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By the Way of Nostalgia

I alone have escaped to tell you. I alone. I alone. There's a kind of memoir you know—an account of how the author broke away from an eccentric family to join the conventional world. The post By the Way of Nostalgia appeared first on Washington Free Beacon. ... [...]

April 14, 2018

Biblical Illiteracy Isn’t Funny, It’s Scary

Last week biblical illiteracy in the news media was put on display like never before. First, the Wall Street Journal..Read more The post Biblical Illiteracy Isn’t Funny, It’s Scary appeared first on... [...]

April 9, 2018

The Antique Animal

Here’s a claim you encounter from time to time: The invention of the horse collar eliminated slavery in medieval and early modern Europe. The continent still had plenty of peonage servitude, of course; the serfs in Tsarist Russia, for example, were hardly a beacon of freedom unto the world. Still, where direct slavery persisted in the Ottoman lands and sub-Saharan Africa, and would roar back in the European possessions of the New World, something in Europe caused slavery to fade. And from the fading, there would build the abolitionist movement that would eventually turn the West against even the idea of slavery. The post The Antique Animal appeared first on Washington Free Beacon. ... [...]

April 7, 2018

NY Times Op-Ed: Chappaquiddick Film Is ‘Character Assassination’ of Ted Kennedy

In a New York Times op-ed published Friday, a liberal journalist and film critic complained the new film "Chappaquiddick" was a "character assassination" of its central character, Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy. The post NY Times Op-Ed: Chappaquiddick Film Is ‘Character Assassination’ of Ted Kennedy appeared first on Washington Free Beacon. ... [...]

April 6, 2018

The Atlantic Fires Conservative Writer Over Abortion Views

The Atlantic fired Kevin Williamson on Thursday over his past comments on abortion that triggered backlash, ending the conservative columnist's time at the magazine only two weeks after the publication hired him. The post The Atlantic Fires Conservative Writer Over Abortion Views appeared first on Washington Free Beacon. ... [...]

April 5, 2018

The Rock on Potential White House Bid: I’m Taking ‘Under the Radar’ Political Meetings, ‘Let Me Go to Work and Learn’

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson revealed in a profile published Wednesday that he's been taking "under the radar" meetings with political figures across the spectrum, saying he needs to "go to work and learn" before thinking about entering the political arena. The post The Rock on Potential White House Bid: I’m Taking ‘Under the Radar’ Political Meetings, ‘Let Me Go to Work and Learn’ appeared first on Washington Free Beacon. ... [...]

April 5, 2018

How Not to Secure Israel

"Surprisingly, perhaps, Israel does not have a formal national security strategy, or defense doctrine, to this day," writes former Israeli deputy national security adviser Charles D. Freilich. Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change is his effort to move Israel closer to creating one. According to Freilich, David Ben-Gurion was the only "sitting leader to conceptualize an overall national security strategy," and with the dramatic changes to Israel's security situation since, a new one is needed. He may be right, but the reader leaves this book hoping that Freilich isn't the one to develop it. The post How Not to Secure Israel appeared first on Washington Free Beacon. ... [...]

April 1, 2018

The New Instrument of Gnosticism

Directly after a rainbow flag flew in victory above the ramparts of American marriage law, it was borne into battle again. Transgenderism—till then the auxiliary partner in LGBT activism—took up the hexacolor to reenter the legal fray in its own cause. This haste to further prosecute the culture war caught many by surprise, and prompted a backlash from Americans bewildered by the pace of the country's social transformation. Providing an analysis and account of the battle lines is the latest book from the Heritage Foundation's Ryan T. Anderson, When Harry Became Sally. (Disclosure: Anderson's wife is a friend of mine and so I see her husband socially.) To push back against the contention that the legal and scientific status of transgenderism... [...]

April 1, 2018

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