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A better way than enjoying failure

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | One of the weirdest and most unpleasant aspects of sports is a fan’s intense desire for opponents to fail. I have certainly been party to this sentiment,

All’s well in Warren

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Religion | I just got through to the secretary of the mayor’s office of the Detroit suburb of Warren, Mich., and asked her if there is a holiday display this year at…

Campus consequences of the sexual revolution

By Nick Eicher
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Sexuality | With so much reporting lately—some of it reckless and shoddy—on the moral state of affairs on university campuses, I spoke with John Stonestreet of the…

Atheists try to squelch the Christmas spirit in Indiana

By Daniel James Devine
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Religious Liberty | An Indiana courthouse has for decades allowed local residents to set up a Christmas nativity on public property, but some critics are saying, Bah, humbug . And…

Globe Trot: Iraqi Christians celebrate hope in the time of despair

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: The displaced Christians in Iraq are bold with Christmas trees and other displays, despite the danger they face. “Don’t be surprised…

Top video games of 2014

By Drew Dixon
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Technology | Video games don’t have to be mindless entertainment that bring out the worst in human nature. They can teach empathy, offer reminders of our need for…

Midday Roundup: FBI formally accuses North Korea of Sony hack

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Cyber movie mayhem. The Obama administration is taking seriously what may be the most extensive cyberattack in U.S. history. FBI officials announced this…

‘Grinch’ governor vetoes New York adoption tax credit

By Emily Belz
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Adoption | NEW YORK—The New York legislature in June unanimously passed a bill providing a tax deduction for families adopting children out of the foster care system.

Should students be able to pass the U.S. citizenship test?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | “How many U.S. Senators are there?” and “Why does the flag have 13 stripes?” Immigrants must answer questions like these to become U.S. citizens, and…

Departures

By Edward E. Plowman
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2014 News of the Year | Edmund Abel April 2 | 92 | Contract engineer who designed the Mr. Coffee drip brewing machine launched in 1972. Fouad Ajami June 22 | 68 | Middle East scholar…

Lap dogs and attack hounds

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | My votes for the worst reporting of 2014

The use and abuse of stories

The use and abuse of stories

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Culture | Events like Rolling Stone ’s flawed rape story can make a culture jaded and cynical

 
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