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Criminologists

When Ex-convicts Become Criminologists by Lucas Laursen. Through their own hard-earned insights, prisoners turned academics aim to reform how convicts and criminology are studied. More.

Fraud

Elizabeth Warren, Progressive Fraud by David French. The desire to lionize those Donald Trump attacks shouldn’t blind anyone to the great Warren con. More.

Bloch

Our Secular Theodicy by Matthew Rose. I live in Berkeley, one of the most religious cities in America. Its churches are being converted into mosques and Buddhist temples, but its one true faith endures. A popular yard sign states its […]

Misuse

The Postmodern Misuse of Tolerance by Alexis Carre. Tolerance is central to the structure of the liberal democratic tradition, and traceable to its inception. If a change has occurred regarding its place in our moral universe, it is the sharp […]

Tragedy

The Tragedy of Liberalism by Patrick J. Deneen. America is a nation in deep agreement and common belief. The proof lies, somewhat paradoxically, in the often tempestuous and increasingly acrimonious debate between the two main US political parties. The widening […]

Ghost

The Ghost of Matt Lauer by Megan Garber. Why the departure of the longtime “Today Show” host—who was abruptly fired by NBC after an allegation of sexual impropriety—represents much more than a casting change. More.

Political Science

The Politics of Science: Why Scientists Might Not Say What the Evidence Supports by Jonny Anomaly. Suppose a scientist makes a bold claim that turns out to be true. How confident are you that this claim would become widely accepted? […]

Trouble

The Trouble With Scientists by Philip Ball. How one psychologist is tackling human biases in science. More.

Politicized

Campus Counsellors and the Politicization of Sexual Assault by Irene Ogrizek. A few years ago, a student came to my office in tears. Earlier in the day she’d stood in the doorway of the computer lab, telling me she didn’t […]

Moderate

What It Takes To Make Saudi Islam ‘Moderate’ by Sigal Samuel. Can you curb religious fundamentalism by “eliminating fake and extremist texts”? More.

Fire

Roy Moore and the Fire This Time by Michael Walsh. The media, in the form of the Baby Boomers who have reached its highest echelons and have controlled it for the past quarter century, sold its soul to the Democrat […]

Consent

Consent is Not Enough: Harvey Weinstein, Sex, and Human Flourishing by Angela Franks. What Harvey Weinstein is accused of is wrong not only because the victims did not consent but also and more importantly because of what he chose. Sex […]

Stress

When Is Stress Good for You? by Bruce McEwen. The subtle flows and toxic hits of stress get under the skin, making and breaking the body and brain over a lifetime. More.

Palestinians?

When Was the “Palestinian People” Created? Google Has the Answer by Jean Patrick Grumberg. All people born in British Mandatory Palestine between 1923-1948 (today’s Israel) had “Palestine” stamped on their passports at the time. But when they were called Palestinians, […]

Myth

Scientific Proof Is A Myth by Ethan Siegel. You’ve heard of our greatest scientific theories: the theory of evolution, the Big Bang theory, the theory of gravity. You’ve also heard of the concept of a proof, and the claims that […]

Fire

What Blaise Pascal Saw In A November Night Of Fire That Inaugurated A Year Of Grace by Midge Fusselman. Had the sickly mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal been expected to shift for himself more, would he have burned as brilliantly? […]

The Way

The Christian Way: A statement by Evangelicals and Catholics Together. See here.

Philosopher

Gandhi the Philosopher by Richard Sorabji. Better known as the face of non-violent protest, Gandhi was also a surprising, subtle philosopher in the Stoic tradition. More.

Unaccountable

Unaccountable Public Schools by Larry Sand. California schools keep changing the standards of measuring them in order to keep pace with declining performance. More.

Jerk

How to Tell If You’re a Jerk by Eric Schwitzgebel. If you think everyone around you is terrible, the joke may be on you. More.