Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

Death and dying

Books | A look at end-of-life books
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/05/18, 12:51 pm

Joni Eareckson Tada’s When Is It Right to Die? (Zondervan, 2018) updates her useful book from 1992. She explains again the problems with “right-to-die” laws, which have gained momentum, and shows why advance care directives are better than living wills. Spoiler alert: In such situations, trust a person who loves you rather than a piece of paper that gives power to the doctor in charge.

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Between Anywhere and Somewhere

Politics | An afternoon with U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/05/18, 04:53 am

When Bernie Sanders backer Kara Eastman in May became the Democratic nominee for a Nebraska congressional seat centered in this city of 411,000, many conservatives took that as one more indication that America is oozing toward socialism.

Eastman, born in 1971, upset an older liberal, former Congressman Brad Ashford. Fretting conservatives added that data point to another: Millennials (sometimes defined as those born between 1977 and 1996) are going politically left rather than right by an almost 4-1 margin.

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Every 40 years

Immigration | Let’s learn from America’s immigration mistakes of the past
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/04/18, 12:47 am

No way around the border tragedy: Separating small children from their parents is bad. We can pray that the result will be a humane policy not only along the Rio Grande but for some nonviolent offenders throughout the country: Why not ankle bracelets rather than incarceration?

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