Genesis and the Scandal of Jewish Indifference
A couple of weeks ago I got an email from an editor at a Jewish publication soliciting from me an article “related to creationism.” He asked that it be pegged to the coming Sabbath when Jews across the spectrum of Judaism begin a new cycle of Torah readings. That cycle begins with the account of... Continue Reading
Thatcher adviser: Copenhagen goal is 1-world government
‘Global warming’ to be used as ‘pretext’ for ‘change’ A former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says the real purpose of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on Dec. 7-18 is to use global warming hype as a pretext to lay the foundation for a one-world government. “At [the 2009... Continue Reading
HAGELIN: Protecting our bedrock beliefs
By Rebecca Hagelin Culture challenge of the week: Tolerance gone wild “Of course I dislike the Nazis. But who is to say they’re morally wrong?” The shocking statement was made to a college professor in New York by one of his students, as documented by author Kerby Anderson in a much-needed book, “Christian Ethics in... Continue Reading
Should charity begin with nonprofit executive’s paychecks?
By Peter St. Onge Early in August, when Jane McIntyre was a candidate for executive director of United Way of the Central Carolinas, the inevitable question arrived from the agency’s search committee: How much would she want to be paid? McIntyre had thought long about this, talked to friends, done her research. She pulled out... Continue Reading
Belmont Abbey College Under Fire for Discrimination
Rabbi Yaacov Menken Belmont Abbey College is a small Catholic liberal arts college in North Carolina, serving nearly 1500 students. It was founded in 1876 by the monks of the Belmont Abbey, a monastery of the Benedictine Order. The school mission is “to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all... Continue Reading
Ludwig von Mises: Economist for the Ages
It seems that when an economy goes bad, the temptation for intellectuals to go and do likewise is too much for them to resist. Public thinkers across the spectrum, from Paul Krugman to Richard Posner, are now calling for a return to Keynesian economics,which attributes recessions to irrational, unexplainable decreases in aggregate demand and calls... Continue Reading
The Young and the Neuro
By David Brooks in the New York Times When you go to an academic conference you expect to see some geeks, gravitas and graying professors giving lectures. But the people who showed up at the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society’s conference in Lower Manhattan last weekend were so young, hip and attractive. The leading figures... Continue Reading
Honduras and the United States:What’s Wrong With This Picture?
As this is being written, Manuel Zelaya, the ousted and exiled ex-president of Honduras, is holed up in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, having been smuggled there on Sept. 21. His followers acted like the anti-capitalist protesters who haunt G-20 meetings, smashing windows, spraying graffiti, attacking police cars, and suchlike. Here is... Continue Reading
A Teachable Moment on Communist China
When I first heard it, I didn’t believe it. Alas, it’s true. A few weeks ago, New York City’s EmpireStateBuilding was aglow in red and yellow. Why? To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the victorious revolution of the People’s Republic of China—i.e., the establishment of Mao’s Red China. (Click here for photo.) I’m not kidding.... Continue Reading
‘Evangelical’: What Does It Really Mean?
Phil Johnson at Pyromaniacs makes the following observation: If any popular figure “in the evangelical movement” (or on its copious fringe) deserves the label “heretic,” it is Rob Bell. The guardians of evangelical politeness don’t like that kind of candor, but when a secular newspaper like The Boston Globe is publishing pieces implying that the... Continue Reading