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  • 'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.

    'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.
    Matthew Stewart wants to make one thing perfectly clear: The United States was not founded as a Christian nation. The principles that inspired the American Revolution, he argues in "Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic," belong...
  • Review: 'West of the Revolution' by Claudio Saunt

    Review: 'West of the Revolution' by Claudio Saunt
    According to standard narratives of the American Revolution, the military path toward independence began with a "shot heard round the world." But Claudio Saunt's "West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776" reveals that when the 13 colonies...
  • Film Review: 'America: Imagine the World Without Her'

    After scoring a surprise box office success with his "2016: Obama's America," an agitprop portrait of our current U.S. president as a "breathtakingly anti-American" radical, conservative author and sociopolitical commentator Dinesh D'Souza strikes again...
  • Robert Morris University recruits a new kind of athlete

    Say this about Robert Morris University-Illinois: It has spunk. The small private university in the Chicago area landed in the national spotlight earlier this month by becoming the first school in the nation to offer scholarships to students to play...
  • Get ready for an even bigger threat to Obamacare

    Get ready for an even bigger threat to Obamacare
    Now that the Supreme Court has issued its ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, the legal fight over the Affordable Care Act will shift a few blocks away to another Washington courtroom, where a far more fundamental challenge to Obamacare is about to be decided...
  • The hapless hero of American independence [Commentary]

    The hapless hero of American independence [Commentary]
    The celebration of America's birthday rarely includes references to Thomas Paine, the author of the pre-Revolutionary War pamphlet "Common Sense." But Paine's role in the break with Great Britain was important, and his life has a way of reminding us...
  • Review: 'America: Imagine the World Without Her' ★ 1/2

    Review: 'America: Imagine the World Without Her' &#9733 1/2
    It takes 90 minutes for Dinesh D'Souza's rambling, mistitled "America: Imagine the World Without Her" to get to its real point. There's D'Souza, archconservative Ivy League immigrant, creator of the popular anti-Obama screed "2016: Obama's America," in...
  • Chris Christie Tries 'Tonight Show' Comedy for a Comeback

    Six months ago, as the scandal over the George Washington bridge closure was putting Chris Christie's political future in doubt, the New Jersey governor's idol, Bruce Springsteen, hit him where it hurt: He performed a Bridgegate parody of "Born to Run" on...
  • Chris Christie rebuts Perry comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism

     New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who signed legislation barring "gay conversion therapy" in his state, said Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism was wrong. "I disagree with him, and I don't believe that's an...
  • Chicago cures itself of patronage, judge rules, so constraints go away

    Chicago, which helped define the nature and power of political machines, was released from constraints on its hiring practices because it had cleaned up its act and had put into place rules to eliminate illegal patronage, a federal judge decided Monday....
  • Past and present intersect in Grantsville

    Past and present intersect in Grantsville
    In a cabin built in the 1750s, just a few hundred feet from a 201-year-old stone bridge across the quiet Casselman River, a man sits at a slab of a wooden table, an array of carving tools spread before him. The rush of traffic from nearby Alternate U.S....