Daniel Koffler
Saviorizing our school: a brief history of gospel

A fragment of a Lost Gospel, recovered from the banks of the Quinnipiac and translated into English from Ugaritic in the Year of Our Lord […]

Imprecision in language sabotages political writing

The English language, George Orwell noted, “becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for […]

February was perilous month for free speech

It is possible there have been months in human history more globally abysmal than February 2006 for the cause of free expression, but none comes […]

Exploring the roots of Danish controversy

What are the “root causes,” to borrow the terminology of the sectarian left, of the Cartoon Intifada? On Sept. 17 of last year, the liberal […]

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Assuming the verity of Priya Raman’s recent report on David Atlas (“Atlas ’08 alleges abuse by NHPD,” 1/24), it is not difficult to imagine the […]

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A series of revelations this new year has shifted the semantics of the case for President Bush’s impeachment profoundly. A Dec. 16 New York Times […]

Holiday bells don’t jingle for everyone

The War on Christmas is worse than you thought. If you don’t believe me, ask Fox News Channel personality John Gibson. How proficient at sniffing […]

Right to privacy should be enumerated

In the 1965 case of Griswold v. Connecticut, the Supreme Court struck down an allegedly virtue-inculcating state law barring the distribution of contraceptives to married […]

Tammany Hall, Conn. chapter: Voting out the Democratic machine

Suppose your hometown will soon be holding an election for dog-catcher. Candidate A has spent years advocating on behalf of women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered […]

Utilitarian rhetoric masks Kelo ruling’s illiberalism

Aside from The New York Times’ sore-winner editorial of June 24 — which valorized the Supreme Court’s ruling in Kelo v. New London while neglecting […]

Worshiping a lead calf: Passing judgment, finally, on the pope

On the occasion of his death in April, I wrote in this space (“Pope’s legacy is a few shades short of golden,” 4/18/05) that John […]