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Naomi Schaefer Riley

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Naomi Schaefer Riley is a weekly columnist for the New York Post and a former Wall Street Journal editor and writer whose work focuses on higher education, religion, philanthropy and culture. She is the author, most recently, of "Got Religion?: How Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues Can Bring Young People Back" (Templeton Press, 2014) and "Opportunity and Hope: Transforming Children's Lives through Scholarships" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

Her book, "'Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America" (Oxford, 2013), was named an editor's pick by the New York Times Book Review. She is also the author of God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation Are Changing America (St. Martin's, 2005)and The Faculty Lounges ... And Other Reasons Why You Won't Get the College Education You Pay For (Ivan Dee, 2011). She is the co-editor of Acculturated (Templeton Press, 2010), a book of essays on pop culture and virtue.

Ms. Riley's writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the LA Times, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She appears regularly on FoxNews and FoxBusiness. She has also appeared on Q&A with Brian Lamb as well as the Today Show.

She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in English and Government. She lives in the suburbs of New York with her husband, Jason, and their three children.

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Recent Articles:

Anne Hathaway Achieves Enlightenment—Sort of
March 20 2017


Why three (or more) parents leave the kids as losers
March 20 2017


Kids TV shows push cultural limits — but they’re damaging kids
March 19 2017


Why So Many Pop Songs Kick Men to the Curb
March 16 2017


NYC ‘mega-pastor’ Tim Keller sees faith booming in the city
March 16 2017


Facing down the divorce industry: Thank you, Ben and Jennifer
March 15 2017


The Liberal-Arts ‘Bubble’ Didn’t Always Cause Such Trouble
March 14 2017


‘Feminists’ are confusing nudity with liberation
March 11 2017


How Trump Became Public Radio’s Favorite Fundraising Tool
March 10 2017


What “A Day Without a Woman” Reveals About Childcare in the U.S.
March 8 2017


Dressing your kids in slogan tees is a terrible way to parent
March 6 2017


The Hypocrisy of Tenured Radicals
March 6 2017


How colleges muddy the waters on sexual-assault accusations
March 6 2017


Actually, Americans are Becoming More Tolerant About Religion
February 28 2017


Unlike the Oscars, Americans have long accepted minority actors
February 27 2017


If the ‘Flip or Flop’ couple want to put their kids first, they should get off reality TV
February 26 2017


Schooling Novelist Lucinda Rosenfeld About Public Education
February 23 2017


No Student Deserves the Bureau of Indian Education
February 23 2017


ZOO U
February 22 2017


The benefits of not being the first-born child
February 22 2017


The Sad Socialist Sage Of The Park Slope Coop
February 16 2017


To Fight Cyberbullying, Ban Cellphones From School
February 7 2017


How Today’s Academia Risks Outraging Tomorrow’s Historians
January 31 2017


‘Mom Guilt’ Is Here To Stay — But LSD Isn’t The Only Only Answer
January 23 2017


A Revolutionary School ‘Turns Back The Clock’ In Brooklyn
January 19 2017


Exercise Bikes For Toddlers Are A Terrible Idea
January 12 2017


Faith and Politics (Not Necessarily in That Order)
January 9 2017


Nonprofits Would Rather Spite Trump Than Help Those In Need
January 3 2017


Bury Their Future at Standing Rock
December 14 2016


Kellyanne Conway Has It Right On Mothers' Tough Choices
December 11 2016


Balancing Kids’ Activities with What’s Best for the Family
December 8 2016


Gays, Bias And Phony Science
December 1 2016


Don't Cancel Thanksgiving--Just Ditch The Politics
November 23 2016


Killing The ‘Sisterhood’: Why Identity Politics Didn’t Work For Clinton
November 13 2016


Screen Time: the Menace Parents Just Won’t Face
November 2 2016


The ‘Rising Tide’ Helping Business Owners
October 24 2016


Parents Would Like Derrick Rose To Show A Little Shame
October 21 2016


The Ivy League Doesn’t Need Taxpayers’ Help
October 17 2016


How Big Data Can Help Save Endangered Kids
October 16 2016


How Divorce Kills Faith — And All Of Us Suffer
October 12 2016


Utah’s Native Tribes Want Jobs, Not Federal Paternalism
September 26 2016


Utah’s Native Tribes Want Jobs, Not Federal Paternalism
September 23 2016


How The Standing Rock Sioux Should Have Been Able To Stop That Pipeline
September 19 2016


Here's How The Catholic Church Can Win Back Ex-Catholics
September 15 2016


Proof That We're Getting Parenting Right
September 9 2016


Screen Time Is No Substitute For Real Learning
August 30 2016


Why ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Would Go Bankrupt Today
August 23 2016


Why ‘Mean Girls’ are Getting Even Meaner
August 18 2016


Taking Down ‘Offensive’ Art Won’t Make Anybody’s Life Better
August 10 2016


Catholic Schools For Native Americans, Known For Abuse And Assimilation, Try To Do Good
August 2 2016


