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TNR: Rick Perry: The God-Fearing, Know-Nothing, Pistol-Packing Embodiment of Liberals’ Worst Nightmares. What Rick Perry has achieved in his inaugural strut on the political stage is unprecedented in the annals of modern conservative history from Barry Goldwater to Sarah Palin. […]


On the Fragility of Islam by James V. Schall. Islam is the longest-lasting, closed, unchanging socio-religious culture to appear among men. Its very idea is that everyone worships Allah over time in the same way, with the same simple doctrine. […]

Religious Influence

Does Religion Influence Epidemics? Whether they believe in God, evolutionary biologists may need to pay closer mind to religion. That’s because religious beliefs can shape key behaviors in ways that evolutionary theory would not predict, particularly when it comes to […]

Sleep Battle

A Sleep Battle of the Sexes. He sleeps. She sleeps. They sleep differently. Women tend to have more deep sleep and awaken fewer times during the night than men do. They also weather some of the effects of a lack […]


“Higgs boson may be a mirage, scientists hint.” Scientists chasing a particle they believe may have played a vital role in creation of the universe indicated Monday they were coming to accept it might not exist after all. But they […]