Today on, Noah Millman put forth a vision of conservatism inspired by the work of Leo Tolstoy. Rod Dreher encouraged this effort and envisioned a different strategy for dealing with objections to evolution.

Scott McConnell noted the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’s blinders on Israel, Daniel Larison expressed relief at American taciturnity in the wake of Iran’s 2009 anti-government protests, and Samuel Goldman found American federalism in rude health. Jon Basil Utley called for cutting military waste, and Brian Doherty reviewed Craig R. Whitney’s Living With Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment.