Judaism’s Central Sacrifice
David P. Goldman, Tablet
Yoram Hazony’s new book bases Judaism on a naturalistic reading of the Bible, but it’s a stretch.
HHS revises mandate third time; foes say it misses the point
Michelle Bauman, Catholic News Agency
A slight revision of the federal contraception mandate offers some additional protection for certain religious employers but is not sufficient to ease religious freedom concerns, said a lawyer who is working to challenge the mandate in court.
Deadly Fuel Economy Standards
Timothy Terrell, Economics for Everybody
One of the most important ideas in economics is the concept of trade-offs. If something is scarce, that means that acquiring more of it requires giving up something else. To obtain a car that gets better gas mileage, something else has to be sacrificed.
Mississippi Most Conservative State, D.C. Most Liberal
Frank Newport, Gallup
Mississippi remains the most conservative state in the union, and, along with Utah, Wyoming, and Alabama, is one of four states with 50% or more of its population identifying as conservative. At the other end of the ideological spectrum, 40% District of Columbia residents and 30% of Massachusetts residents identify as liberal; all other states have a liberal population of 26% or less.