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Free Market Beats Porn at Hilton

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - by Tyler O'Neil

Hilton Hotels agreed to remove pornography on demand from their locations worldwide a few months ago, due to pressure from consumers and the National Foundation on Sexual Exploitation (NFSE). In a victory against sexual exploitation and for the free market, a worldwide business listened to the concerns of consumers and changed its ways. “We have […]

‘Settled Science’ Is a Myth

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - by Tyler O'Neil

Never trust a politician who quotes “settled science.” It used to be “settled science” that the universe was eternal and static, that fat makes you fat, and that the sun revolves around the earth. Before “global warming,” the scare was “global cooling” — a new Ice Age would end life on earth as we know […]

Comparing Trump to Reagan Should Be a Slappable Offense

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 - by David Forsmark

It’s presidential campaign season again, which means the name Reagan is going to be bandied about, embraced—and taken in vain. From Rick Santorum (who was a back-bench congressman during the Reagan years) practically claiming credit for the Reagan Revolution, to Mike Huckabee repeating “As Ronald Reagan said, ‘Trust but verify’” at the drop of every […]

Jerky Illusions: Uncle Andy’s Unfortunate URL

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - by J. Christian Adams

The website features delicious-looking high-quality jerky and a pint of dark beer.  Unfortunately, it also has a word illusion.  Uncle Andy’s Jerky is a craft jerky company based in Ft. Collins, Colorado.  The website features photos of high-quality ingredients and an appealing small-business model: The vision for Uncle Andy’s Jerky was born late in the […]

Class Warfare, Disney-Style?

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

I’ve been a Disney enthusiast my entire life, and the biggest reason for my love of Disney is the fun and excitement of Walt Disney World. I even used a family trip to Walt Disney World as the “hook” for my first book, Football, Faith, and Flannery O’Connor: A Love Letter to the South! Vacations […]

Fans Defy Anti-Religious Ruling, Sing Halftime Hymn

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

The term crusade has taken on a certain irony in recent years, as zealous atheists have organized legal challenges against expressions of religion in the public square. Historically, the constitutional separation of church and state was never interpreted to prevent individuals or groups from expressing their beliefs in public forums. But that hasn’t stopped activist […]

The Fundamental Reason Why Anna Should Dump Josh Duggar

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

This past weekend, the Duggars’ pastor, Ronnie Floyd, preached a sermon about Josh. Go figure. In it the pastor, who previously defended the eldest Duggar’s molestation of his sisters with the statement, “things like [the scandal] have happened before and will happen again,” explained that Josh’s infidelities via the Ashley Madison website were the result […]

Militant Atheists Are Going After College Football Coaches

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 - by Chris Queen

They’re at it again. Those super-tolerant folks at the Freedom From Religion Foundation are going after Christian believers who share their faith with others. This time, their target is college football and the coaches who use their belief in Jesus Christ as a springboard to improving the lives of their players. The Freedom From Religion Foundation […]

The 10 Most Underrated Beatles Songs

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 - by J. Christian Adams

The influence of the Beatles on the culture of the 20th century, and beyond, is second to none. Even 50 years after most Beatles songs were released, dozens continue to play daily in every United States radio market, on television, and in movies. Anyone who doubts the extent of the cultural impact of the Beatles […]

Christianity and Social Networks: A Lesson from China

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 - by Tyler O'Neil

Friendships Trump Arguments When it Comes to Conversion That street preacher may not convert you — but your best friend will. Perhaps contrary to popular opinion, people rarely actually convert based on rhetoric or arguments. Social science hints that social networks, more than persuasive pastors or even good arguments, explain the phenomenon of choosing a […]

It’s Gotta Be Bad When the Dead Don’t Even Like You

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Elaine requests, “In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton”. One line tucked into the bottom of a rather extensive, surprisingly impressive obituary of a New Jersey woman who passed before her time has caught the national eye. And they say everyone in New Jersey votes Democrat. Elaine Fydrych was a lifelong […]

Can an App Foster Altruism in the Local Community?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Two Israeli app creators have claimed to develop the solution to the growing disillusionment with the false pretenses of social media: Angels Nearby. According to the Times of Israel: Among the tools Angels Nearby employs is a search engine that connects people based on the type of help needed (lifts, loans, housing or feeding newcomers […]

Jewish Artist Banned from European Music Fest

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Formerly Orthodox, still Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu was denied the ability to perform at the Rototom Sunsplash music festival in Spain because he refused to endorse Palestinian statehood. According to the Times of Israel: Festival organizers were driven by intense pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the reports said. Artists scheduled to […]

What Do You Think of This Black Lives Matter Meme?

