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Today Ireland, whose constitution begins with the words "In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as... [Read More]
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Look, I really don't like NFL players weaponizing the National Anthem for the culture war either, but some of us conservatives are being hypocrites about... [Read More]
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Next Wednesday will be the series finale of The Americans, the great FX drama about a married couple living undercover as KGB spies in 1980s... [Read More]
New Orleans readers (and readers who love the city): our View From Your Table maestro, James C., will be in your city this weekend, looking... [Read More]
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I've been out of the house for most of today, working to solve a home maintenance problem that arose. While out and about, I ran... [Read More]
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Writing in First Things, Dale Coulter examines The Benedict Option. It's mostly positive. Excerpts:Michael Novak argued that mediating structures, the modern analogues to Burke's "little... [Read More]
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Exit polling shows that Ireland has voted in a landslide -- 68 percent to 32 percent -- to change the constitution to legalize abortion. Among... [Read More]
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Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi responds to the news of the latest crackdown on activists:Religious fanaticism that had tarnished Saudi Arabia's image for decades has given... [Read More]
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Pence repeated Trump's reckless threat against North Korea yesterday:US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea that it could end up like Libya if it... [Read More]
Walter Russell Mead describes why European allies are angry about Trump's reneging on the nuclear deal, but he can't grasp that they are right to... [Read More]
I had a good, long lunch with a friend in town today, and we got to talking about how one knows what is true, and... [Read More]
Here's a big-think Douthat post about secularism, modernity, and how it changes the way we perceive the world of phenomena.  The idea he confronts here is... [Read More]
Here's the tl;dr version of this post: Michael Pollan's new book, How To Change Your Mind: What The New Science of Psychedelics Tells Us About... [Read More]
Here's something that wasn't supposed to happen in this era of climate change consciousness: fossil fuel use is rising—soaring, in fact.Oil prices are up as... [Read More]
Iraq's parliamentary elections earlier this week delivered an unexpected shock to international observers when the Sairoon (Marching Forward) coalition led by the Shiite cleric Muqtada... [Read More]
Reports of Barnes & Noble's imminent demise have long been foretold—and not necessarily exaggerated. The bookstore has been on a downward slide for years. In... [Read More]
Christianity in America has reached a critical juncture, as evidenced by the wealth of recent conservative literature that engages in deep cultural and political introspection.... [Read More]
Daniel Larison, senior editor: I'm reading The Conquest of Ainu Lands by Brett Walker. Walker recounts the history of the gradual Japanese conquest of the modern... [Read More]
Jon Baskin reflects on his time in the early 2000s working for the Center for American Progress, a liberal Washington think tank. Excerpts:It probably sounds... [Read More]
The launch of The American Conservative in October 2002 was itself an act of dissent, either courageous or quixotic depending on your point of view.... [Read More]
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