How to Surrender the Earth to Thugs

How to Surrender the Earth to Thugs

In 1994, Michael Novak delivered an acceptance speech for the Templeton Prize entitled "Awakening From Nihilism." Novak warned that the oppressive regimes of the 20th century relied greatly on cultural vacuums where transcendent values and religious beliefs had ceased to exist. The value-neutral nihilism peddled by many Western universities was, Novak observed, a breeding ground for [...]

Jennifer Lawrence Should Read the Books That Made Her Rich

Jennifer Lawrence Should Read the Books That Made Her Rich

Hollywood A-lister and my fellow Louisville, Kentuckian Jennifer Lawrence doesn't think much of Rowan County clerk Kim Davis. Actually, that might be overstatement. J-Law has, according to her cover-story interview with Vogue, zero tolerance for Mrs. Davis' name: The day I am at Lawrence’s house also happens to be the day after the infamous county [...]

Liberalism, Then and Now

Liberalism, Then and Now

We go now to Houston, Texas, where a referendum on a piece of anti-discrimination legislation resulted in the bill's being defeated nearly 2-1 to by voters. The law, dubbed "HERO" (Houston Equal Rights Ordinance), was written to create broad sweeping mandates for all businesses, housing, and public accommodations pertaining to gender identity and sexual orientation. Under the [...]

Gird Your Slander Like a Man

Gird Your Slander Like a Man

At the inglorious Slate.com, Mark Joseph Stern writes that Mets slugger Daniel Murphy cost his team the World Series--and that's a good thing. You see, the problem with Murphy is that he's a really, really bad person. Why? Because he still believes things that the Christian religion teaches! (Oh the humanity!) You know where Stern [...]