Author: Mark of New Jersey
In an election dominated by local economic issues, Benjamin Netanyahu won by cannibalizing his own coalition with a last-minute address about the Palestinian issue that may have permanently ended any hopes of a two-state solution.
By Mark Thompson
As Burt Likko argued yesterday, the recent spate of high profile religious freedom cases may indeed create an increase in dubious prisoner claims of violation of their religious rights. But it won’t create much of a backlash against protections for religious freedom. Maybe that’s a good thing.
By Mark Thompson The NFL may have a unique problem with off-field violence. That does not necessarily mean that football causes off-field violence. (UPDATED)
The conventional wisdom at the moment about the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri two weeks ago is that no one really knows what happened, and that the narratives conflict greatly depending on who you ask.
The conventional wisdom is bull.
Bon Jovi’s Canadian alliance will not end well.
Rising inequality in the United States is a real problem, but that doesn’t mean we should find ways to disregard the reduction of global inequality nor that we should treat all increases in inequality in other countries as first order problems.
How can a kitschy pop culture variety contest possibly be more important than the increased threat of the first European war involving a major power in 70 years? Easy – just invite a Bearded Lady. She’ll beat Vladimir Putin’s shirtless, macho efforts to salvage a fading empire every time. [UPDATED]
The Ordinary Court’s majority moves on to the final issue left in the case, and issues its ruling.
In Part III of the Ordinary Court’s treatment of the Hobby Lobby case, the Ordinary Justices’ voting pattern shifts, with dramatic results.
On the one hand, it’s a 400 hundred year old tradition in a reasonably religious country. On the other hand, it’s pooping on the Nativity. No, really. I’m pretty sure coming up with...