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A Modest Proposal

A 21st Century Modest Proposal

Samuel Faktorow | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Samuel Faktorow

I propose that we ban all heterosexual marriages, defined as being the union of only one man and only one woman, and legalize homosexual marriage, defined as being the union of either only two men or only two women.

A Modest Proposal

Sharon Heaton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sharon Heaton

I think it is agreed by all that our nation is politically fractured. The solution is obvious: cleave in half, becoming two separate but friendly nations with a shared history and a cooperative future.

A Modest Proposal: Introduction

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

How can we care for the elderly and poor while not bankrupting ourselves? My modest proposal turns the problem completely around. Rather than the poor and elderly being the cause of the problem, they instantaneously become its cure.

"If I Were the Devil"

Holly Munson | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Holly Munson

Satire is an important form of political commentary. The problem is that when someone equates a particular policy position with The Destruction of America As We Know It, they disregard the fact that reasonable people can disagree.

Educating for Democracy: Let Students Fire the Teachers - A Modest Proposal

Joel Shatzky | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

After all, giving students the authority to judge their teachers is based on the market-driven premise that the primary "consumers" of the "education industry" would be best to judge the quality of the merchandise.

The Real N-Word Is "Nonsense"

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth C. Davis

Some readers, along with educators and parents, have been offended by the use of a word that makes people uncomfortable -- with good reason. News flash: Art is supposed to make us uncomfortable.

Make Welfare Recipients Get Drug Tested!

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Ditto anyone who gets federal student aid. Can you imagine those people spending our hard earned tax dollars on drugs? They should be dropping that loot at Starbucks like every other student.

A Modest Proposal, or How to Use Wasted Resources...Like the Elderly!

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jilly Gagnon

You will never escape the fact that the nurses are stealing tic-tacs out of Grandma's purse when she isn't paying attention. Shouldn't you get something for it?

The Best Medicine

Caroline Hirsch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Hirsch

As the economy collapses and political scandals keep flaring up like bad rashes, where should America turn for answers? What's going to keep us from falling apart? The answer: laughter.