Natural Law and the Economy: A Reply to Miller by Samuel Gregg. Natural law does not demand capitalism, but we can deduce from natural law that some institutions that are key to market economies are normally just, while practices key [...]
Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories by Maggie Koerth-Baker. In the days following the bombings at the Boston Marathon, speculation online regarding the identity and motive of the unknown perpetrator or perpetrators was rampant. And once the Tsarnaev brothers [...]
So What Does the Bible Tell Me About History? by V. Philips Long. Whenever discussions of the authority and reliability of the Bible arise, questions of history and historicity take center stage. There is nothing surprising in this, for Christianity [...]
Morality and Economic Freedom: A Response to Gregg by Robert T. Miller. Aristotelian-Thomistic moral philosophy doesn’t imply that every economy should be capitalist. More at PD.
Does Evolutionary Psychology Explain Why We Believe in God? by Michael Murray and Jeffrey Schloss. Part 1 Part 2
Washington Monthly reviews Higher Education in the Digital Age by William G. Bowen.
The Greening Of Gore’s Bank Account by Larry Bell. As it turned out, however, maybe losing that election to George W. Bush in late 2000 wasn’t such a bad thing for Al after all. Consider that during his years in [...]
John Kerry’s Silly Play by Lee Smith. Secretary of State John Kerry says that’s it’s now or never for Israelis and Palestinians to reach agreement on a two-state solution. Interestingly, neither Israeli nor Palestinian officials have any idea what Kerry [...]
The Myth of the Arab State by Aaron David Miller. Two years on, the Arab spring, or what’s left of its verdant virtues, has brought about far more than the end of the authoritarians and the extractive regimes they led. [...]
The Book We Still Can’t Spare by Lars Walker. Without the Bible, can there be democracy? Despite my well-deserved international reputation as a coward, I occasionally get into arguments with people, mostly on Facebook where no one can punch you. [...]
A little over a week ago I had a slightly heated discussion with another gentleman while drinking wine together at a local wine bar. The discussion was about Islam, and his perspective would align perfectly with the following article: It’s [...]
How to Buy Happiness by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton. The new science of spending points to a surprising conclusion: How we use our money may matter as much or more than how much of it we’ve got. Read the [...]
Does Rand Paul’s Rise Signal A Broader Libertarian Moment? by Ralph Benko. Libertarianism, thanks, among other factors, to the emergence of leading presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, is coming to the fore. It is presenting itself in fresh, less eccentric, [...]
A Crisis of Authority by James Taranto. Liberal media bias is an old complaint, but the Obama presidency has given it a new and dangerous form. Never has the prevailing bias of the media been so closely aligned with the [...]
Nicholas Lemann reviews Radical: Fighting to Put Students First by Michelle Rhee. You can browse inside the book here.
In Defense of Henry Kissinger by Robert D. Kaplan. In the summer of 2002, during the initial buildup to the invasion of Iraq, which he supported, Henry Kissinger told me he was nevertheless concerned about the lack of critical thinking [...]
Joshua DuBois has a brief interview with Donald Miller (Blue Like Jazz), and I was intrigued by the following comment: Q: Don, you’re a bestselling author with a huge following, but you stopped traditional writing to work on Storyline. Why? [...]
Win Bassett reviews Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America By Jeff Chu.