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Pulpit

The TV Watch: Sharpton Brings His Pulpit to MSNBC by Alessandra Stanley. The Rev. Al Sharpton began his new career as an official MSNBC talk show host on Monday by telling viewers not to expect James Brown. “I’m not going […]

Bullies

Words of wisdom from Jeff Goldstein here.

Empower Parents

Empower Parents: Restore the Constitution by Returning Educational Policy to the States by Jane Robbins. Presidential candidates in the 2012 election must be prepared to protect the interests of parents and children nationwide by rolling back the progressive education agenda […]

Right

David Harsanyi: You Don’t Have To Be “Smart,” Just Right. Folks in the media often judge the intellect of candidates using one crucial question: Do you agree with me? Now, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, leading Republican presidential candidate, readily admits […]

Moral Economy

Help the Sick and Reduce the Debt: The Moral Economy of the Health-Care Debate by Yuval Levin. The health-care debate presents us with a moral imperative to solve an economic problem, but how we solve this economic problem has moral […]

Harassment

On Sexual Harassment and Title IX by Robert Smith. Back in April, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a letter ordering colleges and universities to get more aggressive about investigating and prosecuting alleged incidents of […]

Hit Piece

Politico’s ‘Is Rick Perry Dumb?’ Hit Piece Is Just a Taste of What’s Coming in 2012 by John Nolte. One day, in the heat of the 2008 presidential election, the mainstream media’s anointed candidate was strolling through a swing-state neighborhood […]

Moderate Attitudes

New Pew Research Center Survey Finds Moderate Attitudes Among Muslim Americans. As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, a comprehensive public opinion survey by the Pew Research Center finds no indication of increased alienation or anger among Muslim […]

No Islam

Here’s an excerpt from A World Without Islam by Graham E. Fuller.

Disturbing Phenomenon

ThyBlackMan.com: Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did […]

Behe

The Humanist interviews Leo Behe about his journey to atheism. Leo Behe is not your typical young humanist. He’s the son of famed intelligent design proponent, author, and biochemist Michael Behe. Since 1996 the elder Behe, a professor at Lehigh […]

Revisited

American Theocracy Revisited by Ross Douthat. During George W. Bush’s presidency, many liberal and secular Americans came to regard religious conservatives not merely as their political opponents, but as a kind of existential threat. The religious right, they decided, wasn’t […]

Science

Yuval Levin: Science and the Left. In an effort to scratch up Rick Perry’s bourgeoning presidential campaign, some on the left (with the usual sort of help from some on the right) have trotted out the familiar tale of a […]

Moynihan

Mike Adams writes to Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America. Dear Mr. Moynihan: I want to bring to your attention a recent decision made by your HR team that I think does not reflect your leadership of Bank of […]

Chilling

Chilling thoughts from Al Gore. One day climate change skeptics will be seen in the same negative light as racists, or so says former Vice President Al Gore. In an interview with former advertising executive and Climate Reality Project collaborator […]

Examination

James Wood: The New Atheism. In the last 10 years or so, the rise of American evangelicalism and the menace of Islamist fundamentalism, along with developments in physics and in theories of evolution and cosmogony, have encouraged a certain style […]

Right to Film

1st Circuit: A Clearly Established First Amendment Right to Film Officers In A Public Space. See here.

No Failure

A Love Failure Is Not a Life Failure by Mari Ruti. When it comes to the failures of love, it’s easy to assume that it’s the weak who get scorched – that the strong know how to protect themselves. But […]

New Brezhnev Doctrine

Bruce Riedel: Brezhnev in the Hejaz. The Saudi royal family is afraid. Very, very afraid. A crisis of leadership is brewing. The king is ailing and his successor, Crown Prince Sultan, is in even worse health. Their hard-line brother, Prince […]

Myth

Hussain Abdul-Hussain: The Oil Myth. While the abundance of oil in the Middle East has undoubtedly shaped the region’s history, with oil becoming a market commodity the importance of this resource in deciding the policies of Western governments has declined. […]