Justice Served or Inappropriate Sentencing for Indiana Teen?

Nineteen year-old, Zach Anderson, is now listed among the most violent registered sex offenders after having sex with a young woman who admits to lying about her age.

The Collapse Experiment: Living the Apocalypse One Day at a Time

Budgeting my money for the summer, I left my job of fourteen years to embark on a journey into what the downfall of society might be like.

So . . . This Happened. Today’s ‘Three Things in Sports’

Our sports round-up features Ferguson protest by the St. Louis Rams, what’s good about sports from Ohio State/Michigan, and an epicly bad loss by the NY Football Giants.

True Policing is Compassionate Policing and Doing Good!

A small act of kindness by one Police Officer made all the difference in this family’s life and we are all better for it.

Finding and Harnessing Your Inner Caveman

There is a gratitude one learns as a hunter toward the meal before him.

Tis the Season for Feigning Football Interest

September brings my annual ritual of brushing up on the basest college football knowledge for use in conversation.

The Loss of Positive Male Role Models and Educational Priorities in the U.S.

During the 1950s, the scientist was the hero of our movies, saving us from space aliens and mutant insects. Why have our collective goals shifted away from educated men as role models?

Detroit: No Water, But Lots of Tests

Detroit is in trouble. Bill Boyle points out the city’s biggest flaw, and tells us why neoliberalism is not the solution.

Art, Farming and a Safe Place For Boys to Discover Meaning

Is this a model for serious education reform? Theodore Richards and The Chicago Wisdom Project.

25 Prominent Republicans Stand Up for Gay Rights in Michigan

A group of 25 retired Republicans in Michigan have banded together to join the fight against the state’s same-sex marriage ban, coauthoring a 40-page amicus brief in which they tackle arguments commonly used to defend the ban.

Crying Makes a Man Feel Whole

Tears of joy, disappointment, love, or loss–all add texture to man’s being.

How Voters Think, Obamacare Edition

One Michigan women shows how irrational voters can be.

A Month of Thankfulness: The Wind

Joanna Schroeder explains the glorious drama and sensual joy of standing in the middle of a swirling wind.

My Hometown by Default: A Life Spent in Culture Shock

Life as a missionary kid left Nate Owens without a hometown and longing for stability, bouncing between small Midwest towns and countries overseas.

Abusive Coaches Aren’t Just Men

Despite stereotypes, abuse of student athletes comes from both genders.

Eyes Devour

Deanna Ogle reflects on grief, David Rakoff, and fireworks.