The Difference Between Intelligence and Wisdom/ Real Nerds Versus Trendy Ones

I thoroughly enjoyed Charles C.W. Cooke’s piece today about liberal nerd-worship. [Read more...]

Nazarene: A “Mark of Shame” Becomes a “Mark of Hope”


Earlier this summer Mosul, Iraq – a city American soldiers liberated at great cost in blood and treasure – fell to the radical jihadists of ISIS, terrorists so extreme that even al Qaeda disaffiliated itself from their barbarism. And when Mosul fell, the jihadists did what jihadists do: implemented Shariah law and began ruthlessly persecuting Christians. [Read more...]

Hamas Bears the Moral and Legal Responsibility for Every Dead Palestinian Child


There are few things more horrible than seeing innocents die a violent death. Yet that’s exactly what a hotel full of foreign journalists witnessed on July 16, when Israeli shells apparently killed four Palestinian kids playing on a Gaza beach. [Read more...]

When is Religion Terrible for Marriage? When There’s Only a Little of It

In recent days, the Federalist and Rod Dreher have written fascinating posts on the differing impact of religious belief and religious practice on social outcomes, particularly marriage. [Read more...]

LeBron Returns to Cleveland: Every Young Athlete Should Read His Essay

 That mushroom cloud you see is the Internet detonating at the news that Lebron James is returning to Cleveland.We Frenches are absolutely rabid NBA basketball fans. I came by my love of the game growing up in Kentucky, where virtually every single day I’d play basketball until it was too dark to see the goal. When it snowed, the first thing I’d do was run outside and start shoveling until at least the free-throw line was clear. One of the great disappointments of my childhood was the slow realization that — for all my practice — I was never going to be that good. There’s just not much of a market for slow six-foot guards who can’t create their own shot. [Read more...]