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.

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Hope for the unchosen

Science | Chances for life seem slim for thousands of tiny embryos frozen in storage or subjected to questionable tests meant to weed out ‘misfits.’ But some advocates and families are on a mission to rescue these unborn babies from an uncertain fate
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/04/18, 12:07 am

In late November, Emma Wren Gibson was born just in time for the Christmas season—and 25 years after her conception.

A quarter century ago, fertility doctors froze Emma while she was still an embryo created during the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Many parents who bear children through IVF choose to freeze indefinitely any remaining embryos after they have the number of children they desire (or if the mother can’t carry more unborn children).

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One Moore thing

Politics | Applying a lesson from Alabama’s race to next year’s political season
by Jamie Dean
Posted 12/15/17, 02:59 pm

The complicated relief after an acrimonious political race ends—whether you’re pleased or grieved at the results—is a temporary luxury in our year-round campaign seasons.

The bitter battle in Alabama between Roy Moore and Doug Jones seems over (unless Moore contests the results), but another round beckons: campaigning for mid-term elections starts, well, now.

You’ll hear plenty in 2018 about a civil war in the Republican Party over the kind of candidates the party should support and the kind of policies the GOP should promote. These are important arguments.

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Readers’ block

Culture | Toward a healthier diet of Bible, book, and news reading
by Jamie Dean
Posted 12/08/17, 10:53 am

It’s happening with more frequency now: Friends or acquaintances who ask about my work and then say something like: “I just try not to pay attention to the news anymore.” 

Often, these are thoughtful Christians worn down by what seems like a circus in Washington and a dumpster fire around the world. 

For others, it’s the torrent of the trivial. 

Here’s a sampling of some of today’s top stories at BuzzFeed: “Which millennial stereotype are you?” “I just learned that there are Disney Princess Engagement rings and they are SO PRETTY.” 

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