Overprotected

My recent article in Salvo Issue 49 (by subscription) looks at the book The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. The book is based on an article by Lukianoff and...

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Podcast Interview about Teen Girls and Technology

My article in Salvo magazine, “Do You Like Me?” garnered the attention of Walt Mueller of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding. He asked if I’d be a guest on his Podcast Youth Culture Today to talk about some of the issues that teen girls are facing today. You...

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Our Uneasy Tranquility

Almost a year ago, I came across several articles about the rising use and misuse of benzodiazepines, particularly among teenagers. Benzodiazepines, sometimes called “benzos” for short, are a class of anti-anxiety medications, Xanax being the most popular one to...

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Embryo Selection and IQ

I took over the Biohazards column in Salvo Magazine from Paige Cunningham at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity. The Biohazards column addresses bioethics issues in our culture. For my inaugural piece, I wrote about selecting embryos for intelligence: “Gene...

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Teen Vaping

My Casualty Report for Salvo Issue 48 is on the increase of vaping among teens. I wrote this report just as the FDA was investigating whether Juul, the largest provider of vaping liquids, knowingly targeted teens. Teen vaping had increased so much in the last two...

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