Thursday, December 12th, 2019 12:48:10

Gearing up for 2020

By Tuesday night, the week's national political news was already too much to grasp. On Monday, the Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, released the 436-page report "Review of Four FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Applications and Other Aspects of....

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019 15:12:10

Outrageous Outrage — Take a Ride

In today's narrative-driven, social media-focused world, it's easy to slip into outrageous outrage. Let's take this week's social media commotion over a Peloton commercial that, according to Bloomberg News reporter Joshua Fineman, led to a drop in stock price.

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Thursday, November 28th, 2019 15:27:22

Thanks and Giving

This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for learning about and working with Our House, a homeless shelter for newborn babies and their families. I first became involved in this organization after the birth of our second child a few months before....

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019 12:47:16

Thankful for Inefficiencies

The political world is mired in must-watch political impeachment theater in Washington, with a second focus on this week's Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta.

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Thursday, November 14th, 2019 14:25:31

National Drama: An Opportunity

With the public phase of the House of Representatives' impeachment hearings beginning this week, the national drama meter is going to accelerate exponentially.

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Thursday, November 7th, 2019 13:18:28

Life is Messy; Be Cautious of an Orderly Narrative

Here's what you can expect to see between now and the 2020 elections, which are less than a year away: an endless parade of so-called experts who will strain each day's political events through their ideological sieves in attempts to....

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Thursday, October 31st, 2019 15:27:40

The Start of the Argument

While many in our country are following the daily national soap opera of Washington Democrats attempting to throw President Donald Trump out of office, Newt Gingrich, my father, is attempting to raise our collective vision to focus on a national....

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Thursday, October 24th, 2019 14:22:23

We Should Take Heed of Germany’s Utter Failure, Even if They Didn’t

German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged that more should have been done to make immigration and refugee assimilation successful. "Germany's attempt to create a multicultural society has 'utterly failed,'" she told members of the Christian Democratic Union party in a speech....

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019 12:03:24

More Faith and Community

While I agree with most sociologists that the societal shift we have seen in recent years toward more urbanism and secularism will continue, at least in the short term, I am writing to tell you about other changes that have....

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Thursday, October 10th, 2019 12:12:32

In China, Freedom of Speech Is No Slam-Dunk

The current social media dust-up between the National Basketball Association and China reflects the stark differences between the ways the United States and China understand freedom -- freedom of speech, in particular.

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