R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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How Will History Judge? America Leaves Afghanistan

PART 2
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U.S. Now Among Others in Graveyard of Empires That Is Afghanistan. What Does This Event Reveal About Our Nation?

NEW YORK TIMES
Afghanistan Live Updates: The United States Occupation Is Over

PART 3
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History of Technological Advance in Light of Hurricane Ida: In a World Dependent on Electricity, a Lack of It Poses Much Bigger Threat Than Mere Inconvenience

WALL STREET JOURNAL (WSJ STAFF)
Hurricane Ida: What to Know About the Storm and Its Damage

PART 4
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Hinge Moment in America’s Fight to Recovery the Dignity of Unborn Human Life as Texas Abortion Ban Will Put End to Nearly All Abortions in the State

WASHINGTON POST (ANN E. MARIMOW AND EMILY WAX-THIBODEAUX)
Supreme Court Asked to Block Texas Abortion Law Deputizing Citizens to Enforce Six-Week Ban

TEXAS TRIBUNE (NEELAM BOHRA)
Texas Abortion Law that Bans Procedure as Early as Six Weeks Set to Go into Effect after Court Cancels Hearing, Denies Motions

Monday, August 30, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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“A Breathtaking Amount of Authority” — Supreme Court Rules 6-3 to Strike Down President Biden’s CDC Eviction Moratorium

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
Alabama Association of Realtors v. Department of Health and Human Services

PART 2
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Constitutional Self-Government Is a Rare and Precious Civilizational Achievement — And it Is Fragile

PART 3
(13:13 – 17:36):
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“I Don’t Think Any Member of the Court is Living In Pluto or Something” — Justice Stephen Breyer Faces Pressure From Liberals to Retire

NEW YORK TIMES (ADAM LIPTAK)
Justice Breyer on Retirement and the Role of Politics at the Supreme Court

PART 4
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Concept of Parole Holds Out the Opportunity of Release from Prison to Those Convicted of Certain Crimes Under Certain Circumstances — What About the Assassin of Robert F. Kennedy?

NEW YORK TIMES (NICHOLAS BOGEL-BURROUGHS)
Parole Board Recommends Release of Sirhan Sirhan, Robert F. Kennedy’s Assassin

Friday, August 27, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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August 26, 2021: We Were Warned: But the Attack in Afghanistan Leaves Many Dead and Many Questions that Demand an Answer

PART 2
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The Leadership of President Biden In Wake of Tragedy: What the US People Needed Was a Picture of Strong, Competent Leadership. We Saw A Picture of America in Decline

NEW YORK TIMES
Transcript of Biden’s Speech After Kabul Airport Attack

PART 3
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The Battle of Worldviews in Afghanistan as Isis-K Pursues Jihad and Seeks to Establish A Caliphate

NBC NEWS (HENRY AUSTIN AND CORKY SIEMASZKO)
What is ISIS-K? Islamic State Group's Affiliate behind Kabul Airport Attack

PART 4
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The Mailbox — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners

Thursday, August 26, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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Well, That Didn’t Take Long — OnlyFans Reverses Decision to Ban Pornography for the Sake of “Inclusion”

NPR (JOE HERNANDEZ)
Reversing A Planned Ban, OnlyFans Will Allow Pornography On Its Site After All

NEW YORK TIMES (JACOB BERNSTEIN)
OnlyFans Reverses Its Decision to Ban Explicit Content

PART 2
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A Key Question: If You’re Against Those Who Reject Sexual Exploitation, Then Who Are You For?

NEW YORK TIMES (SPENCER BOKAT-LINDELL)
How OnlyFans Became the Latest Casualty of the War on Porn

THE NEW REPUBLIC (MELISSA GIRA GRANT)
Nick Kristof and the Holy War on Pornhub

PART 3
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The Death Penalty and the Liberal Crisis: Will the Biden Administration Uphold the Death Penalty Against Dylan Roof?

LA TIMES (DAVID LAUTER)
Essential Politics: American Views on ‘Culture’ Issues are Complicated. Just Look at the Death Penalty.

Friday, August 6, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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Paganism Is The Most LGBTQ+ Religious Identity in US: Why That Should Not Be a Surprise

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (HEATHER GREENE)
Paganism, Gods and Goddesses Aside, is the Most LGBTQ-Affirming Faith in the US

MASSACHUSETTS REVIEW
Ordination of the Cherry Trees

PART 2
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How Did Evangelicals Become More Pro-Life? The Bible Can Answer for That

PHYSICIANS WEEKLY (SARAH VARNEY)
Why is the South the Epicenter of Anti-Abortion Fervor?

