• God (And The Catholics) At Harvard

    God (And The Catholics) At Harvard

    There has been a Catholic ministry at Harvard College since 1893, and now you can see how it works via Since 1895 it has been headquartered at St. Paul's Catholic Church across from the Yard in the center of Cambridge, and the pastor of St. Paul's and chief Catholic…

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  • The Media Are Much Scarier than Ebola

    Why do some things scare people more than others? One reason is that people engage in a rational assessment of risk and conclude the appropriate level of fear. For example, people feel free to walk alone at midnight in Times Square but not in Central Park because they have made…

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  • Apple’s Profits and the GOP’s Polls

    The transcript of yesterday's interview with Mark Steyn about his new book The [Un]documented Mark Steyn will be posted here ay my “Transcripts Page” later today. Apple yesterday blew past the expectations that analysts had already put pretty high up on the board for the company, and so it will…

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    Though most of the country celebrated Columbus Day on Monday, October, 13th, Seattle, Minneapolis and other cities refused to honor the explorer and proclaimed a new festival called “Indigenous Peoples Day.” The activists behind the change blame Columbus because his discovery of the New World led to devastating results for…

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  • Ron Klain and the Staffing of the Ebola Tsardom

    Much criticism online about the president's appointment of Ron Klain, which I think is very premature. President Obama was clearly going to want someone he knows and trusts if we are on the cusp of a domestic as well as an already obvious international crisis. It is too late to…

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    In California, Minnesota and other states, efforts are underway to enable “transgendered” students to participate in sports teams of the opposite sex. Boys who identify as girls could play girls' basketball, while girls identifying as boys compete in boys' gymnastics. But what about hormone treatments commonly used in “transitioning” from…

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