Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Iyyar 17, 5775
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Gary Tobin
A study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life shows that Americans are switching religions more than ever. As many as one of every two adults does not practice the religion in which they were born or raised. Evangelical and nondenominational Protestantism are the big winners. Catholicism and mainline Protestants are the big losers. As an aging religious...
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The impact of the writer who chased the anti-Semites out of mainstream politics
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Was there any major American personality in the last half-century who seemed more remote from the sensibilities of most American Jews than William F. Buckley? Buckley, who passed away last week at the age of 83, was the fervent Catholic patrician whose work helped create the modern American conservative movement in the 1950s at a time when nothing could have...
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Just as atheism appeared to be becoming every intellectual's favorite plaything, U.S. News & World Report managed to discover that substantial numbers of people have been returning to more traditional rituals in their churches and synagogues. In a recent sizable cover story in the magazine, reporter Jay Tolson began by noting that the many worshippers who make their way to...
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By:
Caroline Glick
Kosovo's U.S.-backed declaration of independence this month is deeply troubling. By setting a precedent of legitimizing the secession of disaffected minorities, it weakens the long-term viability of multi-ethnic states. In so doing, it destabilizes the already stressed state-based international system. Countries as diverse as Canada, Morocco, Spain, Georgia, Russia and China currently suffer problems with politicized minorities. They are deeply...
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By:
Neal Sher
In a leap of logic, the State Department has been forced to reveal by leap-year day whether an important element in the "war on terror" -- The Anti-Terrorism Act of 1990, which enables victims of terror to sue in federal court -- has teeth or is little more than a sound bite. Much is at stake here. By Feb. 29,...
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