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  • A Toast to Dartmouth

    Congratulations to Dartmouth College President Philip J. Hanlon, who has just announced new policies that would ban hard liquor from the campus—even for students of drinking age. He’s also cracking down on fraternity hazing and pledging. Bravo.

    When you have to call an ambulance to campus 30 to 80 times a year to rescue students with “high blood alcohol levels,” you know you got a problem. As the father of four kids in or entering college, I loved the goal that President Hanlon laid out for his school: a place “where students are 24/7 learners, where intellectual growth occurs outside the classroom as much as inside the classroom.”

    What a concept!READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • The Next Step after 'Wrongful Birth'

    . . . is "wrongful abortion." The Daily Beast examines some tragic cases of babies aborted after their parents were mistakenly told that the children had serious health problems.

    The deeper tragedy, though, is the fact that our society believes that serious health problems would have made these children unworthy of life -- even that such a child might be a "monster."READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • A Higher Humility

    It is a truth rarely acknowledged that those Christians who talk the most about humility are usually the ones who are least likely to practice it. Helpfully, Russell E. Saltzman at First Things offers some different, and deeper, ways to think about this important topic.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Reaching Men's Minds

    It's often been suggested that the best way to get men to church is to make church more masculine. But, Luke Harrington argues at Christ & Pop Culture, that doesn't have to mean trading in crude stereotypes of masculinity. It could mean something much better: appealing to men's intellect.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • In Memoriam

    As the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, also known as Holocaust Memorial Day, coincides with Mozart's birthday, it seems appropriate to listen to the piece below, in honor of all those who died in that terrible place.

  • Sign of the Apocalypse?

    Cosmopolitan published a thoughtful, non-snarky article about pro-life activists. It even used the term "pro-life" once or twice.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Downton Demagoguery

    I watched the third episode of the current season of “Downton Abbey” last night. (If you’re not a fan, just stop reading now.)

    I was a little bothered by episode 2 last week, when Lady Mary tells her maid, Anna, that she wants to go away for a few days with a man who wants to marry her. People of her generation, she says, will be living in closer quarters than did previous generations (that is, people who grew up in castles; people who live in cottages have always lived in close quarters). Thus, Mary reasons, it’s more important than ever to marry the right person. And the only way to do that is for couples to spend lots of time together. She won’t get any argument from me there. Where I do argue with her has to do with WHERE she believes couples should spend time getting to know one another: in bed.
  • Ship of Death

    It's a sad day when a documentary about a ship that travels around providing abortions gets an award for "Political Courage."READ FULL ARTICLE »

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