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Is technology making us dumber or smarter? Yes.

The smartphone in your hand enables you to record a video, edit it and send it around the world. With your phone, you can navigate in cities, buy a car, track your vital signs and accomplish thousands of other tasks. And so? Each of those activities...

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New Report Wildly Inflates Global Abortion Numbers

The assertion that 56.3 million abortions occur worldwide annually is highly improbable and unprovable, besides four and a half times the actual documented data available. There’s an old saying that that if you torture the numbers long enough, they will confess to anything. Recently, the Guttmacher...

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Why I Left the Wall Street Journal for the Bronx

Mexican journalist Jose Healey always dreamed of working for the Wall Street Journal. So when he reached his goal, it seemed that things couldn’t get better. And yet, when an opportunity arose in the Bronx, Healey found himself answering a more deeply rooted dream: that...

An interview with a Saudi female councillor

Zanny Minton Beddoes (from "The Economist") speaks to Huda Al-Jeraisy, one of Saudi Arabia's newly elected female councillors, about her political goals and the position of women in Saudi life....

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Happy birthday, Charlotte! Celebrating the creator of Jane Eyre

This year marks the 200th birthday of English novelist Charlotte Brontë, author of the ever popular Jane Eyre, and the eldest of three sisters who wrote their way to fame from a parsonage in Yorkshire. Charlotte, Emily, Anne and their brother Branwell were born between...

Pope publishes video to pray for aged, marginalized and lonely

Pope Francis has yet again posted his prayer intentions for the month in video format with The Pope Video. For the month of June, he is asking those around the world to join him in praying for the elderly, sick, marginalized and those who are...

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Politics of Passion

If we want a just society, we must begin by recovering the right understanding of prudence. We must not commit the idealist’s error of making the best the enemy of the good. In 2014, the Republican Party seemed perfectly positioned to reverse the disastrous economic, social,...

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A De-Sexed Society is a DeHumanized Society

As usual, tyranny comes disguised as “civil rights.” President Obama’s transgender directive isn’t about civil rights or bathroom use. It’s about state control over personal relationships. The latest exhibit of this general rule is President Obama’s directive that seeks to force a transgender bathroom, locker room and...

The Journey from Syria

Many refugees seeking asylum in the E.U. trek in obscurity. But one filmmaker captured every step of a Syrian father’s seventeen-hundred-mile odyssey, fraught with peril and punctuated by moments of extraordinary human kindness. “The Journey” is a six-part documentary published in collaboration with Field of Vision.   Source:...

The anonymous heroes of the refugee crisis

"It is a sad journey. We are going to see the greatest humanitarian tragedy after World War II.” These were the Pope's words before his trip to Lesbos, where he acknowledged the key role the volunteers play in the refugee crisis. These volunteers pulled many refugees from...