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By William Schultz

Bitcoin Jesus had it all. Wealth. Fame. The nickname "Bitcoin Jesus."…

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Visitors to movie theaters across the United States recently had the…

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By Russell P. Johnson

One hundred years ago, on May 21, 1924, Nathan Leopold and Richard…

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By Halley Haruta

This week marks the feast of Catherine of Siena, the day on which…

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By Kristi Del Vecchio

When a kind stranger at the playground says that my son is cute, I…

April 17, 2024
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The Alabama IVF Decision is About Care Work

By Sarah Zager

If you live through any part of the process of needing to make a…

April 11, 2024
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Today's Amish Are Plain, Not Simple

By Lauren Pond

Recently, Donald Trump Jr. took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to…

April 4, 2024
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Confucian, Buddhist, and Daoist Philosophy: Converting to Multiculturalism

By Russell P. Johnson

“Philosophy is not to be found in the whole Orient.” Immanuel Kant…

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