Dear Pedants: Your Fave Grammar Rule is Probably Fake

What constitutes ‘correct’ grammar in English seems to have a cyclical life, aided and abetted by new generations of enthusiastic grammarians.
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Donald Trump: The Id of Republican Politics

If Reagan is the Republican super-ego, the father figure that this latest generation looks up to, then Donald Trump is the id of Republican politics.

Which Kids Get Help in Class?

Addressing which students receive the most help.
Summer lake jump

Three Summer Studies to Beat the Heat

The dangers of summer vacation.

Cashing In on the Afro

The Afro still has the power to turn heads and incite controversy.

What Students are Forgetting this Summer

The gap between students when it comes to educational achievement may come down to more than schools.

Gender Roles in Early Parenthood

Parenting roles have changed enormously over a generation, but gender roles are still being propped up in some ways.

Panhandling and Other Jobs

A ban on panhandling simply ignores the issues behind the practice.

When Are Celebrities Role Models?

EDITOR’S NOTE: After this post was published, the writer and editors discovered that the scholarly article from Social Psychology Quarterly ...

What Gay Marriage Looked Like in the ’70s

In 1979, sociologist Joseph Harry took a look at what that era's marriage-like relationships between gay men were like.