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    The Democrats made some waves last week with their proposed “Paycheck Fairness” legislation, purportedly designed to ensure that men and women get equal pay for equal work. It was heartening to see this rhetoric mostly fall flat. When the Democrats…

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    The Health Benefits of Not Getting Pregnant

    by Richard Becker

    I guess you can’t argue with science. In case you haven’t heard, various studies claim that not having a baby is considerably safer than having a baby. Epidemiologically and statistically, they argue, the risks of pregnancy and childbirth are greater…

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    On Daughters, Vocation & Human Happiness

    by Richard Becker

    The Sound of Music just finished its run at the college where I work, and my daughter had a part: Brigitta, one of the von Trapp children. Everyone in the production did a marvelous job, although (you’ll forgive me—I’m a…

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    Wendy Davis: Texas Size Opportunist

    by Rachel Lu

    Does it matter that Wendy Davis doctored her personal story to make herself more sympathetic? Mudslinging always makes politics unpleasant, and it might seem that the tawdry details of Davis’ personal history are exactly the kind of irrelevant gossip that…

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    John Paul II’s Definitive Answer to Secular Feminism

    by Dr. William Oddie

    St. Paul wrote in his Letter to the Galatians (4:4): “When the time had fully come, God sent forth his son, born of woman”; “Only by the power of the Holy Spirit,” added Pope John Paul II in the apostolic…

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    Sex and the Public Order

    by James Kalb

    Sex and the institutions, customs, and restraints related to it are basic to social order. That claim shouldn’t be controversial, and it’s odd that it has become so. Older political philosophers such as Aristotle, who viewed man as naturally social,…

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    Jane Austen: A Feminist Icon?

    by Sydney Leach

    Natural selection triumphs: Jane Austen has displaced Charles Darwin … on the British ten-pound note. Last month on July 24th, the Bank of England announced that the image of Jane Austen would replace that of naturalist Charles Darwin on the…

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    How Modern Post-Christian Liberals Watch Movies

    by Joseph Schaeffer

    As Christianity became less and less a cultural force over the last several decades, one of the great losses is our ability to make art that appeals to our common humanity, largely because a common humanity no longer seems to…

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    Odium Naturae: The Thread of Madness

    by Anthony Esolen

    In the 1980’s, at the height of his influence among American bishops, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin of Chicago, alluding to the robe of Jesus for which the Roman soldiers cast lots, proposed that Catholics treat a host of political issues as…

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    Welcome to the Mental Ward

    by Anthony Esolen

    Chesterton once wrote that the madman is not the fellow who has lost his reason, but the fellow who has lost everything but his reason.  Such a person, seized by a single monomaniacal idea, loses his balance, as if under…

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    Diversity is Not a Military Virtue

    by R. Cort Kirkwood

    When American sailors, soldiers and Marines landed on Tulagi in the Solomon Islands in 1943, a billboard greeted them with his message: Admiral Halsey says “Kill Japs, Kill Japs, Kill More Japs”! You will help kill the Yellow bastards if…

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    Equality Run Amok

    by Stephen M. Krason

    It is not news to sober-minded observers that for the last half-century, equality in the U.S. has gone off the rails—politically, legally, morally, and culturally. Tocqueville had foreseen the eclipsing of liberty by the desire for equality in democratic republics…

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    #RealityIsReality

    by Scott P. Richert

    On May 2, 2013, Rhode Island, the most Catholic of these United States, joined the rest of New England in declaring that the sky is green and the grass is blue—or, rather, that a man can marry a man, and…

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    Feminists Attack But the Meek Will Conquer

    by Sean Fitzpatrick

    Belgian Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard was participating in a debate on blasphemy at the Free University of Brussels on April 23rd when he became the target of a blasphemy. Four topless women emerged from the attendees and mobbed the prelate, dousing…

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    The First Catholic Feminist?

    by Christopher Check

    A little over a decade ago, a gathering of the who’s who of Catholic feminism issued the Madeleva Manifesto: A Message of Hope and Courage to Women in the Church. The signatories to the Manifesto included Charlie Curran’s defender Monika…

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    Lies, Damned Lies, and UN Meetings

    by Austin Ruse

    Some years ago the UN representative of the Girl Scouts claimed her human rights had been violated when her picture was taken at a public meeting. The UN has a tendency to make everyone a bit crazy but most especially…

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    Women in Combat Decision Confirms the Irrationality of the Left

    by Stephen M. Krason

    The Obama administration is making a major push to “fully integrate” women into the military, including most ground combat roles. This is the culmination of an effort that began with the rise of the current wave of feminism in the…

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    Barriers to Teaching Boys How to Become Men

    by Donald DeMarco

    While perusing a secular newspaper this morning, my eyes fell upon an opinion piece entitled, “Who will teach our boys to become men?”  The author bemoaned the plague of gun violence among boys, but he did not suggest a way…

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    Women in Combat: “Equality” and Ambition Over Privilege and Duty

    by Bernadette O'Brien

    Now that the military has finally surrendered in the face of relentless feminist pressure to allow women into combat, one might as well chalk up yet another battle in the culture wars won by the progressive Left. The rather cynically…

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    The Catholic Left’s Latest Call for the Ordination of Women

    by Kenneth D. Whitehead

    In early December the independent and very liberal National Catholic Reporter weekly newspaper published a long, carefully reasoned editorial declaring that “The Ordination of Women Would Correct an Injustice.” If the Church were deliberately perpetrating an injustice in the matter…

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    One Woman’s Fight Against Human Trafficking

    by Austin Ruse

    Only a European feminist could believe that legalizing prostitution would reduce it. But the European Women’s Lobby goes even further than that. They believe legalization will not only reduce prostitution, they think legalization will abolish it altogether. Their campaign spouts…

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