The Indomitable and Effective Cardinal Pell
George Pell remade the Catholic Church in Australia by reforming Catholic institutions that had become sinecures for time-servers rather than launch-pads for the new evangelization. He’s now doing the same in Rome, with the unstinting support of Pope Francis.
An Unappealing ‘Doc Fix’
The “doc fix” legislation moving through Congress is flawed. It will permanently increase Medicare spending and open the door to more micromanagement of physician services by the federal government.
A Fix for the Doc Fix?
The annual sustainable growth rate (SGR) patches don’t constitute a terrible crisis, but the fiscal trajectory of the Medicare program does. The latest “doc fix” reform bill seems premised on the opposite assumptions.
New Interview with George Weigel on Evangelical Catholicism
George Weigel talks with French magazine Famille Chretienne to mark the publication of the French edition of Mr. Weigel’s book Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st- Century Church.
AP U.S. History Battle Hits Georgia
Legislators in Georgia and other states are increasingly asking: why should a single company enjoy what is effectively a government-supported monopoly on AP testing?
Did the Enlightenment Cause a Global Decline in Violence?
The modern age included a laudable squeamishness against tyranny, but it also included a nice dose of utopian hubris, and the special horrors of the modern age are incomprehensible without this Enlightenment idea.
The Race Conversation Starbucks Wants You to Have
Not for the first time, Americans are being urged to have a “national conversation” about race, but honesty is nowhere to be found.
The GOP Must Use the Reconciliation Option Prudently
Last November, voters gave Republicans full control of Congress for the first time in eight years. The GOP should the most powerful tool at its disposal — budget reconciliation — to advance an agenda that’s right for the current moment.
A Mission of Love
The upcoming World Meeting of Families is a great opportunity to bring the Christian idea of chastity into clearer focus.
Conservatives and the Need for an Appealing Governing Philosophy
Republican primary voters should choose the conservative candidate best able to articulate and implement an appealing public philosophy for life in the 21st century.