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Sweden’s Accelerated Cultural Evolution

Of countries gradually transitioning culturally by immigration, Sweden is undergoing one of the most rapid transitions. It's a small country - just under 10 million in population - but it takes in more asylum seekers than European countries many times its size. In 2013 it accepted about 55,000 asylum seekers, many if not most from Syria. Germany took in about twice as many but its population is 80 million, so it arguably can better absorb such seekers than Sweden. On a per-capita basis, Sweden is welcoming by far the most asylum seekers: 5,700 per 1 million inhabitants, almost five times … [Read More...]

Faith Dynamics

New San Diego Bishop’s Wrong Approach to Poverty

First Chicago, now San Diego. Pope Francis just appointed a left-leaning bishop to lead the Diocese of San Diego, Bishop Robert McElroy. He reportedly is prone to "placing abortion and euthanasia on … [Read More...]

Obama’s Christianity: Details Please

When Washington Post reporters Dan Balz and Robert Costa asked Wisconsin governor and presumed presidential candidate Scott Walker whether he considers president Obama to be a Christian, Walker didn’t … [Read More...]

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Amazing Display of Episcopal Tolerance

Saints Peter and Paul must be quite alarmed right now after their namesake place of worship, The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, better known as the Washington National Cathedral, held … [Read More...]

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Matching Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Will Breed Poverty

Brookings Institution analyst Gary Burtless takes … [Read More...]

Morning Chatter Worth Ignoring

Major newspapers often are criticized for … [Read More...]

Wall Street Journal Gives Socialized Medicine a Platform

Most on the left, of course, were never really … [Read More...]

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Taking Abortion to its Logical Conclusion

There is an additional reason why legalized … [Read More...]

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NatGeo’s Missing Info on China’s Mysterious Mountains

National Geographic magazine has some good … [Read More...]

John Kerry’s Intention-Paved Road

A frequent criticism of persons who lean left is … [Read More...]

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Washington Post: Shielding You from Embarrassing Obama Aministration News

The reality of media bias particularly stands out … [Read More...]

Political Correctness at WaPo Run Amok

A recent article in the Washington Post detailing … [Read More...]

Past Articles

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OK to Both Accept Government Money and Criticize It

When critics of Obamacare begin to enroll in Obamacare, they're likely going to be accused, directly or indirectly, of hypocrisy from some quarters. But it won't be hypocritical. If the government all but destroys the health insurance market through Obamacare and other forms of government … [Read More...]

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Science and Circumstantial Evidence of the Existence of God

Whittaker Chambers was an American who spied on behalf of the Soviet Union during the 1920s and 30s. He stunned the world after he abandoned communism and outed Alger Hiss, a high-level U.S. government official who was a communist agent. What made Whittaker Chambers abandon Communism? It was a … [Read More...]

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Karl Marx Was An Intellectual Godfather of Adolph Hitler

It's often argued that National Socialism's roots partly lie in Friedrich Nietzsche's notions of "God is dead", master and slave morality, and the Übermensch. But when it comes to the Nazi’s anti-Semitism, Karl Marx provided a lot of intellectual firepower. Disturblingly, one rarely hears about … [Read More...]

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The Cosmos is Neither All That Is, Nor Ever Was, Nor Ever Will Be

Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the new Cosmos series, is great. But the Carl Sagan quote at the open of the program was a curious choice: "The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be". The show contradicts that quote early on by pointing out that the universe wasn't always here - that it … [Read More...]

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Why the Bible Doesn’t Explain Evolution or the Big Bang

I only got to see snippets of the Bill Nye-Ken Ham debate on evolution versus biblical creationism, but upon first glance it appeared that winning over the audience wasn't going to be as easy for Bill Nye as I would have expected. Evolutionist Bill Nye had a disadvantage right out of the starting … [Read More...]

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How a Movie Almost Wrecked a Life

The passing of Harold Ramis was big news today. The actor/writer/director wrote or co-wrote such classic comedies as National Lampoon's Animal House, Stripes, and Ghostbusters. His talents certainly brought a lot of laughs and good cheer to America. But there were downsides too. Just today I read … [Read More...]

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Obamacare is Creating a Part-Time America

We're living through a period of profound change in America, for the worse. Today it hit home for this observer, while talking to a woman who is a waitress at Bob Evans restaurant. She said that a few months ago, most of the full-time employees at her restaurant, and presumably at all Bob Evans … [Read More...]

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One Intern’s Bizarre Notion of “Subsidy”

There's a recent Guardian article headlined, "Tax breaks for CEOs pay for million-dollar salaries: CEOs' salaries are ballooning thanks to tax breaks that turn bonuses into government subsidies for corporate America". It makes two laughable assertions: that stock options are a government subsidy … [Read More...]

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Give Thanks for Albion

This Thanksgiving, appreciate the efforts of the British – namely the ancestors of today’s British. It’s largely because of them that freedom started to flourish. We’re living in unique times. For most of world history, despotism and slavery were the norm the world over. It only has been within … [Read More...]

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Health Warning on the Healthy Marriage Initiative

We all know that those who lean right are skeptical that government programs can solve socioeconomic problems. Such programs are usually well intentioned, but flops. But what if righties themselves design and implement such programs? Will their roads that are paved with good intentions now lead … [Read More...]

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A Columnist’s Calumny

The left is outraged at Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen for writing that “People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman and with two biracial children. (Should I mention that Bill de Blasio’s wife, … [Read More...]

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Hurricane Obamacare is Arriving

Hey Repubs and other opponents of Obamacare. You're too late in taking the President to task for his "if-you-like-your-insurance-you-can-keep-it" ruse. Back in late 2009 and early 2010, before Obamacare was passed, the President was repeating that mantra again and again, but the silence on the … [Read More...]

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New Sheriff’s Brother Caught Stealing Campaign Signs

Don't like the Constitutional right of freedom of speech? We'll you're out of luck if you live in the United States. But there still are a few things you can do to help deny freedom of speech to your political opponents: steal their campaign signs. Carrying out such acts denotes questionable … [Read More...]