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Proselytism and Religious Freedom by Gerard V. Bradley. See here.

Man-Made Drought

When environmentalist are in charge. It started with a 2008 federal court order that stopped water flowing from northern tributaries on a supposed need to protect a small fish — the delta smelt — that was getting ground up in […]

The War

And the war against Christian beliefs marches ever on. Christianity deserves no protection in law above other faiths and to do so would be “irrational” , “divisive, capricious and arbitrary”, a senior judge said today, as he rejected a marriage […]

Beyond the Divide

Beyond the Theism/Atheism Divide. See here.

Upside Down

Philip Jenkins: Gone South. These are obviously dark days for the Roman Catholic Church. For over a decade, the U.S. church has been assailed by abuse charges and devastated by the resulting litigation. The Vatican used to console itself with […]

Going to Berkeley

You can read the first two chapters of John Calvin Goes to Berkeley here.

No Slacker

Kevin Drum: Is God Dead? Or Merely Bored? “Given the durability and predictability of the arguments involved,” says Ross Douthat, “it’s hard to come up with something interesting to say on the question of Christianity versus the ‘new’ atheists.” True […]

36 Arguments II

The Humanist interviews philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein about her new novel, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction. I linked an excerpt from the book here.


Reason on GM’s Phony Bailout Payback. The company is setting the stage for another taxpayer shakedown. More.

Big Suprise?

Big Suprise? Yeah, right. Sections of court papers filed by scandal-scarred former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich that were mistakenly made public show a deeper involvement by President Obama in picking his Senate successor and call into question the president’s public […]

Losing Our Religion

Atheist S. E. Cupp has a new book out; Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity. You can read Chapter 1 here.


The New Republic spills the beans on the Human Rights Watch. On October 19 of last year, the op-ed page of The New York Times contained a bombshell: a piece by Robert Bernstein, the founder and former chairman of Human […]


My youngest son went to high school with Jeremy Crooks, and yesterday Jeremy appeared on Ellen. You can check out Jeremy’s website here.

Threatening Letters

The Voice of the Martyrs is reporting that Christians in an unnamed Muslim country are receiving threatening letters.

Ideas that Matter

John Gray reviews Ideas that Matter: The Concepts that Shape the 21st Century by A. C. Grayling.

Five Myths

Five Myths About Green Energy by Robert Bryce. See here.


An excellent column by Mark Steyn: Not Too ‘Hip’ and ‘Edgy’ for Censorship.

What Kind?

Jonah Goldberg: What Kind of Socialist Is Barack Obama?. The assertion that Barack Obama is a socialist became a hallmark of the 2008 presidential campaign. His opponent, John McCain, used Obama’s own extemporaneous words to an Ohio plumber as Exhibit […]

Alicia’s Story

I have often wondered what happened to Alicia after reading her story five years ago. I came across this in the Chronicle today. Alicia Parlette, who turned her incurable cancer diagnosis at age 23 into a Chronicle series about her […]

Goldman Sachs

Robert Costa on Goldman Sachs and the Left. President Obama was in the Big Apple on Thursday, for another lecture on big, bad Wall Street. The dutiful, third-row appearance by Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs’s CEO, said it all: More than […]