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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Patients in detention

Life | As captives in hospitals, British baby Charlie Gard and Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo have powerfully embodied the dignity inherent in God-given human life
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/19/17, 05:17 pm

British-born baby Charlie Gard is set to have his first birthday on Aug. 4—unless hospital officials turn off his ventilator, against the wishes of his parents.

Courts have debated whether to let Charlie live, and his parents have made a simple plea: Let us decide what’s best for him. A British judge’s consistent answer has been no, with a final decision possibly looming before the end of July.

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Block by block

Crime | The increasing violence in Chicago’s poor neighborhoods seems impervious to social programs, but small churches see small changes as they preach the gospel and model better lives
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/18/17, 08:58 pm

WEST AND SOUTH SIDE CHICAGO—For Chicago’s summer tourists, most travel guides suggest familiar stops: Millennium Park, Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, or one of the boat tours along the winding river through a gleaming downtown.

Less popular: Hot spots in the West and South sides, where scores of residents have been shot this year. Over the Fourth of July weekend alone, at least 102 people were shot. Fifteen people died.

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Selective science

Climate Change | In an age of skepticism, some reasonable debates are off limits
by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/15/17, 02:52 pm

When President Donald Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, the president of France offered a sweeping assessment: Trump made a grave mistake for the future of the planet.

Trump’s assessment was less apocalyptic: He argued it would be a serious mistake for the United States to remain bound to an international agreement that burdened our nation more than it bolstered the future of humanity.

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