I’ve argued in previous columns that at bottom the problem of the left is a lack of integrity and that it’s hard to find a prominent leftist who truly exhibits integrity—at least in his assessments of politics and public affairs. I’ve also mentioned the obvious inconsistencies
Famed physicist Stephen Hawking has just issued (yet another) dire, apocalyptic warning: the US pullout from the Paris Accords could very well be the thing that pushes Earth into a hothouse meltdown. In his words, “We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — In the remarks he prepared for his parting address to the University of Notre Dame class of 2017, Rev. John I. Jenkins urged the graduating seniors to turn and applaud their families. Father Jenkins, the Notre Dame president, did not end up delivering those words,
Politics, in our age of all-intrusive media, is not the science of governing the polis. There’s little left that resembles what Aristotle would have recognized as a polis at all: a smallish self-governing city-state wherein pretty much everybody knew everybody else by sight or by reputation or by family.
For various reasons, I didn’t get to post a “think piece” this weekend. A “think piece,” on this blog, is an essay linked to the news that raises or discusses an issue that I believe is directly linked to religion trends and events that are
There’s a new, dumb trend: the fidget spinner. It’s a toy like a top, but spun in the hand rather than on a surface. The user holds a pad at the center, and flicks one of three rounded blades. The spinner rotates around a bearing at
Donald Trump and others have complained a great deal about the pervasiveness of “fake news.” What is less commonly spoken about is that for decades professors have also taught a good deal of “fake history.” Fake history promotes false narratives, twists the facts, or omits
On April 12, the attorney general of California, Xavier Becerra, said that North Carolina will remain on the list of states to which California employees may not travel using state money. The reason for the ban is simple: California wants you to know how virtuous it
Transgender rights have been in the news often, whether it’s over bathrooms or Boy Scouts. Many people wish would this mind-numbing pile of issues would just go away, either because the concept of anyone being transgender is unsettling, or because it seems like such a
This week’s March for Science is odd. Marches are usually held to defend something that’s in peril. Does anyone really think big science is in danger? The mere fact that the March was scheduled for Earth Day betrays what the event is really about: politics.