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Duke 88

Power Line on What ever happened to the “Duke 88”? The “Duke 88” consisted of 88 Duke professors who signed an ad which implicitly assumed that Duke lacrosse players raped a black stripper, an allegation that proved to be entirely […]


Steven Greenhut, author of the new book Plunder! How Public Employee Unions Are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives And Bankrupting The Nation, has a column on the plundering of California.

Grace Kelly

The New Yorker profiles Grace Kelly.

I Drink

A review of Roger Scruton’s I Drink Therefore I Am: A Philosopher’s Guide to Wine.


Slate‘s most popular articles of 2009.


New Research: Why Never Spanking Might Be Worse for Kids Than Spanking Them.

Lost Loves

A couple weeks ago I heard a news report that social network site Facebook now surfaces as a key factor in about 20% of divorce cases. This Psychology Today article explains how to effectively deal with the return of “lost […]

Religion at Decade’s End

Religion Dispatches on Religion at Decade’s End. This time around, there’s no escaping the fact that our collective feet are now planted firmly in the twenty-first century. And it is worth reflecting on what this dawning perspective (of seeing ourselves […]

Science of Success

Atlantic on The Science of Success. Most of us have genes that make us as hardy as dandelions: able to take root and survive almost anywhere. A few of us, however, are more like the orchid: fragile and fickle, but […]

John Mackey II

The New Yorker profiles Whole Foods’ C.E.O. John Mackey.

Prosperity Gospel II

J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu on Did Jesus Wear Designer Robes? here. Peter L. Berger responds here.

Matter and Consciousness

Edward Feser provide a three-part critique of Paul Churchland’s textbook Matter and Consciousness. Part I, Part II, Part III.

Top Stories

Christianity Today lists the top 10 news stories of 2009. And here’s their top ten theology stories of 2009.

Os Guinness

Nathan Martin begins an interview with Os Guinness.

Green Tech

Our Government investment in green tech. Despite the obvious risk of failure, the Energy Department ultimately has plans to spend $40 billion in grants and loans over coming years so federal bureaucrats can play venture capitalist. The National Federation of […]

Peter Principle

The “Peter principle” has returned.

The Education Debate

The End of the Education Debate. The education-reform debate as we have known it for a generation is creaking to a halt. No new way of thinking has emerged to displace those that have preoccupied reformers for a quarter-­century — […]

Desiring the Kingdom

Here’s an excerpt (pdf) of Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation by James K. A. Smith.

Partial Truce

Has there been a truce in the battles over religion and culture? E.J. Dionne thinks so. It is 2009’s quiet story — quiet because it’s about what didn’t happen, which can be as important as what did. In this highly […]


Relating to Mary, the mother of Jesus. It’s tough to relate to someone who’s supposed to be God’s mom, isn’t it? Over the past few weeks, millions of Christians have bought, sent, and received cards prominently displaying images of Mary […]