• Is Transgender The New Anorexia? New Study Suggests So

    Is Transgender The New Anorexia? New Study Suggests So

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    Brown University Professor Lisa Littman recently published a blockbuster study on the “transgender” phenomenon, presenting evidence that parts of it might be a “social contagion”—a maladaptive coping technique for troubled teens, spread by peer groups and the Internet. Brown issued a press release about the study, then promptly retracted it and replaced it with a weasely non-statement that just drew more attention to Littman’s research. This was in response to a furious outcry from transgender activists, and I can see why they find this study such a threat. READ MORE...

  • The Catholic Church Is Losing Its War On Human Nature

    The Catholic Church Is Losing Its War On Human Nature

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    For 2,000 years, the Catholic Church has been at war with human nature. It usually loses, as it must, and over the past few weeks it has been losing more than usual.

    The “pedophile priest” scandal has gotten widespread publicity in the United States since the Boston Globe broke the story all the way back in 2002. A few weeks ago, a grand jury convened by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released its report detailing the vast extent of the priests’ criminal action, and of the church’s cover-up. Here is just a small sampling, from John Daniel Davidson’s summary in The Federalist. I promise this is all that I will quote. READ MORE...

  • New Economic Growth Shows A Rising Tide Really Does Lift All Boats

    New Economic Growth Shows A Rising Tide Really Does Lift All Boats

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    It has been two decades since the U.S. enjoyed sustained economic growth above 3 percent, and it turns out that a rising tide really does lift all boats.

    The New York Times reports:

    The least educated American workers, who took the hardest hit in the Great Recession, were also among the slowest to harvest the gains of the recovery. Now they are a striking symbol of a strong economy.

     

    The unemployment rate for those without a high school diploma fell to 5.1 percent in July, the Labor Department reported Friday, the lowest since the government began collecting data on such workers in 1992. At the economy’s nadir in the summer of 2009, the unemployment rate for high school dropouts hit 15.6 percent, more than three times the peak unemployment rate for college graduates. … READ MORE...

  • Warren's 'Accountable Capitalism' Is More Proof Of Left's Feudalism

    Warren’s ‘Accountable Capitalism’ Is More Proof Of Left’s Feudalism

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    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a good chance to be the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in 2020. (I would say it’s definitely not going to be Andrew “America Was Not That Great” Cuomo, but I thought a guy whose pastor screamed “God d-mn America” would never make it, either.) Warren would have all the warmth, charm, and heartland appeal of Hillary Clinton, but be farther to the left.

    To kick off her campaign as the “progressive” standard-bearer for 2020, Warren has proposed the Accountable Capitalism Act. As legislation, it is certain to go nowhere. But it is meant as a statement of where she stands and the direction she wants to take her party. Here is what it would do. READ MORE...

  • Charlottesville In Panic Over Nazis Who Might Not Even Show Up

    Charlottesville In Panic Over Nazis Who Might Not Even Show Up

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    ‘Reports surfaced from concerned citizens who believed they saw persons resembling Nazis and white supremacists in locations from office supply stores to coffee shops.’

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A year after violent brawls and a vehicular homicide marked a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the town is shutting itself down for three days. Is this because the Nazis are coming back? No, it’s because they might come back, a speculation that is spinning a fair number of people around here into a full-blown panic. READ MORE...

  • Ending Birthright Citizenship Will Make GOP Look Pro-Dred Scott

    Ending Birthright Citizenship Will Make GOP Look Pro-Dred Scott

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    Are Republicans ready to become the party of Dred Scott? I ask because that’s what Michael Anton—a conservative intellectual, former Trump administration official, and fanatical supporter of the president—advocated in the Washington Post. Even worse, he implies that Trump should do it by executive fiat, in defiance of the Supreme Court.

    This is not just intellectually and morally bankrupt. It would spell disaster for the Republican Party by making it de facto what the Democrats have long wanted it to be: the party of white people—and only white people. READ MORE...

  • It's Past Time To Break Up The Supreme Court's Harvard-Yale Duopoly

    It’s Past Time To Break Up The Supreme Court’s Harvard-Yale Duopoly

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    Democrats have already issued their pro forma denunciations of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Some are more pro forma than others, such as one press release dismissing Kavanaugh as an “extremist”—except it was clearly written before the announcement, and someone forgot to include the actual name of the nominee, so it merely denounces the placeholder “XX.”

    Meanwhile, religious conservatives are disappointed that Trump passed over Amy Coney Barrett—a devout Catholic, mother of seven, and guaranteed vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. (They’ll get over it.) My own objection is, in some way, much smaller and more niggling, but it points to a problem that is big and getting bigger. The only thing that really bothers me about the Kavanaugh appointment is that he’s from Yale. Again. READ MORE...