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Explaining the connection between family and religion. Jun 24, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 39 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
'Time was when the whole of life went forward in the family,” the historian Peter Laslett once wrote, “in a circle of loved, familiar faces. . . . That time has gone forever. It makes us very different from our ancestors.” Laslett was writing in 1965, as he lamented the decline of the family over the course of England’s industrial age. But even then, after a century and a half of upheaval, families in Great Britain and the rest of the West were relatively large, divorce was rare, and illegitimacy was frowned upon.
Dec 3, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 12 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
There are some facts so obvious that only a liberal could deny them. One of them is that, from Benghazi to Be’er Sheva, the West is under attack.
Pondering the idea, and reality, of sin.
Sep 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 02 • By DAWN EDEN
It is said that there are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity. Likewise, it seems, there are no new titles for books on sin; the old ones just get amended. Three years after Gary A. Anderson’s critically acclaimed Sin: A History, another American academic, Paula Fredriksen, offers her own take with Sin: The Early History of an Idea.
2:35 PM, Sep 8, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama's top political adviser, David Axelrod, gave an interview to WNYC but refused to go on the record about the Democratic party plaform's omission of God and Jerusalem from this year's document. Bob Hennelly, the reporter conducting the interview, writes:
10:16 AM, Sep 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Rabbi David Wolpe offered the benediction last night at the Democratic convention and made sure to emphasize that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. "[Y]ou have taught us that we must count on one another; that our country is strong through community, and that the children of Israel on the way to that sanctified and cherished land, and ultimately to that golden and capital city of Jerusalem, that those children of Israel did not walk through the wilderness alone," said Wolpe.
6:09 PM, Sep 5, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Huffington Post reports that President Obama "personally intervened" to get the Democratic platform to include pro-Israel language and to include a reference to "God."
6:05 PM, Nov 2, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Speaking Wednesday in Washington in front of the Key Bridge, which spans the Potomac River between the District of Columbia and Virginia, President Obama criticized the Republican House for not focusing on job creation. "You have legislation reaffirming that In God We Trust is our motto. That's not putting people back to work. I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work," he said. (Maybe Evan Thomas was on to something...)
7:52 PM, Sep 19, 2010 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The most famous words in the Declaration of Independence — and almost surely the most famous words ever written by an American — read, “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
Beck, Palin ... and Obama.Sep 13, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 48 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
The rally on August 28 in Washington, D.C., was about many things—some high, a few low (very few, as these events go), and many in-between, and is worth considering from various angles, from the political to the cultural to the sociological. We offer two excellent analyses in the following pages, by Harvey Mansfield and Lee Harris.
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