Leaving ISIS detainees in northeastern Syria’s prisons and camps is not a long-term solution, and the longer they remain in these facilities, the more dangerous they become for the region.https://t.co/46GAyniAs6
— Sinam Mohamad (@sinam56) January 29, 2022
The rule appears to offer no exclusion for children, Roger Severino, a senior fellow at the EPPC, told The Federalist. It would “put kids on a transgender treadmill and they don’t get off,” Severino said. Children could take puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones only to regret it later when they have damaged their bodies and may find they are infertile, he said.
EPPC scholars Ryan T. Anderson, Roger Severino, Rachel N. Morrison, and Mary Rice Hasson yesterday submitted a public comment opposing a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that would mandate health insurers cover a wide array of dangerous and irreversible medical and surgical transgender procedures, including for children.
“The rule as proposed is arbitrary and capricious, is without legal support, contradicts longstanding scientific understandings of the human person, attempts to evade court injunctions, promotes harm to patients (especially minors), tramples religious freedom, and places ideology ahead of sound medicine,” the EPPC scholars wrote.
Powerful piece: “For a woman seeking an abortion, these orgs…want the state to be a sanctuary, offering ‘gas, lodging, transportation, childcare, doula support, food, lost wages.’ But for a woman who wants to carry her unborn child to term…Crickets.1/ https://t.co/feW5fI68fT
— Erika Bachiochi (@erikabachiochi) January 29, 2022
I quickly discovered that almost every school that was operating even remotely normally was overtly religious. That was really hard for me to wrap my brain around given I had a somewhat fixed view of conservatives being rigid and intolerant. Yet, here I was, confronted with the fact that these religious institutions were, in practice, far more aligned with my values like individual liberty, critical inquiry, and diversity of thought than the place that explicitly claimed to be those things.
In my admissions interview for Hillsdale, a small school of less than 1,500 students, founded by Baptists in Michigan, I praised Christopher Hitchens—a staunch and unapologetic atheist—as one of my intellectual heroes. I disclosed that I was not religious. I debated with my interviewer about whether math was invented or discovered.
And they wanted me anyway. When I received that acceptance letter in November for the Spring 2022 semester, I cried.
I’ve been at Hillsdale for three weeks, and life here is blissfully normal. I have sorority sisters. We get together and study and play board games. The student union and dining hall are packed. No one asks anyone else’s vaccine status. There are no mask mandates, and no mandatory Covid testing. You’ll see an occasional student in a mask but no one thinks anything of it.
Students and staff I’ve encountered disagree on the utility of masks and the danger of Covid, but it’s rarely the focus of conversation and certainly not the organizing principle of anyone’s life. It feels like someone finally turned off the fire alarm that had been blaring for nearly two years.
I went to office hours—in person—the other day for one of my new classes, a required course about classic literature and I got into an interesting debate with a professor. Upon sharing an idea that directly refuted his interpretation of a line from Genesis, which I had never read before, he said, “That’s a great point. Why didn’t you share that in class?” “I didn’t want to be argumentative,” I told him. “Be argumentative,” he said emphatically.
It is amid this environment of outdated public programs and mounting challenges for American families that Democrats have cast their vision for universal, publicly funded care. Though well-intended, their approach is the wrong one for children, parents, and the economy.
Family is more important than work.
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) January 30, 2022
The Church’s traditional teaching stated that it is the duty of all human beings, endowed as they are by their creator with reason and free will, to seek the truth about God and to embrace it once it is discovered. Likewise, it is the duty of the State to also seek and acknowledge the truth about God and to enshrine that truth legislatively, with due reference to prudential wisdom and the needs of the common good.
Bye, January. pic.twitter.com/k1zAwCJ29d
— PEANUTS (@Snoopy) January 31, 2022