William F. Buckley’s big brother calls for a sweeping redesign of modern government.
PBS Frontline’s obsession with disproving enhanced interrogation’s effectiveness undermined the strongest case against it.
Cruz plays the demagogue no matter which position he happens to take at any given moment.
The U.S. has bombed and/or invaded another country at least once every year for the past twenty-one years straight.
Social conservatism in retreat on all fronts, says Gallup poll
The weakness of Jindal’s position is reflected in his robotic recitation of ideological slogans.
A progressive fantasizes about the ‘Who am I to judge?’ future of Catholicism
There is real danger of massive loss of life in Yemen.
When it comes to citing false analogies as a substitute for policy argument, hawks are almost always the offenders.
It is wise to question authority. Not reject it outright, but to embrace a certain skepticism
The effect of these minor candidacies will be to bleed off support from the others at the margins.
Baghdad Bob and the Benedict Option
How the “fear of missing out” can blind us to the peace and prosperity offered by awe
A caution against juxtaposing your life with that of a famous classical writer
New Jersey’s governor offers a slap-on-the-wrist environmental settlement that pads the state’s general slush fund.
“The Age of Adaline” puts a human face on immortality, and captures the joy of finding someone with whom one can grow old.
New rules for the Presidential reality show
Unnecessary wars are ruinous and costly for the U.S. and the other countries affected by them.
Fundamentalist Christians don’t know how modernist they are
Because I am having a hard time understanding just what it is.
My answers to my colleagues non-sarcastic questions
London’s National Theatre stages a philosophy of mind debate that seeks more than the God of the Gaps.
Why parents are pushing against new Common Core high-stakes tests
Seymour Hersh’s sources tell a more believable story than the self-serving official White House narrative.
The SNP’s huge electoral gains do not change the monetary math that would collapse an autonomous Scotland.
How borrowing nations have built power and wealth of their own
The Middle East is a mess of disintegrating states, far beyond America’s ability to heal.
What we knew in 2003 didn’t make the case for war—a campaign of hype and deceit did.
Why are young people increasingly leaving Christianity for atheism or agnosticism?