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Mainstream media errors in the Trump era: Your catalogue of the media's bias-fueled failure-fest in 2017

The press' credibility problem took a turn for the worse this year.<p>Chalk it up to bias, sloppiness, or sheer panic in response to the election of …

The Old Western Man: C.S. Lewis on Politics and Modernity

<i>This essay appears in the Fall 2017 issue of</i> Modern Age<i>. To subscribe now, go here.</i><p><b>“Speaking not only for myself but for all other Old Western men</b> …

Embryology and Science Denial

In an early draft of its next strategic plan, the Department of Health and Human Services has described its mission as “serving and protecting …

Cheap Sex Is the ‘Inconvenient Truth’ that Explains the Retreat from Marriage

Young adults can now avoid marriage without paying a sexual penalty, and they are doing so in droves.<p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>The following piece was originally</i> …

Democracy Is So 2005

As Donald Trump has swept through the primaries toward the Republican nomination, his blowtorch style has led some commentators to call him a modern …

The Die-Hard Republicans Who Say #NeverTrump

Hundreds wrote in to explain why he turns them off. Some say they'll vote for the Democrat, just to keep him out of office.

Are Families Finished?

ix months before he was re-elected in 2012, President Barack Obama unveiled a cartoon storybook ad called “The Life of Julia.” The interactive …

When It Comes To Donald Trump, I Hate Everyone

We’re now in month eight or so of Trumpmania. He has a core of support, and the media can’t get enough of him. The effect he has on people is …

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How To Know For Sure

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of …

Americans aren’t getting married, and researchers think porn is part of the problem

There could be an unlikely contributor to the decline of marriage in this country. And it's free pornography on the Internet.<p>A team of researchers, who published their findings in The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany, determined that the rise of free Internet pornography is not …

The Good-Enough Marriage | Mark Regnerus

I have a good marriage. Is it a great marriage? I don’t know. Do we squabble? Plenty. Do either of us feel shortchanged? With regularity. Might we be …

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

Reality TV

Why I Believe the Grand Jury Got It Wrong and Injustice Triumphed

The United States continues to process the recent grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri. As protests gain steam across the country and interested …

Why We Can't (Or Won't) Govern

WASHINGTON -- We Americans are increasingly given to political escapism. Regardless of our place on the political spectrum -- Republican or Democrat, …

Stewardship of the Reader's Eyes | Helen Andrews

The central paradox of censorship, according to the historian Paul S. Boyer, is that however sane and fair-minded your set of standards might be, the …

How I Got 'Dead Poets Society' Wrong

Alissa's note: This reflection is part of a series on "Watch This Way" called "Rewind," in which movie critics and film buffs reflect on a film they …

Atheists Accuse Evangelical Researchers (US!) of Bias-- Let's Take a Look!

Can an evangelical research firm poll fairly on matters of religion?<p>Hemant Mehta, the “Friendly Atheist,” references our poll and compares it to a …

The Procrastination Doom Loop—and How to Break It

Delaying hard work is all about your mood.<p>When I woke up this morning, I had one goal: Finish this article by 11 a.m.<p>So, predictably, by the time it was 10 a.m., I had made and consumed two cups of coffee, taken out the trash, cleaned my room while taking a deliberately slow approach to folding my …

E-Readers vs. Paper Readers: New Results

August 24, 2014 by Scot McKnight<p><b>WaPo</b>:<p>If you’re one of those Luddites who still clings, technophobically, to the printed page, then a team of European …

It's Time to Listen: "Will White Evangelicals Ever Acknowledge Systemic Injustice? (Part 1)," a guest post by Leonce Crump

We've launched a series here called, "It's Time to Listen." In it, we've asked African-American evangelical leaders to share from their diverse …

DirecTV, Dish Network to vie for political cash with customized ads

Satellite TV giants<p>DirecTVand Dish Network are looking for a landslide this fall — in political dollars.<p>For the first time, satellite broadcasters will be jockeying with other media outlets for a share of political spending that could top $3 billion this year. They've historically been shut out of …

Walmart Airgun Death Looks Worse Every Passing Day - Bearing Arms - Ohio, Walmart

The more we hear about the shooting death of John Crawford III inside a Beavercreek, Ohio Walmart, the worse it sounds. Evidence continues to suggest …

Big Data for the Spirit

On April 10, 1901, Duncan Macdougall, a physician in Haverhill, Massachusetts, completed an experiment designed to measure the human soul, the first of six he would complete in his lifetime. Using an industrial scale designed for weighing silk, accurate to one-fifth of an ounce, Macdougall weighed …

Spirituality

Islamic State Seizes Iraq's Christian Capital: Qaraqosh

Islamic State militants seized control of the "Christian capital of Iraq,” Qaraqosh, and nearby Christian villages last night. The land grab sent has …

Mosul Christian: Thanks for Changing Your #WeAreN Photo

Editor's note: In the reflection below, a young Christian from Mosul writes about the takeover of her hometown by the extremist Islamic State in Iraq …

Hey, Ho, Licensing Rules Have Got to Go - The American Interest

The Guild-ed Age<p>Hey, Ho, Licensing Rules Have Got to Go<p>Posted: 2014-07-10 17:00:20<p>Newer Post Iraq’s Maliki Assails Kurds Older Post Study Confirms: …

IRS policy that targeted political groups also aimed at open source projects

Op-ed: IRS denied tax-exempt status to nonprofit organization on dubious grounds.<p>The IRS denied a proposal to grant 501(c)(3) status to Yorba, a …