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Abortion in America
Abortion in America
The Abortion Issue Won’t Go Away

The pro-life cause persists—and continues, by some metrics, to gain ground—despite the shift towards “progressive” mores on issues like same-sex marriage

Abortion in America
Who Gets Abortions? Not Who You’d Think from Watching TV

The people who get abortions on TV are different from the people who get abortions in real life.

Abortion in America
New Study Could Lead to Changes in Abortion Law

A new study finds that one-fourth of babies born at 22 weeks survived with intensive care—two weeks earlier than the current viability standards built into abortion law.

Abortion in America
A Tale of Two Marches

Last year the NYT print edition passed on covering the March for Life. The media’s biases will just as likely be at work this year.

Abortion in America
SCOTUS Case Spotlights Common Ground on Abortion

Pro-life and pro-choice groups have come together to support a woman suing UPS over pregnancy discrimination. The two sides share more common ground than the media often suggest.

Abortion in America
Abortion on the Agenda After GOP Victories

The recent GOP victories on the state level could mean a renewed attempt to pass abortion restrictions. Indeed, pro-life advocates have a number of reasons to be excited.

Abortion in America
Ultrasound Innovation May Change Abortion Debate

Entrepreneur Jonathan Rothberg has raised a million dollars from serious investors to produce a portable ultrasound machine that will be cheaper, faster, and more precise than existing technology. If it succeeds, it will have wide applications—but one unexpected effect may lie in discouraging abortions.

Abortion in America
Reneging on an ACA Abortion Compromise

When the ACA was first passed, President Obama offered a compromise on federal abortion funding to pro-life Democrats whose votes he needed. Now a new GAO report suggests that compromise is lapsing in implementation.

Abortion in America
CA Forces Catholic Colleges to Cover Elective Abortion

According to California, elective abortions are “medically necessary” care that must be covered by all employers. The next big conscience fight could be here.

Abortion in America
Richard Dawkins Sparks Down Syndrome Controversy

Richard Dawkins was recently forced to apologize for his recent remarks advocating abortion for babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome. But most of them are actually aborted.

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WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

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