Obama’s Worst Mistake

President Obama’s “deal” with Iran is an agreement that is likely to set in motion a terrible chain of events — reviving the Iranian economy while simultaneously putting Iran well on the road to gaining nuclear weapons and triggering a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

Zombie Justices Reign Supreme

The list of possible living-constitutionalist rewritings of the real Constitution is endless.

Has the Vatican Already Forgotten the Lessons of John Paul II?

The Vatican’s institutional memory seems to retain little from either the teaching or the accomplishment of John Paul II. And that ill serves Pope Francis, whose public persona and popularity, like John Paul’s, create openings for real change to happen.


The Trump Sideshow Plays Right into Democrats’ Hands

Just when the Republican party needs finesse and sensitivity when discussing immigration, it gets a blowhard with all the nuance of a grenade.

After Obergefell: The Perilous Path Ahead

How Americans respond in the coming months and years to the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling will reveal much about who we think we are — and about what America will become.


Massive Government Overreach: Obama’s AFFH Rule Is Out

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the final version of one of President Obama’s most radical initiatives, on a par with Obamacare in its transformative potential.


Cuban Hopes for the Papal Visit

Pope Francis has an opportunity to push the Castro regime to demonstrate a new commitment to being the servant of the Cuban people by taking real, tangible steps toward establishing a legal framework for democracy, within which Cubans can work out their own destiny and take responsibility for their country’s future progress.

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President Donald Trump? Just Say No

Conservatives need to confront and expose the erratic, incoherent Donald Trump, whose candidacy threatens to do damage to their movement and to the Republican Party.


How an Act of Grace Changed the Republican Party

How the Republican Party became the dominant party of the Old Confederacy – first benefiting from it, then struggling because of it, and finally distancing itself from one of the Confederacy’s most toxic symbols – is among the more fascinating political stories of modern times.

Society Exists Prior to the State, Obergefell Notwithstanding

In contrast to the reactions by some Catholic bishops to the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision, the late John Courtney Murray would have seen Obergefell for what it is: an instance of vast judicial overreach in aid of a social and political agenda, rather than a legitimate act of constitutional interpretation guided by the cool, dispassionate reason that ought to characterize judging.