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Got It Right

‘The Bible’ – This Time, Hollywood Got It Right by Geoff Tunnicliffe. I guess I must have seen most of the Hollywood-made movies and TV shows about the Bible or characters from the Bible. While many of them have a […]

Archeologists?

The Biblical Pseudo-Archeologists Pillaging the West Bank by Dylan Bergeson. A line of rental cars crawled up the side of ribbed sandstone formations, mounded high like giant termite nests. In the distance, the city lights of modern Jericho twinkled on […]

Gray

JP O’Malley interviews philosopher John Gray.

Vacation?

Ann Althouse, in writing about what Ben Affleck said in his Oscar speech, makes this insightful statement: The temptation of adultery is that it looks like a vacation from a marriage that seems like work.

Conflict

Ron Rosenbaum reviews The Barbarous Years by Bernard Bailyn. You can read an excerpt from the book here.

Prosperity

Growth, Reform, and Freedom Can Revive American Prosperity by Thomas Donohue. You’ve probably heard the old quip that a gaffe in Washington is when someone accidentally tells the truth. Well, there is a pronounced shortage of truth telling in Washington […]

Hurting?

Is “The Bachelor” Hurting Your Relationship? by Heidi Reeder. There you are, watching your favorite television show: The Bachelor. It’s the end of the season and the Bachelor has sorted through his potential mates and will finally make his choice. […]

Vagos

Here’s a review of Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws: My Infiltration of America’s Deadliest Biker Gangs by Charles Falco, and Gods of Mischief: My Undercover Vendetta to Take Down the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang by George Rowe. You can read an […]

Fairy Tale

The Fairy Tale on Spending Cuts by Michael Tanner. “The sequester is coming, the sequester is coming,” cries Chicken Little, speaking of the across-the-board spending reductions set to kick in next Friday. As a result, much of the Washington establishment, […]

Last?

Will Evangelicalism Last? by Tim Suttle. Those who wish to functionally excommunicate Rob Bell and others like him are alienating the very Christians who promise to provide the kind of theological diversity essential to our healthy future. We should be […]

Truth?

The Porn Myth: Uncovering the Truth about Sex Stars by Stephanie Pappas. Porn stars aren’t particularly keen on being studied. But they are the focus of great public interest and moral debate, which may explain why one man’s in-depth analysis […]

Sigh

Garry Wills, Sigh by R.R. Reno. I thought he was dead, but no. Garry Wills has a new book out, and he’s making the rounds on TV talk shows. The new Wills is the old Wills, which means the liberal […]

Lawful?

Is the “War on Terror” Lawful? by Robert Chesney, Jack Goldsmith, Matthew Waxman, and Benjamin Wittes. Since September 18, 2001, a joint resolution of Congress known as the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) has served as the primary legal […]

End

It’s Time To End Our Minimum Wage Psychosis by Dean Kalahar. The minimum wage is the perfect example of how Americans have lost contact with reality and exhibit delusional thinking. Simply because it sounds like it makes sense, Americans lap […]

Golden Mean

Blessed Are Les Misérables: For Theirs Is the True Philosophy of Law by Michael W. Hannon. Hollywood’s new musical masterpiece illustrates a classical legal philosophy, long lost to our liberal establishment, that serves as a golden mean between tyrannical legalism […]

Paradise

Gangster’s Paradise by Peter Andreas. Despite media hoopla, cross-border crime — illegal drugs sales, evasion of taxes, intellectual property theft, and money laundering — is hardly a new phenomenon. For much of history, moreover, the United States was as much […]

Failed War

Lessons from the Failed War on Drugs by Jochen-Martin Gutsch and Juan Moreno. The global war on drugs has cost billions and taken countless lives — but achieved little. The scant results finally have politicians and experts joining calls for […]

Cuts?

The Non-Existent Spending Cuts Wrought By The ‘Devastating’ Sequester by Bill Wilson. In a city known for its perpetual evasion of responsibility and chronic shifting of blame, Washington D.C.’s sequester debate is more of the same – albeit with an […]

More Pain

Why the Euro Crisis Isn’t Over by Brian M. Carney. The economist who dared to predict Europe’s mess, and was fired for it, says there is much more pain to come. More at the WSJ.

Still

You can browse inside Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren F. Winner here.