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There Is No Political Tribe That Deserves Your Loyalty by David Harsanyi. Not if you’re truly apprehensive about creeping authoritarianism. More.


Suppose You Were an Idiot: On the Importance of Acknowledging Incompetence by Dylan Pahman. Political theory typically attributes political action to one of two main motivations: idealism or self-interest. But incompetence plays a much larger role than many assume. More.


Terrorism Is Not Random by Kevin D. Williamson. Tim McVeigh was God’s gift to the Left, and the Left will forever keep his memory alive, tending it like a kind of sacred flame. Al-Qaeda attacks the United States on September […]


Vietnam’s Unhealed Wounds by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. On April 23, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford delivered an address at Tulane University in New Orleans. As the president spoke, more than 100,000 North Vietnamese troops were approaching Saigon, having […]


A Drop in the Sea by Lawrence Shapiro. What are the odds that Jesus rose or Moses parted the waves? Even with the best witnesses, vanishingly small. More.


A Religious Revolution Is Taking Place in Ireland by Nick Park. More secularisation provides an environment where newer churches can thrive. More.


Can Terrorists be Deradicalized? by Michael Price. Deradicalization programs that might help prevent events like the Manchester concert bombing have been largely untested. More.


How We Can Be by Tim Crane. In 2006, Science published a remarkable piece of research by neuroscientists from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. By scanning the brain of a patient in a vegetative state, Adrian Owen and his colleagues found […]


Mass. Teachers Union Snubs National Teacher of the Year by Michael Jonas. Sydney Chaffee was welcomed to the White House last month. She was honored at an event in Boston by the governor and the state education commissioner. But the […]


Fewer Tears, Fewer Lies, And More Righteous Anger by Kurt Schlichter. Enough of changing your Facebook photo to the flag of the abattoir du jour, enough of the candlelight vigils, and enough of the #_____Strong hashtags. No more pleas for […]


California’s Looming Single-Payer Disaster by Edward Morrissey. Progressives advocating single-payer health care need to face financial reality. Vermont had to abandon its attempts to impose a single-payer health-care system when its greatest champion, Gov. Peter Shumlin, discovered that it would […]


Let’s Give The Platitudes Surrounding Terrorism A Rest by David Harsanyi. Following the terrorist attack in Manchester that left at least 22 people dead and dozens injured, most of them children, President Donald Trump referred to terrorists as “evil losers […]


The Return of Marco Polo’s World and the U. S. Military Response by Robert D. Kaplan. The supercontinent is becoming one fluid, comprehensible unit of trade and conflict, as the Westphalian system of states weakens and older, imperial legacies – […]


Terrorism Persists Because It Works by Alan M. Dershowitz. Every time a horrendous terrorist attack victimizes innocent victims we wring our hands and promise to increase security and take other necessary preventive measures. But we fail to recognize how friends […]


Enabling Murder by Bruce Bawer. Western politicians worry more about being called “Islamophobic” than they do about stopping jihadist slaughter. More.


What Is the Impeachment Power For? by Keith Whittington. The power to impeach officers of the United State government is one of the gravest powers entrusted to Congress in the U.S. Constitution. The power is far-ranging and flexible, laying at […]


Scientists Discover Possible First Proof of Parallel Universes by Paul Ratner. A new study about one of the most inexplicable places in the cosmos may offer the first proof that we are living in a multiverse. The idea of a […]


The Closing of the American Mind Thirty Years Later: A Symposium by Nathan Schlueter. All is not well in America—or in the University. Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind offers a profound and compelling diagnosis of the common […]

Unit 180

North Korea’s Unit 180, the Cyber Warfare Cell That Worries the West by Ju-min Park and James Pearson. North Korea’s main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most […]


Creative Blocks by David Deutsch. The very laws of physics imply that artificial intelligence must be possible. What’s holding us up? More.