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Ann Althouse dissects Al Gore’s latest op-ed in today’s NYT.

Arguing Global Warming

Mark Landsbaum: Arguing Global Warming with Arnold. California has the most destructive and costly global warming law in the nation, if not the world. In a perverse way, it’s the governor’s crowning achievement. That says a lot about a fellow […]

Focus on the Family

James Dobson said his final goodbye today as host of the “Focus on the Family” radio show he started more than 30 years ago. Story here.

A New Kind

CT reviews Brian McLaren’s new book, A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith.

Political Views

The National Journal ranks the political views of members of the Senate.

Restoring Image

The WSJ on the IPCC’s upcoming attempt to restore its image. In the next few days, the world’s leading authority on global warming plans to roll out a strategy to tackle a tough problem: restoring its own bruised reputation. A […]

The Watchers

Reason interviews Shane Harris, author of the new book, The Watchers: The Rise of the America’s Surveillance State. You can read an essay adapted from the book at the WSJ.


The Secular Coalition for America is meeting with White House aides today.


(Via The Volokh Conspiracy) How genetics works:

The Faith Instinct II

The Economist reviews The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why it Endures by Nicholas Wade. I linked another review of the book here.


Peter Hitchens on the evolution debate in England, and the release there of the film Expelled. So here’s another instalment of the evolution debate, stimulated by the forthcoming release in this country of Ben Stein’s film Expelled, which argues that […]


The Huffington Post now has a religion section.

Foreign Policy

The Washington Post‘s On Faith tackles the role of religion in American foreign policy.


An Archaeologist sees proof for Bible in ancient wall. An Israeli archaeologist said Monday that ancient fortifications recently excavated in Jerusalem date back 3,000 years to the time of King Solomon and support the biblical narrative about the era. If […]

Ice Cream Robberies

The Great Ice Cream Robberies. Friends often ask me, “Where do you get ideas for new ice cream flavors?” and the answer is usually that we steal them. A marketing guy once corrected me. “You should say that you appropriate […]

Home Schooling

Are There Harms of Home Schooling? Despite its growing acceptance, homeschooling continues to come under attack by critics who see it as a fringe phenomenon indulged in only by religious extremists and red-state radicals. The latest of these attacks are […]

Civic Failure

The Civic Failure of American Higher Education. Colleges and universities today manifest a paradoxical combination of remarkable success and abject failure. Vast resources and extensive funding for research have made our system of higher education the envy of the world—but […]

Marriage Problems

How communication techniques can make marriage problems worse. Many popular magazines and websites offer various bullet-lists on how to improve your marriage through better “communication.” The same venues regularly feature weight loss bullet-lists. You probably know the research findings about […]

Galileo Goes to Jail

Check out this extended preview of Galileo Goes to Jail: And Other Myths About Science and Religion, edited by Ronald L. Numbers.

Not A Christian

You can browse inside Paul was Not A Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle by Pamela Eisenbaum here.