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Understanding the enduring popularity of Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Books | In February of 1867, a little girl named Laura Elizabeth was born in a small log cabin near Pepin, Wis. Some of her family lines went back to the 

Spreading the guilt

Spreading the guilt

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Culture | To blame ‘culture’ for a crime is to undermine justice

A healthcare plan we can get behind?

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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…

Have you seen Lynn Messer?

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Faith & Inspiration | Kerry Messer and his son Abram are busy working the halls of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Lawmakers greet them by name, for Kerry has been…

Small tales

Small tales

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Faith & Inspiration | Even our little lies have large consequences

Bridesmaid Inc.

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Culture | The Wedding Ringer , a new entry in the growing field of gross-out comedy flicks, tells the story of Doug Harris, a “loveable but socially…

Ain’t gonna study war no more?

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Movies | The sniper war over American Sniper  that began on Twitter and escalated to radio and the blogosphere has taken aim mostly at Michael Moore and Seth…

A poor weapon

A poor weapon

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Islam | Islamic terrorists must be stopped, but crude satire isn’t the way to do it

Worshiping home births

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Parenting | A long-time friend, when she was expecting her second child back in 1978, read a book about home birthing. The author’s main theme was that prospective…

Designed for failure?

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Education | Say you are a sadder-but-wiser high school dropout, now lamenting your misspent teenage youth. The standard advice is to “get your GED” (take a general…

What’s a baby worth to you?

What’s a baby worth to you?

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Family | Society prices children higher nowadays but values them less

Unbroken: A cure for cynicism

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Movies | Some people earn their cynicism through a hard life and serial disappointment. Others (the majority, I suspect, at least in this country) dress up in it as…

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