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Ranking Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Forbes passes along a ranking of the fifty states (plus the District) on the friendliness of fiscal policy toward small business (HT: The Entrepreneurial Mind), provided by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (PDF). Continue Reading...

Appreciating Academic Genius

First Francis Beckwith and now this: Indiana Jones has been denied tenure (HT: Urban Onramps). This is outrageous. I note especially the committee’s disregard for Jones’ work in discovering the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. Continue Reading...

Timeline Toward The Brave New World

Following the recent Medico-Legal Society of Ireland’s Golden Jubilee Conference in Dublin, the Irish Medical Times provides a timeline of the history of genetics, beginning in 1859 with the publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of the Species. Continue Reading...

New Book: The Solzhenitsyn Reader

Solzhenitsyn One word of truth shall outweigh the world. — Russian proverb ISI Books has released The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings, 1947-2005 (650 pages; $30). This single volume compilation includes some of the Russian author’s most significant works, including poems, stories and miniatures (prose poems), essays and speeches in their entirety. Continue Reading...

Recovering the Soul of Conservatism

I saw the most fascinating and lively exchange between two political conservatives on C-Span Book TV last weekend. It featured Andrew Sullivan, the homosexual activist who is actually a libertarian politically, and David Brooks, the Jewish columnist for The New York Times. Continue Reading...

Religion and Family Policy Fellowship

Familyfacts.org is a project of the Heritage Foundation, the aim of which is to collect and promote research into the relationship between religion and family welfare. It announces a new fellowship for graduate students in social sciences with an interest in writing theses in the area of religion and religious institutions, particularly as they relate to the family and domestic public policy. Continue Reading...

Banning Broadband or Making Markets Possible?

Karl Bode at Broadband Reports accuses various free-market think tanks of inconsistency and even hypocrisy in their approaches to the question of broadband internet regulation: “Wouldn’t banning towns and cities from offering broadband be regulation? Continue Reading...

Politics and the Experience of the Kingdom

Fr. Alexander Schmemann One of the blessings we can look forward to on election day in the United States is the certain knowledge that, at last, we’ll be able to turn on the radio or TV without having to endure the unrelieved assault of political advertising. Continue Reading...