Month: February 2017

  • Perspectives
    transhumanist

    Transhumanists and the quest for godhood

    What do cyborgs, vampires, and bowhead whales have in common? History tells us that when victorious generals in ancient Rome returned home, they would hold triumphal processions through the streets. Singers, dancers, and adoring citizens would shower the general with…

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  • News
    Dan Patrick

    Texas conservatives take on transgender restroom fight

    The spotlight of the transgender debate is about to shine bright on Texas, where conservative lawmakers are bracing to continue the fight started in North Carolina last year. The Texas legislature introduced a bill last month requiring all government facilities,…

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  • News
    gender identity

    Will high court still hear transgender restroom case?

    New directive for schools on single-sex facilities creates uncertainty for upcoming Supreme Court arguments. A Supreme Court case on transgender access to school restrooms and locker rooms could still go forward next month, even though the Trump administration announced on Feb. 22…

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  • World News
    Christian church in the Central African Republic

    Central African Republic tries to curb religious war crimes

    Prosecutor appointed after a Christian neighborhood was attacked. Christians and rights groups have said Central African Republic’s appointment of a prosecutor to bring war criminals to justice will help restore peace in the country. Christians and other civilians have died…

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  • Perspectives

    Readers are leaders | Find the time to grow your mind

    When asked the secret of his success, billionaire investor Warren Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can…

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  • News
    Oscars

    OSCARS: ‘Excessive,’ ‘overdose of snarky humor’

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Despite the $200,000 gift bags each major Oscar contestant would receive and the gastronomic delight that would later be served up by Wolfgang Puck, there were some awfully grim faces on the Dolby Theater stage throughout…

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  • Perspectives

    Hippies turn against free speech

    Do you remember the good old days, when liberals believed in the freedom of speech? The University of California Berkeley is arguably the birthplace of the free speech movement. Indeed, beginning in 1960’s UC Berkeley was one of the epicenters…

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  • News
    gender-neutral bathroom

    Trump rescinds transgender bathroom order

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has reversed an Obama-era directive that advised schools to open bathrooms and locker rooms to students based on their perceived sexual identity or risk losing federal funding. The new ruling leaves bathroom use policies to…

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  • News

    Congress fails to act on assisted suicide

    WASHINGTON — Physician-assisted suicide officially has a new home in the wake of congressional inaction, and its proponents are pushing more jurisdictions to legalize the lethal practice. The District of Columbia’s Death With Dignity Act went into effect Feb. 18…

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  • Perspectives
    Mildred Fay Jefferson

    One doctor’s prescription for life | Mildred Fay Jefferson

    It’s good for us to remember the heroic faith of those who’ve gone before us. And then to go and do likewise. Glenn Sunshine is at it again: helping us remember heroes of our Christian faith long forgotten. As I’ve…

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