The Immigration Middle Ground

A true compromise on immigration policy must be designed not to meet the political requirements of building an elite coalition, but to address the problems of our immigration system and the needs of the country.

Is History Really Over?

Democracy and the free economy are not machines that can run by themselves; it takes a certain critical mass of citizens, living certain habits of mind and heart, to make them work properly.

“The Tide of War is Receding,” “We Don’t Do Stupid [Stuff],” and Other Myths

President Obama’s statements on foreign policy over the past several years stand in stark contrast with the facts on the ground in the Middle East and elsewhere.


The GOP Needs Realistic Expectations for Governing from Congress

Changing direction on economic policy, including health care, is going to require a Republican president. Republicans in Congress should keep that in mind when planning their 2015 agenda.


The Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Canard

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency causes Palestinians to live as permanent victims, using money that would be better spent helping refugees around the world.


A Millennial Column

On the occasion of his 1000th syndicated column, the author offers some reflections on what it means to write about serious ideas in a truly Catholic manner.

Back to School: When Mr. Reuter Becomes ‘Ms. Reuter’

What happens when a teacher ‘transitions’ from male to female? An elementary school in Washington, D.C. provides a case study in the left’s efforts to foist ideological conformity on America’s school children, re-educating them in gender and sexuality according to queer theory.


The ‘Do Nothing’ Congress

The best use of Congress’s time would be to repeal laws that are ineffective, rather than passing new laws.

Why Grief Can Exist Alongside Hope

Even in the midst of suffering and death, those who persevere through faith can point the way to an abiding source of hope and joy.

2014 Bradley Symposium: Remarks by Karlyn Bowman

Karlyn Bowman of the American Enterprise Institute gave a presentation on demographic trends at the 2014 Bradley Symposium, titled “America’s Prospects: Promise and Peril.”