This Week‘s Featured Article


China’s Greatest Weapon: TikTok Pushes Suicide Videos on 13-Year-Olds.

It only takes ten minutes after creating an account on China’s TikTok app for the platform’s algorithm to begin pushing suicide videos to 13-year-old children.

“The algorithm forces you into a spiral of depression, hopelessness, and self harm, and it’s terribly difficult to get out of that spiral once the algorithm thinks it knows what you want to see,” Hammad added. “It’s extremely alarming to see how easy it is for children to fall into this spiral.”

TikTok, which has replaced Instagram and Facebook as the de facto social media platform for teenagers in the United States, is known for pushing content harmful to children and young adults — which in some cases, even result in injury and death.

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Federal Family Leave Would Make Parents Pay More To Get Less Help.

Government paid family leave programs are supposed to be especially helpful for low-income workers. In practice, however, they are regressive, taxing everyone but providing little or negative value to lower-income workers. Read more

Does Premarital Sex Increase Risk of Divorce?

It has long been shown in the scientific literature that engaging in premarital sex is strongly related to increases in marital divorce. This was first demonstrated in 1938 and followed up many times over.

In 1991, two leading scholars reported, “After a variety of observable characteristics are controlled, nonvirgins still face a much higher risk of divorce than virgins.”

An influential 2003 study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family explains, “Women who have more than one intimate premarital relationship have an increased risk of marital dissolution.” Specifically, “Women who had their first sexual encounter prior to first marriage are about 34% more likely to experience marital dissolution at each point in their marriages.” Brand new research, which we examine below, shows this risk applies equally to men and women. Read more


These are the 5 Rs that spell destruction to relationships: rejection, resentment, resistance, revenge, repeat.

The more this cycle is repeated in a relationship, the cycle becomes completely automatic, even expected, and people unthinkingly play out their parts. She says something in that tone of voice. He doesn’t pick up when she phones. She is perpetually offended. He pouts when he doesn’t get his way. This conflict is the foundation for couples who look at the framed wedding photo and wonder what happened to their happily ever after. Read more

Parenting/Parental Rights

Why New Study on Same-Sex Parenting is Largely Useless.

We regularly hear that kids being raised by same-sex parents are nothing to worry about. In fact, we have long been told by elite media outlets that children raised by same-sex couples are actually “happier and healthier” than other kids. A brand-new study, published in a major British medical journal, claims the same thing.

But is this true? Do kids who are raised by same-sex couples really do better than children raised by their own mother and father? No, there is no reliable research indicating this conclusion and we will explain why. Read more

Cardona Tips His Hand, Shows Left’s Desperation.

After Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe infamously lost a 2021 gubernatorial race in increasingly blue Virginia with 12 words, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” the Biden administration has incessantly attempted to flip the script.

Cardona’s op-ed carries forward that effort by attempting to redirect parents’ anger towards another villain: not leftist educators but Republican politicians. “Parents don’t want politicians dictating what their children can learn, think and believe. That’s not how public education is supposed to work in a free country,” wrote Cardona. “Parents also are speaking out about their worries that politicians are using our kids’ education as a political football.” Read more

Putting parents in charge of social media could help Gen Z mental health, experts argue.

Pro-family policy priorities could address a mental health crisis that shows no signs of reversal since experts worried about college-aged and college-bound students’ fragility back in 2015.The report suggests parental oversight and age restrictions on social media as antidotes to ‘mental health threats … and the broader negative effects of a childhood intermediated by screens.’ Read more

Sanctity of Life

Euthanasia deaths rise by 10% in Belgium.

The country already had record high euthanasia deaths in 2021. Oncologist and palliative care expert Wim Distelmans, told Belgian news website VRT that “there is an increase in registered euthanasia cases because, we suspect, there is more awareness of the euthanasia law among the population”. Read more

California Gov. Newsom’s unprincipled assault on Walgreens.

