Newman and Vatican II

Vatican II vindicated John Henry Newman’s great work on the development of doctrine, which grew from a theological method that brought history, and indeed life itself, back into play as sources of reflection and growth in our understanding of God’s revelation.


Hillary Clinton’s Common Core Problem

The candidate whose support for Common Core could be most personally perilous—and most consequential for the larger 2016 race—is Hillary Clinton.


The Fix to the ‘Doc Fix’ Is No Fix at All

The new physician-payment system approved by Congress will give the Medicare bureaucracy even more control over the practice of medicine.

Getting No Respect: Blue-Collar Voters

Working-class discontent continues to grow and gather steam, fracturing and reordering politics in virtually every country.

Take Them at Their Word

Among progressives there is a reflex to downplay and dismiss the grotesque anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism that is a routine part of the rhetoric of the Iranian regime.

Probing the Heart of French Malaise

France is in the throes of a unique cultural moment — one that stretches way beyond the soul-searching debates over Islamist violence and Muslim integration, or arguments over its economic travails, fractious labor politics and troubling brain drain.


Apartment Hunting in Paris Reminds Me Why I’m a Conservative

Well-meaning lefties reassure themselves that they are doing God’s work by punishing landlords and passing well-intentioned regulations, while the very people they are trying to help are left poorly housed (or not housed at all) by their policies.

The Left’s Middle-Class Problem

Conservatives have an opportunity to offer solutions to the problems facing Americans, especially those in the middle class, that are not constrained by liberal shibboleths and are driven instead by a commitment to limited government and market economics.

Democrat Divinity Schools

By smuggling virtually the entire leftist agenda into the activities of campus sustainability offices, our educational institutions are swiftly converting themselves into ideological finishing schools.

The Culture Wars v. the Culture of Life

A utilitarian society will be dramatically less humane than a society that honors the principle of human dignity and extends it to those in every season and station in life.