A Cinematic Lesson in Hope

A splendid new documentary explains how and why Pope John Paul II played a pivotal, indeed indispensable, role in the greatest drama of the last quarter of the twentieth century, the collapse of European communism.


Brexit and the Counter-Cosmopolitans

The articulation of a key role for both the community and the nation-state in giving shape to the future and pushing back against political and economic globalism is key to the task conservatives face in the coming years.


Is Hellerstedt this Generation’s Roe?

There is no question that the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is a win for abortion clinics and their doctors. Whether the decision is a victory for women and for liberty, we ought not be so sure.

Men at Work . . . or Not

Labor-force participation is declining because the family has declined.


Why Leaving the EU is the Right Decision for the UK

The British people have done something eminently responsible: they voted for liberal democracy in response to elites that have been out of touch for decades.


The House Republicans’ Health Plan

House Republican leaders have proposed a plan that differs in important ways from Obamacare. It will be up to the voters to decide if they like what they see.

Confessions of an “Elitist”

It’s time to push back against the “anti-elitist” thought police—and in so doing, help rescue American public life from terminal moral trivialization.

Universities’ War Against Truth

Having beliefs and expressing them is no longer tolerated, and the contagion is spreading.


Obama: Whose Side Is He On?

By steadfastly refusing to make distinctions among Muslims based upon ideology and conduct — by insisting that Muslims are no more plagued by violent extremism than, say, Presbyterians — President Obama has opened the door to Trump, who also makes no distinctions.


Two Catholics and the Catholic Game

Bill Freehan and Vin Scully: two craftsmen, two family men, two gentlemen, two Catholics, both heading into the twilight.