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Left’s Litmus Test for Confirmation: Deny Your Faith or Be Rejected.

Shawn Mitchell, Some of President Trump’s judicial nominees have faced questioning from Democrat senators that seems more like a religious inquisition than discussion of judicial philosophy and temperament. Notre Dame law professor Amy Barrett was confirmed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals last week, but not before having a notable exchange with Sen. Dianne

A Century of Murder and Illusion

Bruce Thornton, The New York Times’ continuing romance with an evil ideology cries out for an answer. To mark the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution The New York Times has been running a series called “Red Century.” In the spirit of its Pulitzer-Prize winning Moscow correspondent and uber fellow-traveler in the thirties, Walter Duranty, the

The Left’s Continuing Homage to Communism

Bruce Thornton, Why progressives pay no price for clinging to their murderous ideology. The success of Marine Le Pen in the first round of the French presidential election has the global left resorting to its usual exaggerations and dire predictions of a fascist resurgence. As happened with the progressive smears of Donald Trump, Le Pen’s

March for Science rallies take aim at climate change skepticism, proposed budget cuts

March for Science rallies are being help across the country Saturday in response to what organizers and attendees see as increasing attacks on science. “When scientists were told on January 25 to be silent, this rally was conceived,” poet Jane Hirshfield told a rain-soaked crowd at a rally near the Washington Monument, footsteps from the

Trump orders review of visa program to encourage hiring Americans

President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered a review of the U.S. visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country, putting technology firms and the outsourcing companies that serve them on notice that possible changes may be ahead. Seeking to carry out a campaign pledge to put “America First,” Trump signed an executive order

The Christian Origins of Science

Jack Kerwick, It’s Easter, a time when Christians the world over commemorate the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of their Lord and Savior. However, it isn’t just Christians, but anyone and everyone who regularly reaps the incalculable benefits of Western civilization that should be grateful for the fact that Jesus of Nazareth walked among us.  In

The Dems Aren’t “Brights”

Bruce Thornton, The Left’s aggrandizement of power at the expense of individuals, states, and civil society. “Brights” was the term popularized by evangelical atheists Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett to describe people who think like them: materialist determinists who scoff at faith and traditional wisdom, and proclaim their devotion to rationalism, science, and critical thought.