Monetary Reform or Trade War

The official reserve-currency system causes the domestic price level to rise in the reserve-currency country, relative to other countries, even when exchange rates remain (temporarily) fixed–a competitive disadvantage that tariffs can only worsen, and only proper monetary reform can fix.

Donald Trump’s Empty Health Care Promises

Donald Trump says he will make health care great again. But his brief sketch of a plan would destabilize insurance markets and increase the ranks of the uninsured.

Let’s See Trump in All His Ugliness

The American people need to know the real temperament — the man in full — who would be president.

The Best Nuncio We’ve Had Thus Far

The announcement that Archbishop Christoph Pierre will succeed Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò as Apostolic Nuncio to the United States is an opportunity to pay tribute to a courageous churchman who has served Catholicism, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis in an exemplary way during his tenure in Washington.

Dr. James Davison Hunter and David Brooks at the March 2016 Faith Angle Forum

We need the serenity to accept the things that should be in the background. We need the courage to challenge the things that should be in the foreground. And we need the wisdom to know the difference.


The Next Conservative Movement

Understanding the roots and appeal of Donald Trump’s message can help us to see what the constructive next phase of the American right could look like—a decentralizing conservatism of bottom-up solutions for our increasingly fragmented society.

The Donald/Bernie Show: Shades of Hugo Chávez

Looking back at Hugo Chávez now, he seems a perfect laboratory mixture of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

Catholics and Campaign 2016

Serious Catholics bring to American politics a distinctive way of thinking about public life that’s built on four core principles, drawn from the Church’s social doctrine.

Dr. James K.A. Smith at the March 2016 Faith Angle Forum

This heavy concentration of the atmosphere of immanence, this kind of claustrophobia, of living in the immanent frame will intensify a sense of living in a wasteland for subsequent generations, and many young people will begin to explore beyond the boundaries.


A Gratuitous Assault on Religious Liberty

The entire fight about religious liberty created by the administration’s mandate that employers who offer health insurance must include coverage for free access to some abortive and contraceptive drugs is a culture war of choice on the part of the Obama White House.