Jerod Wanner

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Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion

Whether in their inadvertently brilliant reflections on gender politics or in their seemingly simple but profound questions about how the world works, kids have a singular way of stripping the most complex of cultural phenomena down to their bare essence, forcing us to reexamine our layers of …

Christians, here's why we're losing our religion

Recent research indicates that the number of people who do not consider themselves a part of an organized religion is steadily on the rise.<p>Interestingly enough, though the number of those religiously unaffiliated is increasing, there is little to no trend in the number of those who express atheist …

Pope Francis understands economics better than most politicians

Pope Francis is a pontiff who has constructively broken all the rules of popery – so far to widespread acclaim. He's faulted the Catholic church for its negative obsession with gays and birth control, and now he has expanded his mandate to economics with a groundbreaking screed denouncing "the new …

Scott Walker Is the Perfect Republican Candidate for 2016 (on Paper)

He’s no Northeastern squish or kooky libertarian. And the Wisconsin governor’s record could put him ahead of the 2016 pack—just don’t ask him to lead …

Reid between ACA, vulnerable Dems

In the end, one man will control whether the Senate attempts to fix Obamacare after its messy debut: Harry Reid.<p>But the Senate majority leader isn’t ready to act just yet.<p>Reid and his leadership team are assessing how Obama’s proposed administrative fix to allow individuals to keep canceled …

McCaskill's 'lonely' sex-assault stand

Sen. Claire McCaskill is on the verge of a historic victory reforming the Pentagon’s sexual assault policies.<p>But rather than basking in acclaim during the debate’s climatic week in the Capitol, the Missouri Democrat finds herself paying a political cost for being an outlier within her own caucus. …

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