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    Religion, egalitarianism, and marriage

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights new research into the ingredients for a happy marriage. Both religion and egalitarianism have something to offer those seeking a happy marriage in a world of shifting mores—though religion leads to more children—a new report on international perspectives on…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2019
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    Readers for life

    Anna Mussmann offers Federalist readers ideas for ensuring their children become readers for life. You may have seen the meme. Two mothers sit on a bench with their respective children. One mother is reading a book, and her kid is, too. The other pair is lost in their…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2019
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    Americans aren’t having as many babies

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports the latest disturbing news linked to American fertility. The average American woman can expect to have fewer kids today than at any point in at least the last half century, new data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    Williamson makes the case for being born

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online fights back against those who suggest that children are the future’s enemies. Why are pro-abortion activists such as Brian Sims so angry? Because they abhor the alternative. Sims, a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania state legislature, filmed himself berating an old woman…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2019
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    Living as if God exists

    Andrew Klavan provides a stirring apology of Christianity at City Journal. He critiques those who think materialism is all we need and those who act “as if there were a God” but cannot bring themselves to belief. Klavan echoes G.K. Chesterton that “Christianity has not been tried and found…
    Joseph Coletti, April 29, 2019
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    Child Warrior or Wounded Child?

    Thanks to her “school strike for the climate,” a 15-year-old Swedish girl named Greta Thunberg has become an international celebrity and the object of effusive praise by intellectual, political, and religious leaders from all over the world. In a recent Quillette article, however, Paulina Neuding offers an account that…
    Jon Guze, April 24, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the potential impact for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline of new Trump administration executive orders. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal focuses on pressure teen girls face.
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2019
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    Marriage makes you happy — who knew?

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner highlights interesting new survey results that paint a particularly positive picture of marriage. Americans who have said “I do” are more satisfied with their lives than adults who are unmarried, topping eight key “satisfaction” Gallup lifestyle categories. “Married Americans are more satisfied…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2019