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8 Ways Trump’s Already Made America Great Again

Liz Crokin, After President-elect Donald Trump’s historic election victory, he’s bypassed popping champagne bottles to celebrate and gone straight to work. Although he doesn’t officially become President until he’s sworn in on his Jan. 20 Inauguration Day, here’s eight ways Trump has already made America greater. Jobs: Last June President Barack Obama told a Carrier employee at a town hall

Christmas (And Western Civilization) Made Great Again

Arthur Schaper, “Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations. The people that walked in

In Defense of Secret Santa (and the Not-So-Secret Kind)

Gift-Giving Is More Rational Than Economists Think Sure, it’s not exactly efficient, but Megan McArdle says that exchanging presents with loved ones creates a very real kind of economy — just not the sort where equations apply. Santa Is Worth Defending. Sign Me Up. Is it wrong to mislead kids about St. Nick? Was “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” nothing

Opinion: ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy Holidays’? #MerryChristmas

For president-elect Donald Trump, “Happy Holidays” is apparently nothing more than politically correct nonsense. For many conservatives, the phrase is just another example of the “war on Christmas” perpetrated by liberals. Trump’s attitude may be a welcome change for the evangelicals who helped him win the GOP primary and capture the White House. Trump won

Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World’s Most Celebrated Holiday

Gerry Bowler, For most of the last two millennia, people have been arguing about Christmas—struggling to adopt it, abolish it, reform it, marginalize it, appropriate it or suppress it. The earliest Christians were at first indifferent to any sort of celebration. They were more interested in the imminent return of Jesus than in his obscure