The Corner


Ten Things That Caught My Eye Today (August 10, 2018)

1. Marco Rubio in the Wall Street Journal: China’s Campaign against Muslim Minorities


3. For Christians of Mosul, trust is the hardest thing to rebuild

4. On Public Discourse: “Removing religious exemptions will not promote tolerance or inclusiveness. It will forcibly strip religious organizations of their ability to operate as religious organizations.”

5. Tim Carney on “the evil spirits that prowl about the world.”

6.  A reader sends this story of international adoption.

7. A snapshot into the long-term life of foster-care adoption in a family:

(More from Kelly here and here and here.)


9. The difference between being poor and being broke.

10. The psychological insights of St. Ignatius Loyola

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