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Here’s an interview with Read Schuchardt (Wheaton) on Media, Tech, and Religion.
The Truth About the “Robber Barons” by Thomas J. DiLorenzo. As common as it is to speak of “robber barons,” most who use that term are confused about the role of capitalism in the American economy and fail to make [...]
Providing In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens: A Violation of Federal Law by Hans von Spakovsky and Charles Stimson. Federal law prohibits state colleges and universities from providing in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens “on the basis of residence within the [...]
Jim Powell: Rich Nations That Went Broke By Spending Too Much. Government spending drives taxes, deficits, debt and inflation, so it’s at the core of our economic problems. What to do about runaway spending? The tendency is to imagine that [...]
Calculating Christmas by William J. Tighe. Many Christians think that Christians celebrate Christ’s birth on December 25th because the church fathers appropriated the date of a pagan festival. Almost no one minds, except for a few groups on the fringes [...]
Why Cutting Spending Is Good Politics by Nancy Pfotenhauer. With the exception of Lafayette Park, you can’t go anywhere in Washington, D.C. without encountering heated discussion about the not-so-Super Committee. For weeks now, those who see reckless government spending (and [...]
First Things reviews The Good Book: A Humanist Bible by A. C. Grayling.
Bret Stephens: The Great Global Warming Fizzle. See here.
Victor Davis Hanson: Notes on the End of Bush Derangement Syndrome. Given Climategate II, no noticeable heating of the planet during the last decade, and all sorts of questionable research on supposed problems like polar bear population declines and Himalayan [...]
Fiscal Union Cannot Save the Euro by Derek Thompson. After a weekend of panic over the fate of the euro, European stocks soared Monday morning. The reason? Leaders are reportedly near a historic bargain to corral the EU’s most indebted [...]
The more I look at the current crop of Republican contenders, the more I like Ron Paul. Like with all politicians, there seems to be as much to dislike, as like, with Paul (or any of the candidates). The thing [...]
The Religion of an Increasingly Godless America by Amanda Marcotte. The more that religion can be pushed off into the realm of private practice and out of the public square, the better for public discourse, as we can dispense with [...]
The NYT profiles Amy-Jill Levine, New Testament scholar and Orthodox Jew.
DailyTech Editorial: Full Emails Show Climategate 2.0 is More Than Just Hot Air. Full emails show inarguably the researchers fought transparency, to keep public in the dark. Read article here.
The London Review of Books reviews Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan by by Jeff Greenfield, and 11.22.63 by Stephen King.
Dear Barack: It’s Time To Give Up On The Stimulus by Louis Woodhill. Barack. Give it up, man. Stop flying around the country pushing your latest $447 billion “stimulus” plan. Stop with the “Pass this bill” shtick, already. Everyone knows [...]
‘The New Tammany Hall’. ‘What has the country so angry,” says Fred Siegel, “is the sense that crony capitalism has produced a population that lives off the rest of us without contributing. They’re right. It’s not paranoid.” The economic historian [...]
Heather Mac Donald: Pepper-Spraying Taxpayers. As protesters festively (oops! I mean “heroically”) rally on college quads across California in the wake of the gratuitous macing of a dozen Occupy Wall Street wannabes at University of California–Davis last Friday, UC Berkeley’s [...]
The Human Fossil Record. Part 1. The Nature of Transitional Fossils. See here.
Yuval Levin: What Is Constitutional Conservatism? This fall, liberals from the president on down have begun to grasp the scope of the political and intellectual disaster that the past three years have been for the Left. Their various responses to [...]