This Week’s Featured Article


Giving thanks can make you happier.

Each holiday season comes with high expectations for a cozy and festive time of year. However, for many this time of year is tinged with sadness, anxiety, or depression. Certainly, major depression or a severe anxiety disorder benefits most from professional help. But what about those who just feel lost or overwhelmed or down at this time of year? Research (and common sense) suggests that one aspect of the Thanksgiving season can actually lift the spirits, and it’s built right into the holiday — being grateful.

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A Healthier, ‘Moral’ Way to Navigate Modern Dating and Sex Culture.

Caitlin Zick joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to share her own story of struggling as a teen in a highly sexualized culture. She discusses practical tips for finding a significant other and growing a healthy dating relationship. Zick even offers advice for parents who are wondering how to discuss sex and dating with their kids. Read more

US judge declares hippos legal persons, yet preborn babies are still denied the right to life?

By recognizing the juridic personhood of foreign animals, Judge Litkovitz has granted what has long been denied to preborn babies in the womb in the United States. For nearly five decades in the U.S., the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision has been used by federal courts to deny legal personhood to preborn babies in the name of a so-called constitutional right to abortion — a right that does not and should not exist, let alone trump the right of preborn human babies to live. Read more

New Study Sheds Light on Why So Many Millennials Are Still Single.

The majority of millennials in the U.S. are single. And although money certainly plays a role in that phenomenon, it’s not the main reason so many younger Americans are without significant others.

A new survey from the Institute for Family Studies and the Wheatley Institute found that 58% of unmarried Americans between the ages of 18 and 55 are single because “it is hard to find the right person to marry.” Additionally, 33% of respondents said they are “not ready for the commitment.” Read more

Parenting/Parental Rights

Therapists Have Betrayed The Parents Of Gender-Confused Kids, And There’ll Be Hell To Pay.

My patients, and those in the parent-run groups, are shocked, overwhelmed, confused, and anxious. They’re not sleeping or eating. Many have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Why have they turned to one another for help? Why don’t more come to us – psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors? We’re the ones with the degrees and experience.

They don’t turn to us because we have failed them. Read more

If The Left Ends Parent Rights, You Might Need A License To Raise Your Own Child.

Social engineers would certainly like to see legislation that allows the state to assess parents for “fitness,” dictating whether people can raise their own children. But you won’t see statist politicians or left-wing school boards speaking openly about such licensing. The timing isn’t right, especially after recent elections.

The idea is still consigned to journal articles and some academic chatter. But let’s not forget that critical race theory and transgenderism were once laughed off as fringy academic notions before they burst into newsrooms, then into classrooms and public libraries. Read more

Male students pressured to cross-dress for ‘wear a skirt to school day’ in Scotland.

While the cross-dressing was not compulsory, school staff very much encouraged it. “Gentle reminder to all @Castleview_PS staff and pupils that tomorrow is Wear a Skirt to School Day,” one teacher tweeted. An email to the parents from Castleview Primary stated that “We want our school to be inclusive and promote equality.” In other words, children were free to not promote equality and not to be inclusive, and that was their right. But the school and staff made it crystal clear that those who did so would be celebrated. Read more

Sanctity of Life

Biden State Department Labels Abortion Rights a ‘Human Right’ in Updated Report.

The Biden State Department this month kept its promise to promote legalized abortion around the world when it updated its annual Human Rights Report to also include a section on each country about “reproductive rights.” Read more

The Gordian Knot of Abortion Jurisprudence.

On December 1, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Court originally granted certiorari on a relatively narrow question: “Whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.” But Petitioners, Respondents, and the United States all argue in their merits briefs that the Court must either reaffirm or overturn Roe and Casey. As the abortion clinic stated, “There are no half-measures here.” Read more

If preborn babies are clumps of cells, why do Portland women get 3 days paid leave after abortion?

The city of Portland, Oregon, will be the first to offer bereavement leave to women procuring abortions. In October, the city council approved changes that will give public employees paid time off after having an abortion. Previously, this policy had applied to those who suffered from a miscarriage or stillbirth. Women experiencing pregnancy loss received three days paid leave. Now, women who purposefully ended their pregnancies will receive the same — regardless, the policy explicitly states, if the abortion was “medically necessary.” Read more


Biden admin. to rescind Trump-era religious exemptions for federal contractors.

The Biden administration has proposed narrowing the religious exemptions to federal discrimination law given to entities that contract with the federal government, which currently allows them to uphold religious convictions in certain hiring decisions. Read more

Two Christians killed, dozens abducted in attack on church in Nigeria.

Nigeria was the country with the most Christians killed for their faith last year (November 2019-October 2020), at 3,530, up from 1,350 in 2019, according to Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List report.

In overall violence, Nigeria was second only to Pakistan, and it trailed only China in the number of churches attacked or closed, 270, according to the list. Read more

The Bookshelf: The Undiscipline of Political Science.

Everyone by now is familiar with the phenomenon of “cancellation” on college campuses. To cite but a few prominent examples:

  • In 2015, Professors Nicholas and Erika Christakis were denounced by a mob of Yale students for the latter’s writing of a perfectly sensible email regarding Halloween costumes, and the former’s calm defense of her in person to a gang of hostile students. The Christakises relinquished their leadership posts at a Yale residential college, and Erika Christakis subsequently left the university faculty. Read more


Spain’s Socialist Govt Grants Free IVF to Transgenders, Lesbians, Single Women.

The measure had long been demanded by LGBT rights groups and is part of the Socialist-led government’s drive for equality, which has also seen a record number of women appointed to the Cabinet.

Health Minister Carolina Darias signed the order at a ceremony attended by activists, saying the step aimed to put an end to discrimination in the public health system.

She said the day marked a “restitution of rights — rights that never should have been denied.” Read more

Biden’s pro-abortion ‘gender equity’ plan ignores harm to women from pro-trans policies.

With crises ongoing at home and abroad, President Joe Biden has made his administration’s true priorities clear by issuing a “National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality,” complete with renewed commitments to safeguard abortion-on-demand.

Curiously, the administration also claims to be committed to “women’s and girls’ full participation in social, economic, civic, and political life,” despite supporting a range of policies that marginalize or otherwise harm women and girls — forcing businesses to recognize transgender pronouns, cross-dressing exceptions to employee dress codes, forcing females to share restrooms with males, forcing female athletes to compete against men in sex-specific programs, and reopening the military to gender-dysphoric soldiers. Read more

Oral Before Kissing: How Porn Culture Has Changed Teens’ First Sexual Encounters.

Many young girls grow up dreaming their first romantic relationship will be special—holding hands or sharing a kiss with a boy who respects and cares for her.

But instead, the heartbreaking reality of most teenage girl’s sex lives features abuse, assault, and manipulation—sexual experiences altered by porn. Read more