The Scientology Swindle

How did Scientology, widely viewed as a cult either comical or criminal, brand itself as a Church and secure recognition as a religion in the eyes of the law? Follow

When “Freedom” is a Fig Leaf

A new book on the politics of the segregationist movement examines a tension between libertarianism and civil rights that continues today.   by Jordan Michael Smith Jason Morgan Ward Defending

Breaking “The Rules”

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults. –Peter De Vries   Why don’t Americans know how to get and stay married? Whatever

Bright Star

Bright Star

Balancing work and family life can be difficult for any politician, but Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), juggles motherhood, work, and constant cross-country travel. McMorris Rodgers, the number four House

Grand Illusion

Grand Illusion

by Charles Hughes Herman Cain and Rick Perry cast themselves as bold reformers, but wield flashy proposals only to evade the crucial political challenges at stake.   Facing a flagging

The Distinction that Matters Most

A reflection on the American‘s for Prosperity Defending the Dream Summit by Jacqueline Otto This past weekend, a few thousand conservatives inside the Washington Convention Center were enjoying dinner and

2012 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship

The Phillips Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2012 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program. Print and online journalists with less than 10 years of professional experience are eligible. Fellows

Go Forth and Prosper

  In Search of Civilization: Remaking a Tarnished Idea John Armstrong Graywolf Press, 2011, 208 pp., $24.00   By Peter Lopatin   As the subtitle of John Armstrong’s latest book

The Making of a Mentor

The Happy Warrior Why and how someone becomes a Libertarian varies from person to person. For Bryan Caplan, one of America’s leading economists, it all started with a little book