–Iowa’s House approved a bill to make it illegal to film the goings on in factory farms; it still has to pass the Senate.
–The great Midwestern backlash.
–What is the difference between liberals and libertarians?
–Rejecting death-centered Christianity.
–The fondness some secular liberals have for fundamentalism.
–More than half of Americans now favor legal gay marriage.
–On Catholic scholar John Meier’s version of the historical Jesus.
–George Scialabba on Adam Smith.
–Fred Clark (a.k.a. the Slacktivist) on John Woolman, 18th-century itinerant Quaker preacher and abolitionist. (I’ve come across references to Woolman in multiple books I’ve read lately.)
–Nine daily rituals to increase mindfulness.