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Blue Lives Matter

As crime rises, does Obama stand with cops or the protesters?

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How to Keep the Millennials

A city built for millennials now struggles to make them stay.

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Why the Right Doesn’t Win

How blue states and Christian factionalism keep conservatives at bay.

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Following in the Footsteps

How our loved ones can guide us, even after their death

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America’s Racial Wounds Reopen

Why rising rates of violent crime and viral media guarantee more conflicts between black and blue.

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Beware the Crusaders

Simplistic sound bites should deter the savvy voter—and the conscientious Christian.

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War, Religious Liberty, and Priorities

A reply to Alan Jacobs.

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