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Yuletide Yiwu

China | Most of your Christmas decorations likely came from one city in China
by June Cheng
Posted 12/21/17, 02:49 pm

Eaves hung up with twinkling colored lights, an artificial Christmas tree dressed with ornaments of miniature Santas and singing angels, stockings hung by the chimney with care. It’s Christmastime, the music sings, it’s the most wonderful time of year.

Yet the decor livening up your living room, draped in shopping malls and transforming office buildings, most likely come from a place far from the chill of the North Pole, a land where Christmas is foreign but money-making opportunities are not.

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Breaking bread with Jews

Religion | A Sabbath meal with an Orthodox rabbi’s family
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/13/17, 04:19 pm

When a Jew invites you to Shabbat, never say no. I’m lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, which has one of the largest Jewish populations in America, and I’ve never said no to anyone who invited me to a Shabbat—be it a lesbian “spiritual” couple or an ultra-Orthodox rabbi.

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Endangered agnosticism

Q&A | What if the next 10 years could bring enhancement instead of deterioration? 
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/03/17, 11:44 pm

Charles Murray is an American Enterprise Institute fellow and the author of brilliant books including Losing Ground and Coming Apart. Here are edited excerpts of our interview in front of students at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.

You’ve called yourself a Madisonian. What does that mean?

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