No School Breaks The Ongoing Struggle to Preserve Secularism in Education
Ever think we’re finally approaching a clear understanding of the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution? Think again. Every week seems to bring a fresh controversy about the separation of church and state in public... Read More
Never a Magic Bullet The Personal and Public Dimensions of Gun Ownership and Gun Violence
My father, a volunteer police officer, kept a .44 Magnum under lock and key in the drawer beside his bed. This is the gun made famous by Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry films, along... Read More
Death & Data What should the punishment be for a crimethat’s often benign in nature and consequence?
This past January Aaron Swartz, a brilliant young computer programmer and activist, committed suicide after apparently being harassed for over a year by federal prosecutors. Swartz, the twenty-six-year-old who helped develop the social news site... Read More
Done In by the Patriot Act The Grand Irony of the Petraeus Sex Scandal
There’s a delicious irony to the story of the crash-and-burn career of four-star general and former Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus. The man who was elevated to the ethereal ranks of a General Eisenhower... Read More
Beyond the Box
The day after Hurricane Sandy flooded the lowlands of New York City, a flurry of media inquiries flooded the Occupy Wall Street PR team’s inbox. Days before any aid organizations arrived, hundreds of Occupy Wall... Read More
iFantasyAre Tech Giants Monopolizing the Future?
In August a federal grand jury in San Jose, California, found that Samsung Electronics Co. had infringed on six patents owned by Apple Inc. Meanwhile, the jury rejected the counter-claims that Apple had violated Samsung’s... Read More
1Flesh: Putting the “Sexy” Back in Abstinence
High divorce rates. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Abortion. The world is in bad shape, and the sorry state of affairs can be traced to one invention: birth control. If we didn’t have to fuss with... Read More