From Anti-War Pastor to Pro-Life Priest
A new biography captures Richard John Neuhaus’s deep sense of vocation and the complexity of his personality.
Unpacking The Burr-Hatch-Upton Plan
The Burr-Hatch-Upton plan is a viable alternative to the Affordable Care Act, with features that many Americans will find more attractive than current law.
‘Death to America’
The administration reasons that in ten to 15 years, the Iranian regime will improve. It is willing to gamble that future leaders of Iran won’t be even more radical than those in power now.
The Germanwings Crash, and the Folly of Risk Analysis
In the end, our refusal to accept that we know – and can control – less than we think is a refusal of our own extremely precarious human condition.
The Indomitable and Effective Cardinal Pell
George Pell remade the Catholic Church in Australia by reforming Catholic institutions that had become sinecures for time-servers rather than launch-pads for the new evangelization. He’s now doing the same in Rome, with the unstinting support of Pope Francis.
An Unappealing ‘Doc Fix’
The “doc fix” legislation moving through Congress is flawed. It will permanently increase Medicare spending and open the door to more micromanagement of physician services by the federal government.
New Interview with George Weigel on Evangelical Catholicism
George Weigel talks with French magazine Famille Chretienne to mark the publication of the French edition of Mr. Weigel’s book Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st- Century Church.
AP U.S. History Battle Hits Georgia
Legislators in Georgia and other states are increasingly asking: why should a single company enjoy what is effectively a government-supported monopoly on AP testing?
Did the Enlightenment Cause a Global Decline in Violence?
The modern age included a laudable squeamishness against tyranny, but it also included a nice dose of utopian hubris, and the special horrors of the modern age are incomprehensible without this Enlightenment idea.
The Race Conversation Starbucks Wants You to Have
Not for the first time, Americans are being urged to have a “national conversation” about race, but honesty is nowhere to be found.