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Pope Francis Confuses Catholic Orthodoxy

Papal popularity should not come at the cost of accommodating doctrine to a decadent culture.

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How to #ReadWomen2014

A guidebook for a year-long tour through great female scribes.

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Libertarians, Virtue and “Yes Means Yes”

Sexual decency does not arise spontaneously, but must be taught—by everyone.

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How Sexting Hurts Women

Even when high schoolers “consent” to sending photos, the consequences can be incredibly damaging.

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Common Sense Calls for Ebola Flight Bans

Ideological paralysis prevents U.S. officials from shutting down flights from Ebola-afflicted countries.

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Grover Cleveland’s Better Half

Frankie Cleveland was known for wearing low-cut gowns and selling liver pills.

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Leaning In to Egg Freezing

The burgeoning vitrification industry monetizes the maternal anxieties of young professional women.

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