Stereotypes Are Poisoning American Politics
William R. Easterly, Bloomberg View
J.D. Vance calls on Appalachians to alter a “culture that increasingly encourages social decay.” To what Central Committee on Appalachian Culture is he appealing?
Vatican official: Religion in public has never been more at risk
Elise Harris, Catholic News Service
Monsignor Antoine Camilleri, Under-secretary for relations with the States, warns that Western nations face a new type of oppression meant to eliminate religion from public life. “To act and speak out publicly as a committed Christian in one’s professional life has never been more threatened,” he said.
Aleppo sold out by the ‘human rights’ community’s moral hypocrisy
Michael Rubin, The Hill
What the world now witnesses in Aleppo was never supposed to happen.
Kidnapping for ransom works like a market. How it is organized is surprising.
Anja Shortland, Washington Post
Here is why kidnapping involves some tricky business relations, how private sector institutions work to resolve them and why governments have a harder time preventing kidnapping from escalating.