October 19, 2020

Sperm and egg-donation, combined with surrogate-motherhood for hire, has become a big business.  Companies are using the draw of eugenics, promising babies custom-manufactured to their customers’ specifications. But such trafficking exploits both children and parents. Read more

October 16, 2020

Voters can have motivations that have little to do with the qualities of the particular candidate they decide to support–self-interest, peer pressure, loyalty, voting against a candidate, and voting one’s ideals. Read more

October 15, 2020

In deciding whom to vote for, we consider a candidate’s beliefs, policies, personal qualities, and effectiveness. But we can weigh and balance these in different ways. Read more

October 14, 2020

The reason we can’t agree with or persuade each other is not relativism, irrationalism, or the rejection of objective truth. Rather, according to a psychologist of cognition, everyone of all persuasions displays “myside bias.” That is, accepting ideas only if they correspond to our prior beliefs and those of our social group. Read more

October 13, 2020

According to the “Elements of Style” by Strunk & White, writing should always be clear, concise, and simple. But the best writing also attends to sound and rhythm. Read more

October 12, 2020

The producers of the upcoming Amazon Prime series based on Tolkien’s Middle Earth are requiring that extras be “comfortable with nudity” and have hired an “Intimacy Coordinator” to choreograph sex scenes. Read more

October 9, 2020

Justice is an important theme of Scripture, so Christians can resonate with today’s calls for social justice.  But there is a difference between the Biblical understanding of justice and that of many of today’s social justice activists. Read more

October 8, 2020

Some people don’t personally believe in abortion, but they can be pro-choice because they invoke other moral or pro-life positions that balance out or outweigh that single issue. Robert George and Ramesh Ponnuru show what’s wrong with that position. Read more

October 7, 2020

Many politicians and voters say that while they are personally opposed to abortion, they believe they should not impose their religious opinion on other people and so, as a matter of public policy, they support a woman’s right to abortion. Robert George and Ramesh Ponnuru show what’s wrong with that position. Read more

October 6, 2020

Responding to criticism from both historians and Marxists, the “New York Times” has quietly backed off of its claim that August, 1619, when the first slaves were brought to Virginia–not July 4, 1776–is America’s “true founding.” Read more




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