French women don’t get sad, and other useful lies

All my life, I’ve been haunted by a specter — the specter of the French woman. French women, we’re reliably told, don’t get fat; they’re better parents; they’re “more tolerant” of sexual harassment, to quote The New York Times; they …

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Beware the Trexit

President Trump is really making a mess of global trade — and hurting himself and the country he leads in the process. The errors are really piling up: withdrawing from the TPP trade deal, threatening to exit NAFTA, slapping hefty …

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The maligning of early Christianity

Christianity is, if nothing else, one of the most successful cultural phenomenons in all of human history, and still powerfully shapes the world. But in many ways, this is happening reactively in much of the secular West, where a major …

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The race to save Arctic cities

In Russia, buildings are sagging and crumbling. In Greenland, a wildfire broke out last year. And in Alaska, entire villages may be relocated because the land upon which they’re built is no longer trustworthy. All across the North, the very …

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The value of an obnoxious president

Another week, another round of news stories about President Trump shredding America’s alliances. This time, the reason is trade. After generally appalling the members of the G7 with his protectionist policies, the president decided to insult our Canadian neighbors by …

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