Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and dean of World Journalism Institute. He joined WORLD in 1992 and has also been a university professor and provost. He has written more than 20 books, including Reforming Journalism. Marvin resides with his wife, Susan, in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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Genetic engineering and other threats

Faith & Inspiration | Graduates, in 2005 and today, need to stand firm in the faith. The fourth in a series of “stump speeches”
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/01/20, 12:47 pm

Over the past few months, we’ve posted in the Saturday Series a few of my never-published speeches on topics that are still relevant.

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Illustration by John Jay Cabuay

Promise me anything

Q&A | The political and cultural ailments afflicting healthcare today
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/29/20, 04:53 pm

Sally Pipes is president of the Pacific Research Institute and the author of False Premise, False Promise: The Disastrous Reality of Medicare for All (Encounter). I interviewed her on Feb. 6, just after that book came out, and just before COVID-19 hit the headlines. Her analysis makes me realize that we have not only a political problem but a cultural problem affecting both supply of doctors and demand for their time. 

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The demise of compassion

Politics | A political history of the last 20 years
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/29/20, 04:31 pm

July 31 marks 20 years since a Philadelphia evening beckoned well for both Republicans and a grand old country that needed a new birth of freedom and compassion. Instead, these 20 years gave us big-donor tax reform, war, recession, Black Lives Matter, and ego.

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