Popes in These United States

The popes in America have spoken words of both challenge and encouragement, and that will surely continue with Pope Francis’s visit this month.


At the GOP Debate, Carly Fiorina Showed What True Leadership Looks Like

Carly Fiorina knows it’s useful to be the lone female in the Republican race, but like Margaret Thatcher, the figure she most resembles, her sex is the least interesting fact about her.


Catholicism’s American Revolution

From annulments to pro-life activism, the American Church is blazing a trail for the rest of the Catholic world.

George Weigel Discusses Pope Francis’s U.S. Visit

EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel was interviewed by the Italian Web daily La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana [The New Daily Compass] on Pope Francis’s impending visit to the United States.

Will the Trump Madness Now End?

Will ratiocination, which is supposed to guide politics, prevail in the party of Lincoln?

Comment on Michael V. Szpindor Watson’s “Mueller and Mises: Integrating the Gift and ‘Final Distribution’ within Praxeology”

While Michael Watson’s effort to fill the theoretical gap in modern ‘neoclassical’ economic theory is welcome, it too falls short through ‘underdetermination,’ attempting to make a single element—the theory of utility—explain both consumption and ‘final distribution.’

The ‘Missing Element’ in Modern Economics

Austrian Economics scholars observe Christmas by gift-giving in even greater proportion than the general population. But this creates an explanatory problem, because no school of modern economics, including the Austrian School, has an adequate theory of personal gifts.

Beach Bums

On “BEACH” at the National Building Museum, the Eisenhower Memorial, and the end of James Billington’s tenure as Librarian of Congress.

The Next Great Education Debate

The College Board’s determination to issue detailed curriculum frameworks for all of its AP exams, in combination with the expansion of the AP program over the past decade or so, has brought the United States to the threshold of something nobody claims to want: a national curriculum.


The Abortion Debate as a Budget Debate

There is little question that Democrats will staunchly resist any effort to deny funding to Planned Parenthood, and there is little doubt they would take that fight to a shutdown if Republicans propose to deny such funds in the budget. The question is what Republicans should do then. And the answer should be based on what would best advance the larger pro-life cause.