Does “Fighting Fire with Fire” Work with Toxic Masculinity?

Toxic masculinity can lead to acts of violence, but can more toxic masculinity stop it? Jonathan Delavan implores readers to reconsider this logic.

About Ben Carson’s ‘No’ to a Muslim President

Jessicah Lahitou looks at the role of the media and culture as a context for Ben Carson’s anti-Muslim remarks. — On Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson stated he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.” In a post for Monday’s Atlantic website, Ta-Nehisi Coates summed up many people’s feelings […]

Why I’m Running for President (and Why You Should Too)

Jeremy McKeen has one chance to run for the President of the United States, and he’s going for it.  — Thank the Founding Fathers and Mothers for a long American campaign season. This gives the people and media enough time to fall in love with, cover and analyze, and then forget the very people who think […]

When Politics Trumps Logic

Candidates like to think ahead, but this takes ‘measuring the drapes’ to a whole new level.

The Accidental Racist; Unintentional Messages Sent to Kids

What we don’t say about race can confuse kids.

If Job Interviews Worked Like Presidential Campaigns

What if applying for a job was as rigorous as trying to get elected?

A Lesson On Overcoming Self-Doubt

Feeling self-doubt is just part of being human, but understanding your psychology can help you overcome it.

A Few Reasons Why Republicans Have to Stop Saying President Obama is the Worst President in History

Republicans often claim that President Obama is the worst president in history but how does he really compare to the worst of the worst?

“Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis: Presidential Edition (Video)

Our President, as it turns out, is really f*cking funny.  — I don’t know if the President’s or Galinfianaskis’s sarcasm and wit shines more brightly in this interview, but I’ve been close to tears watching. Hats off to our President for maintaining such unabashed integrity while being asked these ‘tough questions.’ And many thanks for […]

Historical Parenting: The Fathers of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s impact will be felt for generations. Claire Thurston shares how Mandela’s two fathers helped to influence the type of man that he would become.

Presidents with Turkeys: A Photo Album

A photographic history of the presidency’s silliest tradition.

Boys and Girls, I Have Terrible News…

Steve Jaeger remembers the day that John F. Kennedy died. Where were you?

5 Lessons My Kids Learned From the Government Shutdown

Kyle Wiley made the most of the government shutdown by using it as a teaching tool for his two young children.

How to Fix Your Life

“My best friend’s father died. I went on eBay and tried to buy a new best friend, but all the best friends on eBay were too expensive.” By Mark Baumer

“Violence is an exclamation mark on a long sentence which starts during childhood and the suppression of boys’ emotions.”

These are comments by Kris Huson and Dan Bulf on the post “Dear Mr. President, Our Nation’s Boys Need Your Attention”.