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Richard Kirk
by | Jul 12, 2013

If you are a parent chilled by accounts of the soaring costs of higher education, particularly at the nation’s private colleges and universities, there is both good news and bad. The pleasant first: most students do not pay the posted…

by | Aug 7, 2008

In an off-the-teleprompter comment from Springfield, Missouri, the less-than-one-term Illinois Senator, Barack Obama, recently remarked that Americans could save as much fuel as might be obtained from offshore drilling merely by tuning up their cars and keeping tires properly inflated….

by | Jul 23, 2008

Makers and Takers: Why Conservatives Work Harder, Feel Happier, Have Closer Families, Take Fewer Drugs, Give More Generously, Value Honesty More, Are Less Materialistic and Envious, Whine Less…and Even Hug Their Children More Than Liberals by Peter Schweizer (Doubleday, 258…

by | Aug 10, 2007

Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don’t by John Lott (Regnery, 275 pages, $27.95) Freedomnomics is John Lott’s free market retort to the wildly popular book, Freakonomics — that pastiche of thin analysis that skims over…

by | May 11, 2007

A Mormon in the White House? by Hugh Hewitt (Regnery Publishing, 311 pages, $27.95) Mitt Romney has a friend in Hugh — Hugh Hewitt that is. The radio talk-show host, Harvard grad, and Ohio sports aficionado has nothing but praise…

by | Apr 23, 2007

David Brooks’s column on the status of Darwinism in Western culture appeared in my local paper the day after Cho Seung-Hui murdered thirty-two human beings in Blacksburg, Virginia — a record for campus slaughter that surpassed the mark set by…

by | Dec 8, 2006

“Sublimely non-tendentious,” that’s the phrase I’ve always attributed to Alfred North Whitehead — a man who began his career as a Cambridge mathematician collaborating with Bertrand Russell and ended that career as a Harvard philosopher and metaphysician. Two things you…

by | Nov 10, 2006

America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It by Mark Steyn. (Regnery, 224 pages, $27.95) Two things set Mark Steyn apart from dystopian naysayers like Paul Ehrlich and Al Gore. First, Steyn is an irrepressible bon vivant…

by | Jun 30, 2006

Godless: The Church of Liberalism by Ann Coulter (Crown Forum, 310 pages, $27.95) What’s most amazing about Ann Coulter’s book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, is the amount of intellectual meat she packs into 281 breezy, barb-filled pages. Among the…

by | Jun 12, 2006

The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America by David Horowitz. (Regnery, $27.95, 448 pages) Slogging through The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America is a bit like taking in the Interstate scenery between Abilene and El…

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