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  • How Faith Improves Sex—and Vice Versa

    How Faith Improves Sex—and Vice Versa

    For 30 years, social science has shown that religion is good for sex: long-term couples who attend religious services regularly and say they are serious about scriptural teaching, report that they enjoy both more active and more satisfying sex lives. But new research from Duke University shows that the connection…

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  • Clinton Won on Nonsense, Trump Won on Substance

    Clinton Won on Nonsense, Trump Won on Substance

    The overwhelming media consensus regarding the first presidential debate — Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton and Lester Holt — is that Clinton won. If she did win it was because Trump, after a strong opening 30 minutes, allowed himself to get baited into emotional and tendentious self-defense. And because the…

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  • Hillary’s contempt for Bernie’s folk

    Basement-dwelling baristas of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your “I'm With Her” signs. “Bernie Sanders is the real deal,” you thought, but Clinton just thought you hopelessly naive, underemployed at best with few prospects, and oppressed by Obamacare premiums that no one expected to have to…

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  • New Discovery Authenticates Biblical Text

    New Discovery Authenticates Biblical Text

    Forty-six years ago Israeli archaeologists discovered a charred lump of parchment in the ark of an ancient synagogue near the Dead Sea. They couldn't unfold it without destroying the burnt scroll but hoped for future technology allowing the contents to be read. University of Kentucky researchers recently developed the necessary…

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  • Dramatic Reverse in the Border Flow

    Dramatic Reverse in the Border Flow

    Despite alarmist rhetoric from politicians and activists, the flow of Mexican illegal immigrants across the southern border isn't surging. Actually, that flow has not only stopped, it has significantly reversed—with more undocumented Mexicans going home than arriving in the US. In a significant new report, the Pew Research Service now…

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  • The New Deal with Israel

    The New Deal with Israel

    The United States and Israel recently agreed on a foreign aid package providing $3.8 billion in military aid for each of the next ten years. This marks a sharp increase in the level of aid, but that's still less than one-tenth-of-one percent – less than one-one-thousandth – of the money…

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  • Children, “Very Important”; Marriage, Not So Much

    Children, “Very Important”; Marriage, Not So Much

    A September poll by CBS News and the New York Times revealed troubling contradictions in attitudes toward marriage and children. Nearly 2,000 adults of all ages were asked: “For you personally, is being married either now or in the future very important, somewhat important, not very important or not at…

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  • Welcome to the new Sunday morning

    An IED — or two or three — in New Jersey intended to blow up runners in a race to support Marines wounded in the wars. An IED — or two or three — in New York City intended to kill or maim civilians. A suspected “home-grown, self radicalized” jihadist…

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