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Algorithmic Man: Yuval Noah Harari's Timid Transhumanism

Towards the beginning of <i>Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow</i>, Yuval Noah Harari discusses what he expects to be the three great projects for the …

Refreshing, Rejuvenating, and Improving Our Public Discourse: Holiday Book Recommendations

<i>Public Discourse</i> is the online journal of The Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, NJ. For the past nine years we’ve been publishing thoughtful and …

Books

The Middle East’s alphabet soup of Kurds, explained

By Ishaan Tharoor<p>, Reporter<p>When it comes to many of the interlocking conflicts of the Middle East, the Kurds seem to be a kind of glue.<p>For decades, millions of Kurds have lived as part of stateless ethnic minorities across a vast expanse of the region, from Iran in the east to Turkey in the west. …

Middle East

Will the Biblical “War of Gog & Magog” bring about the end of Radical Islam as we have known it? Here’s the answer, Part Three.

(Central Israel) — Today is Part Three of our study of Ezekiel 38 & 39 and the Biblical prophecies concerning the coming “War of Gog & Magog.”The …

Theology

Israel makes massive discovery of oil in the Golan Heights. Is this a prelude to the “War of Gog & Magog”? Here’s the answer, Part Two.

The table of contents of “Epicenter,” from 2006.(Central Israel) — It has been a dramatic month here in Israel, and we’re only eleven days in.At the …

With Russian & Iranian forces now engaged in combat in Syria, people are asking, “What is the War of Gog & Magog?” Here’s the answer, Part One.

Standing in front of the famed Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.(Istanbul, Turkey) — With <b>Russian and Iranian military forces now cooperating together</b> …

Middle East

Ben Carson Refuses To Back Down, Schools Media On Gun Rights (With Video!)

Dr. Ben Carson appeared on “Face The Nation” Sunday on CBS, defending his comments advocating for the rights of Americans to own guns in order to …

Obama's Outrageous Gun Lies Continue+Even The Liberal Media Is Calling Him Out!

A day after meeting with families of the victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon, President <b>Barack Obama</b> continued his push for gun …

Another Foreign Policy Failure for Obama: Pentagon Training for Syrian Rebels Ends

After the grim announcement last month that only four or five Syrian rebels trained by U.S. military personnel remained inside Syria, the Obama …

7 House Republicans Debate Race for Speaker, Potential Paul Ryan Run

Rep. Jim Jordan, the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said Sunday that his group would consider supporting Paul Ryan for House …

The Left Doesn’t Care Whether Minimum-Wage Laws Actually Help the Less Fortunate

There is no way to know what is going on in someone else’s mind. But sometimes his behavior tells you more than his words.<p>The political Left’s great …

Economics

Is the Iran Deal the Worst Political Blunder of All Time?

Distinguished scientist Freeman Dyson has called the 1433 decision of the emperor of China to discontinue his country’s exploration of the outside …

Obama Administration

Iran Deal Shows It’s Better to Be an American Adversary Than Friend

The Obama administration has just allowed a stated enemy of the United States to have the capability to enrich uranium.<p>As part of the Iran nuclear …

Why it's important to keep secrets in a marriage

Celia Walden argues that secrets are the key to a healthy marriage<p>I love a good secret – my own, not someone else’s, which, frankly, are rarely worth the whisper they’re confided in. I’m in a minority, according to a recent poll that shows three in five people have a secret they dread being …

Risk in the Asset-less Economy

As Uber continues to make headlines with both fawning stories of its hyper-valuation and grim tales of popular dissent, it is clear that risk is beginning to creep through the cracks of the asset-less economy. Economic risk always follows economic gain and the so-called disrupters are particularly …

Educators Say Marriage Ruling May Boost School Climate For LGBT Students

<i>This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published.</i><p>ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA -- When the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major civil rights decision on marriage in Loving v. Virginia in 1967, striking down a state law banning interracial marriage, Alameda Unified teacher Gene …

LGBTQI

Regardless of How the Supreme Court Scrutinizes Man–Woman Marriage Laws, They Are Constitutional

The amicus brief filed on behalf of Governor C. L. Otter of Idaho in the same-sex marriage case before the Supreme Court is remarkable for two …

Marriage Debate Marches Into Nation’s Capital Ahead of Supreme Court Case

Join the millions of people who benefit from The Daily Signal’s fair, accurate, trustworthy reporting with direct access to:<p>Intelligence from inside …

After Receiving Over $100K in Donations, Bakers’ Crowdfunding Page Shut Down

Less than a day after a donation fund was set up for the Oregon bakers who the state recommended be fined $135,000 for refusing to make a cake for a …

Just days before nuclear talks end, Iran seizes Yemen. U.S. evacuates, but Saudis & Arab coalition launch war to retake Yemen. Where will this lead?

(source: Al-Arabiya)<p>In just a few days, we will reach the March 31st deadline to complete nuclear negotiations with Iran.Yet rather than conclude a …

Michelle Obama, Race and the Ivy League

The education of a future first lady.<p>In 1988, a group of black students at Harvard Law School compiled a report designed to recognize the growing achievements of black students on campus and share their wisdom with newcomers. The longest essay in the 50-page newsletter was written by a 24-year-old …

True Paradox: Breaking Down the Barriers to Faith

Critics like to suggest that the world has passed Christianity by. Advances in human knowledge, especially those of science, seem to leave fewer and …

Christianity

Progressives, Including Obama, Misunderstand What Being a Nation of Immigrants Means

The Founders and their ideological descendants—John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt—rejected the slander that …

34 Books You’ll Want to Read in 2015

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to read more in 2015?<p>Heritage Foundation experts put together this list of recommendations that will give you …

Books

The Best Deal With Iran Is No Deal With Iran

It’s no secret that the Obama administration badly wants a nuclear deal with Iran. And it’s no secret that the Iranians are playing hard to get. The …

“Prophetic & Pastoral”: Study notes on I Thessalonians (as prepared for recent conferences for Israeli & Palestinian pastors)

The church of the Thessalonians was planted during the Apostle Paul’s 2nd Missionary Journey.<p>Last month, several pastors and Joshua Fund colleagues …

Can ISIS be stopped before it’s too late? Do they have access to chemical weapons? With White House strategy floundering, President’s fires his Defense Secretary.

>> <b>I will be speaking at Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas on Sunday, Nov. 30th. Topic: “What Does The Future Hold? America, Israel & The Church In</b> …

New whispers of an Israeli strike against Iran as nuclear deal deadline passes and Tehran continues to pursue nuclear program unimpeded.

Are we inching closer to war?<p>Today is the deadline to end nuclear negotiations with Iran. Not surprisingly, the international community and Iran have …