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When Does Criticism Of Israel Become Anti-Semitic? by David Harsanyi. Anti-Semitism is defined as a prejudice, antipathy or discrimination against Jews — not only as a religious group, but also as a nationality and ethnicity. I’m not sure who decides […]


Donald Sterling Is a Vile Racist by Mike Pesca. But even a horrible human being doesn’t deserve to have his property stripped away. More at Slate.


Dublin Review of Books reviews Are We all Scientific Experts Now? by Harry Collins.


No, Sarah Palin, Baptism Isn’t A Good Punchline For A Terrorist Joke by Mollie Hemingway. Sarah Palin gave a speech to members of the National Rifle Association, gathered in Indianapolis this weekend. She said something that struck me as sacrilegious. […]


The Climate Inquisitor by Charles C. W. Cooke. ‘Everyone is in favor of free speech,” Winston Churchill once wrote. “Hardly a day passes without its being extolled.” And yet, he added dryly, “some people’s idea of it is that they […]


Fearing Abuse, States Challenge FDA on Painkiller Approval by Michael Ollove. Notwithstanding a court order, Massachusetts and other states plan to restrict use of a new painkiller drug, setting up a showdown with the federal government over who gets to […]

Holy War

T-Shirts and Ted Cruz: Escalating The Holy War Over Religion In Public School Sports by Bob Cook. The impending removal of a Bible verse from just about anything associated with the Parkersburg (W. Va.) South High School wrestling program represents, […]


How Sex Rules Our Dreams by Patrick McNamara. Gritty, emotional, smelly and dirty: new evidence supports Freud’s long-debunked theory that sex fuels our dreams. More.


The World’s Resources Aren’t Running Out by Matt Ridley. Ecologists worry that the world’s resources come in fixed amounts that will run out, but we have broken through such limits again and again. More.


Slate provides an excerpt from The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright’s Universe by Dan Falk.


A Protestant Country is a Free Country by Julie Burchill. For the past decade, I have lived — literally — between a church and a synagogue; as metaphors go, I would get laughed out of town if I stuck it […]


Ayaan Hirsi Ali & Brandeis University: A View from Campus by Celene Ayat Ibrahim-Lizzio. Civic freedoms come hand-in-hand with responsibilities. Ayaan Hirsi Ali has the right to criticize Islam, but she fails to fulfill her responsibility to do so without […]

Piketty IV

Pundits Of The World, Unite: What Thomas Piketty’s Popularity Tells Us About The Liberal Press by David Harsanyi. As I write this, Thomas Piketty’s book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” is #1 on Amazon. It’s been deemed an “important book” […]

Happy People

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often by Jeff Haden. Happiness: everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early forties. (I’m no psychologist, but that’s probably about when many of us […]


Detroit Retirees Get a Bailout; Detroit Residents the Shaft by Shikha Dalmia. In Detroit’s unfolding saga, the only innocent victims are city residents. So if there is any case for a Motown bailout, it is to make the city more […]

Open Letter

Charles Murray: An Open Letter to the Students of Azusa Pacific University I was scheduled to speak to you tomorrow. I was going to talk about my new book, “The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead,” and was looking forward to […]

Piketty II & III

Diana Furchtgott-Roth reviews Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty. Related: On Tour With Rock-Star Economist Thomas Piketty by Boris Kachka. See here.


The WSJ reviews Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty. Thomas Piketty likes capitalism because it efficiently allocates resources. But he does not like how it allocates income. There is, he thinks, a moral illegitimacy to virtually any accumulation […]


Global Warming’s Upside-Down Narrative by Bjørn Lomborg. When politicians around the world tell the story of global warming, they cast it as humanity’s greatest challenge. But they also promise that it is a challenge that they can meet at low […]


The Sources of Egyptian Anti-Semitism by Samuel Tadros. From liberals to Islamists, one of the only ideas that binds Egyptians is anti-Semitism. Where did it come from? Why is Egyptian culture so drenched in this toxic ideology? And what does […]