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  • Connected Celebrations

    Connected Celebrations

    This year, the ancient Jewish calendar and the modern secular calendar fall into rare alignment: the first night of Hanukah falls on Christmas Eve. It's a good time to note similarities between the messages of the Christian and Jewish holidays that begin on the same evening. Both festivals celebrate light—and…

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  • Winter isn’t coming

    One more week of Beltway Christmas parties, followed by a week of faith, and football, and then the nation's capital reconvenes in a still-stunned state. No less an American icon than Henry Winker — from “Happy Days” to “Arrested Development” to a sleigh full of fine films — tweeted a…

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  • On Men Viewing Women as Sex Objects

    My last column was titled “Is Donald Trump a Misogynist?” After reading reactions throughout the internet, I realize how important it is to elaborate on the subject of how men view women. One of the proofs that higher education makes those who attend college more foolish, more naive and often…

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  • Pruitt and Puzder: A pair of brilliant nominees

    With two nominations late last week, President-elect Trump has telegraphed seriousness about a frontal assault on the out-of-control regulatory state. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is a brilliant, principled, amiable and effective chief legal officer of a state and former state legislator (as well as minor league baseball team owner).…

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  • Is Donald Trump a Misogynist?

    You have to marvel at the ease with which our fellow Americans who call themselves progressive label those with whom they differ as sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist and bigoted. I always wonder: Do they believe it? Or do they say it because they lack intellectual arguments? I have…

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  • How to Improve Health, Well-Being and Marriage

    How to Improve Health, Well-Being and Marriage

    A new analysis from the Harvard School of Public Health reports on a powerful pattern of behavior that produces substantial benefits in terms of increased longevity, enhanced physical and emotional well-being and, especially, greater marital stability. Confirming many other previous studies, Professor Tyler J. VanderWeele shows that those who attend…

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  • Resist the Temptation of Pointless Press Battles

    Resist the Temptation of Pointless Press Battles

    As he prepares to assume power, President-elect Trump and those of us who support his agenda of conservative reform should resist the temptation for pointless battles with the press. Liberal media bias is nothing new, and the most successful conservatives, like Reagan, managed to transcend it. Richard Nixon, on the…

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  • “Commensurate to Our Capacity for Wonder”

    “Commensurate to Our Capacity for Wonder”

    The story behind my book THE AMERICAN MIRACLE begins with my late father, whose birth in Philadelphia 90 years ago constitutes an American miracle of its own. My grandfather, a barrel maker from a destitute and decrepit village in Ukraine, came to the United States in 1906. He left behind…

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  • 3 Democratic Delusions

    3 Democratic Delusions

    As Democrats try to regroup after their recent presidential defeat, they tend to delude themselves on three crucial points. First, they seek comfort in Hillary Clinton's popular vote margin of more than two million, marking the sixth election of the last seven in which a Democrat won more raw votes…

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