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Wednesday
Feb132013

Meet the Lumineers

How to become successful musicians by moving to Denver, where people talk to you. An example that the heart is still alive and people really are waiting for something.
Wednesday
Feb132013

Escaping into worse oppression

A nice comparison of "Downton Abbey" vs. "Girls." In fact, depicting the past as 'oppressive' is the essential device that our permissive society uses in order to justify its own nihilism.
Wednesday
Feb062013

Look at me! I am not irrelevant or dead!

Brendan O'Neill is always fun to read.
Tuesday
Feb052013

Fifty years later

Peter Hitchens makes a good point: the whole gay-marriage controversy reflects the fact that civil marriage has become perfectly meaningless.
Tuesday
Feb052013

Not cynical at all

Michael Gerson on the lastest HHS draft rule.
Tuesday
Feb052013

What "public" means

Michelle Rhee on paying attention to reality over abstractions.
Wednesday
Jan302013

Stay in your catacombs

Peter Berger on the secularist attempts to prevent people from expressing their religion in public.
Sunday
Jan272013

Missing the point

Thomas Friedman is very excited about online education. He should reflect that bringing a student to the point where he can learn from an online course takes almost as much work as bringing him to the point where he can learn by reading the book by himself. How many students in rural Egyptian villages are ready to take circuit theory courses from MIT?
Wednesday
Jan162013

The triumph of ideology over knowledge

Some startling statistics about how history is taught in US colleges.
Saturday
Jan122013

Totalitarianism in the courts

Among European countries, the UK is at the forefront of anti-Christian persecution..
Saturday
Jan122013

A steady whisper

A columnn by Greg Wolfe.
Thursday
Jan102013

Surprise

The population of the world may soon start declining.
Wednesday
Jan092013

Love of beauty

An article about Ken Myers:
Here is where the religious right and the secular left are in complete agreement: They both think God doesn’t care about culture.”
Monday
Jan072013

Stay open

An essay on George Saunders.
Monday
Jan072013

A good question

What is justice about?
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