Monthly Archives: July 2015

Are we a Christian nation, a nation founded on religious principles or a secular nation with lots of believers?

In One Nation Under God, Kevin M. Kruse, a Princeton history professor, reconstructs the story of the growth of the twin ideas that the United States is a Christian nation and that a free-market, deregulated, de-unionized United States fulfills the

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OpEdge Redux: New book documents how jellyfish are inheriting the oceans, with a lot of help from humans

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on October 14, 2013. If even just half of what Lisa-ann Gershwin reports in Stung! is

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OpEdge Redux: Moving in retirement to avoid school taxes is the epitome of the politics of selfishness

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on September 19, 2013. Last time we cited Tom Sightings, self-proclaimed retirement expert, he was conjuring

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OpEdge Redux: New book shows that poverty affects brain and makes it harder to think, work, learn

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on September 15, 2013. Thanks to Cass Sunstein for reviewing Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means

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OpEdge Redux: Oreos decides that a “Sesame Street” approach will sell cookies to adults

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on May 13, 2013. Adults read the New York Times. While the Times does not release

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OpEdge Redux: None of the four arguments against gun control make any sense when you analyze them

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on December 19, 2012. Through the years, I have read and heard four basic arguments by

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OpEdge Redux: The low minimum wage reduces to a subsidy to businesses

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on October 16, 2012. The statistic has been around for a few months now, but I

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OpEdge Redux: More from the speech I gave connecting the attack on public unions to 30 years of taking from everyone to give to the wealthy

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on April 16, 2011. More from the speech I gave two nights ago at the monthly

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OpEdge Redux: The speech I gave connected the attack on public unions to 30 years of taking from everyone to give to wealthy

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on April 15, 2011. I gave the following remarks yesterday evening at the monthly meeting of

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OpEdge Redux: Why would a science writer go on a campaign to belittle education and celebrate ignorance?

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on August 14, 2012. Tooling around the Internet, I found two Forbes articles by a science writer named

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