On a Mission to the World

Francis’s papacy has put a fresh face on Catholicism and opened up new vistas for the Church’s mission.

Lenin Meets Corleone

Vladimir Putin is best understood as a Russian-based global Mafia don who has refined the Vito Corleone model with a Leninist political methodology, enhanced by the new propaganda methods of social media and by classic appeals to a stern form of Russian nationalism.


Why Marco Rubio Would Be the Strongest Republican Candidate

The Florida senator has been on the national stage for four years, during which time he has distinguished himself not only as the most inspirational speaker in the Republican party but also as a serious policy innovator.

Hillary Clinton’s Poor Judgment

A recent email scandal is only the latest chapter in Hillary Clinton’s long history of flawed judgment at the executive level.

Be Prepared

King v. Burwell could be an enormous opportunity for those opposed to Obamacare. But it will only offer such an opportunity if conservatives are prepared to give the states a serious alternative arrangement.

Whose Republicans?

Today’s conservatives must follow Reagan’s example and reapply their principles to meet today’s economic and political realities.


No Fighting God

Lent—the Christian walk to Jerusalem with the Lord who meets his destiny there in complete submission to the Father’s will—is an annual reminder that God is God and we aren’t.


The Lessons of Hillary Clinton’s Secrecy

The revelation of the secret email account that Hillary Clinton used as Secretary of State is a reminder of her long history of obsessive secrecy and administrative confusion.


Let’s Embrace Competition In Advanced-Placement Testing

In the battle over the College Board’s Advanced Placement “framework,” the real issue is whether the curriculum will teach a dogmatic progressivism or introduce students to a variety of opinions about the individuals, ideas and institutions that shaped American history.


Government Is Not The Enemy

Too often, Republicans express a purely negative vision of government. This is both politically perilous and intellectually inadequate.