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Maggie Gallagher

Gallagher in 2010
Personal details
Born (1960-09-14) September 14, 1960 (age 56)
Lake Oswego, Oregon, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Commentator

Whatever their defects, Christian fundamentalists have lived peacefully among us in America for several hundred years.
Maggie Gallagher
In the '60s, parents were told to let their teens rebel, explore their boundaries. Increasingly the same message is being given to the parents of tweens.
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Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it's the most exquisite love of all.
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The strongest results were in Florida and Texas. In just one year in a Texas charter school, an average student gained 7 percentile points in math and 8 percentile points in reading, while Florida charter schools improved student performance by 6 percentile points.
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Romantic lovers require from each other at least the facade of reason: We desire to be what romantic love makes us appear in the other's eyes. We want to imagine we are deserving of the love we inspire.
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I regret the whole worlds that will never come into existence, the children, the grandchildren, all the human possibilities that never were and never will be.
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Marketers are out there trying to figure out how to get your money out of your child.
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Black America knows better than anyone else the high price children pay for the sexual agendas of adults.
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Children had a special status – protected from the outside world – and they dressed for the part in a way that made that special status immediately visible to themselves and the adults.
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Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused.
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Charter schools are public schools that operate, to a certain extent, outside the system. They have more control over their teachers, curriculum and resources. They also have less money than public schools.
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Europe, which gave us the idea of same-sex marriage, is a dying society, with birthrates 50 percent below replacement.
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I am just an ordinary Catholic.
The tragedy of the civil rights movement is that just as it achieved the beginning of the end of racial segregation, white educated elites became swept up in the glamour of the sexual revolution.
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In today's world, marketers reach inside the home and attempt to figure out not what's good for your daughter, because that is not their business, but what deep desires they can manipulate, stimulate and ostensibly satisfy in order to produce cold, hard cash.
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The European Union, which is not directly responsible to voters, provides an irresistible opportunity for European elites to seize power in order to impose their own vision on a newly socially regimented Europe.
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For faithful Catholics, communion is not just a nice ritual: It is the body and blood of Jesus Christ, and the ultimate sign of our willingness to be incorporated into the church.
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To imply that religious believers have no right to engage moral questions in the public square or at the ballot is simply to establish a Reichian secularism as our state faith.
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Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.
Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority.
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No law can give or take away the choice to commit suicide.
Oregon is the only state in the union that facilitates suicide.
When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites; instead it fragments.
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When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power.
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Same-sex marriage is not the future.
In Europe, it appears that in the name of democracy, elites are pursuing an autocratic, centralized power, seeking economic control and social regimentation.
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Charter schools have a far higher proportion of teachers who are not certified.
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