PART 3
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“We Materialists Cannot Allow A Divine Foot in the Door”: The Obituaries of Two Scientists Make Clear that Theology Matters—Even Among Unbelievers

THE NEW YORK TIMES (NATALIE ANGIER)
Richard C. Lewontin, Eminent Geneticist With a Sharp Pen, Dies at 92

THE NEW YORK TIMES (DYLAN LOEB MCCLAIN)
Steven Weinberg, Groundbreaking Nobelist in Physics, Dies at 88

Thursday, August 5, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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Government by Whatever You Can Get Away With? Democrats Push for (and Get) a CDC Order that is Almost Certainly Unconstitutional

ASSOCIATED PRESS (JOSH BOAK, LISA MASCARO, AND JONATHAN LEMIRE)
CDC Issues New Eviction Ban for Most of US through Oct. 3

WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
The Eviction Ban Has to End Sometime

PART 2
(17:58 – 22:8):
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Defecting Belarus Sprinter Reminds Us of the Preciousness of Liberty and the Fragility of Freedom

NBC NEWS (PATRICK SMITH)
Why Belarus Wanted to Silence an Olympic Sprinter

PART 3
(22:9 – 23:35):
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French Teenagers Love Culture! French Government Inadvertently Boosts Country’s Comic Book Sales in the Name of Introducing Young People to Culture

NEW YORK TIMES (AURELIEN BREEDEN)
The High-Brow Art of Teenagers in France: Emmanuel Macron Inadvertently Boosts Country’s Comic Book Sales in the Name of Culture

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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He Must Go: A Devastating Report from NY Attorney General Pulls No Punches, New York’s Governor is a National Embarrassment

WASHINGTON POST (JOSH DAWSEY AND MICHAEL SCHERER)
Biden Calls For Cuomo To Resign After Investigation Finds The New York Governor Sexually Harassed 11 Women

PART 2
(6:40 – 14:34):
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A Dynasty Undone: From Mario Cuomo To the Machiavellian Raw Politics and Immorality of Andrew Cuomo

PART 3
(14:35 – 20:10):
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The Current Political Context of the Democratic Party: The Overwhelming Evidence Against Cuomo Turns This Into A Problem With Only One Solution

PART 4
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Responding to Sexual Abuse in a Fallen World: The Paramount Moral Imperatives of the Christian Worldview

CNN (CHRIS CILLIZZA)
35 Words That Almost Certainly Will End Andrew Cuomo's Political Career

NEW YORK TIMES (EDITORIAL BOARD)
Governor Cuomo, It’s Time to Resign

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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The Looming Crisis of Conscience: U.S. Congress Threatens Complicity in Abortion, Both Nationally and Internationally, For Every American Taxpayer

PART 2
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Not So Devout After All: Nancy Pelosi’s Pro-Abortion Argument for Repealing the Hyde Amendment Prompts Blistering Response from Her Bishop

CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY (KATIE SCANION)
Pelosi defends taxpayer-funded abortion while citing Catholic faith

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (ROSA DELAURO)
Chair DeLauro Statement at Full Committee Markup of Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Funding Bill

PART 3
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Elections Have Consequences: Biden Appoints Lesbian Rabbi to to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

THE ADVOCATE (TRUDY RING)
Biden Nominates Lesbian Rabbi to Religious Freedom Commission

Monday, August 2, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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Major Worldview Issues in Olympic Headlines: First Openly Transgender Athlete To Compete in Women’s Weightlifting in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games—Creating a Crisis

NEW YORK TIMES (TARIQ PANJA AND KEN BELSON)
Olympics’ First Openly Transgender Woman Stokes Debate on Fairness

PART 2
(12:58 – 22:48):
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The Collision of Reality Comes to the Olympics: The Destabilization of Morality, Sexuality and Gender as the LGBTQ Revolution Creates an ‘Existential Question About What It Means to Be Female’

CNN (JULIA HOLLINGSWORTH)
A transgender weightlifter's Olympic dream has sparked an existential debate about what it means to be female

CNN (SCOTTIE ANDREW)
There may be more Olympians who identify as LGBTQ than ever before. But there are limits to inclusion

PART 3
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No More Ladies and Gentlemen: Gender Revolution Takes to the Skies as German Airline Adopts Gender Neutral Language to Subvert the ‘Gender Binary’

DW (ASHUTOSH PANDEY)
Lufthansa will no longer address you as 'ladies and gentlemen'

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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The Supreme Court Dodged the Transgender Question Again, But It Cannot Avoid the Issue Forever — And It’s a Problem of Its Own Making

PART 2
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California’s Game of Virtue Signaling and Moral Coercion: CA Bans State-Funded Travel to 5 More States—Now 17 Total—Because of LGBTQ-Related Policies

PART 3
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The Destruction of the English Language Continues: The F.A.A. Recommends That All Aviation Terminology Be Gender-Neutral

NEW YORK TIMES (ISABELLA GRULLóN PAZ)
F.A.A. Committee Recommends a Pivot to Gender-Neutral Terminology

PART 4
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Where Are Americans on the Issue of Abortion? Definitely Not Where the Abortion Rights Movement Claims

ASSOCIATED PRESS (DAVID CRARY AND HANNAH FINGERHUT)
Most say restrict abortion after 1st trimester

PART 5
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Critical Theory Invades the Tolkien Society: The Ruthless Army of Ideologues Comes for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beloved Works

THE TOLKIEN SOCIETY
Tolkien Society Summer Seminar 2021

PART 6
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Apple Pie Is a Symbol of Genocide and Colonial Oppression? Deconstruction Now Comes After Your Dessert

THE GUARDIAN (RAJ PATEL)
Food injustice has deep roots: let’s start with America’s apple pie

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