On the Newsstand:Evolution

/ April 10, 2014 9:18 pm

The Evolution of Rap

Charting the path of hip-hop over the past two decades

/ May 24, 2010 2:57 pm

Rejecting extremes

A global examination of church and state

/ May 17, 2010 7:26 pm

The Colors of Islam

Muslims in America remain separated by race.

/ May 11, 2010 5:49 pm

The Dark Side of American Liberty

Dr. Tristram Riley-Smith

/ May 11, 2010 5:49 pm

Is Godless Great?

A new heyday for American secularism

/ May 11, 2010 5:49 pm

Tocqueville Revisited?

A Brit Tries to Explain America

/ April 24, 2010 6:12 pm

The “Everybody Draw Muhammad” Contest

In response to the South Park / Muhammad controversy, several bloggers with a libertarian bent have been pushing the idea of a “Draw Muhammad!” contest to retaliate against the New York-based Islamic extremist group Revolution Muslim. The idea originated with noted sex columnist Dan Savage, who has advertised it as a way to retaliate against Revolution Muslim’s “veiled threats” and “water down ... Read More

/ April 17, 2010 2:41 pm

People Power in DPRK?

Big Brother and double-think on the peninsula

/ April 8, 2010 8:20 pm

Will We Ever Be Ready for President Mark Warner?

That’s right. That’s Mark Warner, junior Democratic Senator from Virginia, who won an astonishing 65% of the vote in 2008 (besting Obama by 12 percent), after a highly acclaimed term of Governor from 2002-2006. That’s the same Mark Warner who was rumored to be considering a Presidential run in 2008, a favorite among the establishment elite for his mixture of ... Read More

/ March 23, 2010 11:37 am

The End of a Leftist Era

Why Chile’s new conservative leader isn’t much of a change.

/ March 8, 2010 3:02 pm

Excessive and Irrelevant Talking

How the filibuster evolved and why it’s here to stay

/ February 25, 2010 5:00 pm

What 1937 can tell us about today

I was taking a Sporcle quiz the other day (something I do often) on all of TIME Magazine’s Persons of the Year throughout its history. Beyond the predictable leaders like FDR, Hitler, Stalin and Churchill, giants of the World War II era, there was another leader in their midst: 1937, Chiang Kai-Shek, leader of the Republic of China on and ... Read More

/ February 22, 2010 6:36 am

Harvard’s Supposed Crisis of Faith

Newsweek’s Lisa Miller spills a lot of ink and raises a lot of dust in her article on “Harvard’s Crisis of Faith.” But her conclusion is small-bore and uncontroversial. Of course Harvard and all other colleges should offer and even require some exposure to religion and its attendant issues and debates. I have seen no evidence that Harvard thinks otherwise. ... Read More

/ February 11, 2010 3:29 pm

Anti-Atheist Prejudice: Response to the Salient’s Response

I’m glad to see my Crimson column of October 18 is still getting some attention! I had written that discrimination against atheists, both in the legal arena and in the popular mind, is a serious problem — not the biggest problem in the world, but a problem worth noting and criticizing. In his critique of that column, the Harvard Salient’s ... Read More

/ February 6, 2010 12:33 pm

Revisiting Francis Collins

Last summer, Sam Harris, one of the Four Horsemen of New Atheism, released a broadside in the New York Times against Obama’s appointee to head the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins. Collins, in addition to heading the Human Genome Project, has been a vocal advocate for the reconciliation of science and faith — indeed, for the view that scientific ... Read More

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