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Liberalism’s Biggest Lie: If You Like Your Morality, You Can Keep Your Morality by Carson Holloway. The unchecked progress of sexual liberalism means that we cannot say what kind of moral culture our children will inhabit as adults or, accordingly, […]


Gone With the Wind: Weak Returns Cripple German Renewables by Gunther Latsch, Anne Seith and Gerald Traufetter. Investments in renewable energy were supposed to be a sure thing, with wind park operators promising annual returns of up to 20 percent. […]


Obama’s State of Disunion by Daniel Henninger. The 2008 campaign phrase “hope and change” will haunt future histories of the Obama presidency. Many Americans voted Barack Obama into the White House for that reason alone. That reason is gone. The […]


The City and State Pension Crisis Has Only Just Begun by Mark Warshawsky. America has recently experienced a wave of municipal bankruptcies significantly fueled by underfunded pension and retiree health obligations to retired city workers, including policemen, firemen and teachers. […]


This College Professor Has A Message For Liberal Arts Majors by Hunter Baker. As long as I have been alive (more than four decades), the knock on liberal arts majors has been in force. I heard it as a student. […]

Debate III

PD reviews The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine and the Birth of Right and Left by Yuval Levin. Related: Previous review linked here, and excerpt linked here.


The Anti-Catholic Ghost in the Spiritual Gifts Debate by Dale M. Coulter. Whether John MacArthur wanted it or not, his Strange Fire conference has re-ignited the long-standing debate about the miraculous within Protestantism. With its penchant to classify everything, contemporary […]


White House Income Equality Agenda Makes War On Progress In tonight’s State of the Union Address, Mr. Obama will attempt to shake off the most disastrous year of his presidency by doubling down on his fight to equalize our incomes. […]


Tax Revolt! It’s Time to Learn from Past Success by Brian Domitrovic. For about 15 years now, the federal government, in all its myriad activities, has been in major expansion mode. The Federal Reserve, the regulatory apparatus, the tax code, […]


The Great Decline: 60 Years of Religion in One Graph by Tobin Grant. Religiosity in the United States is in the midst of what might be called ‘The Great Decline.’ Previous declines in religion pale in comparison. Over the past […]


Our Quantum Reality Problem by Adrian Kent. When the deepest theory we have seems to undermine science itself, some kind of collapse looks inevitable. More at Aeon.


How Do We Know If Security Measures Work Against Terrorists? by Brian Michael Jenkins. The United States spends $200 billion a year on homeland security. This includes physical barriers, guards, closed-circuit TV, explosives detection, body scanners, security software and other […]


The Farm Bill Fiasco by Daren Bakst. In negotiating a new farm bill, the House and Senate have decided the best approach to work out their differences is by selecting the worst options from each of their bills and add […]


What a Progressive Used to Be by Anthony Esolen. If someone were to ask me what a “progressive” is, I’d be at a loss to reply. The term as used by those who call themselves such seems but an exercise […]

The War

The War On ‘The War On Women’ by Daniel Payne. Last week it came to light that a woman in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India was recently gang-raped by thirteen men for the crime of having an affair […]


Is Barack Obama an Imperial President? by Linda Feldmann. President Obama’s use of executive action to get around congressional gridlock is unparalleled in modern times, some scholars say. But to liberal activists, he’s not going far enough. More.


A Pen, a Phone, and a Flailing President by Ron Fournier. The White House’s problem might not be strategies and tactics. It might be Obama himself. Read more here.


The Changing Face of Psychology by Chris Chambers. In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – that is, a staggering 97% of […]


The Racial Paranoid Style In American Politics by David Harsanyi. A “dog whistle,” according to the Urban Dictionary, “is a type of strategy of communication that sends a message that the general population will take a certain meaning from, but […]


Abortion: A Public Issue by Christopher O. Tollefsen. Contrary to the judgment of the Supreme Court, abortion is not a private issue. It snuffs out the existence of a member of the human community—a person like us with a radical […]