Religious intolerance is a global constant. The defeat of the Islamic State is good news, but persecutors were active before ISIS arose and persecutors will remain active despite the group’s collapse. In many nations freedom of conscience is seen as an existential threat.
Philadelphia has just had a great week with the Eagles winning the Super Bowl. But now some city leaders are focused on a radically different competition.
The most popular course at Yale these days—enrolling 1,200 students (they had to move the class to a huge building)—is called Psychology and the Good Life. It's not just Yale where courses in positive psychology are all the rage: they're packing students in all over the nation, and have been doing so for some time. The goal is to make students happier.
According to bureaucrats at the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, so-called tax havens are terrible and should be shut down. Their position is grossly hypocritical since they get tax-free salaries while pushing for higher taxes on everyone else, but not very surprising since the OECD’s membership is dominated by increasingly uncompetitive European welfare states.
Old liberal media liars never fade away. They just rage, rage against the dying of their dinosaur industry's light.
Liberals are the worst hypocrites on "civic discourse."
The controversy on the Nunes Memo is raging. Amid the claims and counter-claims, most Americans really don’t know what is happening. I am sure most look at the headlines (those that still look at them) and shrug their shoulders. It is simply too hard to make sense out of anything—emails, text messages, Russians, FBI agents and dossiers. It appears like a scene out of a never-ending movie without a plot. So many just wish it would end.
The National Football League has had a tumultuous season to say the least. Politics and sliding ratings have dogged the sport all year.
There were plenty of intriguing story lines behind Philadelphia’s amazing Super Bowl win. One of them was the Christian faith of so many of those Eagles.
Environmental degradation and corruption continue to be major themes of Pope Francis’s papacy, as the pontiff demonstrated in January during his trip to a corner of the Amazon rainforest in Peru. During his visit, the pope referred to Amazonia and its indigenous inhabitants as “the heart of the church,” and spoke of the need to preserve their environment and culture, which have been ravaged by pollution and violence stemming from illegal gold mining, logging and drug trafficking.