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Is it important to have racial or sexual diversity in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic? Heather Mac Donald suggests that some think it might be in her City Journal article "Should Identity Politics Dictate Vaccine Research?" The funding priorities of the National Institutes of Health …

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Wouldn’t it be nice in this day of social media to find people that admit that they don’t know everything? It used to be that everyone knew a few people that thought they knew everything, and they had to prove it. Today those people have been given a bigger audience. Not only that, but they …

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Former Barack Obama adviser Rahm Emanuel, during a recent interview, reminded us of his 2008 financial crisis quotation, "Never allow a crisis to go to waste." The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a wonderful opportunity for those of us who want greater control over our lives. Sadly, too many…

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Schools remain shuttered across the country, 30 million Americans are out of work, and food banks are running low, but the edutech sector is booming.

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In recent days, it is quite likely that one may have encountered an interesting set of conversations, suggestions, discussions, and debates regarding the "Christian response" to our current circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps the essence of the question is "in what manner …

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During this Coronavirus time, there is an expectation for social distancing. Staying indoors when possible, wearing masks, keeping six feet apart, refraining from group interactions; these measures are meant to keep people safe, reducing the chance that the virus will spread and possibly inf…

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One of the first lessons in an economics class is everything has a cost. That's in stark contrast to lessons in the political arena where politicians talk about free stuff. In our personal lives, decision-making involves weighing costs against benefits. Businessmen make the same calculation …

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Some of America's most beautiful spaces -- our colleges and university campuses -- are closed and empty these days. Schools have canceled their spring semesters and commencements because of the COVID-19 virus; classrooms, dormitories and athletic facilities have been closed.

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Yesterday I had a conversation with one of my closest friends who is a major Christian leader in his Latin American country. His country has been already

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The future will find us looking back on the pandemic of 2020. Articles in newspapers will be archived. Children will grow up with school cancelation tales. Each individual will have a similar, yet a distinctive story about the coronavirus. The days of COVID-19 will be transcribed in history books.

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Since the Coronavirus began its spread, there’s been speculation and positing as to how, if in any way, God’s plan and providence work in any of this. The truth is, people have been asking the question as to whether or not God is good, and if He is why He hasn’t stopped this virus yet. When …

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We black people are so convenient and useful to America's leftists. Whenever there's a bit of silencing to be done, just accuse a detractor or critic of racism. A recent, particularly stupid, example is CNN's Brandon Tensley's complaint that the "Coronavirus task force is another example of …

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It is rare that the entire world with its population of over 7.7 billion people are all paying attention to the same thing. The enemy is invisible, but its impact is very visible. It is killing people and destroying the livelihood of millions if not billions. For some people it is a major in…

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I'm not sure whether COVID-19, first identified in Wuhan, China, in the U.S. qualifies as a true disaster. Putting the disease in perspective, we might look at current influenza illnesses. According to Centers for Disease Control estimates, between Oct. 1, 2019, and March 14, 2020, there hav…

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Step one: Resist the temptation to advance quickly. Learning the basics is important, even if it seems uncomfortable to tread the same small steps over and again. In the beginning, an ice skater may dream of quad loops and Y spins, those fancy jumps and step sequences that set a crowd ablaze…

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You hear it said and see it written that Bernie Sanders will be another George McGovern -- that is, a left-wing nominee who lost a presidential election in a

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Here are a few headlines about an African tragedy: "Africa's Worst Locust Plague in Decades Threatens Millions" (The Wall Street Journal), "'Unprecedented' Locust Invasion Approaches Full-Blown Crisis" (Scientific American), "Somalia Declares Locust Outbreak a 'National Emergency'" (The

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A recent Pew Research Center survey finds that only half of American adults think colleges and universities are having a positive effect on our nation. The leftward political bias, held by faculty members affiliated with the Democratic Party, at most institutions of higher education explains…

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I have been teaching economics since 1967 -- 40 years of it at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. During that interval, economic reality has not changed. Just as Galileo's law about the independent influence of gravity on falling objects has not changed, neither have the fundament…

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A Happy New Year to all! I hope you’ve had fun celebrations and made memories and are looking forward to another year. And since it’s a new year, I feel almost obliged to ask: What’s your New Year's resolution?

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My daughter is 24 and really smart, very well read. She knows vocabulary words well beyond her years and her life experience. Books can do that for you. Yet, she asked me the other day about the Re-view mirror in my car.

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The phenomenon of “Reality” TV has become such an influential part of modern life as shows like Survivor, Real Housewives, Big Brother, The Bachelor, etc., have inundated TV programming. These “real” life experiences portrayed on the screen often cause the viewers to think they are seeing th…

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First Baptist Church of Cutler Ridge

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What would you be willing to give in order to maintain your freedom?

