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Down Syndrome Man Makes Case for Value of All Human Life

By Nick Givas | “Fox & Friends” highlighted actor Ashton Kutcher on Thursday amid pro-choice controversy after he shared a video of a man with Down syndrome advocating how his life is worth living. “In some cases, people terminate a pregnancy because of an illness or a disease — or Down’s syndrome, in some cases,…”

Let’s Have a Real Immigration Debate

By Bill Scher | The shutdown debate can seem pointlessly semantic. President Trump wants $5 billion to begin work on a “steel barrier,” which he portrays as a generous compromise from his initial proposal of a concrete wall. Democrats say they want “border security” and have supported $1.3 billion in funds for fencing, but say they…

How Often Do Citizens Use Guns to Stop Violence?

By James D. Agresti | In a New York Times column entitled “How to Reduce Shootings,” Nicholas Kristof writes, “It is true that guns are occasionally used to stop violence. But contrary to what the National Rifle Association suggests, this is rare. One study by the Violence Policy Center found that in 2012 there were 259 justifiable homicides…

Men, Stop Virtue-Signaling and Return to Rules

By Ben Shapiro | An age-old truth becomes new again: Social boundaries help keep people in line. ‘My gender is terrible,” Politico Chief Economic Correspondent Ben White wrote earlier this week. Time Politics Editor Ryan League Beckwith tweeted, “Not tweeting tomorrow. Just retweeting women. Men: Join me.”

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

By Jean M. Twenge | One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends….

How Transgender Ideology Is Producing Child Abuse

By Michelle Cretella | Transgender politics have taken Americans by surprise, and caught some lawmakers off guard.  Just a few short years ago, not many could have imagined a high-profile showdown over transgender men and women’s access to single-sex bathrooms in North Carolina.  But transgender ideology is not just infecting our laws. It is intruding into the lives of the most innocent…

What a Successful College Career Looks Like

By R.J. Snell | In his widely discussed book Excellent Sheep, William Deresiewicz ponders why the interests and imagined possibilities of so many students tend to narrow rather than expand during higher education. As freshmen, he notes, many enter with big plans to be poets, statesmen, teachers, filmmakers, or whatever, but are funneled into narrow tracks of career options and and interests. The university hasn’t, it would seem…