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January 3, 2017

The word ‘millennial’ has a bad rap. It’s synonymous with ‘entitled,’ ‘spoiled,’ ‘emotional,’ ‘lazy’ and ‘impatient’—to name a few. At best, we’re naïve. At worst, we’re megalomaniacal hypocrites who know nothing about what’s actually going on the world. I tend to agree with the latter. It’s not that I hate millennials. After all, I am a millennial. I believe that, as a…

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January 3, 2017

Americans are five times less likely to pray now as compared to the early 1980’s, and twice as many said they do not believe in God. So concludes the research led by psychology professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University. The biggest decline is among 18–29 year olds, the so-called millennials. The study reveals a sharp decline in religious…

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January 3, 2017

In this political season, Colin Kaepernick has been the prototypical millennial. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has made headlines less for his statistics and more for his protests, kneeling during the national anthem to raise awareness of racial injustice. Loud outside the ballot box and absent inside it, Kaepernick has used his freedom to express his frustration but has failed…

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January 3, 2017

Hillary Clinton lost because she took her eyes off the Rust Belt and foolishly tried to “expand the map” into Arizona and Georgia. Clinton lost because she was unlikable and dishonest. Clinton lost because she ran against Donald Trump rather than for something. Clinton lost because 2016 was a “change” election, and she was the candidate of the status quo….

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January 3, 2017

There aren’t many people like Michael Wear in today’s Democratic Party. The former director of Barack Obama’s 2012 faith-outreach efforts is a theologically conservative evangelical Christian. He is opposed to both abortion and same-sex marriage, although he would argue that those are primarily theological positions, and other issues, including poverty and immigration, are also important to his faith. During his…

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December 30, 2016

On Thursday, Madison Square Garden Company boss James Dolan announced that the Radio City Rockettes had to perform at the Trump inauguration. And the Rockettes went off their rockers. One Rockette wrote: I usually don’t use social media to make a political stand but I feel overwhelmed with emotion. Finding out that it has been decided for us that Rockettes…

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December 30, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump says he will write the first draft of his inaugural speech all by himself — and is studying the addresses of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan for inspiration. Several visitors to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach told The Washington Post that Trump plans to use “Reagan’s ‘style’ and Kennedy’s articulation of grand national ambitions”…

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December 30, 2016

As President Obama prepares to officially leave the White House in just a few weeks, he isn’t going quietly. Two weeks ago, he pushed through a permanent ban on offshore drilling in major parts of the Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Just before Christmas and Chanukah, the U.S. refused to veto an anti-Israel resolution and new reports show that not only…

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December 30, 2016

“When the chips are down, I have Israel’s back.” — Barack Obama, AIPAC conference, March 4, 2012 WASHINGTON — The audience — overwhelmingly Jewish, passionately pro-Israel and supremely gullible — applauded wildly. Four years later — his last election behind him, with a month to go in office and with no need to fool Jew or gentile again — Obama…

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December 29, 2016

Barack Obama has done his best for nearly eight years to undermine the state of Israel. He’s signed a treaty that enshrines an Iranian path to a nuclear weapon while funding their global terrorist activities to the tune of tens of billions of dollars. He’s repeatedly undercut Israel’s image on the world stage, labeling Israel a mere outgrowth of the…

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December 28, 2016

This weekend, on the eve of the Jewish holiday that marks that people’s resistance to savage pagan occupation (Chanukah), the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution that is stunning in its moral blindness. It condemned all Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem — two regions where Jews lived for thousands of years before an Arab set foot…

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