• Don’t Lose Touch with American Optimism

    Don’t Lose Touch with American Optimism

    In the concluding days of the long, bitter campaign, a slight economic improvement sparked a new burst of hope. According to CNN/ORC polling, 54% thought things were “going well” in America, while only 46% said they were going poorly—the best rating in nearly 10 years. This correlates with big increases…

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  • A Painful Problem that Government Won’t Solve

    A Painful Problem that Government Won’t Solve

    A new report from the American Cancer Society highlights the tragic toll of smoking-related cancers: 167,000 deaths in the most recent yearly statistics from tobacco-caused cancer alone, not even including additional smoking-based deaths caused by other lung and circulatory problems. This means the number of cancer victims who perish due…

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  • New Discoveries Show Israel’s Pre-Biblical Importance

    New Discoveries Show Israel’s Pre-Biblical Importance

    Researchers from Harvard and the Smithsonian have recently unearthed a 10,000-year-old village called Ain Ghazal in Jordan, one of the oldest sites showing the fateful human transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers growing crops and domesticating animals. They also made sculptures and built circular shrines. The oldest such site goes back…

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  • Sounding the Alarm on Maternal Death Rate

    Sounding the Alarm on Maternal Death Rate

    New numbers released by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation show alarming increases in the maternal death rate for American women. While most nations saw improvements in the survival of pregnant women and new mothers, in the United States the situation has gotten significantly worse. The maternal death rate…

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  • The Great Unmentionable

    The Great Unmentionable

    At the end of a bitter presidential campaign, there's little discussion by either candidate of perhaps the gravest threat to our national security and continued prosperity. The nation carries a crushing debt burden of more than 20 trillion dollars, and current trends would only enlarge that debt over the next…

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  • Patriot Days

    Patriot Days

    Patriots of every perspective have two big days coming up: first, November 8th, election day, when every American who cares about the country has a sacred duty to consider the issues and the candidates, and then to vote. Skipping the election is not an honorable option! The second big day…

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  • Blue Lives Matter

    Blue Lives Matter

    In early October, police officers in Palm Springs, California, responded to a domestic disturbance and a gunman shot two of them dead. One of the victims, a Latino veteran of the force, was a father of 8 who had served 35 years and planned to retire in December. His fallen…

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  • Sitting Out the Election: A Disastrous Mistake

    Sitting Out the Election: A Disastrous Mistake

    Faced with a choice between two presidential candidates with high disapproval ratings, conservatives must resist the temptation to sit home and sulk in this election. Low GOP turnout could bring disastrous consequences for worthy Republican candidates struggling to maintain majorities in the Senate and House. The loss of just four…

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  • How Video Games Shrink the Workforce

    How Video Games Shrink the Workforce

    New Research from Princeton and the University of Chicago provides fresh perspective on the painful problems of young men between the ages of 21 and 30 with less than a four-year college degree. A full 22 percent of them did no work at all during the past twelve months—double the…

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  • A Serious Celebration

    A Serious Celebration

    The holiday of Rosh HaShannah—also known as the Jewish New Year—falls this year in the early days of October and raises perplexing questions for most Christians and many Jews. Cultures typically note the turn of the year with raucous celebration, but Jewish people view the calendar shift with a serious…

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