Injecting Anti-Racism Activism Into the Adoption Process Won’t Help Black Children

Injecting Anti-Racism Activism Into the Adoption Process Won’t Help Black Children

A headline on Newsweek’s web site grabbed my attention in early May: “Wokeness Has Come for Adoption. It’s the Children Who Will Suffer.” This is a subject I know well: My wife and I have fostered three child refugees—from Zimbabwe, Guatemala, and Honduras respectively. These foster children

David K. Ryden
David K. Ryden
adoption studies
From Playboy Sports Star to Islamist Politician: The Strange Turn of Imran Khan

From Playboy Sports Star to Islamist Politician: The Strange Turn of Imran Khan

The values trajectory of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scarcely believable. Born into a well-to-do family in the new country of Pakistan, five years after the independence and partition of India, Khan received a prestigious education at the elite Aitchison College in Lahore and then at Oxford University. Like

Rumy Hasan
Rumy Hasan
Politics
Vaccine Rejectionism and the Left

Vaccine Rejectionism and the Left

For most of the past two centuries, the Left has been identified with science and against obscurantism; we have believed that rational thought and the fearless analysis of objective reality (both natural and social) are incisive tools for combating the mystifications promoted by the powerful. … Theorizing about “the social construction

Jon Entine and Patrick Whittle
Jon Entine and Patrick Whittle
Science / Tech
Cancel Culture Has a Lot to Answer For

Cancel Culture Has a Lot to Answer For

Sometimes our most precious cultural institutions fail to live up to their high educational and moral commitments and responsibilities. These failures especially damage the social fabric because they tend to harm many people who rely on them and tarnish the high ideals that the institutions claim to exemplify. An incident

Peter H. Schuck
Peter H. Schuck
Education
Studying the True Face of Gender Ideology

Studying the True Face of Gender Ideology

This week, progressive British activist Jo Maugham warned his 300,000-plus Twitter followers of “yet another vast, and vastly expensive, piece of anti-trans infrastructure” that had been erected “virtually overnight, with zero transparency.” The tweet went viral, even though, as many commenters noted, it was unclear what supposed anti-trans leviathan

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
Gender Critical Feminists
Autonomous Vehicles: Hype or Reality?

Autonomous Vehicles: Hype or Reality?

Automobile accidents are the second leading cause of death worldwide, with roughly 1.3 million fatalities annually according to the World Health Organization. China accounts for roughly 260,000 of those and the United States roughly 40,000. Car ownership is growing in developing countries, which will increase the number

Randall Mayes
Randall Mayes
Science / Tech
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Welcome to our 665 new subscribers! This week I'd like to draw your attention to a terrific piece written by Joel Kotkin on the global supply chain crunch and what it means for the future of globalisation. And there is an excruciating account by Maxwell Meyer on the self-immolation of

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
A Better Way to Lead Christians Away from Intimate Partner Violence

A Better Way to Lead Christians Away from Intimate Partner Violence

In April, the Anglican Church of Australia released a report summarizing research that it had commissioned into the prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) among its congregants. I was saddened, though not surprised, to learn that Anglican survey respondents reported having experienced IPV at a rate equal or higher to

Andrew Judd
Andrew Judd
Domestic Violence