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The Cocktail Party Contrarian: Stumbling Into Some Honest Interfaith Dialogue

This was a story about a group of people so at home in their religious surroundings that they sometimes treat them with less-than-ideal reverence, I explained, adding that it was actually a sign of devotion.

InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington via Wikimedia Commons

‘Zuckerbucks’-Type Offer of Funding for Election Office Divides One of the Richest Towns in America

Quite a donnybrook erupts after tony Greenwich, Connecticut, gets an offer it is trying to decide whether to refuse.

Max Becherer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP, file

The Cocktail Party Contrarian: My Tiny Rental House

In exposing my children to my relatively ‘humble’ beginnings, I suppose I wanted them to appreciate what they had. I didn’t want them to be ‘spoiled.’ I wanted them to see that other people lived differently.

Elle Hughes via

The Cocktail Party Contrarian: The Anti-Experts

I don’t blame the 18-year-old for her dilettantish efforts to ‘make the world a better place.’ I blame the adults who run programs like these, and who encourage young people to take serious matters so unseriously.


The Cocktail Party Contrarian: The Fruit of a Father’s Labor

While we didn’t believe much of what Prince Harry accused his family of, there was something we felt his father, King Charles, should own: He raised Harry.

AP/Kin Cheung, file

The Cocktail Party Contrarian: Especially for Girls

Woke warriors can wrestle with theories about gender neutrality and the adverse effects of gender-specific child-rearing all they like. In my home, theories don’t raise children.

Magda Ehlers via
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