Fatherland

The Kaufmans may have been on a high-seas adventure, but their lives were depressingly similar to ours.

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This school claims to take the angst out of education. The results make it look that way—among other things. 

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I’m really grateful to Paul Berman for his reply to my recent New Republic column “Stop Forcing Your Kids to Learn a Musical Instrument,” a reply that is good-humored and sympathetic. The past day has actually been a rather difficult one for me, as that piece upset a lot of people.

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Our daughter Rebekah, who is in second grade, takes three after-school classes every week. On Monday there is violin; on Wednesday, Hebrew; and on Thursday, ballet. One of these classes connects her to a religious tradition going back three thousand years. Two of them are pretty well pointless.

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The New Puritans

When did liberals become so uptight?

When I read last month that voters in Portland, Oregon, had defeated a bill that would have fluoridated their drinking water, I was reminded of my first experience with an anti-fluoridation wacko. Jeffrey lived three houses down from me when I was a child. He was in his forties, lived at home with his mother, and did not work. I suppose that today he would be diagnosed as a highly functioning autistic. He was bright but very awkward.

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"Daddy, What's a Sperm Donor?"

This is the question I fear most

This is the question I fear most.

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Raising Children Requires Outsourcing

All parents do it, whether they realize it or not

All parents do it, whether they realize it or not.

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Making Time for TV

Why parents who love television should let their kids watch, too

Why parents who love television should let their kids watch, too.

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Maybe It's Time I Picked Up a Pot Habit

A father of three considers a late-night high

A married father of three considers doing what he's never done: smoke pot habitually.

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