Category: The Social Order

 Why Normal People Should Care About “Baby Busts”
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Why Normal People Should Care About “Baby Busts”

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Long, long ago, when Anne’s parents were in college (sorry, mom and dad), demographers made an observation: they saw that for most of human history, even though couples were having far more than two children, mortality was also very high. The result was that populations either stayed the same or grew very slowly. Then, with […]

Vladimir the Inscrutable: Shall We Savage or Salute Putin?
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Vladimir the Inscrutable: Shall We Savage or Salute Putin?

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[Editor's note: we know that there are very strong opinions on the other side and we are willing to publish the contrary view] Diversionary foreign policy, and/or wars intended for diversion, are old tactics instigated by governments to distract people from domestic problems.  Recent Western policy in promoting the overthrow of the elected Ukrainian President, […]

Book Review: Chesterton’s America
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Book Review: Chesterton’s America

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To recommend any book, I should at least be able to say to you that it is a pleasure to read. This book is a pleasure indeed! But saying the least is not my problem with reviewing Chesterton’s America: A Distributist History of the United States. My problem is having the space to say all […]

A Market for Disability: Down Syndrome and the Economic Imagination
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A Market for Disability: Down Syndrome and the Economic Imagination

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In a powerful profile of his son Jamie, a young man with Down syndrome, Michael Be?rube? explores some of the key challenges that those with disabilities face when trying to enter the workforce: The first time I talked to Jamie about getting a job, he was only 13. But I thought it was a good idea to […]

A Way Out for College Kids
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A Way Out for College Kids

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American education is in trouble—that much seems to be a given.  Our public schools and colleges are getting poor results, our young people are drowning in debt, new graduates can’t find jobs, and our overall rankings in the world are pretty dismal.  We are greatly in need of a transformation, but we need to think […]

Treason: Then and Now
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Treason: Then and Now

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I’ve noticed a curious tic in my circle of friends. We’ve known each other for years, we share the faith, a worldview, and a trail of conversations on almost every subject, and yet, there are moments where we stop mid-sentence to adjust our words, the delivery, or the approach to a topic that is currently […]

Comfort Zone? Short Reflection on Two Beatitudes
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Comfort Zone? Short Reflection on Two Beatitudes

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God forbid that postmodern pressures inhibit us from promoting what is godly in the culture, nor deter us from opposing what is impious. Yes, going against the flow is proving stressful.  We live in tumultuous times, and some internal emotional turmoil (if not external persecution) will afflict any caring or sensitive Christian unwilling to remain […]

George Washington on Religion and Morality
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George Washington on Religion and Morality

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George Washington was born this day, February 22nd, in 1732.

Green Eye of Envy
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The Politics of Envy

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Wealth is fresh fruits and vegetables in January, indoor plumbing, and MRI machines.

Critiquing Moderation: Does Centrism Befit Our Times?
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Critiquing Moderation: Does Centrism Befit Our Times?

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The postmodern revolution has been transmutating America since JFK’s assassination, with cultural precursors dating back to the Korean War or earlier.  Our responsibilities as Americans oblige us to respond.  As stewards invested with some power of citizenship, a civic response to the Gospel is among our religious duties as Christians. In the process of responding […]

The Playgrounds of War II
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Sixteen Juveniles Rescued in Super Bowl-Related Sex Trafficking Stings

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Dozens of agencies and organizations, including the FBI, rescued 16 juveniles from sex trafficking rings in the two weeks prior to Super Bowl XLVIII. More than 50 adult women were rescued, and 45 pimps were arrested. Huffington Post reports the efforts took several months, and required “training for legions of law enforcement personnel, hospitality workers, […]

Income Inequality: A Third Option
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Income Inequality: A Third Option

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The fiftieth anniversary of The War on Poverty has reignited a flurry of discussion over what to do about the poor in America and around the world. This coincides with some interesting recent statistics on an increasing gulf between what the poor and rich are earning each year. Unfortunately, these disparities are nearly always approached from the […]

Silence - Finger Over Mouth
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Bloodless Persecution

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10 steps to coerce Christians to abandon their beliefs.

Why I Love the Sinner and Hate the Sin
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Why I Love the Sinner and Hate the Sin

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I recently read an article on Huffington Post entitled “Why I Can’t Say ‘Love the Sinner/Hate the Sin’ Anymore.” The author, Micah Murray, is obviously a very caring individual, and I understand where he is coming from. He hates the idea that we would see gays – or anyone – as someone substandard, someone who is “other” […]

 Is There Still No Room for Him at the Inn?
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Is There Still No Room for Him at the Inn?

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At this time of year we frequently see a clash between the secular and the religious. We hear arguments that make many of us cringe while others rub their hands together with joy, pleased with the debate they have again provoked. For instance, we hear from those like Bill O’Reilly that Christmas was declared a […]

Ebenezer Scrooge: Christmas Eve Conversion
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Ebenezer Scrooge: Christmas Eve Conversion

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“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

It Is Time To Privatize Christmas
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It Is Time To Privatize Christmas

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The light of God’s gospel shines in this world.

Beer at Football Game
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Alcohol, Patriotism, and the NFL: The Best Hope for Tailgaters

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Was there more underlying this unsettling culture?

Thanksgiving Day Among the Puritan Fathers in New England, Harper's Weekly, December 3, 1870
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Three Historic American Proclamations of Thanksgiving Day

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Continental Congress, Pres. Washington, Pres. Lincoln

Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington Cemetery, May 1943
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Cultural Alert! The Disappearance of Heroes – Perception or Reality?

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It is important to hold tight to our heroes.

An Open Response to: "Should America Have a One-Child Policy?"
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An Open Response to: “Should America Have a One-Child Policy?”

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Last Tuesday, the Washington Times published an article by Joseph Cotto entitled, “Overpopulation: Should America have a one-child policy?” Despite the provocative title, the article does not present a stimulating thought-experiment, but rather a series of half-truths and inconsistencies with dangerous implications. Because such half-truths have been at the ideological root of every forced abortion […]

Godwin's Law
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Godwin’s Law and the American Liberal

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When the left stifles speech it is chic and heroic.

African Girl Brought to UK for Organ Harvesting
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African Girl Brought to UK for Organ Harvesting

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This is so horrific and evil that it almost defies reason. Officials have rescued a girl from Somalia that was brought to the UK to harvest her organs. They are sure that this is not an isolated incidence. The Telegraph has the story: The unnamed girl was brought to the UK from Somalia with the […]

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