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Peter Berger
Religion & Other Curiosities
A Transgender Age
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Warriors and Nurses

In our “transgender” world, some women want to be warriors, others are content to perform the traditional role of gentle care-givers.

Anniversaries
Martin Luther before the Diet of Worms.
500 Years of Protestantism

There can be little doubt about Luther’s stature as an agent of historic change, whether intentional of not. To say this is not necessarily an act of homage.

Caution
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The Rainbow Flag Flutters over the U.S. Supreme Court—Now What?

The LGBT movement has been a step forward in the realization of the American democratic experiment. Why then my reluctance to participate in the ongoing victory party?

The Green Pope
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The Fisherman’s Other Shoe Has Dropped

Francis’ prescriptions on the environment are fanciful at best, and represent the latest Vatican lurch to the Left.

The First Amendment
Religion in a Plain Brown Envelope

American progressives want religion to be a pursuit that people engage in privately—rather like pornography.

An Obituary

Brigitte Berger, 1928 – 2015

The Francis Era
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A Poor Church for the Poor?

The left likes to look for the “root causes of poverty”. A better project would be looking for “the root causes of wealth”. It would be helpful if Catholic social teaching supported this project.

Religion & Other Curiosities
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Are Evangelicals Winning the World?

Why are parts of Germany formerly under the enforced secularism of the Communist party rediscovering charismatic religion?

100 Years
The Armenian Genocide and Its Deniers

The 100th year anniversary of one of the great crimes of the 20th century provides a moment to reflect.

Class in America
Virtue and Vice in Indiana

A pizza shop, a national uproar, and the emergence of a new class configuration.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Higher Education Watch

Will PC overreach imperil university funding? It could when it’s as egregious as what’s been on display at the University of California.

Putin's Priorities

With the economy suffering, the Russian president’s popularity hinges, largely, on his foreign military adventurism and defiant, powerful image. If that leads him to overspend on defense while he ignores fundamental market problems, as it seems to be, he’s asking for his least favorite episode in history to repeat itself.

Pension Meltdown

In Illinois, a state that is no stranger to cronyism, reform remains a Sisyphean task.

Blue For Who?

Even The New York Times is warning its progressive readers that the economy is headed into uncharted—and possibly dangerous—territory if a $15 minimum wage goes through.

The Pension Casino

A new regulation aimed at increasing clarity in state pension budgets has some states and cities issuing bonds to hide how badly off they are.

Pop!

Despite aggressive intervention from Beijing, Chinese markets opened to a broad sell-off, with 1,500 stocks falling by the maximum daily amount of 10 percent.

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