• Why Ban the “Burkini”?

    Why Ban the “Burkini”?

    The raging debate about the “Burkini Ban” that's been applied to Islamic beach-wear in France should make us grateful for America's distinctive values. First, we don't make a fetish of secularism as the French do, nor do we treat religious traditions as a threat to some higher order. Second, we…

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  • A Lesson from “The Most Dangerous Cities”

    A Lesson from “The Most Dangerous Cities”

    New FBI statistics reveal the worst cities in the country in terms of violent crime. St. Louis tops the list as the most dangerous metropolis of them all, perhaps showing the impact of the “Ferguson Effect” that has crippled policing in Missouri. Runners up on this dishonor roll are Memphis,…

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  • Trouble with the Youth Vote

    Trouble with the Youth Vote

    Republicans have begun to pay serious attention to the party's problems with black, Latino and Asian voters, but the GOP also performs miserably with young Americans. Recent polling shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by nearly three-to-one among voters under 35, but this youth vote preference for Democrats is nothing…

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  • Unfair to Stay-at-Home Moms (and Dads)

    Unfair to Stay-at-Home Moms (and Dads)

    In a rare area of agreement, both presidential candidates want to help working families with childcare expenses. Trump recently proposed a tax deduction for parents who place their kids in daycare; Clinton backs an even more costly plan, providing a refundable tax credit that would send daycare reimbursement checks even…

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  • When Politics Trumps Faith, Marriage Suffers

    When Politics Trumps Faith, Marriage Suffers

    The New York Times Style Section recently ran a report called “UNEASY BEDFELLOWS,” describing marriages that reached the point of dissolution because of arguments concerning Donald Trump. When I discussed the subject on the air, one astute caller noted that none of the couples featured in the story seemed to…

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  • New Voters Mean New Hope for Embattled GOP Senators

    New Voters Mean New Hope for Embattled GOP Senators

    There's good reason that even conservatives who harbor grave doubts about Donald Trump's candidacy – as I do – should hope that he runs the most vigorous possible campaign. The ferocious energy of Mr. Trump's campaign will no doubt bring many angry Americans to the polls, some of them for…

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  • Trump’s Path to Victory: Tough, Not Impossible

    Trump’s Path to Victory: Tough, Not Impossible

    Commentators in the mainstream media want to suggest that the presidential race is already over – with a lopsided Clinton win all but assured. If Trump supporters believe their cause is lost, they may stay home–damaging Republicans up and down the ticket. But the truth is that Trump still has…

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  • Troubled Parties, Divided by Race

    Troubled Parties, Divided by Race

    Republicans draw frequent criticism for their weak performance among blacks, Latinos and Asians, with Donald Trump, like Mitt Romney before him, losing non-white voters by a crushing margin of three to one. But few observers note that Democrats also perform poorly among the majority of voters who define themselves as…

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  • Does More Porn Mean Less Sex?

    Does More Porn Mean Less Sex?

    Research in the Archives of Sexual Behavior brings surprising news: younger Millennials—those below age 26—engage in less sex than their counterparts among Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers, with fewer partners and less frequent instances of intimacy. Among high school students, a substantial majority have no sexual experience, while 25 years ago…

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  • Running Mate Resemblances

    Running Mate Resemblances

    Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's choice for Vice President, bears a striking resemblance to Donald Trump's running mate, Governor Mike Pence. Both are deeply religious—Kaine is a committed Catholic, Pence an Evangelical Christian. Both have sons currently serving on active duty in the Marine Corps. Both have served in Congress,…

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