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Kill or be killed. “On the night he died, after a day of heavy drinking, Andrew Harris sexually and verbally assaulted Mia. When the abuse became physical, Mia told Andrew “No,” and told him to leave her home. Instead, he cut her. When she tried to escape, he strangled her until she passed o…

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It has been 1,225 days since an all-time-high turnout of British voters chose, by a 52 to 48% margin, to Leave rather than Remain in the European Union. Now with a general election set for Dec. 12, it looks like Britain is finally about to escape the EU's "ever closer union."

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Jews have been awarded 40% of the Nobel Prizes in economics, 30% of those in medicine, 25% in physics, 20% in chemistry, 15% in literature and 10% of the Nobel Peace Prizes. Since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been just over 900 Nobel Prizes awarded. Since Jews are only 2% of…

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Political parties, and their travails, have been much on my mind recently as I've been speaking to radio and television interviewers about my new book, "How America's Political Parties Change (And How They Don't)."

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Gun control did not become politically acceptable until the Gun Control Act of 1968 signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The law's primary focus was to regulate commerce in firearms by prohibiting interstate firearms transfers except among licensed manufacturers, dealers and impor…

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Underneath the clash and clang of controversy over presidential impeachment, public policy and personal initiative can slowly and seemingly imperceptibly improve life in America. That was the case two decades ago, amid the swirling arguments over the mostly party line impeachment of then-Pre…

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Even as a child I learned that the bible was an important book. My dad used to gather us six family members every evening. We would hear the bible read , or read the bible together, and pray. Boring, I thought. But day by day I was absorbing the idea that my parents, grownups whom I loved an…

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There is discrimination of all sorts, and that includes racial discrimination. Thus, it's somewhat foolhardy to debate the existence of racial discrimination yesteryear or today. From a policy point of view, a far more useful question to ask is: How much of the plight of many blacks can be e…

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Gun-grabbing crisis vultures just can't let the latest mass shootings go to waste. "Red flag" laws are now all the rage in the Beltway as the magic pill to prevent homicidal maniacs from wreaking havoc on the nation. Even President Donald Trump has endorsed the idea of preemptively confiscat…

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Years ago, it was hard to be a racist. You had to be fitted for and spend money on a white gown and don a pointy hat. You celebrated racism by getting some burlap, wrapping it around a cross, setting it ablaze and dancing around it carrying torches. Sometimes, as did Lester Maddox, you had t…

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Dante de Blasio is the son of Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has abandoned his crime-wracked city (but not his public office, tax-subsidized salary or perks) for a quixotic presidential bid to become America's social justice warrior-in-chief. Calculated to promote his race car…

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Let's think about priorities. Say that you live in one of the dangerous high crime and poor schooling neighborhoods of cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit or St. Louis. Which is most important to you: doing something about public safety and raising the quality of education or, as most bl…

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In case you didn’t know, you just missed the 15th Annual Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A. It is the one day of the year when it’s okay to dress udderly crazy in exchange for free food. Here's how it works:

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Here's a suggestion. How about setting up some high school rifle clubs? Students would bring their own rifles to school, store them with the team coach and, after classes, collect them for practice. You say: "Williams, you must be crazy! To prevent gun violence, we must do all we can to keep…

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If I were to ask you what you thought of when I said the word progress, you would probably reply with various words like motion, prosperity, and success. But if I were to ask you what you thought of when I said backwards progress, would you still have an answer? What is backwards progress, anyway? 

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Several Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for Americans to make reparations for slavery. On June 19, the House judiciary subcommittee on the constitution, civil rights and civil liberties held a hearing. Its stated purpose was "to examine, through open and constructive discourse, …

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We are living in a time of increasing domestic tension. Some of it stems from the presidency of Donald Trump. Another part of it is various advocacy groups on both sides of the political spectrum demanding one cause or another. But nearly totally ignored is how growing government control ove…

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"I'm amused," Attorney General William Barr told CBS News' Jan Crawford, "by these people who make a living by disclosing classified information, including the names of intelligence operatives, wringing their hands about whether I'm going to be responsible in protecting intelligence sources …

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In Homestead, there are almost 3,000 children being detained by a for-profit company simply because they are fleeing violence and extreme poverty in their home countries. Since I took office in January, I have visited the detention facility several times to make sure these children are being…

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Political parties generally go unappreciated, even among those inclined to celebrate representative democracy. The Founding Fathers famously didn't like them yet found themselves forming them, not long after the First Congress assembled.

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When you send your youngster off to college, you might not mind that they will have to walk on eggshells, respect taboos, snitch on fellow students for politically incorrect jokes and learn to use ad hominem arguments as a means to attack ideas they find "disagreeable." If that's your prefer…

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Last Saturday, the stars were out on full display as NASCAR held the 35th annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Over time, all-star night has become one of the most anticipated events on the NASCAR schedule, producing some of stock car’s most exci…

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No matter what journey you take in life, it is inevitable that you will come across various roadblocks and obstacles. Whether it is things that pop up at work or at home, there is always a way to push through and make it to the other side of whatever stands in your way.

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Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University Richard Vedder's new book, "Restoring the Promise," published by the Independent Institute based in Oakland, California, is about the crisis in higher education. He summarizes the three major problems faced by America's college…