I’ve seen a couple of articles recently that both intrigue me and worry me, and which spring out of recent attacks on Christian communities in non-Christian countries — for example, the Sri Lankan church bombings. I find these interesting and probably useful to us as a culture because they confront us with two important facts:…

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From the Editor’s Desk I am distressed by how often I find myself writing about Andrew Yang, this year’s most inexplicable candidate for President. I don’t think he should be president. He doesn’t have the background for it. He’s a successful high tech CEO, yes, but that really isn’t what you need to be in…

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If you have an interest in ancient history, or our own short term future, check out the following article on The Guardian, Reconstruction’ begins of stone age lands lost to North Sea by Nazia Parveen. In it, Parveen looks at how today’s scientists are exploring and reconstructing the lost country of Doggerland. Doggerland is the…

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With so many negative events in our lives these days, it’s not easy to sort through it all and organize it into some kind of logical treatise.  Especially when one of my advanced age whose utterances can bring a dismissal like, “Oh, don’t bother with what she has to say, old people are out of…

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image credit: Marc Lacoste [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)] So, word of warning: I am going to talk about something of which I know almost nothing. I am not a military man. I’ve never been in combat (I’ve been shot at, but not while in the service of my country). I am not a pilot. So…

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There was an amusing (and sad) story in the press last month. It seems that there is a kids-only talent show in TV in Russia, sort of like America’s Got Talent or Britain’s Got Talent with children. It’s called The Voice Kids, and the winners are determined (at least in part) by popular vote. Viewers…

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From the editor’s desk As I write this, we hear that last month’s mass killings in Sri Lanka were (alas) once again the work of radical Islamists. Moreover, at least given what very little we know of the attackers’ motivations, it seems that they were not seeking revenge for the New Zealand Mosque attack of…

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One of the enduring “truths” of the 2016 election was that White Women voted for Trump in enormous numbers. According to some measures, up to 52% of them did so, and feminists around the world have been scratching their heads ever since. But there’s the kicker. Did women, or at least white women, really vote…

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We don’t usually print text verbatim from other organizations, but this time we’re going to make an exception. That’s because many of us here are members of the National Writer’s Union (NWU)), and because as journalists we really care about freedom of the Press. So, when we got this note from the NWU about a…

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From the Editor’s Desk I had an interesting thought the other day. It’s not necessarily profound or anything, but it did occur to me that I’ve seeing a lot of articles lately about how China is overtaking us. The People’s Republic is becoming, we suspect, the world’s dominant power, and leaving us in the dust.…

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