Study proves that smartphones make kids lonelier (and other stories)

A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.

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C-Fam reports that LGBT activists are pushing for bans on so-called “conversion therapy” at the international level.

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At National Review, Dr. Michael New reports on a poll that shows strong support for Missouri’s heartbeat ban.

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A Manitoba medical student who was expelled over pro-life Facebook posts has won his court case, with a judge ruling that the university had been biased. The student, Rafael Zaki, says his family originally immigrated to Canada from Egypt because of concerns over religious liberty.

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For the few of you following the ongoing internecine conservative debate over Hungary, Rod Dreher has a response to Andrew Sullivan’s recent article here.

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I have a review of Tucker Carlson’s recent book The Long Slide up at The American Conservative. He spends the first 25 pages trashing his publisher, Simon and Schuster. It’s quite the ride.

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A new study from the Institute for Family Studies confirms what we already know: That the more access to smartphones that children get, the lonelier they become. Don’t. Give. Your. Kids. Smartphones.

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In the National Post, Terry Glavin has a grim analysis of China’s brutal and growing global hegemony—and why the liberal West may be in a state of irreversible decline.

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More soon.

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2 thoughts on “Study proves that smartphones make kids lonelier (and other stories)

  1. Navi says:

    A rare piece of good news on freedom of speech and freedom of conscience. And a significant one too. That being said, there needs to be accountability. The little snowflakes that filed the complaints should be removed from the program if possible. Either they’re too emotionally fragile to handle the stress of being a doctor, or they’re too biased to be able to provide proper care for all patients regardless of their characteristics (race, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, political views, socioeconomic status, etc). That or they’re just vindictive jerks. Either way, they don’t have the character to be good physicians and the admissions process evidently failed to weed them out. At minimum the faculty members responsible for this witch hunt should be removed, and the university needs to come up with a clear action plan to ensure nothing like this happens ever again. The provincial government should withhold funding until all of these steps have been taken.

  2. June Vanfarowe says:

    I agree. I was alanded immigrant in Ontario when Trudeaus Dad was PM

    I lived in your Province while Dad Trudeau was PM.

    Things look bad for my Ontario friends now. But at least you are not Taliban hostages!

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