The ACA’s ‘Indexing’ Charade

Congress will inevitably backpedal on key provisions in Obamacare, at which point the law will become a massive drain on the treasury.

Indexing in the Affordable Care Act: The Impact on the Federal Budget

As more taxpayers and beneficiaries come to understand the full implications of “indexing” provisions in the Affordable Care Act, pressure will build to make significant adjustments to them. The result could be much higher spending and lower revenue than originally forecast by the Congressional Budget Office.

Social and Economic Costs of Legal Abortion

Legal abortion is the main cause of family breakdown, in not just the United States but the world, including specifically rises in rates of divorce, illegitimacy and crime, and entry of most developed nations–now including the United States–into ‘demographic winter.’

Are Young Women Enabling Young Male Stagnation?

Is it the lack of jobs for high school graduates that has made young men less “marriageable,” or is it the retreat from marriage that makes kids who grow up in unstable home less able to take advantage of job opportunities?

Could Pope Francis Break Apart the Catholic Church?

As an advisory committee to the Pope, the synod has no real power in the Catholic Church, but it is still important because of the fissures it reveals.

Catholic Education: Antidote to ‘Ideological Colonization’ in America

It should trouble us that public schools, which are heavily invested in promoting a warped view of sexuality and a deformed view of the person and human freedom, direct the social, intellectual and, at times, moral formation of our children.


A Blessed Loss

The life and work of Pope Pius VII and his secretary of state Ercole Consalvi were admirable, but the preservation and defense of the Papal States impeded essentially spiritual character and work of the papacy.

Why Ben Carson’s Nazi Analogies Matter

Rhetorical recklessness damages our political culture as well as conservatism, a philosophy that should be grounded in prudence, moderation and self-restraint.

How Bernie Sanders Became the Conscience of the Democratic Party

Without Elizabeth Warren in the race, Bernie Sanders has become the conscience of the Democratic party. They fulminate about the rich, promise the moon, and flunk math.


Missing Pieces

In the essay “Missing Pieces,” published in First Things as part of the “Letters from the Synod” collection, Mary Rice Hasson, the the Director of EPPC’s Catholic Women’s Forum, and Prof. Theresa Farnan of Franciscan University, analyze fundamental deficiencies in the working document of the Bishops’ Synod on the Family.