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Marybeth Hicks

HICKS: Is barbarism the new norm?

Civility is making the headlines lately, but if you dig a bit deeper, barbarism is the real story. Published February 8, 2011

Marybeth Hicks

HICKS: MTV once again exploits youths with 'Skins'

Admittedly, the Egyptian uprising, the nullification of Obamacare and the ongoing ramifications of "Snowpocolypse 2011" could render the controversy about an MTV program insignificant by comparison. After all, MTV is only out to destroy an entire generation. No big deal. Published February 1, 2011

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HICKS: Stirring the pot to fix social ills

At long last, there's a national best-selling book that offers practical and proven advice on many of the social ills that plague our nation. Published January 25, 2011

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HICKS: Tiger mother the new grizzly

She's opinionated. She's controversial. She's a grizzly mama. And her outspoken comments about certain Americans are generating Twitter memes and death threats. Published January 18, 2011

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HICKS: What bred Loughner?

As long as we're trying to understand the motivation of a twisted 22-year-old, I suggest someone check the playlists on his iPod and take a look at the games in his video collection. Published January 11, 2011

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HICKS: Now, failure is mark of success

I can't help believing that the "slow path to adulthood" is actually the fast lane to a more dependent, infantile society. And there's no way that's good for anyone. Published December 14, 2010

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HICKS: U.S. students need a good wake-up text

American students "hate math" (What did it ever do to them?), preferring to "text," "socialize," "watch YouTube videos" and generally not appear to be intellectually engaged. Published December 7, 2010

HICKS: Marriage hard, but worth effort

Marriage is hard. That's what I told the guy sitting next to me on the plane Tuesday when he explained that he and his bride of less than a year have split up, despite the birth several weeks ago of their son. Published November 30, 2010

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HICKS: Be thankful for strenuous life

There is such a thing as an American character. Just as we have forged quintessentially American traditions like Thanksgiving, we can claim for ourselves the essential American qualities that have defined us for generations. Published November 23, 2010

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HICKS: No pandering to this mom

It's time politicians stop carving us into bite-sized chunks of self-interested voters, pitting the anxiety of one group against the fears of another. Published October 26, 2010

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HICKS: 'Handicapitalist' able to inspire

Ironically, I'm glad US Airways removed motivational speaker Johnnie Tuitel from his seat on a Sept. 23 flight because he was "too disabled to fly." If the airlines hadn't, most of us may never have heard of him or his inspirational message of "handicapitalism." Published October 19, 2010

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HICKS: Bullies' parents have to be hard

A week ago, the tragic suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi prompted me and countless other columnists to consider the rising rates of bullying among our nation's youth and young adults. Published October 12, 2010

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HICKS: Real answer to bullying

If we buy into the knee-jerk reaction that what's needed is more sexual education and greater advocacy of the gay agenda, we're selling short all kids, gay and straight. What they need instead is character education. Published October 5, 2010

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HICKS: Finding the source of 'floating babies'

Just who is throwing an entire generation of American children into the rough and dangerous waters of public education, only to drown in a torrent of mediocrity? Published September 28, 2010

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HICKS: Growing up without church

It says something — draw your own conclusions — when the president's attendance at church makes national headlines. Published September 21, 2010