• Over-Heated Gun Rhetoric Works Against Reform

    Over-Heated Gun Rhetoric Works Against Reform

    If pro-life conservatives ever claimed that supporters of Planned Parenthood had “blood on their hands”, the mainstream media would howl in protest. Why, then, do anti-gun activists who make precisely such claims about supporters of the NRA, draw widespread acclaim for their courage and idealism? The connection between abortion and…

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  • Loving Israel Before Israel

    Loving Israel Before Israel

    In January, Vice President Mike Pence earned a rapturous response from Israel's Knesset for an emphatic, emotional address that emphasized the unbreakable bond between America and the Jewish state. Meir Soloveichik (whose own article addressing the subject appears on page 12) witnessed the occasion and reported in the Wall Street…

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  • Using Food for More than Delicious Nourishment

    Using Food for More than Delicious Nourishment

    By Diane Medved, Ph.D. — Elise had an article to write, and only a day to write it. That's because, like many term-paper, book, work report and article authors whose livelihood depends on their output, she loves having written, though the process getting there is not so easy. She knew…

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  • For Dems, Hunting is Worse than Abortion

    For Dems, Hunting is Worse than Abortion

    A new poll by the Economist/YouGov organization shows glaring contradictions in the way Democrats define morality. On most moral issues, Democrats, take relaxed and tolerant attitudes, with big majorities saying they accept abortion, divorce, gambling, drinking alcohol, birth control, interracial marriage, gay sex, pre-marital sex and doctor-assisted suicide. One form…

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  • Why Democrats Are Suddenly Unforgiving Moralists

    Why Democrats Are Suddenly Unforgiving Moralists

    An Economist/YouGov poll asks respondents if they'd back “a presidential candidate who has done immoral acts in private life.” Surprisingly, Democrats seemed less forgiving and flexible than Republicans: A full 48% of Republicans found it acceptable to back a candidate with moral failings, but only 19% of Democrats agreed. After…

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  • Partisanship Trumps Policy in Reacting to North Korea

    Partisanship Trumps Policy in Reacting to North Korea

    Reactions to White House plans to meet with Kim Jong-Un highlight the damaging impact of partisan polarization and obsessive Trump hatred. Had Barack Obama arranged to negotiate with the brutal North Korean dictator, some of the same Democrats now deriding Trump would have hailed their hero as a bold visionary,…

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  • Hollywood’s Glaring Hypocrisy

    Hollywood’s Glaring Hypocrisy

    Hollywood hypocrisy has never looked more glaring. Leaders of the entertainment industry angrily condemn guns, even while their films and TV shows glorify gun violence and fetishize firearms. Meanwhile, producers and stars vehemently denounce exploitative sexuality, at the same time that acclaimed projects center on just this sort of eroticism.…

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  • “Lessons Learned” on Oscar Night?

    “Lessons Learned” on Oscar Night?

    The over-riding message from this year's Academy Awards it was, “We've Learned Our Lesson!” Responding to the #MeToo movement and reports of erotic exploitation and sexism, presenters and Oscar winners frequently alluded to the scandal and made sanctimonious pledges to crack down on wrong-doers. After complaints in recent years about…

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  • Destroying a Gun Won’t Protect a Child

    Destroying a Gun Won’t Protect a Child

    When I was a kid, my late mother used to urge her four boys to consume whatever unappetizing vegetables we left on our plates by reminding us that, “There are starving kids in India.” I recalled those long-ago arguments when watching a well-intentioned but illogical anti-gun video that's gone viral…

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