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July will be the first month in a very long time that I haven’t done any updates to the main site. Although I don’t keep track of all the hours I spend at TDC, I’m sure it’s more than 40 [...]
This interview with Bruce Bawer makes clear why I think modern liberalism/leftism is ultimately self-destructive.
Great column by Andrew McCarthy. House Speaker John Boehner has a plan that he touts as slashing about $900 billion in government spending — shy of his original claim, only two days earlier, that cuts would amount to $1.2 trillion. [...]
John Locke and the Inadequacies of Social Contract Theory by Samuel Gregg. See here.
The End of Religion? Hardly by Michael Austin. Proclamations of the death of religion are premature. There are good reasons for thinking that religion does not have one foot in the grave, as we look at a recent study on [...]
New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism. NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports [...]
The New Biblical Archeology by Alex Joffe. Every summer, the Israel Antiquities Authority holds a reception at the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem for foreign archeological teams excavating in Israel. This year’s reception in early July was attended by over 200 [...]
The 5 Biggest Lies Told about Oslo Shooter Anders Breivik by Phyllis Chesler. See here.
God Is in the Basement of the Empire State Building by Andrew Marantz. Each spring, the King’s College, a Christian school occupying two floors in the Empire State Building, hosts a series of lectures and debates on a single theme. [...]
Blair Sees the Real Power in Faith. Former British prime minister Tony Blair has a different and challenging view of the 21st century: he argues that religion will replace the clash of political ideologies as the dominant issue of the [...]
American Religion: Trending Downward? Many American Christians expect earthquakes for the apocalypse; but according to pollster George Barna, the Earth is already moving under their feet. The seismic tremors are in the rates of church attendance, Bible reading, church volunteerism, [...]
When ‘Science’ Looks for Sexism, It Finds It by Alex B. Berezow. When is a science paper not really a science paper? It’s when the scientific method has been hijacked to promote a clearly stated ideological agenda. Read more.
Norway and the Danger of Snap Judgments by Cathy Young. See here.
Slaying the Syria-Iran-Hezbollah Hydra by Hossein Askari. Although the longstanding links between Iran, Syria and Hezbollah are indisputable, U.S. policy makers are singularly inept at connecting the dots and putting simultaneous pressure on all sides. If the Tehran regime were [...]
The Mis-education of Evangelicals by John Fea. Last week, I made my first trip to Arizona. The thermometer read 105 degrees, but the locals told me that the weather was relatively mild. I was invited to the Grand Canyon State [...]
Why the European Right Can’t Be Blamed for the Attacks in Norway by Joshua Foust. Debates over representation and cultural difference rarely spill into violence. To understand the shooter, we must look beyond politics. More here.
Is ‘Christian fundamentalist’ label correct for Norway terror suspect? by Dan Gilgoff. Given initial suspicions that Friday’s bombing and mass shooting in Norway were carried out by Islamic militants linked to al Qaeda, the way police ended up describing the [...]
Time Travel Impossible, Say Scientists. Hong Kong physicists say they have proved that a single photon obeys Einstein’s theory that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light — demonstrating that outside science fiction, time travel is impossible. The [...]