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The doctor in the break room

New York | A look back to when New York department stores delivered employees’ babies and set broken bones
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/14/18, 02:10 pm

A New York moment:

Visiting some of the tech startups here in “Silicon Alley” (I’m proud of learning that term recently, even though it’s been around for years), you’ll see offices providing free cold brew coffee on tap, free meals, and free yoga classes. Last year I attended Google’s barnburning annual party for its New York employees, involving free shrimp, elaborate sets, confetti cannons, and live bands.

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Back to square one

History | If you could fix America by rewinding history, how far would you go?
by Joel Belz
Posted 2/14/18, 12:41 pm

I’ve asked the same question in this space half a dozen different ways—but here it is again: If, by merely snapping your fingers or waving a magic wand, you could take the society and culture you live in today back to some earlier point, what date would you choose? If you could rewind the video recorder we call “America’s History” and be awarded a second chance, what would you pick as your new starting point?

Or, to put it more succinctly—and more bluntly—where did we go so wrong?

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What did Abraham Lincoln believe?

Religion | A brief look at one pilgrim’s progress
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/03/18, 08:45 am

Three Februarys ago we published the chapter on George Washington from Marvin Olasky’s The American Leadership Tradition, originally released in 1999 and now out of printHere, in honor of the upcoming Presidents Day, is a shortened, updated version of Marvin’s chapter on Abraham Lincoln. —Mickey McLean

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