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David B. Hart: Believe It or Not. I think I am very close to concluding that this whole “New Atheism” movement is only a passing fad—not the cultural watershed its purveyors imagine it to be, but simply one of those [...]
Howard W. French reviews The Bridge, a new biography of Barack Obama.
Democrats at the Edge of the Cliff by Daniel Henninger. There was always something eerie about the way the Democrats said their health-care legislation was what the American people had waited “70 years” for. Invoking the ghosts of 1939 was [...]
Fannie and Freddie Amnesia: Taxpayers are on the hook for about $400 billion, partly because Sen. Obama helped to block reform. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that, in the wake of the housing bubble and the unprecedented deflation in [...]
A radical Muslim website based in New York is warning the creators of South Park that they may be murdered. The radical Islamic Web site Revolutionmuslim.com is going after the creators of the TV cartoon series “South Park” after an [...]
Time on Christianity’s Surge in Indonesia. What is it about Evangelical Christianity that has so resonated in Indonesia? As in many other crowded, developing-world countries where a person can feel lost in a teeming slum, the concept of individual salvation [...]
Aaron David Miller: The False Religion of Mideast Peace. See here. UPDATE: Youssef Ibrahim comments on the above article.
A secular abstinence group is growing in popularity on college campuses. The term “hook up” is ambiguous, usually defined as a no-commitment, physical encounter with a stranger or acquaintance. Hooking up can range from just a make-out session all the [...]
Steven Malanga: The Beholden State. The camera focuses on an official of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), California’s largest public-employee union, sitting in a legislative chamber and speaking into a microphone. “We helped to get you into office, and [...]
Religion Dispatches reviews Einstein’s God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit by Krista Tippett.
Walid Phares: Jihadism’s War on Democracies. See here.
New cover story from Newsweek: Don’t Mess With Texas. The myth of the once and future king is as old as Camelot, as ancient as the Bible. If only someone could pull the sword from the stone and free the [...]
New York Times Magazine on the current state of marriage research.
Evan Mackey: Time to Change the Rules of Engagement. Anyone who possesses a modicum of historical knowledge understands the inevitable ramifications of the recent government take-over of health care. It has left so many of us wondering how we could [...]
Wesley J. Smith gave a speech to the Discovery Institute about his new book, A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement. The event was covered by C-Span, and [...]
Alexander Pruss: The Ontological Argument from Desire. See here.
Evangel on Defining Science and Resolving Issues. See here.