The Smartest Guy Ever to Be President Isn’t Quite As Smart As He Thinks
The president’s long list of failures undercuts his supposed foreign policy brilliance.
POTUS on Ukraine: A Reverie
Here’s the message that President Obama should have sent to Vladimir Putin in the State of the Union address.
France: Obama’s Paradise
France seems to have everything that Barack Obama finds wanting in his own country.
The establishment agenda Jeb Bush seems poised to offer is strikingly out of step with the voters who will decide the 2016 Republican nomination and the general election.
Europe and Nothingness
The sentiment behind “We are all Charlie Hebdo” suggests just how much trouble Europe is in, as it confronts a new form of war.
Review: ‘Cowardice: A Brief History,’ by Chris Walsh
A new book offers a social and cultural survey of attitudes toward cowardice during various periods of American history.
To See Things As They Are
The Church, in its public life, puts everything into proper perspective through its witness to the truth about the human person, human community, human origins, and human destiny.
The President’s Post-Obama Agenda
The substantive core of the most recent State of the Union address, such as it was, did not involve a president laying out policy goals for the next two years. It involved a politician looking to reframe some key debates to better prepare his party for the next election cycle.
Needed: A Republican Agenda for the Middle Class
Republicans at every level must articulate how a conservative vision of government could speak to today’s public, and especially middle class, concerns – and to then show how such a vision would translate into concrete policy reforms in some of the most important arenas of public life.
MLK and the American Founding
Among his great contributions was that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saw great injustice and sought to confront it within the American political tradition.