• The Lingering Faith in Faith

    The Lingering Faith in Faith

    For sixty years, Gallup has asked about public attitudes toward faith, giving respondents a clear choice: “Do you believe that religion can answer all or most of today's problems, or that religion is largely old-fashioned and out of date?” In 1957, 82% expressed confidence in religious solutions, while only 11%…

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  • Demonizing, Dehumanizing the Opposition

    Demonizing, Dehumanizing the Opposition

    ​The context of the brutal assault in Alexandria, Virginia that wounded Congressman Steve Scalise sends an important public message: our elected representatives may wield enormous power but they're still ordinary Americans who enjoy getting up early on a bright Spring morning to practice for a charity baseball game. The crazed…

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  • Miraculous Victory, Unsettled Dispute

    Miraculous Victory, Unsettled Dispute

    Fifty years ago, the 19-year-old state of Israel won a miraculous, astonishing victory against larger, better equipped forces of Egypt, Syria and Jordan. The Soviet Union lavishly supported the Arab states, while Lyndon Johnson's America proclaimed strict neutrality as the Jewish state faced annihilation. Israel had to rely on Mirage…

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  • One Sure Thing: Trump Beats Impeachment

    Despite the public furor surrounding James Comey's Senate testimony, there remains only one certainty about the future of the Trump administration: the president will not be forced from office through the Constitutional impeachment process. Pundits and politicos who agitate for using that mechanism to end the Age of Trump ignore…

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  • Jerusalem Unified

    Jerusalem Unified

    This month—June 2017—marks the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem as the undivided, eternal capital of the Jewish people. What was the city's status before Israeli victory in 1967's Six Day War? At that time, Eastern Jerusalem and the Old City were occupied by Jordan; all Jewish residents had…

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  • Key Health Issue is Personal, Not Political

    Key Health Issue is Personal, Not Political

    The United States may lead the world in military and economic power, as well as cultural influence, but we're also “Number One” in another category: no nation on earth possesses so many citizens who qualify as obese. According to new figures from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an…

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  • Stop the Impeachment Daydreams!

    Stop the Impeachment Daydreams!

    Democrats who prattle endlessly about impeaching President Trump are deluding themselves and damaging the country. Not only do they lack convincing evidence of impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors” but they also possess no understanding of the lessons of history. Only three presidents have confronted serious impeachment proceedings: Andrew Johnson, Richard…

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  • Britain’s Most Serious Religious Problem

    Britain’s Most Serious Religious Problem

    The horrific Manchester terror attack raises uncomfortable questions about the imperfect integration of Britain's Muslim minority. A series of such brutal incidents in the United Kingdom involved native-born British subjects, not recent refugees. And despite some fears of Islam's surging influence, the most recent numbers show that self-identified Muslims still…

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  • Realism, Not Bigotry, Colors Response to the Transgendered

    Realism, Not Bigotry, Colors Response to the Transgendered

    A recent Daily Beast column expressed shock and horror at a survey showing that few Americans would ever consider dating a transgendered individual. “Anti-transgender sentiment runs as deep as we always feared it did,” Samantha Allen laments, noting that more than 80 percent of poll respondents rule out the transgendered…

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  • DIANE MEDVED: Why No One Regrets his Divorce

    DIANE MEDVED:  Why No One Regrets his Divorce

    by Diane Medved “Why No One Regrets his Divorce” seems a peculiar statement coming from the author of Don't Divorce. Isn't the basis of my book that lots of people regret their divorces, and so there's good reason to prevent it? However, I've learned that already-divorced people–especially those for whom…

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