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The liturgical calendar of consumerism

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Culture | We have turned the corner from Thanksgiving and are now racing (alas, yes, racing) toward the Christmas-New Year’s climax. Our year has a definite cultural…

Black Friday atrocities

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Family | Thanksgiving is a family time of year—but not for everyone. In 2008 on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the deeply discounted first day of…

The imperial Obama presidency

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Government | What if someone declared a war of check and balances, and only one side showed up? Apparently we would call it the Obama presidency. President Barack…

The Obamapology

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Healthcare | In 2009, President Barack Obama told the American Medical Association: “No matter how we reform healthcare, we will keep this promise to the American…

A choice between two Americas

A choice between two Americas

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Government | The Affordable Care Act passed with no Republican votes. Since then, popular opposition to it has polled consistently above 50 percent. From its inception,

Evangelicals’ tactical retreat from politics

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Religion | Russell Moore, the new president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, stirred up conservative evangelical…

When zero tolerance makes zero sense

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Education | Stories of zero tolerance for bad behavior in public schools always make a good spot for the evening news. A bureaucrats-are-crazy report makes people feel…

Raising risk-averse children

Raising risk-averse children

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Government | A series of Michelle Obama-inspired postage stamps depicting children participating in active recreation—soccer, running, jumping—will never grace your…

Dysfunctional government starts at the top

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Government | Leading Congress is like herding cats. As we move from gridlock to impasse to legislative roadblock in Washington, we’re all wondering if yellow dogs…

Ron Paul calls for a homeschool revolution

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Education | Ron Paul doesn’t want reform—he wants a revolution! He calls it “the freedom revolution,” and he has been advocating it for 30 years. But you can’t…

No more on-the-job trainees in the White House

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Politics | When Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson lauded hard work and freedom from government dependency recently on Fox and Friends , the hosts asked with exasperation,

The Common Core catastrophe in public schools

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Education | Don’t worry. They’re fixing education in America. Again. The states have largely signed on to a national “Common Core” for public education to assure…

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