State of the Culture: Refugee violence, declining abortion rates, and real victims

By Jonathon Van Maren Our second weekly State of the Culture review is ready, covering a wide variety of topics. From the declining abortion rate to the violence of Muslim refugees against Christian refugees to the transgender bathroom conundrum, here’s what you should know this week. **** First, the good news: The number of abortions…

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Europe is burning

By Jonathon Van Maren It’s happened again—and who, really, is surprised? Ottawa, Colorado, Paris, and Paris once more—even the apocalyptic Mark Steyn could only write a column of resigned anger, betraying a palpable fatigue and an underlying worry that these sporadic explosions of bloodshed are simply now the way things are. French President Francois Hollande…

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Harper loses, and Red Tories move to split the Right

By Jonathon Van Maren It’s inevitable: Whenever a Conservative government loses power, the first instinct of “progressive conservatives,” whatever those are, is to announce that social conservatives should be sent forthwith into political exile, never to return. In other words, the response of liberals who like fiscal policies that allow them to keep more of…

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