Monthly Archive: April 2014

Trouble with Teaching Authority

The church expects the faithful to assent to its teachings, but as Douthat’s speculations show, the faithful are not always clear on where this teaching authority is actually exercised.

UAW-VW Update

The UAW dropped its complaints with regard to the controversial labor vote in Tennessee.


Uhhh… All Day Wednesday Music Videos

Question: OWS and the Tea Party

This came up in my post on Cliven Bundy but I have seen it again and again but the point always confuses me so I am turning it into a question for the hive...

Free Speech Is Dead, Donald Sterling Edition

First, it was Brendan Eich, a heroic American whose only alleged transgression was lending financial support to a political movement explicitly predicated on the idea that gays were a threat to the safety and...

Be a Dissenter for Science

When does politics trump science? Whenever it wants to. That’s a problem with modern politics in general, and — at least in part — we owe it to the malign influence of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

A Bit More on Charging for Risk

There is a certain profession that blatantly breaks driving laws every day, no matter where you live, right in front of you. There is a reason for this: they do not bear the cost of risk for doing so.


So… what are you reading and/or watching?


Counterpoint works best when the listener can separate the voices, so why not use real voices?

It’s Time for Donald Sterling to Go

The NBA can survive with all kinds of bad behavior by owners. But it can’t survive owners being caught on tape warning their girlfriends against associating with African Americans, or insisting that African Americans not be brought to their NBA basketball games.