• Thriving at Every Age, with Gratitude

    Thriving at Every Age, with Gratitude

    By Diane Medved, Ph.D. What if you could significantly reduce your chances for dementia later in life simply by adopting a positive attitude now? A new study shows that even people who carry a gene that predisposes them toward dementia were much less likely to develop it when they had…

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  • Striking a Blow for Decency

    Striking a Blow for Decency

    Carping criticism of the Trump administration's capable handling of the targeted, allied air strikes against the Syrian dictator follows a long, sad tradition in debates on US foreign policy. The Nazis were profoundly evil in World War II, while Britain was noble in opposing them, but many Americans wanted our…

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  • Ryan’s Retirement Refocuses the Election

    Ryan’s Retirement Refocuses the Election

    Paul Ryan, a leader of exceptional decency and diligence, is leaving the House of Representatives, but his departure may help his party by refocusing the election in November. With Ryan's retirement, the vote in November won't be about his record of triumphs—including tax reform and repeal of Obamacare's mandate—or about…

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  • Underwhelming Numbers on Gay Marriage

    Underwhelming Numbers on Gay Marriage

    A recent headline in the Seattle Times triumphantly announced: “Seattle Area Ranks Third for Same Sex Marriages, IRS Data Show.” This meant 1% of all married couples in the Seattle area were gay or Lesbian, double the 0.48% of all marriages nationwide. Contrary to predictions that millions of gay couples…

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  • PROVIDENCE AND THE PROPHET: The Meaning of Martin Luther King

    PROVIDENCE AND THE PROPHET: The Meaning of Martin Luther King

    Only four individuals in American history have ever been honored with federal holidays bearing their names: Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. Though separated by 500 years of history and dramatically divergent backgrounds, these four shared a common characteristic: an unshakable sense that their lives…

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