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Why Kansas Drives Liberals Crazy by Allysia Finley. Sam Brownback cut taxes to stop the state’s economic decline. Big spenders in both parties won’t forgive him. More.


Cellophane Diversity In case you missed it, Silicon Valley has a “diversity problem.” That, at least, is the view of the New York Times, which published an editorial earlier this month, lamenting the fact that most Silicon Valley employees are […]


Springtime for Neocons by Jacob Heilbrunn. Perhaps no one has inadvertently done more to revive the fortunes of the neocons and liberal hawks than President Obama. More.


Exceptionalism from Ancient Greece to America by David Bromwich. The origins of the phrase “American exceptionalism” are not especially obscure. The French sociologist Alexis de Tocqueville, observing this country in the 1830s, said that Americans seemed exceptional in valuing practical […]


Salon provides an excerpt from Darwin’s Dice: The Idea of Chance in the Thought of Charles Darwin by Curtis Johnson.


What It’s Like To Face The LGBT Inquisition by Robert Oscar Lopez. Dare to question the new moral majority, and you will face an LGBT Inquisition. A bisexual son of lesbian parents speaks up. More.