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Wanted: Adoring Female Students by Colleen Flaherty. The intellectual and physical seduction of young female students by older, male professors – usually in the humanities, and in the throes of midlife crises – is so common in movies and books […]


The Republican Brain Dissected by Josiah Neeley. Are conservatives more biased than liberals? Read more here.


Congrats to the Boston Red Sox for winning this year’s World Series. One reason I was not toooooo upset when Oakland lost to Detroit (again!) was that I thought they would end up losing to Boston anyway. St. Louis will […]


With Keynesian Yellen At Fed, Expect More Of The Same by Peter J. Boettke. Janet Yellen, President Obama’s selection for chair of the Federal Reserve Bank, will likely sail through the confirmation process. Many Americans expect the high-profile economist to […]


The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie. In February, 1891, the first few advertisements started appearing in papers: “Ouija, the Wonderful Talking Board,” boomed a Pittsburgh toy and novelty shop, describing a magical device […]


The Economist: Absence of Evidence, or Evidence of Absence? Cosmology and particle physics—or at least, the popular versions of them—tend to the grandiose. The Higgs boson, recently discovered at CERN, Europe’s particle-physics laboratory, is not just any old particle. To […]


Liberal Bias in Social Psychology by Lee Jussim. Introduction Part I Part II


The Trouble with the New “Islamic Science” by Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad. The history of Islam’s relation to science has largely been one of harmony. It offers no real parallel to the occasional bouts of suspicion toward science that the Christian world […]


The Psychological Power of Satan by Piercarlo Valdesolo. Justice Antonin Scalia and Keyser Soze agree: the greatest trick the devil could ever pull is convincing the world he didn’t exist. Fortunately for them, the devil does not seem to be […]


Survey Says: Women Are for Life by Daniel Kuebler. In contrast to the rhetoric of a “war on women,” recent polls reveal that the majority of American women support abortion restrictions and regulations. This is unsurprising, since unfettered abortion access […]


The Resilient Environmentalist by Keith Kloor. Bjørn Lomborg can still be an antagonistic provocateur. But current events are proving him right and his old enemies are being won over. More at Cosmos.


In Search of Libertarians in America by Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, and Juhem Navarro-Rivera. See here. (pfd)


Sarah Young Still Hears Jesus Calling by Melissa Steffan. Not since “My Utmost for His Highest” has a daily devotional enraptured the English-speaking world, from cynical intellectuals to sweet grandmas, across the theological spectrum. How Young might change how we […]


The Website Is Fixable, But Obamacare Isn’t by Peter Schiff. Since Obamacare made its debut, discussions have focused on Ted Cruz’ efforts to defund the law and the shockingly bad functionality of the Website itself. Fortunately for Obama, polling indicates […]


Mark Steyn Resides In a Crowded – And Centuries Old – Echo Chamber of ‘American Doom’ by John Tamny. There are croakers in every country, always boding its ruin. Such a one then lived in Philadelphia; a person of note, […]


Fixing California: The Green Gentry’s Class Warfare by Joel Kotkin. Historically, progressives were seen as partisans for the people, eager to help the working and middle classes achieve upward mobility even at expense of the ultrarich. But in California, and […]


Holy Logic: Computer Scientists ‘Prove’ God Exists by David Knight. As headlines go, it’s certainly an eye-catching one. “Scientists Prove Existence of God,” German daily Die Welt wrote last week. But unsurprisingly, there is a rather significant caveat to that […]


A conversation with Francis Spufford, author of Unapologetic. Francis Spufford’s books cover a wide variety of subjects, from polar exploration to his childhood reading to a blend of fiction and nonfiction about Soviet Russia in “Red Plenty,” which Dwight Garner […]


The Adventure of Orthodoxy by Peter J. Leithart. It’s a common complaint that patristic Trinitarian theology obscured the gospel by relying on the premises and categories of Greek thought. Though rarely as extreme as Adolf von Harnack, who claimed that […]


The War on Christians by John L. Allen Jr. Imagine if correspondents in late 1944 had reported the Battle of the Bulge, but without explaining that it was a turning point in the second world war. Or what if finance […]