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Opinion: Your Grade-Schooler Doesn't Need a Cell Phone

Call it a day -- cell phones just aren't for kids. Credit: jupiterimages
Today's conventional wisdom seems to dictate that "cell phone" should be right there on the back-to-school shopping list along with markers, crayons and new shoes, but whe...

Opinion: Young Girl's Death Not the Result of Too Many Bake Sales

A young girl died in a tragic accident because ... schools are too obsessed with fundraising? Huh? That's the conclusion New York Times writer Jim Dwyer reached July 16, after reading the results of an investigation into a school trip that we...

Opinion: Right to Die Billboard Sends the Wrong Message

Is this billboard irresponsible? Credit: Jerry McCrea, The Star-Ledger
A billboard in New Jersey is sending a dangerous message to kids. The sign, on Route 22 in Hillside, N.J., reads "My Life, My Death, My Choice" and is followed by the web...

Opinion: Sarah Ferguson and Those Bloody Joneses

In case you missed it, here's the scoop -- Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was caught on camera offering access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, in exchange for half a million pounds. The video, titled "Fergie's Dirty Deal" by the fair and b...

Opinion: 'Scarface School Play' Video Not a Big Effing Deal

"Scarface School Play," the YouTube sensation of the week, wasn't the big effing deal that people thought it was. And we all just need to calm down. It turns out that no school actually staged Brian DePalma's classic drug dealer movie as a p...

Opinion: Is Being a Wimpy Kid Better Than Being Cool?

These kids may be wimpy, but they have each other. Credit: Twentieth Century Fox
With the movie version of Jeff Kinney's best selling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" hitting theaters today, we have to ask: Which would you rather have -- a popular kid or...

Opinion: The Texas Board of Education = Historical Revisionists

On Friday March 12, the Texas Board of Education voted along party lines to make changes to its school curriculum that will reflect conservative values. The problem is that these 10 individuals in Texas are attempting to insert their personal belie...

Opinion: Lesbian Teens Have Every Right to Attend Prom

In Mississippi, the Itawamba County school board told 18-year-old Constance McMillen that she was not allowed to bring her girlfriend to the prom, nor could she wear a tuxedo, only a dress. In doing so, they violated her First-Amendment rights. Th...

Mom, What's Opium? Questions the New 'Alice' Movie Could Inspire

"No, honey, I don't know if Lewis Carroll was a toasted almond when he wrote 'Alice in Wonderland.'" Credit: AP Tim Burton's new version of "Alice in Wonderland" opens today. Whenever a film based on a classic novel hits theaters, the hope is...

Opinion: Sure, the Dog Video is Cute, But ...

OK, the video of the kid getting sniffed into a giggling stupor by the ginormous Mastiff, Clydesdale or whatever-the-heck-that-thing-is-called is kind of cute. Go ahead and forward it to 432,734,927.3 of your closest friends. It's been five m...

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