Barrett Duke

VP of Public Policy for the SBC's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

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Vice President of Public Policy for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, which represents the Southern Baptist Convention on moral and social problems

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Last night at the  Reagan Library in California , ten candidates got a total of 90 minutes to  make their cases  for the Republican presidential nomination.  The name of Ronald Reagan…

GOP Candidates Face Off in Presidential Debate

Last night at the Reagan Library in California , ten candidates got a total of 90 minutes to make their cases for the Republican presidential nomination.  The name of Ronald Reagan…

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Republican presidential politics are in a state of confusion.

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Republican presidential politics are in a state of confusion.

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... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

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In a world in which global opinion reigns, public diplomacy rooted in nationalism and propaganda will not save us from pressing crises.

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The two international giants are linked in inextricable ways, and yet Americans’ understanding of China consistently lacks nuance.

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Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, “Talking to Strangers,” is out, while he’s hosting the podcast, “Revisionist History.”

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