“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Voltaire, the 18th-century French philosopher to whom tha…

The year is almost gone, which makes us think about our progress, or lack of it. Christmas is here, the descent of the divine to earth, and th…

It’s that time of the year when we hear the usual Grinch’s grousing about the commercialization of Christmas. They complain that stores put th…

When Conan the dog valiantly cornered ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, he played a crucial part in bringing an end to the reign of one of the…