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced the state will not do business with the Walgreens drugstore chain “or any company that cowers to the extremists and puts women’s lives at risk.” Notice the familiar buzzwords — extremists and putting women’s lives at risk.

Mr. Newsom‘s statement followed an announcement by Walgreens that its pharmacies won’t dispense the Mifepristone abortion pill in states where abortion is illegal and in several other states where there are minimal or no restrictions, including Alaska, Iowa, Kansas and Montana — because of the “complexity and flux of the laws.” Read more

Pro-Abortion Doctors Abandon Pregnant Women, Force Hospital to Close Maternity Ward.

“Highly respected, talented physicians are leaving. Recruiting replacements will be extraordinarily difficult,” Bonner General said. “The Idaho Legislature continues to introduce and pass bills that criminalize physicians for medical care nationally recognized as the standard of care. Consequences for Idaho physicians providing the standard of care may include civil litigation and criminal prosecution, leading to jail time or fines.”

But Idaho laws do not ban health care. They ban elective abortions, which kill unborn babies and tens of thousands of doctors confirm are not medical care. Abortion bans also include clear exceptions that allow doctors to treat pregnant mothers for problems like miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and other situations where her life may be at risk. Read more


Israel considering legislation to imprison those who share their faith in Jesus Christ.

Two pivotal members of Israel’s majority coalition in the Knesset (parliament) have proposed legislation to punish anyone who shares their faith in Jesus Christ with significant prison time.

Moshe Gafni and Yaakov Asher from the United Torah Judaism party (UTJ) are sponsors of the legislation which penalizes anyone “who solicits a person, directly, digitally, by mail, or online in order to convert his religion” with “one year imprisonment” and if the person is under 18 years of age, “two years imprisonment,” according to a translation provided by All Israel News (AIN). Read more

Biden Turning His Back on Christian Bloodshed in Nigeria: Report.

Nigeria has become a hotbed of mistreatment and extermination of religious minorities, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins warned on Tuesday. “Observers of the situation in Nigeria have noted how northern Nigeria has become a frontier for Islamic extremist groups, warlords and violence under the watch of the country’s outgoing president, Muhammadu Buhari,” Perkins said on “Washington Watch.” Read more

More Americans negatively view Evangelicals than other religious groups: study.

When it comes to Jews, mainline Protestants and Catholics, Americans tend to view those groups more favorably than atheists, Muslims and Mormons, according to a recent survey.

And as for Evangelicals? Well, researchers say it’s complicated. Read more


Has the State Department’s Human Rights Report Gone Woke?

The reports cover a variety of serious human rights abuses, including arbitrary deprivation of life, forced disappearances, torture, and cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment, arbitrary arrest, unjust trials, attacks on freedom of expression and assembly, and corruption. In the 2009 reports, the Obama administration added a section to the Date Department’s human rights report titled “Societal Abuses, Discrimination, and Acts of Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.” At the time, it was a radical shift in policy.

The 2022 reports go even further. They point out whether countries have redefined marriage to include same-sex marriages and if countries legally recognize same-sex parenting. The reports also monitor alleged “conversion therapy” for LGBT-identifying individuals and record any restrictions on same-same conduct, or whether countries offer “legal gender recognition.” Read more

In new record, Biden requests billions to advance gender agenda worldwide.

President Joe Biden’s 2024 budget proposal requests billions of dollars to advance his gender and sexuality agenda around the world, allocating far more taxpayer dollars to that than dozens of other spending priorities, such as stopping fentanyl from being smuggled across the southern border. Read more

Prominent ‘transgender’ researcher reverses herself, now supports detransitioners.

“Kinnon” MacKinnon, an assistant professor of social work at York University in Toronto and a biological female who “transitioned” to appear biologically male, is a well-known researcher on the issue of “detransitioners.” Despite formerly denying the relevance of such an issue, MacKinnon now advocates for better care for detransitioning individuals and is calling for experts to take the matter more seriously. Read more