The Pope’s Climate Change Message is Really About Rethinking What it Means to be Human

What makes the new encyclical truly radical — in the sense of going to the root — is the pope’s reading of the profound human crisis that he sees underlying our modern world.

Francis and the Greens

In his new encyclical, it seems the Pope making use of the standing and authority (in the eyes of global elites and others) of a left-wing or radical environmentalist agenda to advance a deeply traditional Catholic vision of the human good.

Why Kasich Matters (and Could Win)

Ohio Governor John Kasich is slowly positioning himself to become the person most likely to surprise and break out of the crowded GOP primary pack.

Bumping Hamilton from the $10 Bill Is Arrogant, Ignorant, and Stupid

True to the identity politics of the Democratic party, the Obama treasury department has announced that a to-be-announced female will replace Alexander Hamilton on the currency.


Strong Medicine: The World Needs to Hear the Message of Laudato Si’

The Pope’s forceful, and in many ways radical, critique of our modern world is not built upon a particular reading of the scientific literature, but upon the Church’s understanding of the gift of creation and the place of man within creation.

A Sign of Contradiction

To read “Laudato Si’” through the anthropologically flimsy lens of today’s policy debates—however important or urgent—is to miss the true foundations upon which Pope Francis grounds his call to defend creation.

5 Things About Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment the Media Probably Won’t Tell You

On both the form and the substance, Francis represents a continuity with papal teaching, not a break.

Conservatives and Climate Change

When it comes to climate change, the Republican Party should confront the facts as scientists generally understand them, as well as the limits of that understanding, and it should seek to empower innovators looking for solutions.

Who Will Be the Candidate with a Plan?

In addition to experience and leadership skills, the GOP candidates for president need to articulate a realistic plan for taxes, health care, and the federal budget.

Two Critical Nutrients of Conservative Jewish Soil

A Jewish conservatism that best serves the Jewish people and the civilization of the West is a conservatism that rejects the claims of atheistic humanism and the project of the autonomous, self-constructing self.