Religious views shouldn’t matter

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I do not enjoy upsetting people, but intellectual honesty requires that I address Rick Santorum’s “phony theology” remark. Santorum, a fine family man, said that the president’s policies are “not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a […]

Trends taking hold in America

Two powerful intellectual developments are ruining America. One is egalitarianism, the other pragmatism. The former is an effort at the highest levels of American education, at institutions such as Harvard University and the University of Chicago, for example, to help establish a regime or political system that has as its firm and unrelenting goal to […]

Civil warrior’s fight for truth made big impact

By Freedom Newspapers It is rare when great intellectual and policy achievements are combined with great personal decency, warmth, charm and unfailing consideration toward others. Milton Friedman, who died last week at age 94, combined all those characteristics and more. He was a great friend of freedom, an untiring champion of liberty, and he will […]

9/23 view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Last week, Amos described an encounter with a college hamster named Henry, an agnostic who sincerely wanted to know how to have faith. Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the agnostic hamster – part two silly me boss i decided to […]

Underacheivers a result of poor teaching

Walter Williams What passes for educational enlightenment these days boggles the mind. Matt Gouras, of The Associated Press, writing in the Jan. 5 Seattle Times, tells a story about Tennessee schools. The success of some students has made other students feel badly about themselves. What’re the schools’ responses? Public schools in Nashville have stopped posting […]

Recording industry fights wrong battle

Freedom Newspapers Sometimes an industry can be so obnoxious it’s hard to know what to say. Citing a 31 percent drop in sales of recorded music, the Recording Industry Association of America has decided to sue those individuals who share music files over the Internet. A big “win” came recently when the RIAA gained a […]