Pseudo-Scientists Are Still Trying to Convince You That The Shroud of Turin is Real. Don't Believe Them.
February 20, 2014

An actual academic lends his name to the effort, but the results are still bunkum. 

Conservatives Should Hate Santa Claus. He's a Bleeding-Heart Liberal.
December 16, 2013

He's a bleeding-heart liberal, obviously.

These Santas and Jesuses Wouldn't Make It On Fox News
December 12, 2013

Megyn Kelly says Santa and Jesus are white. These old pictures say otherwise.

Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot’ Paints a Vivid, Accessible Portrait of Jesus
July 30, 2013

The paradox of writing about Jesus is that we can only form an idea of him from the scriptures, yet we can only evaluate the scriptures if we have an idea of what he must have been like.

Santa's Little Spies: How Christmas Elves Turned Creepy
December 21, 2012

What we can learn about the American spirit of from Santa's little helpers.

Why Does the Media Keep Underestimating Newt?
January 20, 2012

CHARLESTON, S.C.—Thursday night’s four-top GOP debate made it official: The South Carolina primary has become a referendum on Newt Gingrich. Just 10 days after he was left in a dustbin labeled “Yesterday’s Man” after dismal finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Gingrich has confounded the experts yet again. The oft-derided and consistently under-estimated House speaker has now bested Jesus in his sheer number of resurrections—an association that can only help as the South Carolina primary vote looms.

Housing Bust
March 19, 2010

You do not need insider information to know that Hillary Clinton threw a hissy fit at Bibi Netanyahu last Friday morning. And you don’t need that kind of information to know that she was sent out to do this little job by her boss.

Death Defying
October 22, 2008

'This election," said John McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, on the second day of the Republican convention, "is not about issues." And he meant it. The convention that Davis helped assemble devoted strikingly little time to policy. Instead, the focus was on McCain's biography. Fred Thompson set the tone early in the convention, using his address to recount McCain's life story, especially his stint as a prisoner of war. In state delegation meetings during the week, the campaign enlisted the candidate's fellow POWs to tell delegates of his experiences in Vietnam.

Those Who Take Their Theology Seriously Continued
September 15, 2006

by Jacob T. LevySandy drew our attention to John Nehaus' reflections on whether Mormonism is a form of Christianity or not. Insofar as that's a discussion within and between two theological traditions that center on the divinity of Jesus of Nazareth, I lack either a stake in the discussion or, in some sense, the right knowledge base with which to comment on it. I can tell you something about the intellectual history of the Nicene Creed and what it meant to the development of Christianity; but what do I know about whether subscribing to it is a necessary mark of being a "true" Christian?