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‘No Religion, Please. We’re European.’

It is no secret that Europe is becoming less and less religious. A 2010 survey stated that only about half of Europe’s citizens believed in God, with some places (such as Sweden and the Czech Republic) registering belief in only about 20 percent of the population. Continue Reading...

Take This Job and Shove It, Faulkner-Style

Courtesy today’s edition of Prufrock, a fine daily newsletter edited by Micah Mattix, comes this classic resignation letter from William Faulkner, onetime postmaster at the University of Mississippi: [October, 1924] As long as I live under the capitalistic system, I expect to have my life influenced by the demands of moneyed people. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.18.13

School prayer: 50 years after the ban, God and faith more present than ever Lee Lawrence, Christian Science Monitor School prayer was banned by the US Supreme Court 50 years ago, but there is probably more presence of religion in public school environments – through club ministries, classes, after-school and interfaith programs, and faith-based services – than ever. Continue Reading...

Thinking About Money? You Dirty, Rotten Scoundrel

A study from Harvard University and the University of Utah purports to show that merely thinking about money makes one unethical and more inclined to immoral acts. The Huffington Post reports: Researchers split up roughly 300 participating undergraduate students into two groups. Continue Reading...

A Conservative Case for Prison Reform

Conservatives known for being tough on crime, says Richard A. Viguerie, should now be equally tough on failed, too-expensive criminal programs. They should demand more cost-effective approaches that enhance public safety and the well-being of all Americans — including prisoners: Conservative should recognize that the entire criminal justice system is another government spending program fraught with the issues that plague all government programs. Continue Reading...