Three Reasons Not to Gamble on Sports

In a landmark decision today, the Supreme Court effectively struck down federal laws against sports gambling. While the full implications of the ruling will probably take time to realize, most states in the US will likely sanction and promote (though, according to this ruling, they wouldn't have to) betting on professional sports, such as NFL, …

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The Slough of Internet Despond

The latest nominee for Tweet of the Year comes from professor James K.A. Smith: https://twitter.com/james_ka_smith/status/764601247919771648 I am endlessly perplexed by people who say--and there are many who do--that social media and the internet "community" are the best measures of What's Really Happening in the world today. These folks will point us to Twitter if we …

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How the Internet Rescued Planned Parenthood

Last week, NARAL, one of the country’s oldest and most vociferous champions of the abortion industry, released a YouTube sketch called “Comedians In Cars Getting Abortions.” The video isn’t funny by any stretch of imagination, pro-life or otherwise. But I doubt very much whether NARAL’s purpose in producing the sketch was even to score laughter. Rather, …

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An Abortion Facade In Shambles

This morning the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that the state of Texas acted unconstitutionally when it passed restrictions on state abortion clinics, holding them to higher infrastructure and administrative standards. It's a victory for the abortion lobby, certainly. But can it really be considered a victory for women, or health, or democracy? No, it cannot. …

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