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WSJ: The Wisconsin Recall Stakes A single election rarely determines a democracy’s fate, but some matter more than others. Tuesday’s recall election of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is one that matters a great deal because it will test whether taxpayers [...]
Nonbelievers Who Aren’t Atheists? by David Niose. If you don’t believe in any gods, you are an atheist, right? This definition seems pretty basic, not the kind of material that requires an advanced degree in theology to understand. But apparently [...]
Future Tense, XI: The Lessons of Culture by Roger Kimball. On culture’s role in the economy of life and the fragility of civilization. More.
Forty Years of Originalism by Joel Alicea. In the immediate aftermath of his 2010 election as the newest senator from Utah, Mike Lee spoke before a crowd of enthusiastic practitioners, scholars, and students at the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention. [...]
Abortion and the Limits of Philosophy by Jon A. Shields. Unlike civil rights advocates of the 1960s, pro-life and pro-choice activists can be ambivalent about their causes because they are torn between their reason and their sentiments. More at PD.
Dawud Walid, the Quran and Jews by Daniel E. Rogell. The Council of American Islamic Relations [CAIR] may tout itself as an “organization that challenges stereotypes of Islam and Muslims,” and as group that was formed “to challenge anti-Muslim discrimination [...]