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Nathan Click

Are we better off today than in 2016?

When I was growing up, political engagement was important in my family. I remember watching Michael Dukakis losing the first “Kids Vote” on Nickelodeon. I remember, in 1992, watching the news …
Everyday Grace

Habits can shape us for the better

Do you have bad habits? How about some good ones too? We often think about habits in a negative way. I guess it’s because we often think of breaking bad habits or recognizing the stuff that we …
From New England to the California coast, cities have Halloween customs in the crosshairs as coronavirus cases surge and public health officials warn that door-to-door candy collection increases infection risks.

Scary laws won't make Halloween safer

The prospect of police scouring suburban streets to enforce trick-or-treating bans gives a whole new meaning to the term “witch hunt.” From New England to the California coast, cities …
Ned Walsh

Nov. 3 is America’s ‘Bonhoeffer Moment’

“If I sit next to a madman as he drives a car into a group of innocent bystanders, I can’t, as a Christian, simply wait for the catastrophe, then comfort the wounded and bury the dead. I must try …

Trump putting health care at risk

In their trips to North Carolina last week, Donald Trump and Mike Pence tried to sell voters on the president’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. But the simple truth is there is no …
Section 230 is “essential to having sites that feature comments from users,” First Amendment lawyer Ken White explained in a Friday post on his Substack site. “And people are absolutely flat-out lying to you about what it says, and what it means, for political advantage.”

Don't mistake moderators for censors

With so-called censors like these, who needs publicists? Facebook and Twitter are under the microscope for suppressing links to an unverified news story alleging Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden …
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For election coverage, newspapers get my vote

There is more content available today about the upcoming election than likely in any previous cycle. While we could fill this page with media sources that have some type of information about the …

God has prepared a place for us

I have a fond memory of a conversation with my aunt. It was one of those times when you find yourself talking about some really meaningful things. I remember something she said very clearly, and it …
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