• The Evidence for Faith

    The Evidence for Faith

    I recently received an e-mail from a thoughtful listener who challenged my commitment to faith and God. “You're a smart person,” she wrote, “who emphasizes evidence and logic. How then, can you give such importance in your life to something illogical for which there is no evidence.” My answer described…

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  • The Republican Challenge with Young Voters

    The Republican Challenge with Young Voters

    Political analysts give plenty of attention to our partisan divisions according to race or gender, but not enough to the stark differences based on age. The good news for Republicans is that the Democrats are entirely reliant on young voters. Among Americans over 30 in 2016, Trump won the popular…

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  • A Pointless and Pathetic Confrontation

    A Pointless and Pathetic Confrontation

    When asked his opinion of the Iran-Iraq War, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger reportedly commented: “It's a shame they can't both lose.” Sensible observers should have the same reaction to the nutty, alt-right protestors planning to assemble in another “Unite the Right” rally in the nation's capital, and to…

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  • “Corruption”, In Context

    “Corruption”, In Context

    News media portray today's politics as incomparably corrupt, focusing on endless scandals to tarnish politicians in general and the Trump administration in particular. But in historical perspective, corruption is far less rampant than in the past: prominent officials in the Johnson, Nixon and Reagan administrations faced criminal prosecution and a…

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  • “Say Little, Do Much”

    “Say Little, Do Much”

    Contemporary leaders can learn from ancient wisdom, and President Trump will benefit from the 2,000-year-old advice of Rabbi Shammai to “Say Little, and Do Much.” The President has certainly done much in his time in office, but he would gain greatly from saying less–and avoiding statements that undermine admirable actions.…

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  • Best Nominee is Blocked for the Worst Reason

    Best Nominee is Blocked for the Worst Reason

    One of President Trump's best judicial nominees has been blocked by indignant Democrats because of columns he wrote while a Stanford student 25 years ago. Yes: Stanford … as an undergraduate. In one of these pieces he argued that ethnic identity groups promote campus divisions, and in another he demanded…

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  • Are Two-Thirds of Us Really “Smarter than Average”?

    Are Two-Thirds of Us Really “Smarter than Average”?

    Two Pennsylvania psychologists conducted a ground-breaking survey that asked 3,000 respondents to agree or disagree with a simple statement: “I am more intelligent that the average person.” Amazingly, 65 percent agreed, and only 23 percent disagreed—a statistical impossibility, since just as many people must count as below average as above…

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  • At Stake in the Kavanaugh Fight: Rule by the People

    At Stake in the Kavanaugh Fight: Rule by the People

    In their desperate desire to block the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Democrats say they're fighting to protect “abortion rights”, but that claim is deeply misleading. If a state legislature wants to pass laws creating a right to abortion, not even the most pro-life Justice would…

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