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This week’s articles of note

“Finding racism where it’s not as blatant, and inventing it where it’s not present,” Washington Examiner, by Timothy P. Carney

“If you send your kid to a private school, you are a bad person,” Slate, by Allison Benedikt

“People don’t fear climate change enough,” Bloomberg, by Cass Sunstein

“Free ...

Obama turns to congress to try to salvage his Syria folly

President Obama’s supporters praised his announcement on Saturday that he would seek congressional approval for an attack on Syria.

Some commentators referred to it as a historic departure from previous practice. Journalist Walter Shapiro wrote:  “The president’s decision to go to Congress represents an historic turning point. It may ...

Obama’s unserious approach to Syria threatens deadly consequences

Has there ever been a military action so telegraphed in advance as the US threats to bomb Syria?

According to un-named  US “senior officials” speaking to the New York Times (and seemingly every other news outlet), we know that the action will be “limited”, “perhaps lasting no more than one ...

This week’s articles of note

“The great Oberlin College racism hoax of 2013,” Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson

“Doing things together doesn’t mean a big government program,” Washington Examiner, by Timothy Carney

“How Obama has abused the Patriot Act,” Los Angeles Times, by Jim Sensenbrenner

“The real reason college costs so much,” Wall Street ...

Big, bad America, slayed by a communique

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Why’s no one talking about the fact-lite, frenzied shutting of US embassies?

Read my spiked article in full here.

This week’s articles of note

“Weiner, Filner: Therapy and the art of political cleansing,” Los Angeles Times, by Meghan Daum

“Going for Bolingbroke,” New York Times, by Ross Douthat

“The danger of Clinton fatigue,” Slate, by John Dickerson

“Mitch Daniels’ gift to academic freedom,” Wall Street Journal, by Benno Schmidt

“The childless city,” City ...

Who’s really promoting prejudice?

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The pro-Trayvon campaign shows how illiberal “anti-racism” has become.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Gay marriage’s echoes of the Cultural Revolution

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Politicians publicly renouncing their former beliefs, the youth raging against the elderly… the SSM campaign has eerie echoes of history.

Read my spiked article in full here.

This week’s articles of note

“‘Perhaps culture is now the counterculture': a defense of the humanities,” The New Republic, by Leon Wieseltier

“Western cultural suicide,” National Review, by Victor Hanson Davis

“Economy needs more than tech sector,” Orange County Register, by Joel Kotkin

“Philosophy isn’t dead yet,” The Guardian, by Raymond Tallis

“Allegation ends ...

This week’s articles of note

“Jobs jobs jobs,” The American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead

“Going green? Then go nuclear” Wall Street Journal, by Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger

“Time regained!” The New York Review of Books, by James Gleick [Review of Time Reborn: From the Crisis of Physics to the Future of the Universe by ...

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