The Voracious Nought

I just got back from giving a lecture at a small liberal-arts college. The tenured professors were complaining. (That, after all, is allegedly what tenure gives professors the unlimited right to do). . . . . Continue Reading »

Podcast on SEBELIUS V. HOBBY LOBBY

At the Center for Law and Religion Forum, my colleague Marc DeGirolami and I have recorded a podcast on last week’s oral argument in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, the Contraception Mandate case. We address the background of the litigation, the rhetorical strategies adopted by each side, and the major doctrinal questions the Court will need to resolve. We also make predictions about how the Justices will ultimately rule. The podcast will be useful for students and others looking for an introduction to this extremely important case.

Mozilla, Mo’ Problems

Silicon Valley is in an uproar. Angry blog posts have been written, resignations tendered, and boycotts organized, with no sign that the furor is likely to abate. Seeing such ruckus, a casual observer . . . . Continue Reading »

CPAC Behind Bars

A few weeks back, I highlighted the friction between ascendant libertarians and ignored social conservatives at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). After some time to mentally digest . . . . Continue Reading »

Global Culture Wars

In February, the Kremlin announced that Russia is tightening its ban on same-sex couples adopting Russian children. A new law prohibits single people in countries that allow same-sex marriage from . . . . Continue Reading »

Godless Theosis

The Mystical as Political: Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxyby aristotle papanikolaounotre dame, 248 pages, $27What is “the ­destiny of the ­Orthodox Church . . . in a world . . . . Continue Reading »