Lincoln and Justice for All

“Justice and fairness” has become something of a mantra ever since presidential candidate Barack Obama told Joe the plumber that his hope was to “spread the wealth around” so that the economy is “good for everybody.” The plumber, Samuel Wurzelbacher, was less than thrilled by the implications of spreading the wealth… . Continue Reading »

Trotsky the Fox

With the publication of Trotsky: A Biography, Robert Service, a professor of Russian history at Oxford and an outstanding authority on the Russian Revolution, has completed a biographical trilogy treating the main architects of Soviet Communism… . Continue Reading »

Climate of Skepticism

In light of the recent email scandal at the University of East Anglia, James Hoggan’s new book, Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming, is an amusing read. In the exposé, Hoggan, president of a public relations firm, details the dishonesty and chicanery of global warming skeptics… . Continue Reading »

What Gallio Didn’t Know
02.11.2010
Gary A. Anderson

The relationship of the Church to the social order has been long and vexed. At the forefront in the modern era has been the relationship of Church to state. After enjoying, for over a millennium, certain supervisory powers, the Church has abandoned any interest in possessing direct power over the state… . Continue Reading »

What Gallio Didn’t Know

The relationship of the Church to the social order has been long and vexed. At the forefront in the modern era has been the relationship of Church to state. After enjoying, for over a millennium, certain supervisory powers, the Church has abandoned any interest in possessing direct power over the state… . Continue Reading »

Journey’s End?

It is a long journey from nineteenth-century nativism to twenty-first-century secularism, but that is precisely the journey that St. Vincent’s Hospital has traveled during more than 150 years of service to Catholic New York. Now that the journey appears to be coming to an end, as the exhausted institution edges closer to closure… . Continue Reading »

A Story of Exile
02.10.2010
Beth Lewis Samuelson

My youngest sister, Katie, was expelled from a women’s Bible study program because her stubborn two-year-old refused to stay in the nursery. After her banishment she shared with me her sense of exile in the land of motherhood… . Continue Reading »

A Story of Exile

My youngest sister, Katie, was expelled from a women’s Bible study program because her stubborn two-year-old refused to stay in the nursery. After her banishment she shared with me her sense of exile in the land of motherhood… . Continue Reading »

The End of Intelligent Design?

It is time to take stock: What has the intelligent design movement achieved? As science, nothing. The goal of science is to increase our understanding of the natural world, and there is not a single phenomenon that we understand better today or are likely to understand better in the future through . . . . Continue Reading »