Movie Review: “The Jungle Book” (2016)

Movie Review: “The Jungle Book” (2016) There’s a really good chance that when you think of classic Disney animated pictures, you don’t think of The Jungle Book. Released in 1967 to positive reviews and solid box office numbers, Walt Disney’s final production before his death nevertheless hasn’t quite found a way to the cultural pantheon occupied by films like Cinderella, [...]

What’s Your Conscience Worth?

What’s Your Conscience Worth?

Bruce Springsteen says he won't perform for North Carolina, as long as the state upholds its recently passed law regarding gender and public restrooms. Springsteen is doing what millions of Americans are taught, in classrooms and in culture, to do: Standing up for his conscience, and drawing lines accordingly. But in our era, the question [...]

“Scare-quoting” Religious Liberty

“Scare-quoting”  Religious Liberty

Mississippi passes controversial 'religious freedom' bill. Mississippi Governor Signs 'Religious Freedom' Bill Into Law. Mississippi Senate Passes Sweeping 'Religious Liberty' Bill. All three of those headlines have two things in common. First, they all put scare quotes around the phrase 'religious liberty,' the ostensible purpose of which is to introduce doubt or skepticism that the [...]