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Polarized politics is nothing new

Books | How Woodrow Wilson’s pitch for progressivism fell short in a divided nation
by Michael Barone
Posted 8/08/20, 01:53 pm

Many pundits in their 20s and 30s talk of unprecedented developments in American politics, but such chatter often means that they haven’t seen something before during their brief careers. Michael Barone, a co-author for half a century of The Almanac of American Politics, has seen it all and refuses to panic.

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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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How the other fifth lives

Books | The view from back row America
by Chris Arnade
Posted 7/25/20, 09:23 am

With gut-punching photographs and stories, Chris Arnade’s Dignity shows what life looks like from the “back row,” the benches of the unemployed and uneducated, the drugged and depressed, the homeless and hopeless. In this excerpt, courtesy of Penguin Random House, Arnade notes that “much of the back row of America, both white and black, is humiliated. The good jobs they could get straight out of high school and gave the stability of a lifelong career have left.

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