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By Jeff Strommen | Everything that inspires.

Military Quietly Prepares for a Last Resort: War With North Korea

WASHINGTON — Across the military, officers and troops are quietly preparing for a war they hope will not come.<p>At Fort Bragg in North Carolina last month, a mix of 48 Apache gunships and Chinook cargo helicopters took off in an exercise that practiced moving troops and equipment under live artillery …

War

How is Our idea of Masculinity Shaped?

• shares<p>Before we talk about something as complex as masculinity, I think we can all agree it is helpful to know exactly what it is we are talking …

Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

Step into any college lecture hall and you are likely to find a sea of students typing away at open, glowing laptops as the professor speaks. But you won’t see that when I’m teaching.<p>Though I make a few exceptions, I generally ban electronics, including laptops, in my classes and research …

Education

These are the arguments against net neutrality — and why they’re wrong

The next few months will be full of bitter dissent regarding the FCC’s net neutrality rules, how they should be enforced, and indeed whether they should exist at all.<p>Several primary arguments against the rules as they stand have appeared as talking points or recurring themes; they are worth …

Here's How the End of Net Neutrality Will Change the Internet

Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon may soon be free to block content, slow video-streaming services from rivals, and offer “fast …

Net Neutrality
Ajit Pai

BURGER KING | Bullying Jr.

Madison police make changes to deadly force procedures

MADISON, Wis. - The Madison Police Department has updated its guidelines on the use of deadly force, telling officers to exhaust other options before …

Conflicting Accounts in Niger Ambush Are Subject of Pentagon Investigation

The Pentagon is trying to determine whether American forces involved in a deadly ambush in Niger this month diverted from their routine patrol to embark on an unapproved mission, military officials said on Friday.<p>The questions have come up because the American and Nigerien soldiers on the patrol …

War

10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know

When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.

Relationships

I Never Became Straight. Perhaps That Was Never God’s Goal.

Why I embraced the Bible's sexual ethic before I understood it. This is not a story of being gay and becoming straight.But maybe I’m getting ahead of …

European History

You Need to Walk Through Brokenness Before You Appreciate Grace

Young people these days are growing up in a world overflowing with opportunity and options. Even pain becomes optional. We find ways to numb it or …

Numb

When Children Begin To Lie, There's Actually A Positive Takeaway

My 4-year-old recently called out to me that he was all dressed for school and going to play outside.<p>A moment later, I watched him appear outside the kitchen window and begin to happily blow bubbles — in his pajamas.<p>It can be alarming to parents when children begin telling lies like this (as well …

What You Might Be Missing in the Kneeling Debate

As the pre-game kneeling drama continues on, the conversations taking place around the gestures grow more disturbing every day. The protests …

Racism

ABC News

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>70-year-old woman dies fleeing Southern California wildfires<p>Top Stories<p>Chartered bus overturns on freeway, injuring …

‘This Is Not Hazing. This Is Rape’: Inside a Texas Town’s Football Nightmare

How a varsity sex-abuse scandal threatened to tear apart Small Town, U.S.A.<p>LA VERNIA, Texas—When Jennifer’s* son made varsity—as a freshman, no …

Chester Bennington: Who Cares if One More Light Goes Out?

• shares<p>I never knew him. In fact, before he died I didn’t even know his name. I was drawn to his music and that’s all that mattered at the time. But …

It's time to talk about suicides among middle-aged men

It has been a tragic few days for music fans. On Thursday, the lead singer of nu-metal band Linkin Park Chester Bennington was found dead at the age …

Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The addicted lawyer was an IP partner at Wilson Sonsini and Eileen Zimmerman's former husband.<p>Two years ago she found him dead in his home. It was …

Woman saves overdosing stranger days after receiving Narcan training

MILTON, Wis. - Jenny Hallett almost didn’t go to an overdose-prevention training sessions in June, but now she’s glad that she did.<p>At the training …

Madison

Commit to What’s Best and Not Just What’s Good

<b>“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things”</b><b> (Colossians 3:2 NIV)</b>Many of us believe we can multi-task without limits. However, our brain …

Healthy Living

What Can We Say to Friends Facing Suffering?

When suffering drones on and on, what can we do to stay steadfast in our call to share in this suffering?Listen Now

The societal cost of heroin use disorder in the United States

by Ruixuan Jiang, Inyoung Lee, Todd A. Lee, A. Simon PickardObjectiveHeroin use in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. The objective …

Health

Thousands of heart attack victims may be on needless drugs

Tens of thousands of Britons are being needlessly put on heart drugs which can cause debilitating side effects, a major study suggests.<p>Patients who suffer a heart attack are routinely put on beta blockers - medicines that slow the heart and reduce blood pressure.<p>The powerful drugs can have unwanted …

‘Love Yourself First’ Is Bad Relationship Advice – Here’s What To Do Instead

A friend came to me, sobbing, explaining how broken she felt after her breakup. “I know I have to love myself first before I can be in a healthy …