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Three Lessons from the Coronavirus Crisis

— By Diane Medved —   In the midst of the frightening coronavirus crisis, I saw so many heartening acts of kindness:   Two neighbors brought folding chairs and sat in a driveway 10 feet from an elderly woman living alone,...

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No Replacement for Religion

On one point regarding our country’s current condition, Republicans and Democrats seem to agree:  three-quarters in both parties say “religion is losing influence in American life”. According to a new survey from the Pew Research...

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Associating Piety and Violence

Among the major religious traditions around the world, only one—Islam—currently and stubbornly associates piety, devotion, and sacred scholarship with murderous violence. A Washington Post headline unwittingly emphasized that point...

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The New York Times Slimes Hanukkah

The New York Times has just recently challenged its Jewish readers by featuring a provocative but deeply misguided column headlined “The Hypocrisy of Hanukkah.” In it, novelist Michael David Lukas trashed our joyous winter festival as...

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Placing Race and Gender Over Ideals and Achievements

In the mid-term elections, Democrats won control of the House of Representatives while focusing more on the ethnicity or gender of the new legislators than on their ideas or agendas. The media prattle endlessly over the election of the...

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SUBSTITUTE FOR GOD’S LOVE: A LOVING GOVERNMENT

If you don’t believe in a loving God you’re vastly more likely to crave a loving government – a powerful yearning that helps explain the persistent appeal of the Democratic Party and political survival of Barack Obama. Exit polls...

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WITHOUT A LOVING GOD, PEOPLE DEMAND CARING GOVERNMENT

If you don’t believe in a loving God you’re more likely to crave a loving government – a yearning that helps explain the political survival of Barack Obama. In 2012, 83% of American voters said they attended religious services at...

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Banning Crosses, Erasing History

A simmering controversy surrounding the “Ground Zero Cross” exposes the intolerance and absolutism behind ongoing battles over religious symbols on public property. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not Christian...

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