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Truths

Rod Liddle: The Truths You Can’t Tell in Today’s Britain My memory gets addled sometimes, so maybe I’m wrong about this. But didn’t it used to be the case that when politicians were caught out lying, they made some sort […]

Hatred

The Science of Hatred by Matt Lutton. What makes humans capable of horrific violence? Why do we deny atrocities in the face of overwhelming evidence? A small group of psychologists say they are moving toward answers. Is anyone listening? More.

Wages

Why Do 1.4 Million Americans Work At Walmart, With Many More Trying To? by Doug Altner. Observe any hiring center for a new Walmart and you will see thousands of individuals eager to become a Walmart associate. Many already have […]

Knockout

Here’s an interview with Colin Flaherty, author of the book, White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How The Media Ignore It. .

Mess

American Jurisprudence Has Made A Mess Of Religious Freedom by Eric Teetsel and Andrew Walker. The first clauses of the First Amendment have been gutted of their power, resulting in an exemption culture which views religious conviction as idiosyncratic; something […]

Debating Darwin

In the 19th century, Christians responded to the challenges of Darwinian evolution in many and diverse ways—from hostility to reconciliation. Read about the reactions of theologians, scientists, pastors, authors, bishops, and politicians—and learn how Darwinism eventually became a symbol of […]

Immunology

Immunology: The Pursuit of Happiness by Jo Marchant. When Steve Cole was a postdoc, he had an unusual hobby: matching art buyers with artists that they might like. The task made looking at art, something he had always loved, even […]

Consequences

Hope Is Not a Policy by Andrew Natsios. The great powers and Iran have now agreed upon a temporary nuclear deal, pending a more permanent agreement in six months, which offers relief to Iran on crushing U.S.-European economic sanctions in […]

Easier

7 Reasons Why It’s Easier for Humans to Believe in God Than Evolution by Chris Mooney. Late last week, the Texas Board of Education failed to approve a leading high school biology textbook—whose authors include the Roman Catholic biologist Kenneth […]

First Thanksgiving

CT reviews The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History by Robert Tracy McKenzie.

Future?

Tough Future for Evangelicals, Numbers Reveal by Jim Hinch. Here are titles of three recent books about evangelical Christianity: “The Great Evangelical Recession: Six Factors that Will Crash the American Church … And How to Prepare.” “The American Church in […]

Watched

Watched Cops Are Polite Cops by Ronald Bailey. Requiring law enforcement to wear video cameras will protect your constitutional rights and improve policing. More at Reason.

Debate

Here’s a short excerpt from The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine and the Birth of Right and Left by Yuval Levin.

Tebow

SI: The Book of Tebow. See here.

Wages

Don’t Blame the Robots: Assessing the Job Polarization Explanation of Growing Wage Inequality by Lawrence Mishel, Heidi Shierholz, and John Schmitt. Many economists contend that technology is the primary driver of the increase in wage inequality since the late 1970s, […]

Bengtson

Janice Lloyd interviews Vern Bengtson, author of a new book, Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down Across Generations.

Orthodoxy

What’s Right with Orthodoxy? by Wendy J. Deichmann. Contrary to the assertions of its adversaries that it is regressive and backwards-looking, a brief survey of Christian history indicates that orthodoxy has inspired some of the most forward-looking, prophetic movements in […]

Stuxnet

Stuxnet’s Secret Twin by Ralph Langner. Three years after it was discovered, Stuxnet, the first publicly disclosed cyberweapon, continues to baffle military strategists, computer security experts, political decision-makers, and the general public. A comfortable narrative has formed around the weapon: […]

Terroir

Microbes May Add Special Something to Wines by Nicholas Wade. Terroir is a concept at the heart of French winemaking, but one so mysterious that the word has no English counterpart. It denotes the holistic combination of soil, geology, climate […]

Growing

Iran’s Nuclear Program Is Still Growing, and America’s Fist Is Shrinking by Robert Satloff. The blockbuster nuclear deal reached early Sunday morning in Geneva between Iran and the U.S.-led coalition is both less and more consequential than early reports suggest. […]