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Beheadings and Transgender Bathrooms

As in virtually all items that have become issues in the culture war, protagonists on both sides are absolutely convinced of the rightness of their ideology and the wickedness of anyone who doubts this.

Thoughts From Vienna
In the Vortex of the Migration Crisis

Contrasting the late Austro-Hungarian legacy of pluralism with Europe amid the migrant crisis.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Have Secularists Won the Culture War?

A set of recommendations on a strategic platform for those not ready to worship at the shrine of progressive ideology.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Pope Francis Drops the Other Shoe

Amoris Laetitia is a splendid, even poetic invocation of the human wonder of family life, of the love of spouses, and between parents and children.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Suits, Slobs, and the New Class System

A new caste has emerged in America, constituting an elite that spans the divide between the two parties. The two party establishments resemble each other much more than their respective non-elite bases.

Religion and Other Curiosities
Who Is an Evangelical?

There can be no doubt that the Evangelical community is an important factor on the religious landscape of the United States. But how should we define it?

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Darkness and Light at Idomeni

In a time of crisis, quite a few people suddenly and surprisingly perform admirable acts of compassion, often at considerable cost and risk to themselves.

Religion & Other Curiosities
The Texas Board of Education and the Whispers of the Universe

There is a curious resemblance between the fundamentalists of both the Protestant and “New Atheist” varieties.

The Obama Doctrine: Responses
Dilemmas of Power

A great power cannot retain credibility if it first speaks like Churchill then acts like Chamberlain.

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Did the Pope Have a Girlfriend?

Two recent news stories point to a possible way the Catholic Church might solve the problem of too few priests.

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Photo of the Day

Russian media unwittingly blows up a misreported story about Putin being the first to sit in a throne heretofore reserved for Byzantine emperors.

A Green Dream

It could take another two years for enough countries to ratify the Paris deal for it to go into effect.

Strategic Diplomacy

South Korea is taking the fight against North Korea’s nuclear program directly to the rogue regime’s business partners.

Battening Down the Hatches

The ongoing persecution is not in China’s national interest; if anything, it may make Christians stronger.

Hail Shale

Cheap oil means cheap gasoline, and American drivers are expected to take full advantage this holiday weekend.

Higher Education Watch

What’s missing from Yale’s new diversity report.

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