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Francis Collins at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health Laboratory
President Joe Biden tours the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health Laboratory Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Bethesda, Maryland. From left, Deputy Director of the NIH NIAAID Vaccine Research Center Dr. Barney Graham, Chief Medical Adviser to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, and Senior Research Fellow and Coronavirus Team Lead at the NIAIC Vaccine Research Center Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett.
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Former Public Health Officials Undermine Public Trust with Conduct Unbecoming Scientists

Anthony Fauci, the former head of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, infamously boasted, “I represent science.” Let’s hope not. His actions during the COVID emergency both corrupted science and undermined trust in our most important public health institutions. Read More ›
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Why You Should Binge Read Dean Koontz

If you want a rollicking good time spiced with powerful social commentary that stands unapologetically for righteousness and human liberty, a Dean Koontz novel fills the bill. But be forewarned. Once you start reading, you won’t want to stop until the last page is turned. Read More ›
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Sad young  beautiful woman sitting on the window at home isolated, watching out. Coronavirus quarantine concept.
Sad young beautiful woman sitting on the window at home isolated, watching out. Coronavirus quarantine concept.

No, ‘More Sex’ Will Not Cure Loneliness

The New York Times often promotes socially destructive policies and reckless personal behaviors in opinion columns. The latest example sees self-identified “sex and culture” writer Magdalene J. Taylor promoting promiscuity as a socially desirable cure for loneliness that will benefit society by forging greater levels of “social solidarity.” Read More ›
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Freedom of Religion on the Chopping Block

A gauntlet has been thrown. Secularists are determined to impose their progressive beliefs on conservative faith communities. Those of us who believe that freedom of religion is the “first liberty” had better gird our loins. Because if the right to free exercise of religion is effectively suppressed, freedom of worship will be the next religious liberty on the chopping block. Read More ›
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A transgender flag being waved at LGBT gay pride march
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The Transgender Tide Is Turning

The time has come for an intense but mutually respectful societal conversation that focuses not only on the causes of transgenderism and the potential benefits of transitioning such people, but also the many risks and alternatives that can care compassionately for suffering people while maintaining cultural equilibrium. Read More ›
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Young pregnant woman by the window

‘Baby Farms’ Are Already Here

Will artificial wombs replace natural gestation? Until very recently, that notion was a far-fetched conjuring out of futuristic novels such as “Brave New World.” But research is fast advancing that could make this dystopian prospect a reality. Read More ›
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Young pea (Pisum) sprouts in a sunny vegetable garden
Young pea (Pisum) sprouts in a sunny vegetable garden

The Fear of Suffering Is Driving Us Crazy

But eliminating suffering is impossible. Not only is the goal Utopian, but it leads to ever-more-extreme distortions of decency and a collapse of public policy rationality—which ironically, can cause the very “evil” that suffering abolitionists yearn so desperately to prevent. Read More ›
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Male person with gloved hand turns off the intravenous drug system to the unconscious patient
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Euthanasia Without Brakes

If we don’t change our current cultural trajectory we will end up in the same dark corner as Canada, the Netherlands, and Belgium. And the real danger to our cultural wellbeing is that the people who now complacently assume that such warnings are alarmist will be the ones applauding the loudest when that dark time comes. Read More ›