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A Declaration Of War On Francis, Ctd

Ross has written a moving and eloquent response to my post and other critiques of his recent column. I urge you to read it – it has all the usual marks of Douthat’s extreme intelligence and nuanced reasoning, with more than a little humility thrown in. It reminds me once again how converts can sometimes […]

How Do You Say “Chickenshit” In Hebrew?

After a “senior official” calls the Israeli prime minister “a chickenshit”, Goldblog wonders whether the strained relationship between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations is finally reaching a breaking point: What does all this unhappiness...Show More Summary


Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” may have the consensus in America as the greatest cover-song ever, but in the UK, the Pet Shop Boys’ “Always On My Mind” reigns supreme, according to a new BBC poll and, well, me. Just saying that my love for the PSBs is not purely a personal fixation; it’s a global phenomenon, […]

The Agenda Of A GOP Congress

Ramesh Ponnuru lowers expectations: The two things Republicans would most want to do with control of both houses of Congress involve getting popular conservative legislation to the president’s desk. If the president signs the legislation, public policy moves rightward. If he vetoes it, he pays a political price and Republicans can tell the public they […]

The Plight Of The Yazidis Still Isn’t Over, Ctd

ISIS militants returned last week to further harass the hundreds of Yazidis who remain on Mount Sinjar. Joel Wing provides an update on the fighting: During the second week of the month the Kurds said that they were liberating Sinjar, which was taken by the Islamic State in August, but then it was revealed that […]

ISIS On The Rio Grande?

Musa al-Gharbi argues that Mexico’s drug cartels are in every last respect more violent and dangerous than the Islamic State, from their body count (16,000 killed last year) to their use of child soldiers, kidnapping, torture, rape, and slavery: Some may argue that despite the asymmetries, the cartels are less of a threat than ISIL […]

The Swedes On Beards

Another headline I’ve always wanted to write. The winner of Sweden’s Best Beard contest is a construction worker, with a simple, lush and beautiful beard. Yes, they appear to be pandering at this point: Kristofer Larsson didn’t grow his facial hair as a fashion statement, rather he was too busy to shave while he was […]

Editorial Selection By Algorithm

Ravi Somaiya delves into Facebook’s impact on journalism: The social media company is increasingly becoming to the news business what Amazon is to book publishing — a behemoth that provides access to hundreds of millions of consumers and wields enormous power. About 30 percent of adults in the United States get their news on Facebook, […]

Cool Ad Watch

Paris and New York, delightfully juxtaposed: Paris / New York from MATEL on Vimeo.

Is Education The Enemy Of Religion?

A recent paper found that “that one additional year of schooling in Europe was associated with a 10 percent reduction in the propensity to attend religious services once a week or more.” But the bigger picture is more complicated: Globally, we’ve seen a massive rise in education, without a uniform change in religious beliefs. In […]

Boko Haram Hostages Speak Out

Former abductees tell their stories to Human Rights Watch: Adam Taylor describes the disturbing findings: What is life like for the women and girls held captive by Boko Haram? That’s one question Human Rights Watch (HRW) attempted to answer with a new video, in which international nongovernmental organization interviewed a number of people who had […]

Flavorful Highs

Jacob Sullum defends them: Although flavored e-cigarettes and marijuana edibles are intended for adults, appeal to adults, and can be legally sold only to adults, the prohibitionists argue that they cannot be tolerated because they also appeal to minors. The same rationale has been offered for bans on flavored tobacco products and sweet malt beverages. […]

The Best Of The Dish Today

The Dish’s favorite pet photographer has a new book out – and a puppy time-lapse to plug it: It’s the kind of advertizing done right. I’m sorry that these end-of-the-day musings keep referring to the collapse of ethical journalism, but, hey, how can you ignore a story like this on CNN’s blatant conflict of interest […]

Liberty’s Biggest Billboard

The author of Liberty’s Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty, Elizabeth Mitchell, celebrates the statue’s 128th birthday, which is today: [W]hat Bartholdi did back in 1871 when he first came to pitch his idea to America was make Bedloe’s Island, a former oyster bed, home to America’s core promise. If the […]

An ISIS-Guided Tour Of Kobani

In the above video, released last night, ISIS prisoner John Cantlie “reports” from Kobani, the northern Syrian Kurdish town that has been under siege by the militants for over a month, purporting to debunk the Western media narrative about the battle while promulgating ISIS’s own version of the story. “Perhaps what’s most odd about the […]

Muddy Medicine

Psychiatrist Simon Wessely suggests that doctors in his field have a deeper appreciation for complexity than other medical professionals do: Not for us the simplicities of some other parts of medicine. Here is a cancer – take it out. There is a bug – kill it. In psychiatry, the ability to tolerate uncertainty is an […]

Face Of The Day

An Indian Hindu devotee poses for a photograph as she offers prayers a day ahead of the Chhat festival on the Yamuna river in New Delhi on October 28, 2014. The Chhat festival is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun), Agni (fire), and Lord Kartikeya or Muruga. Devotees fast during the day and in the evenings […]

How Suicide Gets Swept Under The Rug

Lindsay Cox lost both her parents to suicide when she was 12. But she doesn’t want how they died to define them: If my parents died of nearly any other cause within months of each other before I hit puberty, most people would see it as a complete and utter tragedy; they’d readily accept their […]

A Poehler-ized Book

Amanda Hess situates Amy Poehler’s new autobiography in its literary and cultural context: This month, Poehler finally releases [her] handbook, the comedy/memoir/advice collection Yes Please. In her introduction, Poehler describes reading...Show More Summary

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