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The End of Men: The End of Women Too? by Peter Blair. Hannah Rosin’s argument that women are replacing men as victors in a battle of the sexes ignores that happiness requires women and men to be partners, not competitors, […]


Struggling To Advance by Ronald Brownstein. A majority of Americans now define success as not falling behind. They worry that fundamental changes in the economy are making it more difficult for them—and their children—to get ahead. Read the rest.


Mark Steyn: Obama a Better President of the Future One of the reasons why Barack Obama is regarded as the greatest orator of our age is that he’s always banging on about some other age yet to come – e.g., […]


Science Can’t Disprove God by Father Robert Barron. Given the ruminations of Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, one might have thought that the absolute limit of scientistic arrogance had been reached. But think again. Sean Carroll, a theoretical […]


There is only one reason this isn’t in the media every single day . . . there is a Democrat in the White House. America’s Scandalous Drone War Goes Unmentioned in the Campaign by James Joyner. A new study released […]


Tribe of Liberty by Jonah Goldberg. We like tribalism for the same reason we like to eat fatty foods: We evolved that way. Homo sapiens didn’t survive long on the African savannas as rugged individualists. Alone, they couldn’t scare away […]


Bill Flax: Was America Founded As A Christian Nation? Few matters ignite more controversy than America ’s Christian roots. The issue reverberates anew this electoral season where the faiths of both major candidates have been questioned. Religion imbues politics. The […]


Religious Freedom on the Run by Thomas F. Farr . Religious freedom is in global crisis and the problem is worsening, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center on September 20. Outside the West, restrictions on religious […]

Antihumanism II

The New Atlantis offers its second excerpt from Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism by Robert Zubrin. First excerpt linked here.

Coming War

Coming Pension War Makes Election Battle Look Tame by Amity Shlaes. It’s a taxpayer divide. That’s the takeaway since the tape was leaked of Mitt Romney referring to the 47 percent of citizens who don’t pay income taxes. The Republican […]


Sticking It To The Constitution by Edward A. Fallone. Today’s panel asks, “What does it mean to stick to the Constitution?” This is another way of asking how we – you, me judges, lawmakers – should go about interpreting the […]


What Does Shari’a Really Mean? by Krystina Friedlander. In August, Representative Joe Walsh spoke to constituents at a town hall meeting in Elk Grove, Illinois, about radical Islam, noting, “It’s in Addison. It’s in Elgin. It’s here.” Walsh, a Republican […]


The Obama Press Votes Early by Mona Charen. Mitt Romney is facing perhaps the most corrupt and tendentious coverage in presidential history, as members of the fourth estate eschew any semblance of integrity in their attempt to skew interpretations in […]


Romney and the Right’s Divisions by Ross Douthat. All of which is to say that there is no one “elite” position on any of these issues, any more than there is some “elite” rush to abandon Romney’s candidacy. Rather, there’s […]


What’s Wrong With Infidelity? by Lisa Firestone. Studies show that between 30 and 60 percent of married individuals in the United States will cheat on their partner at some point in their marriage. Infidelity has increased significantly among married couples […]


PD reviews The Philosophy of the Hebrew Scripture by Yoram Hazony, and Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought by Joshua Berman.


U.S. Officials Knew Libya Attacks Were Work of Al Qaeda Affiliates by Eli Lake. Sources say intelligence agencies knew within a day that al Qaeda affiliates were behind the attacks in Benghazi, Libya—they even knew where one of the attackers […]


David Conway reviews Funding the Enemy: How US Taxpayers Bankroll the Taliban by Douglas A. Wissing. Related: Reason reviews Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan by Rajiv Chandrasekaran.

Three Days

Three Days in the Bullpen by Rafi Kohan. Less than a week before 50-year-old Roger Clemens would bring national attention to an independent-league baseball team in Sugar Land, Texas, the Newark Bears, also independent, prepare to host the 25-62 Worcester […]


Symbols Matter, Reality Doesn’t by Michael Rizzo. What economists call an “agency problem” pervades higher education. More.