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America’s Academies for Jihad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Less than a year after I moved to the United States in 2006, I was asked to speak at the University of Pittsburgh. Among those who objected to my appearance was a […]
Judicial Tyranny UnMoored by Adam J. MacLeod. Judge Callie Granade ignored the case in front of her, then decided a hypothetical case involving facts that she made up, many of which directly contradicted the undisputed facts in the actual case […]
Why Libertarians Believe There Is Only One Right by Roderick T. Long. See here. (Word) Related: Sheldon Richman comments here.
Hey Media, ‘Religious Freedom’ Is a Real Thing by David Harsanyi. Why is it that the media regularly adorns the term “religious freedom” with superfluous quotation marks but not terms like “environmentalist” or “civil rights” or “marriage equality”—or any other […]
Collin Garbarino reviews How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian by John Dominic Crossan.
Philip Jenkins reviews Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong.
Spring Training Brings Americans Home For Baseball by D.C. McAllister. If you can’t travel to your favorite major-league team’s spring training, capture the feel by attending increasingly popular minor-league games. More.
What Is Deism? by Thomas Kidd. The claim that any of the Founding Fathers were deists generates pushback among certain conservatives. This helps to account for the firestorm of controversy (which I covered for WORLD Magazine) over David Barton’s The […]
The ACLU’s Betrayal of Civil Liberties by Carson Holloway. The ACLU is trying to deprive other organizations of freedoms that it would insist upon for itself. Their work is not a defense of equality—it is an effort to impose a […]
Why God Is a Moral Issue by Michael Ruse. The New Atheists are not a comfortable group of people. They have scornful contempt for those with whom they differ — that includes religious believers, agnostics and other atheists who don’t […]
The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous by Gabrielle Glaser. Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective. More at Atlantic.
Atheists’ Self-Defeating Superiority: Why Joining Forces with Religion Is Best for Non-Believers by Steve Neumann. Prominent atheists like Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins judge people of faith. Here’s why it’s a recipe for failure. More at Salon.
Reporters Explain Why Balance Isn’t Needed On Global Warming by Rachelle Peterson. Elite journalists explain why they have no need for ‘balance’ on the global warming issue. So much for scientific and reportorial inquiry. More.
666!!: What Should We Make of the Bible’s Scariest Number? by Richard Ostling. See here.
What Scares the New Atheists by John Gray. The vocal fervour of today’s missionary atheism conceals a panic that religion is not only refusing to decline – but in fact flourishing. More.
The Founders Didn’t Fail—We Are Failing The Founders by Ben Weingarten. If we don’t mobilize to remove politicians who are actively or passively eliminating our form of government, the republic our founders gave us is lost. More.
God, Reason, and Our Civilizational Crisis by Samuel Gregg. The way that a culture understands the nature of God shapes its conception of man, reason, and society. Though this presents enormous challenges for the Islamic world, it also has significant […]
The FCC’s New Internet Rules Put the FCC in Charge of the Internet by Peter Suderman. New net neutrality rules give the agency veto power over ISP innovations. More at Reason.
Anatomy Of A Smear: The Media Vs. Republican Senators On Iran Letter by Mollie Hemingway. This week, a group of Republican senators led by Tom Cotton of Arkansas issued a very brief open letter to the leaders of Iran explaining […]