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Pope Francis to redo Lord’s Prayer translation

Pope Francis to redo Lord's Prayer translation

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Pope Francis, showing once again his willingness to rock sacred cows, is expected to approve a change in the translation of the Lord's Prayer, the famous biblical petition recited daily by billions of worshipers.
Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer display partisan divide in White House meeting

Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer display partisan divide in White House meeting

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President Trump and congressional Democratic leaders ripped off the bandage over their raw, partisan disagreements Tuesday in open bickering that offered a glimpse of the divided government to come in the next two years.
Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, faces liberal bias charge from Republicans

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, faces liberal bias charge from Republicans

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Google's top executive faced sharp questioning on Capitol Hill from Republicans complaining of liberal bias in its search engines and Democrats focused on Google's role in spreading disinformation and clearing the path for adversaries such as Russia to meddle…
Donald Trump welcomes government shutdown in border wall fight

Donald Trump welcomes government shutdown in border wall fight

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President Trump said Tuesday he would be "proud" to shut the government down unless he gets a massive infusion of cash to build his border wall, and suggested if Congress doesn't concede, he would use the military to erect more fencing anyway.
Stormy Daniels ordered to pay Trump $293,000

Stormy Daniels ordered to pay Trump $293,000

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Stormy Daniels has been ordered to pay almost $300,000 to President Trump for filing a dismissed defamation suit against him.
The Prophet Daniel: A Model for Christians in Secular Times

The Prophet Daniel: A Model for Christians in Secular Times

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A religious people are overwhelmed by a culture deeply antithetical to their beliefs, under attack by elitist members of the dominant society, enemies who would prefer that their parochial way of life be delegitimized, and, if possible, eradicated. Members of that religious minority seek, often covertly and out of fear, to maintain their convictions while…
Hubert Humphrey: Neocon Before the Neocons

Hubert Humphrey: Neocon Before the Neocons

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Hubert Humphrey: The Conscience of the Country, Arnold A. Offner, Yale University Press, 512 pages Was the Cold War liberal Hubert Humphrey the “conscience of the country,” as a mostly admiring new biography would have it? Or was he a “shallow, contemptible, and hopelessly dishonest old hack” who was “the purest and most disgusting example…
France’s Yellow Vests Take a Left Turn

France’s Yellow Vests Take a Left Turn

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When French President Emmanuel Macron addressed his country on television Monday night, there was one “Gilet Jaune” in the BMFTV studio, a middle-aged man in a yellow vest surrounded by a half dozen regular center-left and center-right talking heads. He took notes during the 13-minute speech, before being called upon to comment. Macron had decried…
The Roots Of Radicals’ Misery

The Roots Of Radicals’ Misery

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Here’s a good Quillette essay by Conor Barnes about “Sad Radicals” — a breakdown of the social and personal psychology of people drawn to radical political movements. Barnes used to be one of those people (he was an anarchist), and explains it from the inside. Excerpts: What is a radical community? For the purposes of…
How Democracy is Losing the World

How Democracy is Losing the World

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If Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels about a one-night stand a decade ago, that, says Jerome Nadler, incoming chair of the House Judiciary Committee, would be an “impeachable offense.” This tells you what social media, cable TV, and the great herd of talking heads will be consumed with…