenager who takes more joy in set design and coding and tropes than in playing soccer or cruising the popularity circuit or being voted King of the Prom, I would like to say that I found the perfect experience for him later this month in MIT’s SPLASH program. For just $40 (or free […]

For a Grieving Child I Love: Love, Aubrey

A few months ago, my wife was diagnosed with a deadly cancer that will kill her sooner or (a bit) later and is causing a lot of pain along the way. I’m not only married; I have school-aged children, too. While I keep one eye on my wife I keep another on my children. They’ve […]

Triple Unreality

1. Viewing medical records and smiling. 2. While holding a baby and caring for a well-behaved toddler. 3. In a clean kitchen.

For more unreality, see It’s Like They Know Us.