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Faculty Voter Registration in Economics, History, Journalism, Law, and Psychology by Mitchell Langbert, Anthony J. Quain, and Daniel B. Klein. We investigate the voter registration of faculty at 40 leading U.S. universities in the fields of Economics, History, Journalism/Communications, Law, […]


Peter E. Gordon reviews Kierkegaard: Exposition and Critique by Daphne Hampson.


What Fascism Really Is — And What It Isn’t by Scotty Hendricks. It seems everyone is a fascist these days. Doesn’t matter who, doesn’t matter why, they are fascists. We have all been stuck speaking with the self-proclaimed constitutional expert […]


Neurothriller by Patricia Pisters. It’s not just your imagination. Horror films are much more scary than they were in the past. Here’s how they do it. More.


The Man at the Center of ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’ by Russell Berman. Doug Band helped everyone get rich in the post-presidential empire, but his re-emergence in the WikiLeaks hack is another headache for Hillary. More.


What I Learned In My Women’s Studies Classes by Toni Airaksinen. When I first discovered women’s studies, I was lulled into a comforting sense that I had discovered the “truth.” It was as if my veil of ignorance had been […]


7 Reasons to Study Theology by Scott Redd. See here.


Crimes of the Future by Sidney Perkowitz. Predictive policing uses algorithms to analyse data and cut crime. But does it really work, and should it be trusted? More.


If The Media Investigated Hillary Like They Did Watergate, We Wouldn’t Need WikiLeaks by Timm Amundson. It has now been more than four decades since the Washington Post and New York Times led the charge to bring down Richard Nixon […]


Michael Moore may have convinced me to vote for Donald Trump.


The Bully Party by Scott Adams. Team Clinton has succeeded in perpetuating one of the greatest evils I have seen in my lifetime. Her side has branded Trump supporters (40%+ of voters) as Nazis, sexists, homophobes, racists, and a few […]


Vulnerability Is the Internet’s Original Sin by Fred Kaplan. The founders considered security provisions too much of a burden. More.


The Religious Right: A Eulogy by Rod Dreher. Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore delivered one hell heck of a speech Monday night in New York. When First Things magazine tapped Moore to deliver its prestigious annual Erasmus Lecture, I wonder […]


The Rise of Dating-App Fatigue by Julie Beck. Services like Tinder and Hinge are no longer shiny new toys, and some users are starting to find them more frustrating than fun. More.


Children of the Revolution by Michael J. Totten. In this year’s race for the White House, American voters nearly had to choose between a fake Republican and a fake Democrat. Billionaire real-estate developer and reality TV star Donald Trump thumped […]


What has Jesus got to do with ISIS? A lot by Tahir Nasser. This week, the assault on Mosul — the last stronghold of the Islamic State group — began. As a student of religious history, it reminded me of […]


The ‘Trolley Problem’ and Moral Progress: Postscript to the Trial of Jesus for Transhuman Times by Steve Fuller. The kindest but perhaps also the fairest thing that can be said about Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who presided over the […]


Parallel Worlds by Andrew Crumey. If human history turns on the tilt of the multiverse, can we still trust our ideas of achievement, progress and morality? More.


Maybe We Should Call Psychiatry Something Else by Nathaniel P. Morris. Research shows that changing the name could help reduce the stigma of mental illness. More.


PD reviews The Catholic Enlightenment: The Forgotten History of a Global Movement by Ulrich L. Lehner.