The Practical and the Watered-down

September 27, 2008

Before the site is glutted with debate commentary, a word on Rod Dreher’s


Does Veneration Really Wither on the Pavements?

September 08, 2008

“All country people hate each other,” wrote William Hazlitt. “There is nothing


George Cukor’s “The Women”: Remarry, remake, repeat

George Cukor’s “The Women”: Remarry, remake, repeat

August 28, 2008

Not that I need one, but the release of Diane English’s remake of The Women is

Foreign Policy

The ICC should leave Georgia alone

August 21, 2008

Early yesterday morning, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno


New higher ed bill sure to make matters worse; Congress delighted

August 01, 2008

One provision of Congress’s newest higher education bill requires that colleges


Why I don’t believe in Harvey Dent

July 27, 2008

Halfway through my sophomore year of high school I was overwhelmed by an


Freedom from shame?

July 12, 2008

My Southern suspicion that New England is full of crazy people gained another


Immigration, Localism, and Next Best Things

July 02, 2008

Whether due to the dramatic failure of last year’s attempt at comprehensive

“Tweed for Weed” finds disappointment in the Netherlands

June 23, 2008

Those who look to the Netherlands as the world’s drug policy bellwether got

John Cusack’s WAR, INC.: A satire, but of what?

June 20, 2008

John Cusack wants to be very clear: he doesn’t object to all wars, only this

Douthat: Rhymes with Oakeshott?

June 12, 2008

Bramwell’s First Law continues to hold true, and the latest person to hold

They make a desert and call it Poundbury

June 10, 2008

Even if you don’t know the name Leon Krier, you may already know his work.  He


It’s All About Her

It’s All About Her

June 05, 2008

The question of whether or not to see “Sex and the City” is easy to answer:

Is America ready for a cigarette smoking president?

May 29, 2008

I am not on principle opposed to health.  Some of my best friends are healthy. 

What do we mean when we say that “marriage is about children?”

May 26, 2008

No matter what changes the state of California wreaks in the coming months,

Who needs a college education?

May 23, 2008

There’s a growing consensus that too many people are walking around with

A bioethical thought experiment for Steven Pinker

May 17, 2008

Imagine a pair of people, the first of whom is, by any standard you could want

Conservative Queer Theorists Against Gay Marriage: Bad Acronym, Good Idea

May 17, 2008

In the seventies, when the activist Left was calling marriage a form of soft

The “fertility film”: a conservative trend in Hollywood?

May 16, 2008

There was a moment in the tumultuous wake of Juno, Waitress, and Knocked Up

The sad state of American feminism: a great Mother’s Day gift!

May 11, 2008

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is in a tailspin; Phyllis Schlafly is getting an

The UN gets “disability rights” wrong

May 05, 2008

When conservatives impute relativism to their opponents, it is usually a straw

Forty Years Later, Undoing ‘68

May 01, 2008

The rush to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of 1968 (good round-ups here and

Higher education’s crisis of confidence

April 29, 2008

William Deresiewicz has called literary criticism ?a profession that is losing