Monthly Archives: March 2010

What happened to The Next Right?

I’ve been out-of-country for the past week or so. So to try and get conservative perspectives on the recent legislative events I’ve checked in on the usual suspects, National Review, Frum Forum, RedState and The Next Right. But it seems … Continue reading

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Numbers in lieu of wisdom

I’m a big critic of the reliance on impressionistic data often peddled by the media. In classic high school essay form generally it’s rather clear that there’s a hypothesis, and that the journalist just goes looking for individuals who will … Continue reading

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Long Overdue

This is a post I put up on the Corner the other day, but which I thought could be of interest here too… Via Jeff Black: A team of researchers at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences is preparing to bring … Continue reading

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Blasphemy Laws (By Other Means)

Here’s a story from the London Times on how the Britain’s libel laws may be used to do their bit in stamping down free speech: UP TO 95,000 descendants of the prophet Muhammad are planning to bring a libel action … Continue reading

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Faiths of our Fathers?

The idea that religious proselytizing is something to be avoided lest it cause (dread word) “offense” is idiotic, and all too typical of our times. Just because someone is from a family or, indeed, an ethnicity or nationality, usually associated … Continue reading

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Guru Gored

Sanal Edamaruku’s Bradlaugh moment: The London Times has the details: When a famous tantric guru boasted on television that he could kill another man using only his mystical powers, most viewers either gasped in awe or merely nodded unquestioningly. Sanal … Continue reading

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Alan Simpson

Profile here. When I was a teenage politics junkie Simpson was one of my favorites because he did genuinely seem candid. When he predicted that the Florida recount battle would go all the way to the Supreme Court very early … Continue reading

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The Islamic Exception

The Scandinavian countries are generally pretty keen on mandating tolerance, but there are, it seems, some exceptions. Writing for Reason’s Hit and Run, Michael Moynihan has the details: …There was a time when the Scandinavian countries could reasonably boast that it was … Continue reading

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The Texas Curriculum

Razib, there are, of course, idiocies in the changes in the Texas curriculum (as described in that New York Times piece), not least in choosing Thomas Aquinas over Thomas Jefferson as an influence on the revolutions of the late 18th … Continue reading

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No Need To Say Grace Before The Tea Party

Here’s an interesting piece from the New York Times on the Tea Parties. This extract gives a flavor: For decades, faith and family have been at the center of the conservative movement. But as the Tea Party infuses conservatism with new … Continue reading

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