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Selfie-snapping monkey loses copyright infringement case (again)

The copyright battle over who owns that famous toothy selfie taken by a macaque monkey in Indonesia apparently didn't end when the parties involved reached a settlement last year. On Monday, an appeals court has affirmed the lower court's decision that Naruto, the seven-year-old crested macaque in …

Naruto

Pic: Journalists ‘unable’ to look at Zuma’s topless fiancee during interview

A picture of eNCA recording former president Jacob Zuma’s soon-to-be seventh wife, Nonkanyiso Conco, was uploaded to social media and drew comment …

South Africa

Marked | Pastor Michael Todd

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How long will I be allowed to remain a Christian?

“How long will I be allowed to remain a Christian?”<p>That was the deeply dismaying question posed to me by a friend with four young children as we discussed the plight of the Christian faith in America and around the world.<p>With each passing month, that shocking question becomes more relevant and even …

Religion

Confessions of a Proud 'Christian Constitutionalist'

Following a recent column on fake news, someone sent me an e-mail, accusing me of propagating fake news by saying the Bible had anything to do with …

Faith

Why it's impossible to wean African leaders off their addiction to power

Some African countries have recorded democratic victories in the past 12 months. Ethiopia has a new leader whose ascent holds great promise for …

Africa

No place in the NFL for cheerleaders in 2018

Correction/clarification: An earlier version of this story misidentified one of the teams that does not have cheerleaders. Pittsburgh Steelers are …

Why going to Coachella kind of sucks

If your social media feed was abuzz with snaps from the annual Coachella festival this weekend, it probably looked like an idyllic gathering of the …

When Anxiety Attacks | Pastor Steven Furtick

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Why Killer Mike is right: African Americans should own guns

Last month, hip-hop artist Killer Mike used an interview conducted by the National Rifle Association’s media arm, NRATV, to advocate for black gun ownership, chiding members of his community for being “lackeys” of the white gun-control movement. The interview prompted fierce social media blowback. …

Guns

Asian-Americans rejected by Harvard need to resist the anti-affirmative action narrative

Our community is being fed a story by a white man trying to preserve spaces at colleges for mediocre white students, not stellar Asian-American ones.<p>There is a story about race-based college admissions that holds particular sway over Asian-American students like I once was — my father wrote away …

King's Death Gave Birth to Hip-Hop

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. led directly to hip-hop, an era of black American culture, politics, and art that is often contrasted with his legacy.<p>The interlude immediately following Outkast’s “Rosa Parks” on their 1998 album, <i>Aquemini,</i> is perhaps the best starting point for …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The evidence for Christianity is like a tsunami

My life growing up was a struggle. When I walked into college, I carried a heavy burden of years of hurt and bitterness.<p>I was mad at my father for beating my mother. I was angry at a man who worked on our farm and sexually abused me from ages 6 to 13. All of this led to me to really despise God, …

Fake News

What God Thinks of You, Jeremiah 29:11 - Pastor Chuck Smith - Topical Bible Study

Bible

I was raised by Tiger Mom — and it worked

Some second-semester college seniors are content to phone it in. Lulu Chua-Rubenfeld, on the other hand, just completed a 90-page thesis on …

The Red Pill

In the movie "The Matrix," swallowing a red pill reveals the truth, while downing a blue pill leaves you trapped in illusion. Today, in the parlance …

America Cannot Bear to Bring Back Indentured Servitude

It’s a history lesson worth remembering: The exploitation of immigrant workers only encourages more—and worse—abuse.<p>In 1624, Jane Dickenson petitioned the governor of Virginia for relief from bondage. Four years earlier, her husband had signed a contract of indenture to pay for his immigration from …

Black History

Robots Aren't Quite Ready to Replace Wall Street's Salespeople

Virtual assistants will take on the drudge work, freeing up people to handle important things, like golfing with clients.<p><i>This post originally appeared in Money Stuff.</i><p>There is an expression on trading floors, "3 Go 1 Go," which is the sequence of keys that you use in the Bloomberg terminal to …

Wall Street

Elon Musk's Estranged Father Has Child With Stepdaughter, Says It's 'God's Plan'

Technology magnate Elon Musk apparently has a good reason for being angry with his estranged father: Errol Musk recently revealed that he had a child …

I didn't understand male privilege until I became a stay-at-home dad

(iStock) When my wife returned to work after parental leave, I took my first trip to the grocery with two kids, not knowing I would return home …

Waking up together ... and other reasons men do actually want to commit

No wonder so many of us are having such a tough time. No wonder those couples who display copious amounts of PDA (public displays of affection) are …

Relationships

John Bolton Is Misunderstood

Over the past few days, many have tried to distill John Bolton’s worldview, to get a sense of how he might shape the foreign policy of the Trump …

Ride-sharing apps are driving NYC cabbies into financial ruin

NYC cabbies are being driven to the edge of financial ruin and despair as ride-hail apps like Uber and Lyft continue to take their customers. Last …

Why I Didn’t Join My School’s Walkout

HANOVER, N.H. — I am a junior in high school, and I regularly shoot guns, for target practice and hunting. Going to school can be hard because most kids don’t understand how I live. It can be uncomfortable to be a gun-owning teenager right now, when high schools have become the centers of gun …

Guns

When Other Cultures' Holidays Become An Excuse To Party

In one sense, St. Patrick's Day is a failure. The holiday as we know it in America was promoted by activists to celebrate Irish culture, in order to …

How Did Astronaut DNA Become 'Fake News'?

“After year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly no longer has same DNA as identical twin,” the headline of a story on the Today show’s website, published …

In America, White Women Can Get Away With Almost Anything

Former University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu used bodily fluids, including spit and menstrual blood, to contaminate the belongings of her …

John Kelly: Rex Tillerson Was on the Toilet When I Told Him He’d Be Getting Fired

Saul Loeb/Getty Reporters gathered at the White House on Friday were stunned when Chief of Staff John Kelly shared a very embarrassing story about …

What Does “Created Equal” Mean?

<i>Editor’s note: This essay is an excerpt of the new Hoover Press book</i> <i>Milton Friedman on Freedom</i><i>, edited by Robert Leeson and Charles G. Palm. This</i> …

Irrationalism in Politics

It has been over a half-century since the heralded British political theorist Michael Oakeshott published his most acclaimed work, <i>Rationalism in</i> …