Monday, August 17th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

For over a year now, we’ve been hearing the mantra that “black lives matter.” Many have responded by saying that all lives matter, whether black or not. Black Lives Matter activists insist that special attention needs to be paid to black lives right now. The above meme compares that debate to the rhetoric of the […]

Filthy, Money-Grubbing Abortion Clinics vs. Compassionate Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Friday, August 14th, 2015 - by Brianna Sharbaugh

I remember the first time I drove past an abortion clinic. Brown, dirt-covered walls, cracks in the pavement, weeds growing up the side of the building — it was not a pretty sight. I could not help but wonder what the inside looked liked, and I questioned how anyone would trust the occupants of such […]

Do We Deserve a Service as Awesome as Uber?

Friday, August 14th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Bernie Sanders considers himself to be a champion of the little guy. Such is the standard shtick of any “progressive” politician. Sanders says he wants to help the poor and the middle class. In truth, however, Sanders only cares about a particular segment of “little guys,” those who pay union dues from which political contributions […]

Dear Funny or Die: There’s Nothing Funny About Crushing Babies to Death

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 - by Megan Fox

Funny or Die has probably been on your Facebook feed once or twice. It is a project founded by a spoiled rich kid who asked his very wealthy father to fund his frat-humor-turned-money-maker online comedy show. The wealthy daddy-benefactor is Mark Kvamme, who happens to be Governor Kasich’s sugar daddy. Kasich has been flying around […]

Why I Wrote My ‘Love Letter to the South’

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

If you’re even the least bit familiar with my writing here at PJ Media, you know that I write a lot about the culture of the South. And now I’m excited to announce that my first book, Football, Faith, And Flannery O’Connor: A Love Letter To The South, is available for purchase today! I imagine […]

Customer Requests White Delivery Driver, Gets One

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

It probably wasn’t a call that Lowe’s driver Marcus Bradley was expecting when he went to work that day. Tasked with making a delivery to a customer in Virgina, Bradley got a call from his manager asking him to bring the load back. Why? The customer had called to say she didn’t want a black […]

No, Jesus Does Not Love Unconditionally

Monday, August 10th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Last week, I wrote about “unconditional love.” I claimed that it was a myth. In truth, love as such cannot occur absent conditions. All emotions are a response to preconceived values, and values are by nature conditional. We love what we love because it is what it is. Reaction to the piece was mixed, as […]

The Myth of Unconditional Love

Friday, August 7th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

While watching the above trailer for Amazon’s Transparent, I was struck by the tagline, “Love is unconditional.” In the context of a show about a transgender father who comes out to his grown children, the idea seems clear. If his children love him, they won’t care that he thinks he’s a woman. Is that true […]

Parents, Here’s Your Horrifying Infographic of the Day

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

According to State of Digital, the Internet is dumbing-down our kids:  At the age of just five, more than 50% of American children habitually use a computer or tablet device, while 95% of those aged 12 to 17 years regularly access the internet, spending more time online than their parents or teachers. 80% of American […]

A Doctor Who Advises Parents to Trust…Their Intuition?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

In an interview promoting his new book The Intuitive Parent, Dr. Stephen Camarata balks at “…the marketing frenzy aimed at ensuring educational success, the neuroscience of learning and the heightened anxiety that has made parenting today a competitive sport.” Quite frankly, it’s a refreshing read coming from the world of academia. Camarata, a father of 7, […]

We Can’t Have Kids Because Global Warming and Other Paranoias

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

As a Gen-X/Millennial crossover, I have a number of friends who claim they don’t want children of their own. None of them can give a solid reason why. Most of them express fear of puking while pregnant or screwing their kid up for life as if they’re living in a television-reality of their own making. […]