Karla Jacobs
Karla Jacobs
Karla Jacobs

Karla Jacobs is a writer based in Marietta, Georgia. She is chair of the Georgia Commission on Women, a nonpartisan state commission that focuses on issues important to Georgia women. The views expressed here are hers alone. Follow her on Twitter, @karlacjacobs.

Why I’m Over ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ And Conservatives Should Be Too

In searching for literary icons to emulate, Republicans would benefit from a little less John Galt and a little more Jean Valjean.

Babies Start Learning Language In The Womb. What Does That Mean For Generational Poverty?

A recent study from researchers at the University of Kansas shows that the brain begins building the foundation of language as much as a month before birth.

Beware The Film Adaptation Of Your Child’s Favorite Book

The stories our kids love often get more gruesome and suggestive when translated from book to screen.

’13 Reasons Why’ Is A Good Opportunity To Talk With Your Teens About Tough Issues

The series covers suicide, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, driving while intoxicated, and more, giving parents easy jumping-off points for discussion with their teens.

Why Does Reason Have More Sympathy For Sex Buyers Than For Underage Prostitutes?

Elizabeth Nolan Brown says the FBI is functioning as a ‘national vice squad,’ arresting more adults on charges stemming from prostitution activities than finding underage trafficking victims.

10 Strategies For Customizing Your Facebook So It’s Fun Again

Older generations are not going to move to new technology so easily, so we need to figure out how to dial down the drama in our News Feeds so Facebook can be a happy place for all of us.

Marches Do Matter, But What We Do Afterwards Matters Much More

Don’t just organize marches and rallies. We need to stop expecting Washington to solve our problems, and effect change ourselves.

The Bush Twins’ Letter To The Obama Girls Shows How To Cultivate Common Ground

In their letter to Sasha and Malia Obama, the Bush sisters show us how to transcend partisanship and disdain—and instead offer kindness and courtesy.