Parents, Don't Sacrifice The End Of Summer
August 1 2016


The Truth About Girls And Boys, Toys And TV
July 29 2016


NEW BOOK: How Political Correctness Is Leading Us To Ignore Abuse on American Indian Reservations
July 25 2016


Taylor Should’ve Told Kanye To Take A Flying Leap
July 21 2016


It's No Longer Safe To Let Your Kids Watch The News
July 19 2016


The Answer To Teens' Narcissism? Mock Them--By Doing What They Do
July 6 2016


Sheryl Sandberg, Please Stop Telling Women What They Should Want
June 29 2016


The Liberal Narrative About Free Condoms At Schools Is Debunked
June 22 2016


How Disney Teaches Contempt For Dads
June 15 2016


Americans Are Moving Less Often Because Moving Is Hell
June 7 2016


Yes, You Can Tell Your Kids, ‘No Smartphones!’
June 2 2016


Sorry, Feminists: Good Parenting Isn't Sexist
May 24 2016


Parents, Pray That Your Kids Aren't Popular
May 19 2016


Unplugging On The Sabbath: HowTo Rest In A Post-Religion Era
May 9 2016


Suddenly, Every Museum Is All About The Buttons
May 4 2016


How Trendy Politics Is Killing Teach For America
April 19 2016


At Last, A TV Show You Can Safely Enjoy With The Kids
April 15 2016


The Right Way To Spoil Your Kids
April 6 2016


The Facts The Nation Needs To Face On Mental Illness
April 1 2016


Here's Why Tests Matter
March 31 2016


How US Mosques Genuinely Help Fight Extremism
March 27 2016


Harvard Tells Its Women: Go Where The Rapes Are
March 15 2016


What Parents Can Learn From Elton John
March 6 2016


Bill And Melinda Gates Ignorant 'Share The Load' Advice
March 1 2016


How US Academia Steers Black Kids Out Of Science
February 25 2016


Today's 'Radical' College Kids Actually Want Boring Lives
February 15 2016


Today's College 'Leaders' Miss The Whole Point Of Education
February 11 2016


Team De Blasio’s Protection Racket For The Arts
February 4 2016


Colleges’ Next ‘Reform’ Means More Admissions Nightmares
January 26 2016


Hey, Kids — Colleges See Your Social-Media Profile
January 18 2016


Even Family Size Turns Out To Be An Inequality Problem
January 7 2016


Why Guys Think It’s OK For Them To Sleep Around But Not Women
December 23 2015


What Today’s Philanthropoids Could Learn from Andrew Carnegie
December 22 2015


Listen To Scott Weiland’s Widow About The Dark Side Of Rock Fame
December 15 2015


Click Here To Make Sure your Kid Doesn't Become A Liberal Jackass At College
December 10 2015


Parents At Swastika-Defending Elite School Should Get A Refund
November 30 2015


The new Thanksgiving family fight: war over tablets & TV
November 25 2015


Behind The Campus ‘Crisis’: A Generation Of Too-Delicate Flowers
November 18 2015


Turning convicts into college graduates — the best second chance there is
November 10 2015


Free SATs: An excellent idea from Bill de Blasio
November 6 2015


The best jobs for balancing work and life
October 28 2015


Gloria Steinem’s lunatic ‘cry at the office’ advice
October 19 2015


How smart phones feed teens’ relationship obsessions
October 14 2015


Michelle Obama’s misguided girl power agenda
October 5 2015


Don’t let your kids turn into tablet junkies!
September 17 2015


John Oliver’s cockeyed bid to have the feds vet churches
August 25 2015


How choice can end a New York school war
August 17 2015


Are teens having second thoughts about oversharing online?
August 10 2015


Millennial ‘Mr. Moms’ turn out to be all talk
August 4 2015


Getting mobbed on the Web: Parents’ newest fear
July 29 2015


The feminist revolution is eating its own
June 2 2015


Why powerful men now hide behind open doors
May 26 2015


Celebrity ‘community service’ only serves the celebs
May 18 2015


The surprising truth about the Bible & modern bigotry
May 12 2015


Living the American dream: A pregnant mom’s escape from Vietnam
May 4 2015


The campus crusade to ‘safely’ squelch speech
April 27 2015


Harvard’s wacky campus-sex survey
April 20 2015


An ‘Oppressive Society’ Isn’t Forcing Women to Marry and Have Kids
April 19 2015


Skip the Sharing, Kids
April 15 2015


Facts matter: Left Sticks To ‘Narratives,’ Evidence Be Damned
April 7 2015


Greens Gone Wild on College Campuses
March 31 2015


If You Don’t Want Your Kid to be a Narcissist, Get Tougher Now
March 14 2015


Uncoupling
January 29 2015


Middle-Aged Women Prove Russell Crowe Wrong At Globes
January 13 2015


Having it all? Unlikely expectations for professional women
November 25 2014


(Not Really) Helping Minority Girls
November 18 2014


A Worthy Mission For Today's Grads
November 12 2014


Generation Screwed
October 20 2014


The Faux Empowerment of 'All About That Bass'
October 19 2014


 
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