Jamie Dean

Jamie lives and works in North Carolina, where she covers the political beat and other topics as national editor for WORLD Magazine. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

Spade: Walter Weissman/Star Max/IPx/AP • Bourdain: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images

People in pain

News analysis | A pair of high-profile suicides brings attention to a growing crisis
by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/14/18, 12:37 pm

Summer dawned with cautious hopes for North Korean diplomacy and cheerful hurrahs (at least among some Americans) over a Supreme Court victory for Christian baker Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop.

But sunny days also brought darker news, with the sudden deaths of two well-known public figures—fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain. Both had successful careers. Both committed suicide.

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Left: Blind Boys of Alabama • Right: Justin Sullivan/AP

The seeing blind

Work & Calling | What a legendary gospel singer reminds the world after a week filled with sad news of death
by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/11/18, 08:55 am

Every week brings reminders that death comes for every man and every woman—and sometimes children—but it’s still a deep blow, no matter when or how it arrives.

Last week brought sad news of the sudden and tragic deaths of two well-known figures: fashion designer Kate Spade and television star and author Anthony Bourdain. Both had tremendously successful careers. Both committed suicide. 

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California scheming

Sexuality | State legislators are still considering a bill that combats Biblical teaching on homosexuality
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/25/18, 03:07 pm

For California residents dealing with unwanted, same-sex attraction, certain members of the state Legislature have a clear message: What you want for your life isn’t as important as what we think you should want. In fact, what you want isn’t really valid.

How else can one read California Assembly Bill 2943? The bill passed the California State Assembly in April and awaits a hearing in the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee. 

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