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Albert Mohler: The Overwhelming Lack of Diversity in Today’s Elite Universities


Late last year the campus newspaper at Yale—the Yale Daily News—published an article highlighting the astounding lack of worldview diversity on America’s college campuses today.

Under the headline, “Faculty Call For Ideological Diversity” the reporters highlighted four professors who made it clear, Yale stifles political discourse. In other respects, Yale has made a push for demographic diversity—race, gender, sexual orientation and the like. But, when it comes to political diversity, there is virtually none.

The numbers for universities in the Northeast are particularly startling: The ratio of liberal professors to conservatives is 28:1, according to the story.

Perhaps the strangest element in all of this is that conservative and Christian parents continue to fight so hard to get their children into schools where the faculty is determined to undermine everything those parents believed and have even taught their children.

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Jerry Bowyer: Economic Numbers Look Solid

Despite the ever-present media hysteria, it’s become clear that on the issue that really matters, Trump finished 2019 strong. I’m speaking, of course, about the economy. 2019 started with some economic turmoil and uncertainty. The trade war with China created a stock market whiplash and business anxiety.

But the data shows things have finally turned around. Economic confidence has been rising for months. 52 percent of investors approve of Trump’s handling of the economy, compared to just 32 percent who do not approve.

It’s no wonder that stocks have been hitting record highs. After the tax reform bill, the fundamentals of the economy were strong, and market performance reflected that.

That is, until the trade war killed Trump’s would-be boom in the cradle. Now that Trump is again on solid footing, he could be well on his way to victory in 2020 … as long as he steers clear of another trade war.

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Michael Medved: Refreshing Alternatives to Pop Culture’s Religion-Bashing

The last weeks of 2019 brought two film releases that deserve the attention of the widest possible audience for their affirmation of enduring values. Though both “A Hidden Life” and “Just Mercy” received only very limited distribution at year’s end, they should win new attention in the new year for their historically accurate portrayal of real-life heroes motivated by deep Christian faith.

Franz Jaegerstaeter, the subject of “A Hidden Life,” was an Austrian farmer who, in the midst of World War II, refused to take an oath of loyalty to Hitler because he felt higher loyalty to his God and Savior. “Just Mercy” highlights the tireless work of Bryan Stevenson, an African-American lawyer motivated by his commitment to the church to rescue the wrongly convicted from death row.

With religion under regular assault from so much of popular culture, these two superbly well-crafted films offer a refreshing, much-needed alternative.

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Soleimani, Iran and the Power of Deterrence

Townhall Review – January 11, 2020

President Trump addresses the nation following the military strike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobsen talk with Cliff May, President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, about the reaction to the strike.

Hugh Hewitt and retired New York Times London Bureau Chief John Fisher Burns talk about the European reaction.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Senator Tom Cotton on Iran and Impeachment.

Hugh Hewitt and Senator John Cornyn talk about Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s delaying tactics on impeachment.

Seth Leibsohn gives his views what he calls a “vanishing frame of reference.”

Dennis Prager and Yoram Hazony, Founder and Chair of the Edmond Burke Society, talk about the Judeo-Christian roots of America.

Sebastian Gorka turns to novelist Andrew Klavan to talks about British comedian Ricky Garvais’ “blistering” of his audience of actors and film executives as he hosted the Golden Globe Awards.

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Owen Strachan: Nothing About Biology Has Changed

A recent headline that I’ll quote directly illustrates our pervasive sexual confusion today: “Trans man gives birth to non-binary person’s baby with female sperm donor.”

Let’s analyze this headline in light of truth.

“Trans man gives birth”—Reuben, who gave birth to the child, is a biological woman who self-identifies as transgender.

“To non-binary person’s baby”—Jay, Reuben’s partner, is a biological woman who doesn’t want to be identified as a woman.

“With female sperm donor”—We’re talking about the sexual contribution from a biological man who self-identifies as a trans woman.

Don’t be confused.

Though our culture embraces chaos and separates biology from identity—procreation is stubbornly logical.

Only the natural sexual contribution of a man and woman can produce a baby.

Only a woman can give birth.

Biology constitutes identity.

Here’s a revised headline: “Despite Much Controversy, Nothing About Biology Has Changed.”

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