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Don’t miss this report: Surface Temperature Records: Policy Driven Deception? Authors veteran meteorologists Joe D’Aleo and Anthony Watts analyzed temperature records from all around the world for a major SPPI paper, Surface Temperature Records – Policy-driven Deception? The startling conclusion [...]
The New York Times Magazine on The Jihadist Next Door. America is now at a watershed. In the last year, at least two dozen men in the United States have been charged with terrorism-related offenses. They include Najibullah Zazi, the [...]
You can read part of the Introduction to Orientalism and Islam by Michael Curtis here. (pdf)
Inside Higher Ed covers the Christianity Today story about Wheaton College which was unexpectedly killed at the last minute. Many secular academics could never imagine working at a college with a “statement of faith” with which everyone must agree. What [...]
Religion Dispatches interviews Jacob Needleman about his gradual rejection of atheism.
A People’s History of Howard Zinn. One of the unwritten laws of opinion journalism is to never kick a man when he’s dead, at least, not until an appreciable amount of time has passed. The question is whether this can [...]
Philosophy Now reviews Gray’s Anatomy by John Gray.
Why So Few Conservative And Libertarian Professors? See here.
Maverick Philosopher on the Left’s toleration of militant Islam. From 1789 on, a defining characteristic of the Left has been hostility to religion, especially in its institutionalized forms. This goes together with a commitment to such Enlightenment values as individual [...]
CT interviews Gayle Haggard about her new book, Why I Stayed: The Choices I Made in My Darkest Hour.
Carissa Mulder at Big Journalism exposes once again the intimidation and silencing of dissent practices used by supporters of Proposition 8. I’m not going to discuss the case’s legal issues in this post. Instead, I would like to bring some [...]
Radley Balko takes on police and their forfeiture racket. Municipalities have come to rely on confiscated property for revenue. Police and prosecutors use forfeiture proceeds to fund not only general operations but junkets, parties, and swank office equipment. A cottage [...]
Peter Berkowitz: The New Progressivism: Same as the Old Progressivism? To understand the sometimes glaring gaps between candidate Obama’s promises and President Obama’s policies, it is useful to appreciate an old tension in American progressivism between democratic aspirations and aristocratic [...]
Radley Balko on “the boneheaded logic behind treating ‘sexting’ teens as child pornographers.”
The problems public employee unions are causing in California. Approximately 85% of the state’s 235,000 employees (not including higher education employees) are unionized. As the governor noted during his $83 billion budget roll-out, over the past decade pension costs for [...]
Here’s a symposium on the trial of Geert Wilders, hosted by The International Free Press Society.
The following is the opening statement by Geert Wilders in his trial for ‘incitement to hatred’, ‘discrimination’, and ‘insulting Muslims,’ now taking place in the Netherlands. Mr. President, members of the court, I would like to only use a few [...]