Gender activists may be losing–and it is teen girls who are pushing back

Back in February, I noted in one of my columns for LifeSiteNews that teenagers—especially teen girls—were increasingly pushing back against the drive to impose gender fluidity on their schools. For woke progressive adults, the trans cause is in–another ideological pet project that allows them to virtue-signal more effectively (especially as scores of new pronouns and…

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Hong Kong’s Christians fear that growing Chinese influence will eventually result in persecution

By Jonathon Van Maren For months now, the world has been transfixed by the stunning images streaming out of Hong Kong. There are photographs showing endless masses of people packing the streets, lit up by the omni-present cellphone screens glowing in the darkness, videos of masked young men pulling down facial recognition towers and flashing…

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The Culture Wars Episode 12: Old-timers remember the real Laura Ingalls Wilder

On today’s podcast, I spoke with several people who remember the real Laura Ingalls Wilder, Almanzo Wilder, and Rose Wilder Lane, decades ago when the Wilders lived in Mansfield. A fascinating link with America’s pioneer past: My recent review of Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder: There are now just a handful…

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Biological female who gave birth to child now wants to be listed as the father on legal documents

By Jonathon Van Maren If one transgender activist has her way, the United Kingdom will soon be recognizing some biological women—who bore their own children—as “fathers.” According to the Metro UK earlier this week, trans activist Freddy McConnell “has appealed to be recognised as his child’s father after legal medical documents [indicate] that he can only…

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The Sohrab Ahmari vs. David French debate is about strategy–and so far, French is winning

By Jonathon Van Maren Last night, the much-awaited debate between Sohrab Ahmari of the New York Post and David French of the National Review finally took place at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., moderated by Ross Douthat of the New York Times. For those who haven’t been following the civil war within conservatism (which…

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