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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:

Stop putting PC ideology before the needs of foster kids
August 14 2017

Behind the suicide of a teen track star
August 7 2017

No, it’s not racist to save minority kids’ lives
July 31 2017

Smarter corporate philanthropy
July 25 2017

New York's PC war on art
July 24 2017

‘Adultification’ hurts black girls more than others
July 18 2017

Ethnic profiling is no way to choose a principal
July 11 2017

The secret reason child-welfare agencies fail
July 4 2017

Hormone therapy is a horrible risk for kids
June 20 2017

Good fathers can help protect against creeps like Bill Cosby
June 13 2017

How liberals are killing the NAACP
June 8 2017

The first crack in the US college cartel
June 2 2017

How red tape leaves foster kids out in the cold
May 24 2017

The False Promise of 'Community' on Campus
May 22 2017

To solve alcoholism, Native Americans must look inside reservations
May 18 2017

Educators flipping out over fidget spinners are missing the real menace
May 9 2017

How the left came to own ‘public service’
May 5 2017

What to Tell This Year’s Graduates About Life
May 4 2017

Time To Call Off The War On Parenting
April 28 2017

Parents Don’t Want To Face The Truth About Kids & The Web
April 20 2017

How Today’s Liberal Kids are Going to Ruin College
April 11 2017

Progressives, Inc.
April 10 2017

How foster care turns into hell
April 10 2017

The 3 skills childcare workers need more than a college degree
April 10 2017

An Anti-Koch Meltdown at Wake Forest
April 7 2017

Why We Trust Advertisements More than We Trust Congress
April 6 2017

Want A Man Who Changes Diapers? Maybe Don’t Marry a Male Feminist
April 4 2017

How Churches Are Helping Foster Kids Find Homes
March 28 2017

The latest snake-oil fix for minority education
March 27 2017

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

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

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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