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WORLD's online columnists offer news analysis from a biblical perspective and insightful opinions on topics that arise at the intersection of Christianity and culture.

President Obama, America’s Nero

By Cal Thomas
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Presidency | President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly and carries a…

Obama’s (and the country’s) changing opinion on gay marriage

By Nick Eicher
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Marriage | In a recently released political memoir, a former aide to President Barack Obama said the president always supported same-sex marriage, despite what he said…

Evolving into robots

By Marvin Olasky
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Evolution | “A commitment for evolution.” That’s the slogan of a Nagasaki hotel scheduled to open in July and be staffed by 10 robots programmed to greet guests,

The selfie president

By D.C. Innes
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Presidency | He’s done it again. He stepped onto the stage and made a spectacle of himself, shocking the nation. No, I’m not talking about Kanye West at the Grammy…

A healthcare plan we can get behind?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Healthcare | One of President Obama’s jibes at members of the opposition party is that all they can do is obstruct. “The Party of No,” according to him, has…

How Paterno and Pétain died too old

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | Marshal Philippe Pétain (1856–1951) and Coach Joe Paterno (1926–2012) have something in common: They died too old. Far better for their legacies if they…

Our response to public failure

By Barnabas Piper
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Culture | Fallenness is in the news every day. In this space I have addressed Joe Paterno, Adrian Peterson, Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, Ray Rice, Johnny Manziel,

Staying young while growing older

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | This year for Christmas my mother gave me my first ever Lego set, which she picked up at the discount grocery. The little doll inside, a beach-blonde with a…

Bobby Jindal for president?

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | Gov. Bobby Jindal’s name is not first on most people’s list of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, but maybe we should at least…

Preferring those who hate us

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Israel | There is a Ph.D. dissertation in it for whoever can figure out why we always prefer those who hate us. The spectacle of a few weeks ago of students at the…

Cracker-barrel No. 1: Who controls news coverage?

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | WORLD readers regularly send me letters that ask some basic or important questions. That can sometimes feed into my prideful desire to be a cracker-barrel…

‘Inclusive’ speech campaign

By La Shawn Barber
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Free Speech | Isn’t it strange how campus liberalism has evolved from a free-speech, tradition-defying, I-am-woman, youth-led movement to a speech-suppressing,

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