Daily Archive: October 27, 2009

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The Theology of Papa

You really should read Br. Will’s post on Ross Douthat’s recent op-ed.  The comment thread is a particularly interesting read and is also highly recommended.  The link to Ross’ column is here. Ross’ column...

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Libertarians and Diversity (or lack thereof)

The forthcoming issue* of Reason features an exceedingly thoughtful essay by Kerry Howley, in which she argues that libertarianism would be well-served by widening its scope and paying far more attention to infringements on...

9

revisiting my thoughts on a productive racial dialogue

Forgive me for rerunning a post and looking like I’m not doing my homework. But there’s been some discussion about our racial dialogue lately, and it seems to me that while genuine progress is...

1

The Case Against the Death Penalty

Spurred by a harrowing investigative piece from The New Yorker on the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham, Rod Dreher has written a powerful op-ed opposing the death penalty: First things first: If Willingham really...

4

The Real Story

Today’s non-story appears to be the gender makeup of President Obama’s pickup basketball games.  The real story, however, is that our President, at 48 years old, still has fantastic form on his jumpshot.  Seriously...

17

Weak Become Heroes

Via Sociological Images is this pretty awesome “pro-capitalist” propaganda cartoon from 1948: The Miller Center of Public Affairs (my employer) is holding a conference on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin...

4

The Prince of Nothing

R. Scott Bakker’s debut trilogy, The Prince of Nothing, is one of the best fantasy trilogies I’ve read in a long time.  Despite it being a bit slow at times, and despite some of its...