Dave Clegg

The Spiritual Shape of Political Ideas

How it is that we once again find ourselves rooting out sin, shunning heretics, and heralding the end times

Dec 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12 • By JOSEPH BOTTUM



McGovern with the McGovern Democrats: Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug

Prairie Democrat

George McGovern, 1922-2012

Nov 5, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 08

Swing state voters pack a wallop.

Whose Vote Counts Most?

For maximum clout in the presidential election, move to Virginia.

Oct 29, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 07

Charles Darwin, ca. 1874

Reason for Faith

The case for the peaceful coexistence of science and religion.

Oct 1, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 03

Frustration at Aridity!

The Ungreening of America

Joseph Bottum's handful of dust

Sep 17, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 01

Baseball Games

Numbering the Days

Memories of Strat-O-Matic baseball

Sep 3, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 47

John Scalzi

To Boldly Go

A novel whose characters are re-creating ‘Star Trek.’

Aug 20, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 45

John Stuart Mill

Uncivil Tongues

Should ‘ hate speech’ trump our principle of free expression?

Jul 23, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 42

The Law of Dismality

The Law of Dismality

Joseph Bottum, the dismal scientist

Jul 2, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 40

Photo of a North Dakota building

Conservatism, North Dakota Style

Jun 25, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 39

James Abdnor

James Abdnor, 1923-2012

Jun 11, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 37

Picture of a goat

Whose Fault Is It?

Laying the blame for blame.

May 14, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 33

Photo of the Encyclopedia Britannica

The End of Reference

Hail Britannica.

Mar 26, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 27

Painting of Mark Twain, Winston Churchill and Harry Truman sitting together

Bastard Wit

Joseph Bottum, in search of the right(-speaking) man

Jan 30, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 19

Photo of John Le Carre

Square’s Roots

As the Cold War ended, the compass went haywire.

Jan 2, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 16

Cartoon of grumpy elderly woman

Goodly Fragrance

Joseph Bottum, the scent of Christmas

Dec 26, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 15

Photo of Rowan Williams

The End of Canterbury

Will the sun set on the Anglican communion?

Dec 19, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 14

Photo of Marion Montgomery

Marion Montgomery, 1925-2011

Joseph Bottum on Marion Montgomery

Dec 12, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 13

Photo of Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, holding the King James Bible

The Good Book

How the King James Version came to be.

Dec 5, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 12

A child wearing goggles that say "Climate change kills" on them

Unchanging Science

Among other things the global warming crusaders got wrong: skepticism is a virtue, not a vice.

Nov 28, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 11

Photo of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. giving a speech

Kurt’s Cradle

Chronicling the rise and fall of the novelist-celebrity.

Nov 21, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 10

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