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California: The ‘Road Warrior’ Is Here by Victor Davis Hanson. George Miller’s 1981 post-apocalyptic film The Road Warrior envisioned an impoverished world of the future. Tribal groups fought over what remained of a destroyed Western world of law, technology, and […]


Stephen Moore: The Man Who Saved Capitalism It’s a tragedy that Milton Friedman—born 100 years ago on July 31—did not live long enough to combat the big-government ideas that have formed the core of Obamanomics. It’s perhaps more tragic that […]

Eco-Fad II

Corn for Food, Not Fuel by Colin A. Carter and Henry I. Miller. Any defense of the ethanol policy rests on fallacies, primarily these: that ethanol produced from corn makes the United States less dependent on fossil fuels; that ethanol […]


Plastic Bag Bans: Another Feel-Good Eco-Fad by Todd Myers. Across the country, cities are joining the latest environmental trend – banning plastic grocery bags. Concerned about the amount of plastic that reaches our oceans and the impact on wildlife, communities […]

The Beginning

Christianity Today‘s latest cover story, A Tale of Two Scientists: What Really Happened ‘In the Beginning’, by Tim Stafford.


Achievement Growth: International and U.S. State Trends in Student Performance by Eric A. Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, and Ludger Woessmann. “The United States’ failure to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country’s ability to thrive […]


Campbell Brown: Teachers Unions Go to Bat for Sexual Predators By resisting almost any change aimed at improving our public schools, teachers unions have become a ripe target for reformers across the ideological spectrum. Even Hollywood, famously sympathetic to organized […]


The New Yorker profiles Paul Ryan.


The Energy Revolution 4: Hot Planet? by Walter Russell Mead. Over a series of recent posts, I’ve been looking at the energy revolution that is changing the look of the 21st centuries. Some countries are losers, but the US in […]

Low Desire

Bibliotherapy for Low Sexual Desire: Evidence for Effectiveness by Laurie B. Mintz, Alexandra M. Balzer, Xinting Zhao, and Hannah E. Bush. See here. (pdf)


Here’s an interview with Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter, authors of Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims About Our Third President.


Ranting Against Big Government—But Voting for It by Tad DeHaven. Drudge is currently linking to a Brietbart TV video titled “‘USA! USA!’ Congressman’s Anti-Big Government Rant Gets Standing Ovation on House Floor.” In it, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) unleashes an […]


Creationism’s Far from Unintelligent Design on Our Schools by Nelson Jones. I knew a creationist once. He believed in a literal Adam and Eve and in the Tower of Babel, yet claimed to find natural selection implausible. He was no-one’s […]


Chairman Lakoff’s Cognitive Casuistry by Chris Bray. George Lakoff is an impossibility. A hapless totalitarian clown of such extreme dimensions, a rational mind has to assume the possibility he isn’t real. He writes whole pages at a time in which […]


The Ballad of Richard Jewell by Marie Brenner. On July 30, 1996, the media identified Richard Jewell as the F.B.I.’s prime suspect in the Olympic Park bombing. For the first time, the 34-year-old security guard tells his extraordinary story: his […]

The End

The End of the World as We Know It by Amy Butler. Has anybody out there noticed that church attendance has been lower lately? The church budget is stretched thin because fewer people are giving? You can’t get a commitment […]


Lisa Miller: Praying for rain: Atheist critics show how petty and small-minded they’ve become. With the death of the writer Christopher Hitchens, and the withdrawal of Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith, from the front lines into a […]

No Crime

Why Circumcision Is Not a Crime by Matthias Matussek. A German court’s outlawing of the circumcision of boys — and the vociferous support it has received in the self-proclaimed enlightened media — confirms a tendency that has seen religion-bashing and […]


America’s Two Economies by Daniel Henninger. For a long time, the United States had one economy. Now we have two economies that compete for America’s wealth: A private economy and a public economy. The 2012 election will decide which will […]


Why Does the UN Still Exist? by Kenneth Anderson. What exactly is the United Nations and, for that matter, why is there still a United Nations at all? How has it managed to survive over time, from 1945 down to […]