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Mr. President: You Underestimate Americans

On Friday, President Obama was speaking at Rhode Island College. There was a lot of press given to his remarks about women who choose to stay at home to raise their children (it was a doofus remark), but I believe his entire speech was one in which he underestimates Americans. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.03.14

Interview with an Islamic State Recruiter: ‘Democracy Is For Infidels’ Interview Conducted by Hasnain Kazim, Spiegel Online How does Islamic State think? How do its followers see the world? Spiegel Online met up with an Islamic State recruiter in Turkey to hear about the extremist group’s vision for the future. Continue Reading...

How to Be a Better Guesstimater

Is the murder rate in the U.S. increasing or decreasing? What percentage of teen girls will give birth this year? What percentage of Americans are Christian or Muslim? What percentage are immigrants? Continue Reading...

Video: An Evening With G.K. Chesterton

The 2014 Acton Lecture Series took a dramatic turn last week as we welcomed G.K. Chesterton – or at least a quite remarkable facsimile of Chesterton in the form of Chuck Chalberg, who travels the country performing in character as Chesterton, among other notable historic figures.  Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.31.14

The Big Role of Black Churches in Two Senate Races Nate Cohn, New York Times Early voting on Sundays has been one of the biggest fronts in the voting wars of recent years. Continue Reading...