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The New Authoritarianism by Fred Siegel and Joel Kotkin. “I refuse to take ‘No’ for an answer,” said President Obama this week as he claimed new powers for himself in making recess appointments while Congress wasn’t legally in recess. The […]

Sex Differences

The Distance Between Mars and Venus: Measuring Global Sex Differences in Personality. Sex differences in personality are believed to be comparatively small. However, research in this area has suffered from significant methodological limitations. We advance a set of guidelines for […]


Religion and Freedom by David Carroll Cochran. Religious freedom is in the headlines again. From federal healthcare policies, to changing marriage laws in the states, to employer regulations on hiring, firing, and benefits, an array of recent government actions has […]


Rick Santorum’s Moral Delusions by Steve Chapman. Why is Rick Santorum running for president? Because America is in trouble and he knows why. Faith and family are under attack. “Moral relativism,” he warns, is breeding “aberrant behavior.” Gay rights advocates […]


RD interviews John Shelby Spong, author of the new book, Reclaiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World.

Persecution Complex

“War on Christmas” Post-mortem: Do Christians Have a Persecution Complex? by Timothy Dalrymple. Like megachurches, homeschooling, and Tim Tebow, “Merry Christmas” has become a religio-cultural Rorschach test. If you prefer that department stores greet you with a “Merry Christmas,” or […]