On Good Friday, Gallup published results of a survey that asked respondents why they go to church (or some other place of worship). Some fifteen hundred adults across the nation were asked to which degree these seven things were important to them: 1. Sermons or talks that teach you more about scripture; 2. Sermons or … Continue reading Gallup asked Americans why they go to church. It’s not for the music.
Almost 20 years after being canceled, comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) has returned. During its original run in the 90s, MST3K earned a cult following by doing what pop culture does best, namely, taking a mundane idea and elevating it to an art form. For MST3K, the idea was to build a show … Continue reading The Market’s Glorious Resurrection of Mystery Science Theater 3000
By Bernie Woodall FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida state senator resigned on Friday after coming under pressure for yelling obscenities and racial slurs inside a lounge frequented by lawmakers at the state capital in Tallahassee. Senator Frank Artiles, a Republican from Miami-Dade County, made the comments on Monday night to two Democratic senators, … Continue reading Florida state senator resigns after racial slur
It snowed last Thursday (April 20) in Colorado. It’s not unusual for folks in the Centennial State to witness snow in April if the snowflakes are outside. But on this occasion, they appeared inside a university classroom, which, it turns out, is not unusual either. Having been invited by the local chapter of the student … Continue reading The Bad Manners of the Campus Left
By Chris Kahn and James Oliphant NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans generally agree that politicians should not enrich themselves while running the country. Yet most think it is okay for President Donald Trump to do so. Democrats largely support the idea of government-run healthcare. But their support plummets when they learn that Trump once backed … Continue reading Is the sky blue? For millions, that depends on what Trump says.
As part of the publicity for her role in the new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson was photographed for Vanity Fair in a Burberry bolero that left her mostly topless. Although the reaction most people had to the spread was probably not very dramatic (maybe you thought, like I did, “cute jacket”), there were more … Continue reading Emma Watson Knows Feminism Is about Choice
The ongoing battle over gender equality has turned the question of the relative pay of women and men into quite the political football. Over the last few years, defenders of markets, including me, have been on the offensive, arguing that the gender pay gap is in some sense a “myth.” More recently, critics have replied … Continue reading Truth and Myth on the Gender Pay Gap