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New York Times — When I listen to President Obama speak to and about women, he sometimes sounds too paternalistic for my taste. In numerous appearances over the years — most recently at the Barnard graduation — he has made reference to how women are smarter than men. It’s all so tired, the kind of […]

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I oppose same sex marriage. I am agnostic on the extent to which human activities contribute to global warming or climate change and whether the phenomena themselves warrant the major economic dislocations that are proposed as remedies. In both cases, my positions appear to be at substantial distance from the opinions that prevail in American […]

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The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are reviewing the church’s long-standing ties to the Girl Scouts of the USA after complaints that some of that venerable organization’s programs might contradict church teachings on contraception and abortion. The inquiry by the Catholic bishops has been ongoing for two years and was prompted by persistent reports, circulated on […]

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Worthy News — A federal judge in Virginia proposed that a dispute over the display of the Ten Commandments at a public high school be resolved by removing the four Commandments that mention God. “If indeed this issue is not about God,” said U.S. District Judge Michael Urbanski during mediation, “why wouldn’t it make sense […]

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Greeley Gazette — Two psychologists testified before a parliamentary session on a bill related to sexual assault on children that pedophilia is a “sexual orientation” just like homosexuality or heterosexuality. Lifesitenews reported on the testimony at a parliamentary session in Canada regarding a bill intended to increase mandatory minimum sentences on child sex offenders for […]

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World News Digest— Many Americans have been shocked by reports about a recent pro-pedophilia conference in Baltimore in which psychiatrists and other mental-health professionals, representing institutions like Harvard and Johns Hopkins, sought to present pedophilia in a sympathetic and even positive light. But why should this surprise us? Academic articles in scholarly journals have been […]

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Charisma News — In the 1970s, the people of the United States went into a grand funk of stupendous proportions. Hollywood and the news media kept telling us that the government was thoroughly corrupt, that society’s religious and cultural traditions were simple-minded and destructive, and that we were on the wrong side of the war […]

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